In This Issue
Math Forum PD Special Extended
Summer Fermi League
Special Functions in WolframAlpha
Toshiba America Foundation Grants
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


Math Forum Professional Development Special Extended
http://mathforum.org/pd/july2010special.html
Many of you have contacted us about the Professional Development Special and we are extending it so that you have more time to take advantage of this during the summer and, in some cases, get school support. If you purchase a new membership or renew your existing membership in the Problems of the Week at the Class level or higher, you can sign up for any of our Professional Development courses for $70a savings of $79 off the regular price.
Summer Fermi League
http://www.district287.org/fermi/
The Fermi OfftheWall Math League is an Internetbased math
competition appropriate for enrichment, small group work, and
individuals wanting creative, technologyrich experiences in
the summer.
In its 12th year, the Fermi Math League is open to students
worldwide. The fourweek Summer '10 season of Fermi Math
starts Monday, July 12.
Details of the program:
 Cost: $50 per student per team
 Students may work solo, or in teams up to four
 Divisions for grades 12, 34, 56 plus 79 regular and
79 "web designer" division
 All work done on the Internet via email
 Model archive is available online to registered students
and schools
 Rules and tips are available to all online
 Grade 1/2 problems are "family math" oriented—parents
and kids as partners
 Prizes: medals, ribbons, certificates, fame...
Student registration materials are now available for the
Summer Session.
Special Functions in WolframAlpha
http://blog.wolframalpha.com/2010/06/15/
Special functions describe a large number of phenomena in
mathematical physics and other disciplines. Michael Trott posts
here about WolframAlpha's treatment of these functions. In
particular, there are some with two forms: a simpler version
that makes certain assumptions about a situation, and a more
complex version that takes into account all the parameters of
the situation. WolframAlpha will compute either version.
Toshiba America Foundation Grants
http://www.toshiba.com/taf/about.jsp
Start thinking and planning now to apply for a grant for
your classroom. The mission of Toshiba America Foundation is
to contribute to the quality of science and mathematics
education in U.S. communities by investing in projects
designed by classroom teachers.
Read about:
 Featured Grants
 How to Apply
 For Teachers
Deadlines:
Kindergarten–5th Grade Program
Applications are due October 1st.
6th–12th Grade Program
Applications accepted year round for grants under $5,000.
Applications are due August 1st and February 1st for grants
over $5,000.


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