22 April, 2011
Volume 16 No. 16
 
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Gene Klotz Receives NCTM Lifetime Achievement Award

iPad 2 and Booth Prize Pack Winners

Math Forum Exhibit Hall Handouts from NCSM and NCTM

 


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Gene Klotz Receives NCTM Lifetime Achievement Award

http://mathforum.org/workshops/nctm2011/gene.html

Gene Klotz, founder of the Math Forum, was honored last Friday with the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) Lifetime Achievement Award for Distinguished Service to Mathematics Education.

Twenty years ago, Klotz wrote the grant that launched the Geometry Forum, which later became the Math Forum @ Drexel. Prior to that, he helped to develop The Geometer's Sketchpad®, one of the most widely used software programs in school mathematics.


PoW taking place: math problem-solving moment of the week

"I agree that students have much more difficulty with word problems than with straightforward computational problems. In NYC, we have targeted problem solving standards in the curriculum. As a result of taking this Financial Education course, I have begun to use many of the Math Forum problem solving strategies with my students on a regular basis. I have seen even the most reticent students begin to volunteer answers. Each day I see that spending even just a little time during class on problem solving really makes a big difference."
- Julie, posted to a participant in the Math Forum course "Financial Education in the Math Classroom"
http://mathforum.org/fe/courses/


iPad 2 and Booth Prize Pack Winners

http://mathforum.org/workshops/nctm2011/winners.html

The winners of our iPad 2 and Prize Pack drawings are all smiles as they collect their prizes. Our winners are:

NCSM

  • iPad 2: Polly Hill, Illinois
  • Prize Pack: Nancy Drickey, Oregon

NCTM

  • iPad 2: Nakisha Polite, Georgia
  • Prize Pack 1: Erin Osborne and Lana Mecca, Wyoming
  • Prize Pack 2: Michelle Morton-Curit, New Hampshire
  • Prize Pack 3: Lynn Reed, Virginia
  • Prize Pack 4: Shauna McClure, Indiana

Thanks to everyone who visited our table and booth, and to the Sponsors and Friends who donated the Prize Pack gifts:


Now taking place: math education conversation of the hour

"Our students feel that their choice of math class is a personal statement, a reflection of who they are intellectually. By making them ask their own questions and write up and present their work, we force the students to put themselves in the work. The trouble has been resources. I have found lots of good books, but nothing really, really great...."
- Paul, posted to the math-teach discussion
http://mathforum.org/kb/thread.jspa?threadID=2257516


Math Forum Exhibit Hall Handouts from NCSM and NCTM

http://mathforum.org/workshops/nctm2011/handouts.html

Did you miss us in the Sponsor Display area at NCSM or the Exhibit Hall at NCTM? Maybe you did find us but you would like additional copies of our handouts?

Feel free to access the printed matter (in PDF format) distributed recently at our Indianapolis booths, including information on our Professional Development program and samples from our Problems of the Week program.

 

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