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Mastering the Common Core
We Have the Practices

Get a full Problems of the Week membership when you purchase and register for any of our scheduled online PD courses. That's a 50% savings!* Your PoW membership won't expire until June 30, 2014.

Reg. price: $298
Sale price: $149

Differentiated Math Instruction: Using Rich Problems to Reach All Learners
August 22 - October 2, 2013
Rich problems invite a variety of solution strategies. They provide an effective vehicle for accommodating a range of levels and learning styles. In this six-week online course participants will explore strategies for using problem solving to build skills and concepts for struggling students and to provide challenge for those who soar.
PoW Class Membership: Resources & Strategies for Effective Implementation
Aug 26-30 + October 3 - 23, 2013
October 3 - November 13, 2013
January 9 - February 19, 2014
After completing this course, you will be familiar with all the resources associated with your PoW membership access. You will be able to make an informed decision about how to start implementing PoWs with your students, and you'll have an idea of further steps to try when you are ready.
NOTE: The next scheduled course is a "combination" version: one week summer intensive + three weeks in the fall. Assume that what is noted for Weeks 1-3 in the six-week version of the syllabus will be covered during Week 1 (summer) and what is noted for Weeks 4-6 will be covered in the fall.
Mentor Your Own: Supporting Strong Development of Mathematical Practices
selected weeks in August through October, 2013
October 3 - November 13, 2013
January 9 - February 19, 2014
After you have become oriented to all of the possible ways to use the resources that come with a PoW membership and you have a foundation of mentoring skills, this course provides an opportunity to apply what you've learned with your own students and focus on the development of their mathematical thinking and problem solving, individually and collectively.
Learning/Teaching Calculus w/ Geometer's Sketchpad® [MTED 662]
September 22 - December 7, 2013
In this course, we will collaboratively explore the fundamental ideas of calculus, including limits, derivatives, antiderivatives, and integrals, through the use of dynamic geometry software. While the course will cover a variety of calculus content, it is not a calculus course. This course is designed to enrich students' understanding of calculus ideas, to collaboratively explore these ideas with colleagues, and to engage in professional conversations about the implications of these developing experiences and technologies on the learning and teaching of calculus.
Moving Students from Arithmetic to Algebra...one step at a time
October 3 - November 13, 2013
In this course we will examine a continuum of student work from the Math Forum's Problems of the Week archive. Selected work will include a range of examples from "not knowing how to start" to "It's perfect. What could I possibly say to her?" We will consider specific ways to move students' thinking along this continuum.
Learning from Student Work: Make the Most of Your PoW Membership
October 3 - November 13, 2013
January 9 - February 19, 2014
In this course you will have the opportunity to mentor student work submitted to the Math Forum from classrooms around the world. The goal is for you to become comfortable as well as successful in prompting students to develop sound mathematical practices through written feedback. After honing this skill with a diverse range of students, you might want to enroll in "Mentor Your Own: Supporting Strong Development of Mathematical Practices" to learn how to integrate written feedback into your own classroom practice.
Teaching Mathematics with The Geometer's Sketchpad® [MTED 661]
March 30 - June 9, 2014
In this course, we'll explore ways in which the teaching and learning of math in grades 6 through calculus can be enhanced by appropriate use of dynamic mathematics software such as Sketchpad. We'll construct sketches from scratch and use existing activities and highly-authored sketches to cover topics in middle school, algebra, geometry, pre-calculus, and calculus (you don't need to know or remember calculus!). We will also learn about Sketchpad topics such as animation, action buttons, presentation sketches, transformations and iterations, and the construction and use of custom tools.

Reg. price: $298
Sale price: $149


*You must successfully complete the course in order to receive the discount. No other offers apply; no refunds. Full memberships will expire 6.30.2014. Total cost savings equal $149. Offer expires 9.18.2013.

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Suzanne Alejandre, Director of Professional Development

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