Meet the Math Forum Staff - NCSM Booth 1-400
Come meet the people behind the Math Forum at the National
Council of Supervisors of Mathematics in Philadelphia — and
enter our two drawings!
You could win
NCSM membership and registration for next year's
conference, in Denver, for you and two colleagues
Problems of the Week Prize Pack for you, your colleagues,
and your school
Meet the Math Forum Staff - NCTM Booth 220
Attending the annual meeting of the National Council of
Teachers of Mathematics in Philadelphia? Look for our coupon in
the NCTM conference Program Book and bring it to Booth 220 in
the Exhibit Hall for a chance to win a new iPad®, Teacher's Gift
Basket, or the Math Forum's Problem of the Week Prize Package!
While you meet the Math Forum staff, you can also enter our
raffle for Math Forum Prize Packs and receive a coupon for 30%
off Problems of the Week class, school, or district
memberships, or our online PD courses.
Math Pop Forums
Check our schedule with days, times, titles, and presenter names
so that you don't miss an opportunity to engage in conversations
targeted on topics that interest you.
PoW taking place: math problem-solving moment of the week
"OK, so I do this, but the answer seems a bit too high. I get
25 inches for the diameter of the pizza, which is about 2 feet.
So I went back and checked my work. I even went back to see how
many centimeters were in an inch. I'm glad I did because that's
when it hit me. I didn't notice this before, but 1 is LESS than
2.54, and earlier in my problem solving I converted 9 square cm
into inches and got 22.86 square inches — and 22.86 is GREATER
than 9 instead of LESS than. This got me a bit frustrated, but
I still kept going."
- Katherine, highlighted in the Pre-Algebra PoW's
Rosenthal Prize for Innovation in Math Teaching
Are you an innovative math teacher of grades 4-12? Have you
changed your classroom to inspire your students to love math?
Is your classroom a center of hands-on learning?
The Museum of Mathematics welcomes applications for the
inaugural Rosenthal Prize for Innovation in Math Teaching. The
winning teacher will have the opportunity to share his or her
innovation with interested teachers across the country — and
pockets a cash award of $25,000.
Apply before the deadline of Friday, 11 May:
Now taking place: math education conversation of the hour
"Being a new teacher to AP Statistics, I was wondering if
anyone can help me with this question. The answer given is
'matched pairs t-test,' but many of my students are saying that
it's 'different intersection,' and also since it's in Chapter
10, it should be 'two-sample t-test.' How can I further
convince my students?"
- Peter, posted to the ap-stat discussion
A new website for elementary math specialists, coaches,
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elementary educators in building mathematical knowledge and
Browse or search over a thousand online resources, every single
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Check out, in particular, the two sets of
Collections — curated selections of interactives, games,
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Getting off to a Good Start with Fractions
Building Classroom Culture
Learning Math through Problem Solving
Facilitating Student Communication
Professional Development Collections
K-2 Algebraic Thinking
Useful Tech Tools
Great Sources of Rich Problems
Math Conversation Starters
Great Sites for Real Data
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