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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

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Online Courses

Courses are led by Math Forum staff
Targeted Levels:    Grades 3-5  Grades 6-8  Grades 9-12

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.

Problem Solving in Geometry and Measurement $149 to be announced
Making Sense of School Mathematics - Grades 3-8 ^[MTED 775-902] $149 to be announced
Moving Students from Arithmetic to Algebra...one step at a time $149 Jul 2 - 23
Jan 15 - Feb 25
Teaching Middle School Mathematics with The Geometer's Sketchpad® ^[MTED 775] $149 Fall 2015 (every other fall)
Problem Solving Strategies ^[MTED 651] $149 Jun 23 - Sep 6 (every summer)
Teaching High School Mathematics with The Geometer's Sketchpad® ^[MTED 661] $149 Jun 23 - Sep 6 (every summer)
Learning/Teaching Calculus w/ Geometer's Sketchpad® ^[MTED 662] $149 Sep 22 - Dec 13 (every other fall)
^ Two tracks (CEU credit or Graduate credit) are offered for this course. More information on course pages.
# The grant will refund the tuition cost for any who successfully complete the course.

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 Aug 7 - Aug 28
Jan 8 - Feb 18
Nurturing Powerful Problem Solvers + $149 Oct 9 - Nov 19
Apr 23 - Jun 4
+ Participation requires separate purchase of the book, Powerful Problem Solving available from Heinemann or Amazon.com.

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 Membership: Resources & Strategies for Effective Implementation * $149 Oct 2 - Nov 12
Jan 8 - Feb 18
Learning from Student Work: Make the Most of Your PoW Membership * $149 Oct 2 - Nov 12
Jan 8 - Feb 18
Mentor Your Own: Supporting Strong Development of Mathematical Practices * $149 Jan 8 - Feb 18
Differentiated Math Instruction: Using Rich Problems to Reach All Learners * $149 Oct 2 - Nov 12
Apr 30 - Jun 11
* Participation requires a PoW Membership.

Math Forum Orientations

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

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Online Master's in Mathematics Learning and Teaching
Drexel University's online program prepares teachers to incorporate creative, problem-based, student-centered instruction in their classroom, combining the strengths of Drexel University's School of Education and the Math Forum. Part- or full-time options are available. Take the full 45-credit course of study for the Master's, or get a 15-credit Certificate of Graduate Study.

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Learning Math Together: A Spectrum of Opportunities

Please email me with any questions.
Suzanne Alejandre, Director of Professional Development

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