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December

2011 Mathematics Game (26 December 2010)
Use the digits in the year 2011 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. You may use the digits in any order, but the order 2, 0, 1, 1 is preferred.
 
Give a Gift (24 December 2010)
Add the Math Forum to your holiday list! Give a gift before the New Year. With just a week left in the 2010 tax year, consider a tax deductible donation to your favorite online math community.
 
Special offer through December 31, 2010 (21 December 2010)
Upgrade from an Individual Teacher Membership to a Class level membership, allowing you and your students full access to the entire archived Library for only $119. That's a $30 savings!
 
Seedbed (17 December 2010)
Before his death, Tom O'Brien entrusted the Math Forum with the scanned archives of his journal Seedbed, now available online. Throughout the 1980s, Seedbed published articles on "the intellectual growth of children, and teachers' participation therein." At its simplest, the journal let teachers share ideas with other teachers.
 
Online Professional Development (12 December 2010)
Four Math Forum professional development courses begin next month:
Holiday Shopping with The Math Forum (10 December 2010)
Shopping online with Amazon.com or Target this holiday season? Start at mathforum.org, and with one small initial step, you can help sustain the Math Forum. Just bookmark or select our page as a "favorite" in your browser. The next time you start to shop online, first click through the "amazon.com" or "Target" icons on our page. If you then purchase anything at either site, a little revenue will come our way, at no extra cost to you.
 
Orientation Sessions (10 December 2010)
These free self-paced, week-long session include activities to help you learn about the different features of these Math Forum services:
I Noticed, I Wondered, Now What? (8 December 2010)
Max Ray and Suzanne Alejandre introduced problem solving and mathematical communication strategies and also provided an orientation to the Math Forum's Problems of the Week site to the mathematics department at the School of the Future, Philadelphia.
 
I Noticed, I Wondered, Now What? (6 December 2010)
Max Ray presented a second workshop in a series on problem-solving and communication for mathematics and science teachers attending the Philadelphia Math + Science Coalition's Math-Science Teacher Forum held at the United Way Building, December 6 at 4:30-6:30 PM.
 
Problem Solving--It Has to Begin with Noticing and Wondering (4 December 2010)
Marie Hogan, Traweek Middle School, and Suzanne Alejandre, The Math Forum @ Drexel, had their article published on pages 31-33 in the December, 2010, issue of the CMC ComMuniCator, the journal of the California Mathematics Council. Copies of an unedited version of the PDF file may be distributed.
 

November

Drexel Online Honors Outstanding Instructors (9 November 2010)
Drexel University Online held its annual National Distance Learning Week awards ceremony on Tuesday, November 9 to recognize outstanding Drexel faculty who have made a significant contribution to the field of distance or online learning. Dr. Ellen Clay, School of Education, Assistant Teaching Professor, was honored as an 2010 Outstanding Online Instructor.
 
Math Tools: Math Topics by Course (3 November 2010)
Financial Education has been added as a course to Math Tools. The topics listed include:
  • Credit and Debt
  • Financial Planning and Money Management
  • Financial Responsibility and Decision Making
  • Income and Careers
  • Risk Management and Insurance
  • Saving and Investing
The Math Forum on Twitter (2 November 2010)
We've made a handy page for you to find links to all of our tweets!
 
Free Scenarios from the Problems of the Week (1 November 2010)
If you follow us on Twitter you may have seen that we've started to offer a free scenario each week!
 
I Notice, I Wonder, I Can Think! (1 November 2010)
Suzanne Alejandre introduced problem solving and mathematical communication strategies to mathematics and science teachers attending the Philadelphia Math + Science Coalition's Math-Science Teacher Forum held at the United Way Building on November 1 from 4:30 to 6:30 PM.
 

October

Free Mentoring Opportunities (22 October 2010)
Mentor groups from Oregon, Utah, Minnesota, Missouri, and California will provide feedback to students who submit to problems that open on these dates:
  • FunPoW: November 1
  • PreAlgPoW: October 25, November 8
  • AlgPoW: November 1

Please have your students submit solutions. If they receive replies from a mentor, we hope you'll 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.

 
The Math Forum at NCTM Regional in Baltimore (8 October 2010)
Coming to Baltimore for the NCTM Regional Conference, October 14-15? Stop in to visit Annie and Suzanne of the Math Forum, Thursday from 1-3 pm at the NCSM booth where they will be volunteering.

Annie and Suzanne are also each leading a session:

Problem Solving and Technology Implementation in an Inclusion Classroom (session 32)
    led by Annie Fetter
    Thursday, October 14, 9:30-10:30 am
    room 321
Learn how a middle school math teacher and a math coach create a problem-solving environment in classrooms that include English language learners and special-education students. Annnie will show you how to use Sketchpad®, applets, and other technology that can help turn students into problem solvers.

Developing Leadership in the Use of Problem-Solving Strategies and Technology (session 125)
    led by Suzanne Alejandre
    Friday, October 15, 8-9 am
    room 330
Examine a model of professional development from the Math Forum and learn more about technology resources and support that enable teachers to become leaders in this community.

Can't make it to the NCTM Regional? You can find more ideas and share in a dedicated community through our online PD courses this fall:

http://mathforum.org/pd/

 
Free Mentoring Opportunities (8 October 2010)
Mentor groups from Oregon, Utah, Minnesota, and Missouri will provide feedback to students who submit to problems opening on the following dates:

  • FunPoW: October 18
  • PreAlgPoW: October 11, October 25
  • AlgPoW: October 18

Please have your students submit solutions. If they receive replies from a mentor, we hope you'll 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 Online Course: PoW Class Membership (1 October 2010)
Registration closes October 7 for the Math Forum's online professional development course "PoW Class Membership: Resources & Strategies for Effective Implementation." The course runs October 7 - November 17.

This course will familiarize current subscribers of the Problems of the Week (PoWs) with the features and 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.

Participation requires Problem of the Week membership at the Class level or higher, which you may purchase (or renew) together with the course.

 

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