Gene Klotz Receives NCTM Lifetime Achievement Award
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
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"
iPad 2 and Booth Prize Pack Winners
The winners of our iPad 2 and Prize Pack drawings are all
smiles as they collect their prizes. Our winners are:
iPad 2: Polly Hill, Illinois
Prize Pack: Nancy Drickey, Oregon
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
Math Forum Exhibit Hall Handouts from NCSM and NCTM
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.