5 October, 2012
Volume 17 No. 40
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The Math Forum at NCTM Regional in Hartford, CT

NCSM Fall Leadership Seminars

Wolfram|Alpha Now Goes One Step at a Time


Online PD

Orientation Sessions

Problem Based Learning Courses

Graduate Credit:
Mathematics Teaching and Learning Certificate

Master's Degree


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The Math Forum at NCTM Regional in Hartford, CT


Coming to Hartford October 24-26 for the Regional Conference of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM)? Stop in to visit Annie, Max, Suzanne from the Math Forum and Betsy from Mathlanding and Maryland Public Television in the Exhibit Hall at Booth 200:

Thursday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Math Forum sessions at the Connecticut regional include

  • Using Technology to Increase Conceptual Understanding in Algebra and Geometry
    - led by Annie Fetter
  • I Tweet, Therefore I Learn
    - led by Max Ray
  • Discover Mathlanding: Resources and Tools for Elementary-School Specialists and Teachers
    - led by Betsy Peisach and Suzanne Alejandre

PoW taking place: math problem-solving moment of the week

"I found this problem really fun because it was one of those problems where you have a lot of 'A-HA!' moments and get really excited because you know you're millimeters away from finishing it."
- Tobias, highlighted in the FunPoW's latest solution

NCSM Fall Leadership Seminars


The National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics (NCSM) has three upcoming seminars dedicated to tools and strategies for implementing the Common Core State Standards (CCSS).

NCSM presenters will offer adaptable practices, strategies, models, and concepts — all informed by research — on the following Wednesdays:

  • October 10, 2012, in Dallas, TX
  • October 24, 2012, in Hartford, CT
  • November 28, 2012, in Chicago, IL

Hurry: the Dallas seminar now accepts only day-of registration on-site; and the Hartford event — held in conjunction with the NCTM regional mentioned above — has a registration deadline of Wednesday, 10 October.

Now taking place: math education conversation of the day

"Thanks for the response. So I was hoping for some explanation for the post that I placed. Can someone assist?"
- Joe, posted to the discretemath discussion group

Wolfram|Alpha Now Goes One Step at a Time


Wolfram|Alpha recently expanded the functionality of its step-by-step solution feature.

The new interface lets you walk through all of W|A's step-by-step solutions at your own pace, revealing only one step at a time. For common math problems, the Mathematica-powered computational knowledge engine even shows multiple ways to find the solutions.

With this expansion, W|A also rolls out three new math content areas that now feature step-by-step solutions:

  • solving equations
  • rational arithmetic
  • verifying trigonometric identities


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