11 September, 2009
Volume 14 No. 37
 

In This Issue

Math Forum Professional Development and Free Mentoring

Quiz Me

NASA Podcasting

 

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, Courses 1, 2, 3, and 4

Problem Solving Strategies

 

Free Online
Opportunities

Tools for Building Math Concepts

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

 

Math Forum Professional Development Courses

http://mathforum.org/pd/

Make effective use of your Problems of the Week subscription, or improve your classes' mathematical thinking and communication skills while you earn CEUs. New courses start soon:

September 17:

  • PoW Class Membership: Resources & Strategies for Effective Implementation *
  • Differentiated Math Instruction: Using Rich Problems to Reach All Learners *
  • Problem Solving Strategies

September 24:

  • The Math Forum's Problem Solving Process
  • Teaching Math with the Problems of the Week *
  • Problem Solving in Geometry and Measurement, Course 1
  • Resources & Strategies for Effective Math in Context (MiC) Implementation, Course 1 [6th or 7th or 8th grade focus]

September 30:

  • Moving Students from Arithmetic to Algebra...one step at a time

* Participation requires a PoW Membership at the Class level or higher.

Free Mentoring Opportunities

http://mathforum.org/pows/

Mentors will provide feedback to Geometry PoW submitters for the problem posted on September 21.

Please have your students submit solutions. If they receive replies from a mentor, we hope you'll encourage them to revise. Not only will your students learn more, but the mentors will learn as well!

How to Use Free Mentoring

http://mathforum.org/pow/free_mentoring.html

Help your students make the most of the mentoring experience.

Trial Class Account

http://mathforum.org/products/trial.html

Free 21 day access to Current Problems of the Week and the Problems of the Week Library.


Quiz Me

http://www.mccc.edu/~kelld/page200.html

Interactive quizzes constructed using software provided by Addison Wesley Longman Publishers. Auto-scoring, multiple choice self-tests cover:

  • whole numbers
  • fractions
  • decimals
  • proportions
  • percents
  • introduction to algebra
  • problem solving
  • inequalities
  • exponents
  • formulas
  • polynomials
  • factoring
  • solving quadratic equations by factoring
  • rationals
  • applications of rationals
  • measurement
  • scientific notation
  • geometry


NASA Podcasting

http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/podcasting/index.html

Tap into the latest networking technology to get updates from NASA in this, the International Year of Astronomy:

  • NASACast
  • audio and video podcasts
  • NASA on iTunes
  • other NASA podcasts
  • podcasting resources and directories

For more on the International Year of Astronomy, see:

http://astronomy2009.nasa.gov/

 

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