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Math Forum Online PD Course
Innovation Math Challenge
100,000 Practice Problems
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Math Forum Online PD Course
http://mathforum.org/pd/rich2/
Our next professional development course starts this coming
Thursday, 22 August, 2013.
Over the six weeks of "Differentiated Math Instruction: Using
Rich Problems to Reach All Learners," participants will

enhance their understanding of Common Core State Standards
(CCSS) and the role of rich problems in addressing them

learn problem solving strategies that allow all students
to grow

learn how rich problems help teachers differentiate
instruction for learners with diverse developmental levels
and learning styles
Read these and other goals of the course by visiting
http://mathforum.org/pd/rich2/syllabus.html
The only technical requirements are a web browser and
Internet access.
To see what teachers have said about our past courses upon
completing them, check out
http://mathforum.org/pd/prealgpow/reflections.html
The instructor of this course has his first book going to press
now. Published by Heinemann, Max's Powerful Problem Solving:
Activities for SenseMaking with the Mathematical Practices
hits shelves next month:
http://mathforum.org/math_talk_landing_book.html

Now taking place: math education conversation of the day

"As I recall, they provided motivation by giving examples, then
gave the definition. That's certainly a common means of
exposition in Mathematics."

 Shmuel, posted to the sci.math discussion

http://mathforum.org/kb/message.jspa?messageID=9213620
Innovation Math Challenge
http://www.wgbh.org/support/innovationfund.cfm
Have you made any educational media for middle school students?
WGBH Educational Foundation wants to know ... and showcase your
most creative work on PBS LearningMedia ... and award creators
of the best content $1,000 each.
Southern New England's public broadcaster announced this
challenge last week as part of "Building Culture, Content and
Diversity," a project funded by the Corporation for Public
Broadcasting. Now though November, WGBH invites students,
educators, producers, gamers, programmers, and "all creative,
curious individuals" to share these kinds of digital resources
"directed towards middle school students and loosely aligned
with the CCSS for Mathematics":

videos

games

interactives

infographics

manipulatives
In particular, WGBH seeks educational media that illustrate

statistics and probability

functions

the number system
Consult the official rules for all the details:
http://www.wgbh.org/support/innovationfund_rules.cfm
WGBH is PBS's largest producer of Web and TV content, including
Nova, Masterpiece, Antiques Roadshow, Curious George, and other
popular series. To see the hundreds of math resources that PBS
LearningMedia has already collected, browse
http://www.pbslearningmedia.org/search/?q=Mathematics

Now taking place: math education conversation of the day

"I see exit ticket and mid and final assessments....no problem
sets. I am getting so frustrated. I had all summer to work on
curriculum and they are releasing materials so late."

 Marie, posted to the secondary (grades 912) discussion
group of the Association of Math Teachers of New York State

http://mathforum.org/kb/message.jspa?messageID=9211759
100,000 Practice Problems
http://www.khanacademy.org/about/blog/post/ 57701417065/100000practiceproblems
Khan Academy recently announced that they've created lots of
new math practice problems — 100,000, to be precise.
Search the knowledge map or browse the hundreds of math topics
by clicking "Show All" on
https://www.khanacademy.org/exercisedashboard
Sign in to this new dashboard, unveiled just yesterday, for
recommended skills, an overview of your progress, points and
badges to earn, and other features tailored to your learning.
Khan Academy, first featured in these pages three years ago,
promises even more math content "to comprehensively and
rigorously cover the CCSS," with new questions for many of the
4th8th grade standards already underway, and all of the Math
Standards on target by Fall 2014.


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