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AlgPoW: Opportunity for Free Mentoring (26 March, 2007)
Pre-service teachers from Northwest Missouri State University are offering free mentoring for the next Algebra Problem of the Week. "Hoop Heroes" will be active March 26 through April 8. Please have your students submit solutions. Help your students make the most of the mentoring experience.
NCTM Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA (22 March, 2007)
Are you planning to visit Atlanta in March to attend the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics 84th Annual Meeting? Meet the Math Forum staff in the Exhibit Hall at Booth 1319. Plan to attend one of our sessions:
  • Thursday 12:30 - 1:30 Claire Mead
    Session 206: Technology Is the Plate!: Tools That Enhance Elementary Problem Solving
  • Friday 8:30 - 10:00 Stephen Weimar and Steve Risberg
    Session 436: Good Problems: Moving with Multiple Representations to Algebraic Reasoning
  • Friday 12:30 - 1:30 Suzanne Alejandre and Cynthia Lanius
    Session 570: The Math Forum's tPoWs: Using a Variety of Mathematical Representations
  • Friday 3:30 - 4:30 Annie Fetter
    Session 719: Algebra Readiness through Multiple Representations -- Technology Style
NCSM Annual Conference (19 March, 2007)
Visit the Math Forum table in the display area of NCSM Sponsors, or attend one of our sessions:
  • Tuesday 4:00 - 5:00 Cynthia Lanius and Suzanne Alejandre
    Professional Development that Builds Teachers' Algebraic Reasoning
  • Wednesday 8:15 - 9:45 Stephen Weimar and Annie Fetter
    Assessment that Guides Instruction Using Writing with Problem Solving
Tools for Building Math Concepts: An Online Workshop for Teachers of Grades 3-5 (19 March, 2007)
The Math Forum at Drexel and Microsoft Corporation will host an online workshop for exploring how technology can help students develop fundamental concepts of multiplication, fractions, division and area through the process of generating data and examining patterns.
T3 International Conference (9 March, 2007)
Steve Risberg and Suzanne Alejandre staffed the Math Forum booth at the T3 International Conference held in Chicago, Illinois, March 9-11, 2007. Conversations were focused on Technology Problems of the Week (tPoWs) inspired by TI, Math Tools, Dr. Math Books, and the Math Forum site in general.


Problem of the Week Articles (2 February, 2007)
These three published articles give context to using the Math Forum's Problems of the Week with students:
  • "Writing to Develop Understanding: The Math Forum @ Drexel's PoWs"
  • "Problems of the Week Engage Students with Special Needs"
  • "The Impact of the Math Forum's Problem(s) of the Week on Students' Mathematical Thinking"


FunPoW: Opportunity for Free Mentoring (25 January, 2007)
Pre-service teachers from Indiana University and Minnesota State University Moorhead are offering free mentoring for the next Math Fundamentals Problem of the Week. "Mr. Lincoln's Line" will be active January 29 through February 11. Please have your students submit solutions. Help your students make the most of the mentoring experience.

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