February 27, 2009
Volume 14 No. 9

In This Issue

NCSM Annual Conference, NCTM Annual Meeting

Family Math in a Minute

Lure of the Labyrinth


Free Online

For teachers of students in grades 5-9:

Using Technology and Problem Solving to Build Algebraic Reasoning

Technology Tools for Thinking and Reasoning about Probability


NCSM Annual Conference - Math Forum Presentation


Coming early to Washington, DC to attend the National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics 41st Annual Conference Monday, April 20 through Wednesday, April 22?

Meet the Math Forum staff at the Sponsor Display Area all day Monday or Tuesday.

Plan to attend our session:

Tuesday 8:45 - 10:15
Develop Technology Expertise in Mathematics Teacher Leaders: The Math Forum Hybrid Workshop Model
Suzanne Alejandre and NSDL Workshop Moderators

NCTM Annual Meeting - Math Forum Presentations


Are you visiting Washington, DC, in April for the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics 86th Annual Meeting?

The pre-registration discount ends March 13:


Plan to attend our sessions:

Thursday 8:00 - 9:00
Session 20
Hyatt, Renwick/Bulfinch
Planning with Inquiry-Based Mathematics Programs: Complexities and Influences
Troy P. Regis

Thursday 3:00 - 4:30
Session 292
Convention Center, Room 204 A/B
Math Forum, Online Workshops, Problem Solving, Technology and You!
Suzanne Alejandre and NSDL Workshop Moderators

Friday 8:00 - 9:00
Session 380
Hyatt, Room Independence F/G
The MathMentor: An Online Career- and Math-Mentoring Program for High-Potential, Low-Income Students
Mai Sidawi

Saturday 12:30 - 1:30
Session 812
Convention Center, Room 103 B
Using Rich Problems to Reach All Learners
Claire Mead, Mary Taylor (Loring School, Sudbury, MA)

Saturday 12:30 - 1:30
Session 815
Convention Center Room 152 B
Using Technology to Create an Inclusion Classroom in the Middle School
Annie Fetter, Michelle O'Donnell (Woodlynne School, Woodlynne, NJ)

Family Math in a Minute


This study, sponsored by the Life Center at Stanford, investigates how math is used in our everyday lives. Its main objective is to collect many short stories about how people experience mathematics.

Share your brief stories on this site, and read sample stories. The research questions and methods are described here as well -- look for the links in the page header.

Lure of the Labyrinth


In this free online adventure game, middle-school pre-algebra students rescue their pets, combat mysterious monsters, and embark on whimsical math missions to gain a better understanding of proportions, fractions, and ratios, variables and equations, and number and operations.

Students may also solve the puzzles as separate, stand-alone activities. Resources for educators include standards, lesson plans, graphic organizers, evaluation strategies, and supporting videos.


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