June 5, 2009
Volume 14 No. 23

In This Issue

Mathematics in Context

Moving to Mathematics

Math Midway


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through June 30, 2009 on Problems of the Week class, school, or district memberships when you add a PD online course!


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The Math Forum's Problem Solving Process

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Teaching Math with the Problems of the Week

Problem Solving in Geometry and Measurement, Course 1

Moving Students from Arithmetic to Algebra

Problem Solving Strategies

Tools for Building Math Concepts


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Using Technology and Problem Solving to Build Algebraic Reasoning

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Mathematics in Context


Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc. and the Math Forum @ Drexel University will collaborate to provide teacher training for the Mathematics in Context (MiC) middle-school curriculum beginning in Fall 2009.

A sequence of four online asynchronous courses will be offered during the school year for each grade covered by the Math in Context (MiC) curriculum (6th, 7th, 8th). A number of courses will be provided to customers as a part of Britannica's teacher-support package.

Teachers enrolled will

  • automatically be subscribed to the award-winning Britannica Online School Edition
  • have access to the Math Forum's network and extensive online resources including a new special area for course participants, MiC-PoW (Math in Context Problems of the Week)
  • earn continuing-education credits (including Act 48 credit for Pennsylvania residents) from Drexel University

Register here:


Moving to Mathematics


Are you a mathematics teacher in the state of Pennsylvania?

The Math Forum @ Drexel is offering a series of on-line professional development courses--wholly funded by the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE)--that will prepare you to pass the Mathematics Praxis II.

Math Midway


Come enjoy a day of fun at the Math Midway's worldwide debut as part of the World Science Festival Street Fair on June 14 in New York City's Washington Square Park. Play with giant geometry puzzles and

  • Ride a square-wheeled tricycle (how can the ride be so smooth?)
  • Experience the mysterious harmonograph (how does it create those wild images?)
  • Play with light-bending mirrors in the mathematical Fun House (can you create your own mind-bending pattern?)

After the Science Festival, Math Midway will become a traveling exhibit. Find out more about its parent organization, the Math Factory, here:



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