In This Issue
Moving Students from Arithmetic to Algebra
David Blackwell, 19192010
Conceptua Math
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


Moving Students from Arithmetic to Algebra
...one step at a time
http://mathforum.org/pd/movingstudents/
Register now for this twoweek intensive professional
development course with the Math Forum, which runs July 29 
August 13.
In this course we will examine a continuum of student work from
the Math Forum's Problems of the Week archive. Selected work
will include a range of examples from "not knowing how to
start" to "It's perfect. What could I possibly say to her?" We
will consider specific ways to move students' thinking along
this continuum.
PoW membership is not required for this course. However, you
can save $79 off the cost of the course if you choose to
purchase or renew a PoW Class membership by July 31st.
David Blackwell, 19192010
http://www.berkeley.edu/news/media/releases/2010/07/15_blackwell.shtml
Statistician David Harold Blackwell died Thursday, July 8. He
was the first tenured black professor at UC Berkeley, and
contributed to many fields beyond statistics, such as
probability theory, game theory and information theory. Known
as a passionate teacher, Blackwell also influenced the field of
engineering, independently inventing dynamic programming and
developing the theorem of renewal.
The resources listed at the end of the above page are worth
exploring, especially the interview excerpts from the National
Visionary Leadership Project:
http://www.visionaryproject.com/blackwelldavid/
In these videos, Blackwell speaks candidly about his family
background, the racial segregation he faced, the teachers who
inspired him, his career in general and at specific
institutions, the rising numbers of black mathematicians, and
his advice for African American youth.
Conceptua Math
http://www.conceptuamath.com/
Conceptua Math is a commercial company offering software and
professional development for mathematics education. Two
segments of its site are currently available for free:
Fractions Tools, which consist of problems and standardsaligned lessons on fractions; and accompanying Student
Activities, which offer teachers support in real time and give
students feedback dynamically.
Sample these resources before the end of summer; by autumn, the
Student Activities will require payment for access.


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