2 April, 2010
Volume 15 No. 14

In This Issue

Jaime Escalante, 1930-2010

The Math Forum at NCSM/NCTM

Can You KenKen at NCTM?

Math Forum PD: A Spectrum of Opportunities

Siemens STEM Institute


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


Jaime Escalante, 1930-2010


Jaime Escalante was an inspiration to generations of high school math students in East Los Angeles, and was made famous through the movie about his teaching, Stand and Deliver. Escalante died Tuesday, March 30, after a battle with cancer.

The Math Forum at NCSM/NCTM


Come meet the people behind the Math Forum at NCSM and NCTM.

We'll be highlighting new partnerships and opportunities, and sharing our best resources for getting all students solving problems and communicating their ideas.

Learn more about how the Math Forum can help you get kids problem solving:

  • with fun, addictive KenKen® puzzles
  • in Britannica's Mathematics in Context® curriculum
  • through our Problems of the Week, including our new problem solving and communication activities

Stop by the Sponsor Displays (NCSM) or Booth 337 in the Exhibit Hall (NCTM) to say hello, solve problems and puzzles, get classroom-ready resources, and enter our drawings!

Plan to attend our sessions:



Can You KenKen with the Math Forum at NCTM?

Learn more about using KenKen puzzles to help your students:

  • become more persistent, confident problem solvers
  • organize and communicate their math ideas
  • improve their logical reasoning
  • practice their math facts in a creative, engaging way

Visit KenKen @ The Math Forum to learn more about this exciting partnership. You'll find lots of KenKen puzzles you can print out or use with students online, as well as lesson plans and activity ideas for using KenKen puzzles as a natural way to get students thinking, talking, writing, and doing math.


Be sure to stop by the booth to solve some KenKen puzzles with us, and have the chance to win great prizes from Nextoy® and the Math Forum.

Math Forum PD: A Spectrum of Opportunities

The Math Forum is proud to be a part of Drexel University, and thrilled that we can now offer our professional development resources in everything from community-facilitated, affordable, self-paced workshops to an online Master's in Learning and Teaching.


Visit us at NCSM and NCTM to meet the faculty and staff who lead many of our professional development courses and programs. You can also meet some teachers who have taken our courses across the spectrum, from online workshops to auditing our Master's courses.

All Math Forum PD opportunities are based on our knowledge of how students develop as mathematical problem solvers and writers (honed by over 17 years of working with students online and in classrooms as they solve tough problems and communicate their ideas) and our commitment to student-centered, problem-based learning. What's new is that there are now so many ways to join us; just choose whatever fits your needs and resources.

Siemens STEM Institute


The Siemens STEM Institute is an immersion program for teachers of grades 6-12 that promotes hands-on, real-world integration of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) in the classroom.

Fifty teachers will be selected as STEM Fellows to attend this all-expense-paid, week-long professional development experience, held August 1-6, 2010 near Washington, DC.

  • guest speakers at the forefront of STEM
  • field trips to leading institutions to observe real-world applications of STEM subject matter
  • opportunities for networking and collaborating with peers from across the nation
  • thematic working groups to provide additional in-depth exposure

The application deadline is April 16, 2010.


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