17 June, 2011
Volume 16 No. 24
 
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Math Forum Sessions @ ISTE

Math Forum Course: Financial Education in the Math Classroom

Call for Algebra Teachers

 


Online PD

Free:

Orientation Sessions

Math and Tech Workshops


Paid:

Problem Based Learning Courses

Graduate Credit:
Mathematics Teaching and Learning Certificate

Master's Degree

 

Math Forum Sessions @ ISTE

http://mathforum.org/workshops/iste2011/

Are you attending the conference of the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) in Philadelphia June 26-29?

Math Forum staff will welcome you at Booth #6, located in the Broad Street Atrium on Level 1 (street level) of the Convention Center. Also, mark your planners to attend our sessions on Wednesday, June 29th:

10:15 - 11:15
Part 1: Affordances of the Online Environment for Reflective Teaching Practices (lecture)
11:00 - 1:00
The Math Forum: A Portal to Mathematics on the Internet (web poster)
1:15 - 2:15
Common Core: Dilation and Similarity with Dynamic Geometry Software (model lesson)

The Math Forum focus groups featured in these pages last week still have some availability, too:

http://mathforum.org/workshops/iste2011/focus.html


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

"Eugene from Canadian Academy and Mia from Rosemont School of the Holy Child both did a nice job explaining their work using that second method. Even though their methods were similar, the calculations they did to convert 20.58 feet to inches are different...."
- Max and Suzanne, commenting on the Pre-Algebra PoW's Latest Solution
http://mathforum.org/pows/solution.htm?publication=3947


Math Forum Course: Financial Education in the Math Classroom

http://mathforum.org/fe/courses/

Drawing on Math Forum resources and expertise, participants in this course will engage with problem solving, software, and technology tools as they explore financial education content and teaching strategies.

This course, organized into three 2-week modules on the BlackBoard course platform, runs June 27 - August 5. Assignments will be given with deadlines, but participation will be asynchronous.

Register now:

http://mathforum.org/pd/fe/apply.html

This program is made possible by a generous grant from the FINRA Investor Education Foundation.


Now taking place: math education conversation of the hour

"I thought the Algebra Regents exam was extremely fair. I felt the multiple choice was actually on the easier side. If only my students weren't persistently truant this year they might have passed."
- Jessalyn, posted to the secondary (grades 9-12) discussion group of the Association of Math Teachers of New York State
http://mathforum.org/kb/message.jspa?messageID=7484546


Call for Algebra Teachers

http://www.tutor.com/careers/corporate/algebra-teacher-coach

Online homework help service Tutor.com is looking to recruit 25 algebra teachers to become part-time, online instructional coaches.

Thanks to a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Tutor.com coaches will participate in a new professional development model. Aligned to the National Education Technology Plan, this pilot project aims to provide live, one-to-one, on demand support for middle and high school algebra teachers.

Working approximately 10 hours per week Sunday through Thursday, Tutor.com coaches will be paid $25/hr.

Apply online:

http://www.tutor.com/coaches

A partner of the Math Forum since 2008, Tutor.com supplements the free Ask Dr. Math ask-an-expert service with live tutoring 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Follow the links atop any Dr. Math page for a 15 minute session with Tutor.com at no charge:

http://mathforum.org/redirect-tutor.html

 

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