Math Forum Workshop: Financial Education in the Math Classroom
Drawing on Math Forum resources and expertise, participants in
this workshop will engage with problem solving, software, and
technology tools as they explore financial education content
and teaching strategies.
This workshop, organized into three 2-week modules on the
BlackBoard course platform, runs February 3 – March 16.
Assignments will be given with deadlines, but participation
will be asynchronous.
This program is made possible by a generous grant from the FINRA
Investor Education Foundation.
PoW taking place: math problem-solving moment of the week
"1st step: My experience tells me that it would be easier for
me to find the answer with...."
- Duyen, highlighted in the Algebra PoW's Latest Solution
Between the Folds
On Tuesday, January 18th, Between the Folds returns to PBS
television affiliates. This documentary explores the science,
art, creativity, and ingenuity of origami by chronicling the
stories of ten leading paperfolders and their works of art.
When honoring it for excellence in electronic media last year,
the Peabody Awards program described the hour-long movie as an
"exhilarating, awe-inspiring study."
PBS's online content includes "Match the Folds," an interactive
game that presents three finished works of origami alongside
the fold pattern for one of them, and challenges you to
correctly pair up the before-and-after.
For more about the documentary, including awards, press
coverage, and DVDs — available in versions with Spanish,
German, or Italian subtitles — visit the site of filmmakers
Green Fuse Films:
All proceeds from sales of the DVD, now discounted 20% off the
regular price, go towards the production costs of the film.
Now taking place: math education conversation of the hour
"My students want to know why the College Board has an acorn
as a symbol? Anyone know the official reason?"
- Alicia, posted to the ap-calculus discussion
Conference: Escape from the Textbook!
Henri Picciotto's teacher network for off-book activities,
announced here in October, has its first conference on
Saturday, February 12, in San Francisco.
Register now for
- strategies to complement or replace textbook units
- connections with like-minded teachers
- ongoing multischool collaboration groups
Jo Boaler, author of What's Math Got To Do With It?, will
deliver a talk entitled "The Many Colors of Algebra — Engaging
Disaffected Students through Collaboration and Agency." Paul
Zeitz, author of The Art and Craft of Problem Solving, will
deliver a talk entitled "Games, Investigation, and Problem
Sponsoring organizations the Independent Curriculum Group,
the Center for Innovative Teaching (a program of the Urban
School of San Francisco), and Math for America (UC Berkeley)
"hope participants will bring artifacts from their schools, as
well as burning questions and dilemmas."