In This Issue
2010 Mathematics Game
Math Forum PD Courses
Sketchpad Lesson Link
Discovery Education's Math Lessons
Online PD
PoW Class Membership: ... Effective Implementation
The Math Forum's Problem Solving Process
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


2010 Mathematics Game
http://mathforum.org/yeargame/2010/
We are now accepting solutions to the 2010 Mathematic Game! Use
the form on this site to submit your expressions for each of
the counting numbers 1 through 100, using the digits in the
year 2010, standard operations, and grouping symbols. You may use the digits in any order, but the order 2, 0, 1, 0 is preferred. This year
we will also allow the use of decimal points and doubledigit
numbers. This puzzle is appropriate for students in grades 312
with a general knowledge of mathematics.
Math Forum Online Professional Development Courses
http://mathforum.org/pd/
The Math Forum has scheduled several sixweek asynchronous
courses to start in the first months of the year. Past
participants describe the courses as highly effective and very
worthwhile.
You can see their feedback, access the syllabi for each course,
and read further details through the link above. Course dates
are as follows:
January 14  February 24
 PoW Class Membership: Resources & Strategies for
Effective Implementation **
 Problem Solving Strategies
 Resources & Strategies for Effective Math in Context (MiC)
Implementation (6th, 7th, or 8th grade focus)
January 20  March 2
 Moving Students from Arithmetic to Algebra...one step at
a time
February 11  March 242
 Problem Solving in Geometry and Measurement, Course 1
February 18  March 312
 Differentiated Math Instruction: Using Rich Problems to
Reach All Learners
March 18  April 282
 Teaching Math with the Problems of the Week **
All courses cost $149. The courses designated with ** also
require a Problems of the Week Class Membership to enable
student use. 1.5 CEUs are included in the course price.
If you would like to learn more
about these course and sign up, please contact Lori Wall at
18007567823, option 1, or mathforum@optonline.net.
Sketchpad® Lesson Link
http://www.keypress.com/sll
Sketchpad LessonLink is a library of activities and
demonstrations for grades 312, aligned to textbooks, state
standards, and content strands, featuring The Geometer's
Sketchpad(R) software. It offers 501 activities for version 4
of the software, with 49 currently available for the version 5
and more on the way.
LessonLink features:
 sketches
 teaching notes
 student worksheets
 tip sheets and howto videos for Sketchpad
To see an introductory video, sign up for a free trial, or
register for LessonLink as an individual or with a school or
district, visit the link above.
For more sample activities, and related Sketchpad tips, see
this section of the Sketchpad Learning Center:
http://learningcenter.dynamicgeometry.com/x20.xml
Discovery Education's Math Lessons
http://school.discoveryeducation.com/lessonplans/math.html
Discovery Education offers these free math lessons plans for
elementary, middle school, and high school grade levels,
aligned to national content standards.


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