24 August, 2012
Volume 17 No. 34
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Problems of the Week 2012-13: Trig, Calc, and ... Video!

First Day of School

Financial Learning Hub Launches


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Orientation Sessions

Problem Based Learning Courses

Graduate Credit:
Mathematics Teaching and Learning Certificate

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Problems of the Week 2012-13: Trig, Calc, and ... Video!


The Problems of the Week (PoWs) have kicked off for the 2012-2013 academic year with two exciting additions!

First, we've re-launched a Current PoW for trigonometry and calculus students:


Second, we've begun enlivening select past puzzles with brief video clips — most 30 seconds or shorter:


Now taking place: math education conversation of the day

"Dr. Thurston was my honors calculus teacher at Princeton. We undergrads got a kick out of having someone so 'out there' as our teacher. I appreciated his gentle manner and earnest enthusiasm."
- Kirby, posted to the math-teach discussion

First Day of School


What do you do on the first day of school?

Check out these techniques, "openers," literature connections, and other suggestions from the Math Forum's Teacher2Teacher service.

Ask A Question


Have questions about implementing the Common Core State Standards? Our T2T Associates are ready to respond, drawing on their wealth of experience:


Now taking place: math education conversation of the day

"I was thinking of how fun it would be to make a YouTube video in which all the concepts and theorems of calculus were demonstrated and proven visually, something a high schooler might want to watch for fun. Have there been any videos created yet that serve this purpose?"
- Scott, posted to the sci.math discussion

Financial Learning Hub Launches


The Investor Education Fund (IEF) recently launched an online hub for personal finance education in the classroom.

This not-for-profit organization established by the Ontario (Canada) Securities Commission offers tools, quizzes, and videos for students to make sense of their finances. For educators, InspireFinancialLearning.ca provides teacher-developed lesson plans, including these aligned to Canadian math standards:



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