26 February, 2010
Volume 15 No. 9

In This Issue

Numeracy and Financial Literacy Summer Institute Deadline

Dolciani Mathematics Enrichment Grants (DMEG)

Math Art Activities

Summer Workshops for Math Teachers


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


Numeracy and Financial Literacy Summer Institute Deadline


The Math Forum Enhanced Tools for Financial Literacy summer institute is seeking applicants. The institute will run July 27 - August 1, 2010 in Philadelphia.

The application deadline is this Monday, March 1.

Dolciani Mathematics Enrichment Grants (DMEG)


The Mathematical Association of America (MAA), through funding from the Mary P. Dolciani Halloran Foundation, is pleased to announce a new grant program for mathematical enrichment programs for talented high school and middle school students.

  • one year grants, renewable to three years
  • up to $6000
  • a college or university math faculty member must serve as project director
  • projects center on enrichment and extension activities for students
  • projects should encourage students' interest in high school and college mathematical studies, and increase their preparedness for those studies

Deadline for proposals is 15 April.

Math Art Activities


Zachary J. Brewer offers supplementary art activities for grades 2-4, intended to help teachers introduce, reinforce, or expand on the topics they teach.

Read the book's introduction, see a list of activities (with pictures of the projects), read their learning objectives and NCTM standards alignments, or find purchase information for the book.

Summer Workshops for Math Teachers


The Center for Innovative Teaching at the Urban School of San Francisco presents three summer workshops for math teachers.

July 19-22, 2010: Visual Algebra (with Henri Picciotto)
Make algebra more accessible, richer and more fun through visual approaches, including Lab Gear, geoboards, function diagrams, and intelligent use of technology. Learn three distinct visual paths to the quadratic formula. (This workshop will also be offered June 22-25 near Washington, DC.)

July 23, 2010: To the Third Dimension with Cabri 3D! (with Kate Mackrell)
Learn from a Cabri 3D expert how to use this dynamic geometry program and how to integrate it into your classes.

July 26-27, 2010: Hands-On Geometry (with Henri Picciotto)
Use manipulatives (geoboard, circle geoboard, pattern blocks, and various geometric puzzles) to liven up your geometry class. Learn a highly challenging and motivational computer-aided construction unit, and how to introduce proof in an authentic and meaningful way.

For time, place, registration, and logistics information, see


The CIT will also offer workshops in other disciplines, and a symposium for school leaders on integrating technology and education. Recruit a colleague from your school to save both of you 5% off the registration fees.

Mathematics Education Page: Henri Picciotto


A resource for math educators, with articles and sample lessons written by Henri Picciotto, Math Department chairperson at The Urban School of San Francisco.


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