11 May, 2012
Volume 17 No. 19
Friend us on Facebook   Read and comment on our Blog   Follow us on Twitter

In This Issue

iPad and Booth Prize Pack Winners

Core Math Tools



Online PD

Orientation Sessions

Problem Based Learning Courses

Graduate Credit:
Mathematics Teaching and Learning Certificate

Master's Degree


iPad and Booth Prize Pack Winners

The winners of our iPad and Prize Pack drawings are:

National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics (NCSM)

  • NCSM Membership and Registration for Denver: Mary Mooney, Wisconsin
  • Problems of the Week Prize Pack: Kim O'Brien, New Jersey

National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM)

  • iPad: Charlene Marchese, New Jersey
  • Problem of the Week Prize Package: Deb Mateer, Maryland
  • Teacher's Gift Basket: Chris Engel, Iowa

Thank you to the thousands of you who visited the Math Forum booths in Philadelphia — and congratulations to our five winners!

To download handouts from our booths and presentations, learn about Drexel University's MS in Math Learning and Teaching, and generally see what you missed in Philadelphia, visit


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

"Even though it is highly improbable that the coastline of the lake is vertical, making a constant surface area possible, I will assume that to be the case. This problem would require much more information otherwise. Sorry if this is pedantic."
- Jasper, highlighted in the Geometry PoW's Latest Solution

Core Math Tools


Core Math Tools is a collection of interactive and dynamic software tools for algebra and functions, geometry, and statistics and probability.

Based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF), this free Java software is appropriate for use with any high school mathematics curriculum and compatible with the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for Mathematics in terms of content and mathematical practices.

The NCTM annual meeting featured several presentations dedicated to Core Math Tools. NCTM's web pages for the suite include focused explorations, problem-based lessons, data sets, how-to pages, and more.

To get started with Core Math Tools, download it from NCTM by clicking


Now taking place: math education conversation of the hour

"When I taught college freshmen, I did not check HW and sure enough, most of those who (by observation) were not doing the HW, failed and dropped out. Letting my HS'ers fail is not an option I want to experiment with. I would rather not check HW, but fear keeps me at it. :-("
- Susan, posted to the ap-calculus discussion group



Oxford University Press is offering free trials of its MyiMaths teaching resource to math teachers around the world.

Designed for the International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) and A level mathematics curricula of the UK, where over 4 million students already use the program, MyiMaths offers hundreds of interactive lessons, each with dynamically generated activities, games, tools, and questions.

Hurry — Oxford University Press' free trial offer ends Friday, 8 June.


This newsletter is provided as a service of The Math Forum, an online educational community for mathematics hosted by Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA.

You're receiving this e-mail because you are subscribed to the newsletter. This is a recurring mailing. You have the option to receive this newsletter in either html or plain text formats. To unsubscribe from future mailings, change your subscription, or browse all newsletters, please see our newsletter web archive.

The Math Forum is also home to Ask Dr. Math, Problems of the Week, MathTools, Teacher2Teacher, the Internet Math Library, math discussion groups, and over 1,000,000 pages of mathematics information and discussions.

Texas Instruments
is a sponsor of
the Math Forum

Copyright © 2012 Drexel University. All Rights Reserved. 800-756-7823
Contact Us
| Back Issues | Subscribe/Unsubscribe