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The Math Forum @ CAMT
NCSM Leadership Academies
Summer Fermi Math League
Online PD
Free:
Orientation Sessions
Paid:
Problem Based Learning Courses
Graduate Credit:
Mathematics Teaching and Learning Certificate
Master's Degree


The Math Forum @ CAMT
http://mathforum.org/workshops/camt/
Come to San Antonio the week after the Fourth of July and check
out the Conference for the Advancement of Mathematics
Teaching (CAMT)!
The Forum will be there, with Max expanding on the theme of his
original 5minute Ignite talk, "Why 2 > 4: A Proof by
Induction." As a featured speaker at CAMT, Max will present
"When 2 Is Greater than 4: Listening TO Student Thinking" on
the morning of Wednesday, 10 July. He will model ways to create
authentic listening opportunities in busy classrooms, and the
impact these opportunities have on students. He'll also explore
formative assessment techniques that avoid the "listening
for" trap.
Missed Max's original breathless talk at the 2011 annual
meeting of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
(NCTM)? Replay his Indianapolis presentation and its 20 slides
that autoadvanced every 15 seconds ... whether he was ready
or not!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=daCtIac24yU
NCSM Leadership Academies
http://www.mathedleadership.org/events/academy.html
Want to lead your school and district toward student success
and the Common Core State Standards (CCSS)? Then attend the
Summer Leadership Academy of the National Council of
Supervisors of Mathematics (NCSM).
Taking place in Monrovia, CA, and Columbus, OH, the last two
weeks of July, each three daylong 2013 NCSM Summer Leadership
Academy focuses on formative assessment strategies and
resources for the classroom and professional learning.
Participating mathematics leaders and their teachers will
learn more about:

formative assessment as a powerful instructional tool

resources that mathematics education leaders and teachers
can use to help their systems grow in understanding and
use of formative assessment strategies

how to use formative assessment to support implementation
and prepare for assessment of the CCSS for Mathematics
Hurry: registration closes Monday, 8 July.
Summer Fermi Math League
http://district287.org/fermi/
Do you like to measure, estimate, and play around with
technology? Then join the Fermi OfftheWall Math League!
This Internetbased math competition welcomes students in
grades 19 from around the world who seek enrichment, small
group work, and creative, technologyrich experiences.
A Fermi question is posed with limited information given.
For example,

How many water balloons would it take to fill
grandma's bathtub?

How many cockroaches will fill the trunk of a VW Beetle?

How much fabric would it take to make a camosuit for
Moby Dick?

How many eggs would fit in the Trojan Horse's body?
Fermi questions require that students ask many more questions;
emphasize process rather than "the" answer; demand
communication and writing; and utilize estimation, rounding
numbers and guesses.
The fourweek Summer '13 season starts Tuesday, 9 July.


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