The Future of Math Education
http://www.edweek.org/ew/marketplace/webinars/webinars.html
The most promising practices in math education will be the
subject of a free webinar on Wednesday, 22 January.
Hosted by Education Week, the moderated hourlong
conversation will feature

Valerie Mills, President of the National Council of
Supervisors of Mathematics (NCSM)

Cathy Fosnot, professor emeritus of childhood education,
City College of New York (CCNY) and the Graduate Center
of the City University of New York (CUNY)

Francis (Skip) Fennell, past President of the National
Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) and the
Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators (AMTE)
These three panelists will address topics such as

formative assessment

meeting the diverse needs of all students

Common Core State Standards (CCSS)

digital learning technologies
Mills, Fosnot, and Fennell will also field audience questions
during the session, as well as a selection of those submitted
ahead of time; just type your own in the comment box at the
bottom of the event registration form:
https://vts.inxpo.com/Launch/QReg.htm?ShowKey=17816

PoW taking place: math problemsolving moment of the week

"This was not such a difficult problem, but the method I used
took a while. There were several combinations that I had to
make in order to find the correct answer. A table helped me to
visualize and calculate...."

 Uju, highlighted in the FunPoW's Latest Solution

http://mathforum.org/pows/solution.htm?publication=4324
Apply for IAS/PCMI Summer 2014
http://pcmi.ias.edu/applicationsstp
Does any rectangle have perimeter and area of the same
numerical value?
Can the plane be tiled with kites and chevrons?
In how many ways can 1/2 be written as a sum of unit fractions?
Come investigate these questions — and find out how they are
related — at the Park City Mathematics Institute (PCMI).
Teachers who participate in the 2014 Summer Session of the
Institute for Advanced Study (IAS)/PCMI Secondary School
Teachers Program (SSTP) receive full support and a stipend
during this residential program, which takes place in Park
City, Utah, from June 29  July 19, 2014. Six quartercredits
of 400level mathematics are available from the University
of Washington.
Beyond the mathematical foci on fractions, tilings, and
geometry, SSTP participants will also consider research about
productive discussions and reflect upon how to facilitate them.
Learn more about the SSTP by visiting
http://pcmi.ias.edu/programsstp/
Apply before the deadline of Friday, 31 January.
The Math Forum hosts information on PCMI's K12 programs here,
including SSTP working sites dating back to 2001:
http://mathforum.org/pcmi/

Now taking place: math education conversation of the day

"Kirk, what is your YouTube channel? I teach PreCalculus this
year and it's my first time and I could use some videos to
help my instruction."

 Vivian, 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=9360790
Math500.com Now Does the Homework
http://www.math500.com/
The teacher behind math500.com wrote us this week with an
update on how his revision tool, first featured here about a
year ago, has since "evolved in our school."
Joe Cunningham's website of selfguided problems reinforces
learning by providing automated feedback based on the strategy
selected from among the multiple choices presented at each
step, or upon the intermediate calculation entered.
Stepbystep worked examples provide additional support.
Cunningham has recently added email functionality and class
management features to math500.com. The site now lets teachers
send students problems by email, monitor when they have begun
work, and see how they have performed with the
autocorrecting program.
Create your own free account by completing the two boxes above
the table of almost a hundred different math topics:
http://www.math500.com/index2.htm
