In This Issue
New Current Problem of the Week: Primary PoWs
"What Math Means to Me" Art Contest
AMS Mathematical Moments
Online PD
Free:
Orientation Sessions
Math and Tech Workshops
Paid:
Problem Based Learning Courses
Graduate Credit:
Mathematics Teaching and Learning Certificate
Master's Degree


New Current Problem of the Week: Primary PoWs
Thanks in part to feedback on our online summer survey and a
bump in interest from teachers calling in, we've decided to roll
out a fifth current Problem of the Week service!
Until we finish recoding our software to make the Primary PoW
visible everywhere, please find it on the calendar, alongside
the schedule for our four other services:
http://mathforum.org/pow/support/
And while your students cannot submit their solutions and
explanations quite yet, we invite all PoW members to check out
the current Primary PoW, complete with Teacher Packet
and other downloadable support materials:
http://mathforum.org/pows/viewPublication.htm?id=3986
This launch also means that, by the end of the 20112012 school
year, current PoW members will enjoy access to a grand total of
100 PoWs — all still for only $25:
http://mathforum.org/pow/productinfo.html
Not yet a member? Register a free trial account:
http://mathforum.org/products/trial.html
Or just download free samples of PoWs:
http://mathforum.org/pow/teacher/samples.html

PoW taking place: math problemsolving moment of the week

"By the end of this activity, students were using math
vocabulary and I could tell they were really thinking about the
problem. I can already see that they are using more specific
vocabulary during math class in general! They are also starting
to apply the 'I notice, I wonder' strategy in other areas, even
with reading!"

 Kimberly, sharing her thoughts on teaching suggestions in
the Primary PoW Teacher Packet

http://mathforum.org/pows/documents/packets/packet3539.pdf
"What Math Means to Me" Art Contest
http://mathforum.org/pd/mymath2011.html
Put your students' artwork on the cover of McGrawHill's latest
math program, and your class could win nearly $15,000 in
classroom resources — including a Math Forum Problems of the
Week class account!
Designed to meet the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), this
new, completely consumable program provides lessons in a
colorful format. Each student directly interacts with My Math
text in multiple ways throughout the learning cycle.
Personalized vocabulary, student created examples, online games,
and downloadable apps move students from learning abstract
concepts to concepts they can apply. My Math Digital Tools lets
teachers customize the content, allowing you to plan, sequence,
and deliver your instruction in ways that match how you teach.
To learn more about this new K5 curriculum — and inspire the
artwork that your students might put on its cover — visit
http://www.mheonline.com/
The "What Math Means to Me" Art Contest ends Saturday,
October 29.

Now taking place: math education conversation of the hour

"My current issue is trying to determine whether two polygons
intersect when both polygons are convex and made out of lines
and bezier curves. Does anyone have some clues on which
formulas I should be looking into?"

 sebs, posted to the geometry.research discussion

http://mathforum.org/kb/thread.jspa?threadID=2300103
AMS Mathematical Moments
http://www.ams.org/mathmoments
The American Mathematical Society now boasts over 90
Mathematical Moments. Each free PDF sheet describes how
mathematics helps solve a problem in science, nature,
technology, or human culture.
The latest Mathematical Moments include
 designing tsunami warning systems
 showing that a snowboarding jump was possible
 making sure that supplies can be delivered during
a disaster
 winning the Jeopardy! Challenge
The web portal also offers podcast interviews with experts in
these applied mathematical topics, some of which are translated
into Spanish, French, German, Portuguese, Arabic, Japanese,
Chinese, Hebrew, Greek, and Russian.


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