27 August, 2010
Volume 15 No. 35

In This Issue

eInstruction Contest

Problems of the Week: Getting Started

Math for Love


Online PD


PoW Orientation

Math and Tech Workshops

Praxis II prep:
Moving to Math


Problem Based Learning Courses

Graduate Credit:
Mathematics Teaching and Learning Certificate

Master's Degree


eInstruction Contest


Enter eInstruction's Global Classroom Makeover Video Contest to win a Math Forum Problems of the Week School Membership and three (3) registrations to participate in our online course, PoW Class Membership: Resources & Strategies for Effective Implementation--a value of $1,946!

This is just one of the prizes offered by eInstruction to winners of their Interactive Classroom Makeover Video Contest. On the site linked above, read more:

  • Contest Details
  • Official Rules
  • Prizes

Deadline is Tuesday, November 2, 2010, at noon (Eastern Time). Finalists for each grade category will be announced on November 9, 2010. The winner for each grade category will be announced on or about December 9, 2010.

Problems of the Week: Getting Started


The Math Forum is pleased to announce a new, free, orientation session designed to help you start using your Problems of the Week membership. You can participate at any membership level, including a Trial Account.

Currently we have two sessions scheduled:

  • September 16 - 22, 2010
  • September 30 - October 6, 2010

Each self-paced session includes activities to help you learn about the different features of our Problems of the Week service, such as:

  • Current Problems
  • Getting Students Started
  • Problems of the Week Library
  • Write Math with the Math Forum
  • Student Accounts
  • Discussions
  • What's Next?

Each activity will be followed with discussion prompts to encourage you to ask questions and/or discuss those features.

Register for the September 16-22 session now! Registration closes at 5:00 pm (Eastern time) on Monday, September 13. That is also the day registration opens for the session that begins September 30.

Math for Love


Daniel Finkel brings us this blog "... about math, creativity, culture, education, and beauty. It's for everyone." The most recent posts have focused on self-referential humor and mathematics; older posts have included:

  • the joys of pattern blocks
  • an aspect of probability applied to forest fires
  • an anecdote from a highly successful unorthodox school
  • "From Problem to Question to Proof to Problem"


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