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October 8, 2010 Vol. 15, No. 41

THE MATH FORUM @ DREXEL INTERNET NEWS

The Math Forum at NCTM Regional in Baltimore
Free Mentoring Opportunities | Poll Everywhere
Escape from the TextBook! Network

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THE MATH FORUM AT NCTM REGIONAL IN BALTIMORE

http://mathforum.org/workshops/baltimore2010/

Coming to Baltimore for the NCTM Regional Conference, October
14-15? Stop in to visit Annie and Suzanne of the Math Forum,
Thursday from 1-3 pm at the NCSM booth where they will be
volunteering.

Annie and Suzanne are also each leading a session:

Problem Solving and Technology Implementation in an Inclusion
Classroom (session 32)
led by Annie Fetter
Thursday, October 14, 9:30-10:30 am
room 321
Learn how a middle school math teacher and a math coach create
a problem-solving environment in classrooms that include
English language learners and special-education students.
Annie will show you how to use Sketchpad(R), applets, and other
technology that can help turn students into problem solvers.

Developing Leadership in the Use of Problem-Solving Strategies
and Technology (session 125)
led by Suzanne Alejandre
Friday, October 15, 8-9 am
room 330
Examine a model of professional development from the Math Forum
and learn more about technology resources and support that
enable teachers to become leaders in this community.

Can't make it to the NCTM Regional? You can find more ideas and
share in a dedicated community through our online PD courses
this fall:

http://mathforum.org/pd/

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FREE MENTORING OPPORTUNITIES

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Mentor groups from Oregon, Utah, Minnesota, and Missouri will
provide feedback to students who submit to these problems (with
opening dates):

- FunPoW: October 18
- PreAlgPoW: October 11, October 25
- AlgPoW: October 18

Please have your students submit solutions. If they receive
replies from a mentor, we hope you'll encourage them to
revise. Not only will your students learn more, but the
mentors will learn as well!

Trial Class Account

http://mathforum.org/products/trial.html

Free 21-day access to Current Problems of the Week and the
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POLL EVERYWHERE

http://www.polleverywhere.com/

Poll Everywhere offers the opportunity to use your students'
texting abilities in the classroom. Set up a poll online;
students text their responses to the number you give them; and
you can watch returns in real time. Results may be analyzed or
published to the web, and are saved in an archival file. The
service is free up to a total of 30 responders; beyond that,
small increases are available for a small fee, up to school or
district-wide plans.

For more on use of Poll Everywhere as a Classroom Response
System (CRS), see this page:

http://www.polleverywhere.com/sms-classroom-response-system

Consider exploring statistics or percentages during the
upcoming election season.

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ESCAPE FROM THE TEXTBOOK!

http://www.mathedpage.org/escape/

Henri Picciotto introduces a sharing and collaboration network
for math teachers, focused on off-book activities. He writes,
"Freeing ourselves from the constraints of set-in-stone
curricula allows us to better respond to the realities of our
classrooms, to better tackle situations such as heterogeneous
classes, and to better implement cooperative and hands-on
learning models."

So far, the network consists of in-person quarterly meetings in
the San Francisco Bay Area, and an online discussion space.
Additionally, an Escape from the Textbook! conference is
planned for February 12, 2011 in San Francisco.

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Coming to Baltimore for the NCTM Regional Conference, October
14-15? Stop in to visit Anie and Suzanne of the Math Forum,
Thursday from 1-3 pm at the NCSM booth where
they will be volunteering..</p>
<p>Annie and Suzanne are also each leading a session:</p>
<p>Problem Solving and Technology Implementation in an Inclusion
Classroom (session 32)<br />
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;led by Annie Fetter<br />
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Thursday, October 14, 9:30-10:30 am<br />
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;room 321<br />
Learn how a middle school math teacher and a math coach create
a problem-solving environment in classrooms that include
English language learners and special-education students.
Annnie will show you how to use Sketchpad&reg;, applets, and other
technology that can help turn students into problem solvers.</p>

<p>Developing Leadership in the Use of Problem-Solving Strategies
and Technology (session 125)<br />
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;led by Suzanne Alejandre<br />
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Friday, October 15, 8-9 am<br />
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;room 330<br />
Examine a model of professional development from the Math Forum
and learn more about technology resources and support that
enable teachers to become leaders in this community.</p>

<p>Can't make it to the NCTM Regional? You can find more ideas and
share in a dedicated community through our online PD courses
this fall:
</p>
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provide feedback to students who submit to these problems (with
opening dates):</p>
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<li>PreAlgPoW: October 11, October 25</li>
<li>AlgPoW: October 18</li>
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<p>Please have your students submit solutions. If they receive
replies from a mentor, we hope you'll encourage them to
revise. Not only will your students learn more, but the
mentors will learn as well!</p>
<p>Trial Class Account</p>
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service is free up to a total of 30 responders; beyond that,
small increases are available for a small fee, up to school or
district-wide plans.</p>
<p>For more on use of Poll Everywhere as a Classroom Response
System (CRS), see this page:</p>
<p align="center"><a href="http://www.polleverywhere.com/sms-classroom-response-system">http://www.polleverywhere.com/sms-classroom-response-system</a></p>
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for math teachers, focused on off-book activities. He writes,
"Freeing ourselves from the constraints of set-in-stone
curricula allows us to better respond to the realities of our
classrooms, to better tackle situations such as heterogeneous
classes, and to better implement cooperative and hands-on
learning models."</p>
<p>So far, the network consists of in-person quarterly meetings in
the San Francisco Bay Area, and an online discussion space.
Additionally, an Escape from the Textbook! conference is
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