In This Issue
Grants, Scholarships, and Awards
The 2011 Nation's Report Card
Free Apps
Online PD
Free:
Orientation Sessions
Math and Tech Workshops
Paid:
Problem Based Learning Courses
Graduate Credit:
Mathematics Teaching and Learning Certificate
Master's Degree


Grants, Scholarships, and Awards
http://www.nctm.org/resources/content.aspx?id=198
Apply now for these grants, scholarships, and awards from the
Mathematics Education Trust (MET):

Classroom Research Grants

Connecting Mathematics to Other Subject Areas Grants

Emerging TeacherLeaders in Elementary School
Mathematics Grants

Engaging Students in Learning Mathematics Grants

Equity in Mathematics Grants

Future Leader Initial NCTM Annual Conference
Attendance Awards

Improving Students' Understanding of Geometry Grants

Mathematics Course Work Scholarships

Mathematics Graduate Course Work Scholarships

Prospective Teacher NCTM Annual Conference
Attendance Awards

Summer Mathematics Study Grants

Teacher Professional Development Grants

Using Music to Teach Mathematics Grants
Established 35 years ago by the National Council of Teachers of
Mathematics (NCTM), MET channels the generosity of contributors
through the creation and funding of grants, awards, honors, and
other projects that support the improvement of mathematics
teaching and learning.
The deadline to apply for the opportunities listed above is
Friday, 11 November.

PoW taking place: math problemsolving moment of the week

"Some of the common mistakes we saw were summarized by Student
Thirty at Caughlin Ranch ES: 'Errors I made when I first
attempted this problem are thinking that you couldn't roll a 0,
and thinking that you couldn't flip the numbers you got out of
3 rolls. I changed my answer because discussing the problem
with other students helped me to reread the information and
think deeply into the problem.'"

 Annie, commenting on the FunPoW's Latest Solution

http://mathforum.org/pows/solution.htm?publication=3992
The 2011 Nation's Report Card
http://nces.ed.gov/nationsreportcard/
How well are U.S. students performing in mathematics? Join the
National Assessment Governing Board (NAGB) on Tuesday, 1
November, at 11 AM (ET) for a live webinar release of the
results of The Nation's Report Card: Mathematics and Reading
2011, Grades 4 and 8.
The 2011 report cards will include detailed statelevel data on
students' knowledge, as well as trends dating back to 1990, and
demographic and background factors: data on racialethnic,
gender, and incomelevel achievement gaps.
Jack Buckley, commissioner of the National Center for Education
Statistics (NCES), will present the data. He will be joined by
an expert panel of NAGB members, including David Driscoll, NAGB
chairman and former commissioner of education for Massachusetts;
Doris Hicks, principal and CEO of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
School for Science & Technology (New Orleans, LA); and Keith
Rheault, superintendent of public instruction for Nevada
Public Schools.
Register to watch, and to submit your questions to the NCES
Commissioner and NAGB members:
http://nagb.org/readingmath2011/
To review results from earlier math assessments, and learn more
about the assessments themselves, visit
http://nces.ed.gov/nationsreportcard/mathematics/

Now taking place: math education conversation of the hour

"It became my new passion (more like obsession) to find a way
for kids to be successful problem solvers. This process has
been slow but the AHAs are really rolling in now. I have
successfully transformed my classroom into a problem centered
classroom where I pose PoWs and give specific feedback
(noticing and wondering) and then encourage them to resubmit
(revise). Just like mulling over a difficult problem, the
pleasure you get from solving 'the impossible' is unbelievable.
I have started to instill that intrinsic drive in my students
and I can't wait to read more solutions ... it is
an addiction!!!'"

 Ashley, posted to Suzanne's blog

http://mathforum.org/blogs/suzanne/2011/10/21/
implementingthemathforums problemsolvingprocess/#comment120
Free Apps
http://www.venturaes.com/ipadapps/index.html
Ventura Educational Systems offers teachers a free download of
one of its iPad apps, which include

HandsOn Math: Color Tiles

HandsOn Math: Hundreds Chart

HandsOn Math: Number Sense

Algebra Concepts

MindTweak

PuzzleLogic
Ventura also produces math software for desktop computers and
other platforms, which the Math Forum has recently catalogued
in its community library of technology tools. Search Math Tools
to learn more about Ventura software, or to rate, review, and
talk about specific apps:
http://mathforum.org/mathtools/search/index.html? execute=search&database=catalog&keywords=ventura


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