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Customized Professional Development
Our programs are customized for meeting local needs and we seek opportunities for extended collaboration rather than single workshops because of our experience with effective improvement efforts and program implementation that required close collaboration and support over time. ... more information

Online Courses [led by Math Forum staff]

Targeted Levels:    Grades 3-5    Grades 6-8    Grades 9-12

Effective Teaching with the Math Forum's Problems of the Week
      We have developed best practices in supporting students' mathematical thinking and communication based on mentoring thousands of students' problem-solving and carefully researching what helped students reflect, revise, and learn.

PoW Subscription: Resources & Strategies for Effective Implementation * $149 Oct 2 - Nov 10
Jan 8 - Feb 16
Learning from Student Work: Make the Most of Your PoW Subscription * $149 Nov 13 - Dec 22
Mentor Your Own: Supporting Strong Development of Mathematical Practices * $149 Jan 8 - Feb 16
* Participation requires a PoW Membership.

Powerful Problem Solving
      The authors of Powerful Problem Solving are leading these new professional development courses, making use of their book and the companion website, and its growing collection of classroom videos, student handouts, and resources.

Developing Powerful Problem Solvers + $149 Oct 2 - Nov 10
Nurturing Powerful Problem Solvers + $149 Jan 8 - Feb 16
+ Participation requires separate purchase of the book, Powerful Problem Solving available from Heinemann or

Problem Solving and Technology in the Math Classroom
      The Math Forum has conducted professional development since 1992 on the use of technology in the math classroom for the development of the mathematical practices now featured in the Common Core State Standards. The following courses contain the collective wisdom of math leaders from around the country who have participated in these programs.

Differentiating Math Instruction: Using Rich Tasks, Whole Group Discussion, and Small Group Work to Reach All Learners $149 Nov 13 - Dec 22
Moving Students from Arithmetic to step at a time $149 Nov 13 - Dec 22

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Problems of the Week Subscription -- Getting Started free open now!
Math Tools free open now!
Technology Problems of the Week (tPoWs) free open now!

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Suzanne Alejandre, Senior Project Manager

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