19 March, 2010
Volume 15 No. 12
 

In This Issue

Free Mentoring Opportunity

Meredith Mathematics and Science Institutes

Presidential Awards for Excellence in Math and Science Teaching

 

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

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

 

Free Mentoring Opportunity

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

A group of preservice teachers from Eastern Kentucky University will provide feedback to submitters in the Pre-Algebra problem opening on March 29.

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!

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.


Meredith Mathematics and Science Institutes

http://www.meredith.edu/math/mmsi/

Meredith College in Raleigh, NC, offers two two-day residential professional development opportunities that focus on the "big ideas" of mathematics content for pre-K through high school. Participants may attend one or both institutes, held on July 27-28 and July 29-30.

See the website for:

  • institute highlights
  • grade-specific workshop information for K-5 teachers
  • housing information
  • online registration

Register by May 1 to save $25.


Presidential Awards for Excellence in Math and Science Teaching

http://www.paemst.org/

The Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics Teaching are the nation's highest honor for teachers of mathematics. The Awards recognize exemplary K-12 teachers for their contributions in the classroom and to their profession.

Principals, teachers, students, parents, members of the community, or the general public may nominate a teacher. Self-nominations are not accepted. Nominations are due April 1.

Once nominated, a teacher must complete an application to be considered for the award. The application includes a videotaped lesson and written responses to questions about the teacher's instructional practice. Applications from nominated teachers are due May 3.

Nominate outstanding elementary (grades K-6) teachers now for the 2010 awards. Nominations for secondary school teachers (grades 7-12) will be accepted next year.

 

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