In This Issue
Summer Workshops for Math Teachers
BLOSSOMS Video Modules
Celebrate Women's History Month
Online PD
Free:
Orientation Sessions
Math and Tech Workshops
Paid:
Problem Based Learning Courses
Graduate Credit:
Mathematics Teaching and Learning Certificate
Master's Degree


Summer Workshops for Math Teachers
http://www.CenterForInnovativeTeaching.org/
The Center for Innovative Teaching has announced its summer
weekend workshops. Taking place at the Urban School of San
Francisco and at Flint Hill School, in Oakton, Virginia, math
offerings include

Become an Expert Interactive Whiteboard User: Practical
teaching techniques

No Limits in Upper Level Math: Handson and visual approaches
to topics in Algebra 2 and Precalculus

Meaningful Group Work in the Math Classroom: Applying the
Complex Instruction Framework

HandsOn Geometry: Labs and activities, plus an authentic
approach to proof
Special for subscribers of the Math Forum Internet News: get a
5% discount by using the code MATH2011.
This discount can only be combined with the early bird discount.

Teacher reflection after completing PoW Class Membership Course

"When I first started taking this course, I did not see how it
would be possible to use such a complex thinking tool with
primary grade students. This course not only illustrated how
possible it is, but showed me ways that I could do even more to
encourage critical thinking, problem solving, and math
discourse in my classroom."

 Kimberly, grade 2 teacher

http://mathforum.org/pd/membership/
BLOSSOMS Video Modules
http://blossoms.mit.edu/
The high school lessons in this open repository of interactive
modules are not long lectures to be watched passively, but
rather video clips that engage teachers in a "teaching duet"
with a partner whose own classroom might be a world away.
BLOSSOMS stands for Blended Learning Science or Math Studies.
Created by faculty of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology
and partnering educators in Jordan, Pakistan, Lebanon, and
Saudi Arabia, the first of BLOSSOMS' active, goaloriented math
modules include
 Flaws of Averages (MIT)
 Flu Math Games (MIT and Wellesley College)
 Guess the Last Ball: An Exercise in Mathematical Modeling
(National University of Computer and Emerging Technologies,
Lahore, Pakistan)
 The Juice Seller's Problem (King Abdullah II Schools for
Excellence, Irbid, Jordan)
 The Pythagorean Theorem: Application and Proof (Jordan
University of Science & Technology, Irbid, Jordan)
 Taking Walks, Delivering Mail: An Introduction to Graph
Theory (MIT)
Engineering and physics videos also integrate math topics in
unique ways. Englishlanguage videos come with Arabic
voiceovers or subtitling. All lessons come with teacher's
guides, downloadable handouts, and additional resources.
This project, sponsored by MIT's Learning International
Networks Consortium (LINC), will soon roll out new features
such as video tagging with curriculum standards. BLOSSOMS also
plans to solicit new video lessons to extend its open
repository. For a guide of what you need to know before
submitting your own BLOSSOMS video lesson, visit
http://blossoms.mit.edu/guide.html
In the meantime, BLOSSOMS eagerly invites feedback from
teachers. Write blossoms@mit.edu with your experiences
and suggestions.

PoW taking place: math problemsolving moment of the week

"Aaron from Israel Loring Elementary School used another common
method. I liked the way he explained that finding a percentage
is like finding...."

 Max and Suzanne, commenting on the PreAlgebra PoW's
Latest Solution

http://mathforum.org/pows/solution.htm?publication=3916
Celebrate Women's History Month
http://www.flickr.com/photos/maaorg/sets/72157626093266357/
In celebration of Women's History Month, the Mathematical
Association of America (MAA) has posted photographs and brief
biographies of notable female mathematicians from its Women of
Mathematics poster. Subjects range from Gabrielle du Châtelet,
a contemporary of Euler and Voltaire, to female winners of
MAA's Putnam Competition.
The complete 36" by 54" poster is available for the cost of
shipping and handling. To order, call (800)3311622 or complete
this PDF:
http://www.maa.org/pubs/posterW.pdf
For more resources on gender equity, check out the Math Forum's
Internet Mathematics Library:
http://mathforum.org/library/ed_topics/equity_women/


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