June 26, 2009
Volume 14 No. 26

In This Issue

Math Forum Special Offer

Tools for Building Math Concepts

NY Regents Exam Prep Center


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


Online PD

The Math Forum's Problem Solving Process

PoW Class Membership: ... Effective Implementation

Teaching Math with the Problems of the Week

Differentiated Math Instruction: Using Rich Problems to Reach All Learners

Problem Solving in Geometry and Measurement, Course 1

Problem Solving in Geometry and Measurement, Course 2

Moving Students from Arithmetic to Algebra

Resources & Strategies for Effective Math in Context (MiC) Implementation

Problem Solving Strategies


Free Online

Tools for Building Math Concepts

For PA teachers preparing for the Praxis II:
Moving to Mathematics, a series of online courses


Math Forum Special Offer

This offer ends soon--order by June 30 to save on your purchase of any PoW Membership with a PD course!

  • Class Membership + one online PD course: $210 (regular price $298)
  • School Membership + any PD courses: 33% off the total price
  • District Membership + any PD courses: 33% off the total price

Read teachers reflections on their experience in our courses:


...or watch a Flash video of their comments:


Order by calling 800-756-7823, option 1, or for more information, visit


Tools for Building Math Concepts


This free online workshop for teachers of grades 3-5 will run July 9 - August 20.

  • Complete the workshop and receive a $25 coupon to apply to the cost of any of our online courses.
  • Receive 1.5 CEUs for a fee of $25 to cover administrative costs.
  • Use online collaborative learning tools and the extensive resources and experience of the Math Forum community.
  • Experience the flexibility of anytime, anywhere online learning for professional development.

Explore how technology can help students develop fundamental concepts of multiplication, fractions, division and area through the process of generating data and examining patterns in this online workshop from the Math Forum @ Drexel.

Drawing on the benefits of software tools and the strength of human pattern recognition, we will explore ways to address misconceptions and related difficulties that students often run into (e.g., multiplication makes bigger, division makes smaller, comparing unlike terms, confusing area and perimeter).

Register online:


NY Regents Exam Prep Center


We featured this site in 2000, but since then, it has expanded greatly. The Math A and Math B tests have been phased out, and the corresponding sections of this site have been replaced by Algebra, Geometry, and Algebra 2/Trig sections.

The materials featured for each topic include:

  • general review/formula sheet
  • Regents reference sheet and information about the exam
  • study tips
  • teaching strategies
  • teacher resources
  • SED links and old exams
  • SED glossary
  • Regents practice tests and full-length exams
  • links to interactive games and puzzles
  • interactive review activities

Last week's Regents exam has sparked a lot of conversations among the state's secondary (grades 9-12) teachers, in particular:



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