30 August, 2013
Volume 18 No. 35
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Videos of Doing and Teaching Math

Webinar on Common Core Math



Online PD

Orientation Sessions

Problem Based Learning Courses

Graduate Credit:
Mathematics Teaching and Learning Certificate

Master's Degree


Videos of Doing and Teaching Math


Max recently added to his growing annotated compilation of videos that "deepen inquiry into teaching math, and student inquiry into learning math."

Math education highlight reels include:

  • children inventing methods for doing double-digit arithmetic
  • a kid "thinking SO HARD about making change"
  • illustrations of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) Mathematical Practices
  • podcasting combined with virtual manipulatives as a form of one-on-one assessment
  • Suzanne, the Forum's Director of Professional Development, problem-solving with middle-school students in Philadelphia

Want to talk about videos that feature math teachers and students? Have a comment for our Professional Collaboration Facilitator? Post them on Max's blog.

His first book is in press now. Published by Heinemann, Powerful Problem Solving: Activities for Sense-Making with the Mathematical Practices hits shelves next month. Check out some of the early reviews:


Now taking place: math education conversation of the day

"High school students are the shyest noticers and wonderers, and have a harder time suspending their disbelief than, say, third graders. Here are some tips for noticing and wondering with high school students...."
- Max, posted to his blog

Webinar on Common Core Math


Want to see where mobile learning meets the CCSS? and create authentic real-world activities that teach math? Register for the free online seminar "Mobilize Mathematics: Mobile Learning Meets the Common Core."

Taking place Thursday, 12 September, this webinar continues a series run by the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) and the Mathlanding project of Maryland Public Television (MPT).

For more expert-led webinars from ISTE, check out


Now taking place: math education conversation of the day

"I came up with the following equations from your example.... and the same answer you got. Okay, now I am getting somewhere. Thanks again, Ken!"
- Chris, posted to the sci.math newsgroup



This elegant game for iPhone, Android, Mac, PC, and Ubuntu challenges players to take convex and concave polygonal shapes, and cut them into the outlines indicated.

Perfection's $0.99 mobile app scored "Indie Game of the Year" honors at the 2013 Philadelphia Geek Awards earlier this month. Gaming reviews describe Perfection as "eschewing much of the trappings of modern gaming to be a pure, untouched package" and as "Fruit Ninja for smart people."

Perfection's designer, Greg Lobanov, is an undergraduate at Drexel University's Westphal College of Media Arts & Design:



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