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Writing to Develop Understanding: The Math Forum @ Drexel's PoWs (30 December, 2006)
ComMuniCator, the journal of the California Mathematics Council, published an article written by Suzanne Alejandre on pages 33 - 36 of their December, 2006, issue. CMC has generously allowed the Math Forum to make available a PDF version of the article.
2007 Mathematics Game - Judy Ann Brown (29 December, 2006)
Use the digits in the year 2007 and the operations +, -, x, ÷, ^ (raised to a power), sqrt (square root), and ! (factorial), along with grouping symbols, to write expressions for the counting numbers 1 through 100. This year we will also allow the use of decimal points and double-digit numbers. Submissions open January 1 and the first solutions will be posted February 1, 2007.
Using Technology and Problem Solving to Build Algebraic Reasoning (27 December, 2006)
The Math Forum @ Drexel accepting applications to participate in one of five NSDL Online Teacher Workshops planned for 2007.
School District of Philadelphia (SDP) Math Symposium (19 December, 2006)
Stephen Weimar, Annie Fetter, and Suzanne Alejandre gave two presentations at the School District of Philadelphia's Math Symposium hosted by the School of Education, Drexel University. During the session, Using Math Tools to Foster Algebraic Reasoning participants investigated algebraic reasoning in middle school mathematics using online software tools. Participants in the Formative Assessment through Problem Solving and Writing session explored a diagnostic process and worked with the instructional rubric developed by the Math Forum.
IAS/Park City Mathematics Institute (15 December, 2006)
The 2007 Summer Session of the IAS/Park City Mathematics Institute will be held in Park City, Utah, from July 1 - 21, 2007. Visit the IAS/PCMI Applications and Information site before February 15, 2007, to apply.
Hiring Program Leader (1 December, 2006)
The Math Forum @ Drexel is hiring a Program Leader.
Christa McAuliffe Technology Conference (28-30 November, 2006)
At the Christa McAuliffe Technology Conference held in Nashua, New Hampshire, Claire Mead presented Technology is the Plate! Math Problem Solving with Technology.


MassCUE (15-16 November, 2006)
At the MassCUE conference held in Sturbridge, Massachusetts, Claire Mead presented Field Trip to the Math Forum.
The Math Forum @ Drexel at CMC-South (3-4 November, 2006)
At the 47th Annual California Mathematics Council - Southern Section conference in Palm Springs, Suzanne Alejandre presented workshops entitled "Using Resources at the Math Forum @ Drexel to Reach Every Learner." The Math Forum @ Drexel provided information about services and products at the TODOS Booth (233) in the Exhibit Hall.


Write Math with the Math Forum (31 October, 2006)
We released our new standards-aligned, grade-specific program to improve math problem solving: Write Math with the Math Forum adapts the engaging problems from the Problems of the Week program and correlates them to state standards and math topics.
Technology Is the Plate! (19 October, 2006)
Claire Mead presented tools that enhance problem-solving at the meeting of the Association of Teachers of Mathematics in New England (ATMNE) in Killington, Vermont.

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