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22 April, 2011 Vol. 16, No. 16

THE MATH FORUM @ DREXEL INTERNET NEWS

Gene Klotz Receives NCTM Lifetime Achievement Award
iPad 2 and Booth Prize Pack Winners
Math Forum Exhibit Hall Handouts from NCSM and NCTM

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GENE KLOTZ RECEIVES NCTM LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

http://mathforum.org/workshops/nctm2011/gene.html

Gene Klotz, founder of the Math Forum, was honored last
Friday with the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
(NCTM) Lifetime Achievement Award for Distinguished Service
to Mathematics Education.

Twenty years ago, Klotz wrote the grant that launched the
Geometry Forum, which later became the Math Forum @ Drexel.
Prior to that, he helped to develop The Geometer's Sketchpad,
one of the most widely used software programs in
school mathematics.

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

"I agree that students have much more difficulty with word
problems than with straightforward computational problems. In
NYC, we have targeted problem solving standards in the
curriculum. As a result of taking this Financial Education
course, I have begun to use many of the Math Forum problem
solving strategies with my students on a regular basis. I have
seen even the most reticent students begin to volunteer
answers. Each day I see that spending even just a little time
during class on problem solving really makes a big difference."

- Julie, posted to a participant in the Math Forum course
"Financial Education in the Math Classroom"

http://mathforum.org/fe/courses/

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iPAD 2 AND BOOTH PRIZE PACK WINNERS

http://mathforum.org/workshops/nctm2011/winners.html

The winners of our iPad 2 and Prize Pack drawings are all
smiles as they collect their prizes. Our winners are:

NCSM
- iPad 2: Polly Hill, Illinois
- Prize Pack: Nancy Drickey, Oregon

NCTM
- iPad 2: Nakisha Polite, Georgia
- Prize Pack 1: Erin Osborne and Lana Mecca, Wyoming
- Prize Pack 2: Michelle Morton-Curit, New Hampshire
- Prize Pack 3: Lynn Reed, Virginia
- Prize Pack 4: Shauna McClure, Indiana

Thanks to everyone who visited our table and booth, and to
the Sponsors and Friends who donated the Prize Pack gifts:

- Drexel University's School of Education
- Texas Instruments
- Make It Real Learning (MIRL)
- FINRA Investor Education Foundation
- Shmuzzles.com
- Key Curriculum Press
- Wolfram
- ThinkFun
- Facing the Future
- Conceptua Math

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Now taking place: math education conversation of the hour

"Our students feel that their choice of math class is a
personal statement, a reflection of who they are
intellectually. By making them ask their own questions and
write up and present their work, we force the students to put
themselves in the work. The trouble has been resources. I have
found lots of good books, but nothing really, really great...."

- Paul, posted to the math-teach discussion

http://mathforum.org/kb/thread.jspa?threadID=2257516

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MATH FORUM EXHIBIT HALL HANDOUTS FROM NCSM AND NCTM

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Did you miss us in the Sponsor Display area at NCSM or the
Exhibit Hall at NCTM? Maybe you did find us but you would like
additional copies of our handouts?

Feel free to access the printed matter (in PDF format)
distributed recently at our Indianapolis booths, including
information on our Professional Development program and samples
from our Problems of the Week program.

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Gene Klotz, founder of the Math Forum, was honored last
Friday with the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
(NCTM) Lifetime Achievement Award for Distinguished Service
to Mathematics Education.
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Twenty years ago, Klotz wrote the grant that launched the
Geometry Forum, which later became the Math Forum @ Drexel.
Prior to that, he helped to develop The Geometer's Sketchpad&reg;,
one of the most widely used software programs in school
mathematics.
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<i><font color="#003399">PoW taking place: math problem-solving moment of the week</font></i>
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"I agree that students have much more difficulty with word
problems than with straightforward computational problems. In
NYC, we have targeted problem solving standards in the
curriculum. As a result of taking this Financial Education
course, I have begun to use many of the Math Forum problem
solving strategies with my students on a regular basis. I have
seen even the most reticent students begin to volunteer
answers. Each day I see that spending even just a little time
during class on problem solving really makes a big difference."
</dt>
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- Julie, posted to a participant in the Math Forum course
"Financial Education in the Math Classroom"
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<a href="http://mathforum.org/fe/courses/">http://mathforum.org/fe/courses/</a>
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<p><strong><font color="#003399">iPad 2 and Booth Prize Pack Winners</font></strong></p>
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<a href="http://mathforum.org/workshops/nctm2011/winners.html">http://mathforum.org/workshops/nctm2011/winners.html</a>
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The winners of our iPad 2 and Prize Pack drawings are all
smiles as they collect their prizes. Our winners are:
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NCSM
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NCTM
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iPad 2: Nakisha Polite, Georgia
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Prize Pack 2: Michelle Morton-Curit, New Hampshire
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personal statement, a reflection of who they are
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found lots of good books, but nothing really, really great...."
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