19 February, 2010
Volume 15 No. 8

In This Issue

Tutor.com Free for Military

HPM-Americas Meeting

Space 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

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


Tutor.com Free for Military


Tutor.com now provides its tutoring services free of charge to U.S. military families. The Department of Defense has arranged for service members and their dependents around the world to get online help 24/7 from certified, professional tutors on

  • Math, English, Science, Social Studies
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Any Math Forum user who follows a link from our site to Tutor.com also gets one free session. You can find links in Ask Dr. Math:


HPM-Americas Meeting—K-12 Teacher Discount


HPM-Americas is a section of the International Study Group on the Relations Between History and Pedagogy of Mathematics. Their annual meeting will be held March 13 and 14 at the MAA Carriage House in Washington, DC. The meetings will feature talks on the history of mathematics, the teaching of mathematics, and the history of the teaching of mathematics from all time periods and cultures.

K-12 teachers are being offered a reduced registration fee of $35 until March 1 and $40 thereafter. Participants are also welcome at the Smithsonian's Dibner Library to visit an exclusive exhibit of rare, old math books the afternoon of Friday, March 11.

Space Math


NASA offers real-world problems about astronomy and space science, for students in grades 6-8 and 9-12. The problems are in PDF format, and searchable. They are often based on press releases and cover topics from black holes to space weather and the search for life on other worlds.

Join the listserve to receive email announcements about Space Math.


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