16 April, 2010
Volume 15 No. 16

In This Issue

NCTM: MathPath Invitation

Fourth International Conference on Ethnomathematics

Teacher Education Study in Mathematics

AdaptErrEx Call for Participants


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


NCTM: MathPath Invitation


Attention, elementary teachers, math specialists, supervisors, mentors and coaches: Please join your colleagues to share needs, insights, and expertise as part of a new online elementary math project funded through the National Science Foundation.

The MathPath project will produce an elementary math pathway bringing together high quality digital math content and contextualized resources to promote effective instructional practice.

This one-hour session will take place at NCTM:

Friday, April 23, 4:00-5:00
Room 1B, San Diego Convention Center

A $50.00 honorarium will be paid to each participant.

RSVP here:


Space is limited, so please RSVP soon!

MathPath is a partnership of Maryland Public Television, the Math Forum @ Drexel University, and the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE).

Fourth International Conference on Ethnomathematics


The fourth annual ICEM comes to its fourth continent this July 25-30 when it arrives near Baltimore, in Towson, Maryland.

Ethnomathematics looks at the mathematics of cultural groups and the many interactions between mathematics and culture. Anyone interested in ethnomathematics is invited to participate--including those who do not consider themselves mathematicians!

The conference will include scholarly presentations, cultural features, excursions, lunches, etc. and a day-tour to the National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, DC. Inexpensive accommodations will be available in university residence halls; also there are nearby hotels.

Download and complete this PDF by May 1 for early bird registration:


Contact Lawrence Shirley at LShirley@towson.edu if you have questions or further ideas for the conference.

Teacher Education Study in Mathematics


On April 15, Michigan State University's College of Education released its Teacher Education Study in Mathematics (TEDS-M), billed as the "first international comparison of teacher preparation based on a test given to college students in a significant number of countries."

On the site above, you can find:

  • the press release
  • the webinar of the April 15 presentation
  • initial findings from the report
  • answers to frequently asked questions
  • a list of research sponsors

AdaptErrEx Call for Participants


AdaptErrEx has developed free online materials to aid in teaching decimals to middle school students. Laboratory studies indicate that these materials help students to learn better and faster.

This project, funded by the U.S. Department of Education, now seeks middle school teachers who want to use these materials in the classroom, for a study of the materials' effectiveness in real environments. Participating teachers will receive gifts after the studies are completed.

To learn more about how you can participate, please go to:


Try some of AdaptErrEx's intelligent software for decimal addition or proportional reasoning here:


For questions, contact Bruce McLaren, the study director, at bmclaren@cs.cmu.edu.


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