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March

Math Forum Course: Financial Education in the Math Classroom (27 March 2011)
Drawing on Math Forum resources and expertise, participants in this workshop will engage with problem solving, software, and technology tools as they explore financial education content and teaching strategies. This course, organized into three 2-week modules on the BlackBoard course platform, runs April 7 - May 19. Assignments will be given with deadlines, but participation will be asynchronous. Register now! This program is made possible by a generous grant from the FINRA Investor Education Foundation.
 
Orientation Session: Problems of the Week: Getting Started (26 March 2011)
Beginning March 31, the Math Forum starts another free week-long orientation session designed to help you start using your Problems of the Week membership. You can participate at any membership level, including a Trial Account.
 
The Math Forum at NCSM/NCTM (18 March 2011)
Math Forum staff and associates will present sessions at both conferences. Here are some glimpses of what they'll discuss:

At NCSM:

Monday 9:30 - 10:30 (NCSM session 108)
Moving Your Faculty Towards Diagnostic Teaching, Formative Assessment, and Individualized Instructional Techniques
Tuesday 10:00 - 11:00 (NCSM session 227)
Using Screen-Capture Movies to Assess Quadrilateral Constructions in Sketchpad
Wednesday 11:15 - 12:15 (NCSM session 342)
Developing Leadership in Our Mathematics Community: An Effective Model to Identify and Support Teacher Leaders

At NCTM:

Thursday 11:00 - 12:00 (NCTM session 140)
Using Technology to Transform Students' Problem Solving Experiences and Perspectives
Thursday 12:30 - 1:30 (NCTM session 173)
Using Screen-Capture Movies to Assess Quadrilateral Constructions in Sketchpad
Friday 11:00 - 12:00 (NCTM session 436)
Transform Your Geometry Teaching with These Free Online Resources
Pi Day Resources (6 March 2011)
From the Math Forum's Teacher2Teacher service, answers to a frequently asked question: What are some activities I can use for a Pi Day celebration on March 14 (3.14)? Suggestions include archived T2T conversations on the subject, Problems of the Week, Ask Dr. Math resources, literature connections, and links to relevant Web sites.
 
Math Forum Handouts from T3 San Antonio (1 March 2011)
Did you miss us in the booth area or during our session at the recent T³ International conference in San Antonio? Want copies of our handouts? Feel free to access the printed matter distributed during the conference, including information on our Professional Development program and samples from our Problems of the Week program.
 

February

Orientation Session: Problems of the Week: Getting Started (18 February 2011)
Beginning March 17th, the Math Forum starts another free week-long orientation session designed to help you start using your Problems of the Week membership. You can participate at any membership level, including a Trial Account.
 
Montgomery County Public Schools (4 February 2011)
The Math Forum is working with Montgomery County School District in Maryland to help more teachers use their Problems of the Week access more fully. Suzanne Alejandre is facilitating three online courses. One is tailored to the needs of primary teachers while another focuses on elementary level teachers and coaches and the third has a middle and high school focus.
 
Solutions: 2011 Mathematics Game (1 February 2011)
Students' solutions to the 2011 Mathematics Game have now been posted. Submissions are still being accepted for some digits.
 

January

Free Mentoring Opportunities (31 January 2011)
Mentor groups from Oregon and Pennsylvania will provide feedback to students who submit to problems that open on these dates:
  • FunPoW: January 31, February 14
  • PreAlgPoW: February 7, February 21
  • AlgPoW: February 14

Please have your students submit solutions; and if they receive replies from a mentor, encourage them to revise. Not only will your students learn more, but the mentors will learn as well!

A free Trial Class Account will give you 21 days of access to Current Problems of the Week and the Problems of the Week Library.

 
Math Forum Workshop: Financial Education in the Math Classroom (14 January 2011)
Drawing on Math Forum resources and expertise, participants in this workshop will engage with problem solving, software, and technology tools as they explore financial education content and teaching strategies. This workshop, organized into three 2-week modules on the BlackBoard course platform, runs February 3 - March 16. Assignments will be given with deadlines, but participation will be asynchronous. Register now! This program is made possible by a generous grant from the FINRA Investor Education Foundation.
 
T3 International Conference (1 January 2011)
The T3 program, sponsored by Texas Instruments, will host the annual T3 International Conference in San Antonio, Texas, February 25-27. Come network with teachers from across the US and abroad; learn from experienced educators; participate in hands-on and demonstration sessions—and visit the Math Forum's booth staffed by Suzanne Alejandre and Max Ray:

  • 10:00 to 5:30, Friday, February 25, 2011
  • 9:00 to 5:00, Saturday, February 26, 2011

Max Ray will also present Session 106:

  • Solving Problems to Learn Math (Quadratic Relationships) with TI-Nspire™ Technology
  • 1:15 - 2:15, Friday, February 25, 2011
Briarcliff Manor Middle School (1 January 2011)
The Math Forum is working with Briarcliff Manor Middle School in New York again this year. Suzanne Alejandre will collaborate with 6th, 7th, and 8th grade math teachers in their classrooms and also provide appropriate professional development opportunities.
 

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