12 March, 2010
Volume 15 No. 11

In This Issue

The Math Forum at NCSM/NCTM

Common Core Standards Draft

Math Teachers' Circle Workshops


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

Tools for Building Math Concepts

Using Technology and Problem Solving to Build Algebraic Reasoning

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


The Math Forum at NCSM/NCTM

Are you attending the National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics (NCSM) or National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) conferences in San Diego this April? Registration deadlines are coming up soon:

NCSM: Advance registration closes March 26

NCTM: Save up to 25% if you register by March 12 - TODAY!

Math Forum staff and associates will present sessions at both conferences. Here are some glimpses of what they'll discuss:


Monday 9:30 - 10:30
Developing Leadership in Our Mathematics Community: An Effective Model to Identify and Support Teacher Leaders
Monday 12:15 - 1:15
Teaching (and Learning!) Mathematics through Problem Solving: a Model for Online Professional Development
Tuesday 2:45 - 3:45
Problem Solving and Technology Implementation in an Inclusion Classroom


Tuesday 1:00 - 1:40 [Research Presession]
The Role of the Teacher Educator in Online Mathematics Teacher Education
Thursday 11:00 - 12:00
I Notice, I Wonder, I Can Think!
Thursday 12:30 - 1:30
Problem Solving and Technology Implementation in an Inclusion Classroom
Thursday 2:00 - 3:00
Develop Practitioner Inquiry and Professional Learning Communities Using Web 2.0
Friday 8:30 - 10:00
Student Work: What's the Big Idea?
Friday 1:00 - 2:30
Building Connections through Problem Solving
Saturday 9:30 - 10:30
Stories from the Community: Problem Solving Experiences in Middle Grades
Saturday 11:00 - 12:00
Problem Solving: A Vehicle for Integrating Financial Literacy and the Mathematics Curriculum

For more information on workshop topics and details of location and presenters, see



Common Core Standards Draft


As part of the Common Core State Standards Initiative (CCSSI), the draft K-12 standards are now available for public comment. Provide your feedback on the mathematics standards, the English language arts standards, or both via CCSSI's online survey by Friday, April 2.

Math Teachers' Circle Workshops


The Math Teachers' Circle is a professional development opportunity that connects middle school math teachers with mathematicians to work together on mathematical problem solving in the context of rich mathematics problems.

The Math Teachers' Circle Network will have a special session at the 2010 NCTM Annual Meeting on the afternoon of Wednesday, April 21. And applications are now open for their summer "How to Run a Math Teachers' Circle" workshops, offered June 28-July 2 in Palo Alto, CA, and July 26-30 in Washington, DC. Those opportunities introduce teams of middle school teachers and mathematicians to the idea of Math Teachers' Circles, and show how to develop a plan for starting and sustaining them.

The application deadline for both workshops is April 1.


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