1992
June 15, 1992
Geometry Forum
The Forum's first incarnation on the Internet.
June, 1992
Discussion Groups
http://mathforum.org/kb/
The Forum's discussion groups  now available via the Web  start as usenet newsgroups and mailing lists. To this day, these mathematics and math education conversations remain one of the Forum's most active areas.
1993
December, 1993
Geometry Problem of the Week
http://mathforum.org/geopow/
Our first mentored problem of the week encourages students to clearly express their mathematical thinking. Over the next six years, seven new Problems of the Week launch for new audiences: the ElemPoW (Elementary School), MidPoW (Middle School), AlgPoW (Algebra), CalcPoW (Trigonometry and Calculus), DMPoW (Discrete Math), Math Fundamentals PoW, and PreAlgebra PoW.
1994
Summer, 1994
Internet Mathematics Library
http://mathforum.org/library/
The Forum's Internet Mathematics Library begins to grow from a list of bookmarks into its current dynamic database of mathrelated web sites that The Philadelphia Inquirer calls "more powerful than Yahoo!"
July, 1994
Geometry and the Internet Workshop
http://mathforum.org/sum94/sum94.html
The second of our annual summer institutes for teachers (the first one after the advent of the Mosaic World Wide Web browser).
Fall, 1994
Ask Dr. Math
http://mathforum.org/dr.math/
Our highly touted askanexpert service for math questions. Trained volunteer "doctors" begin responding to students, eventually earning backtoback Awards for Exemplary AskA Service by the Virtual Reference Desk (VRD).
1995
Summer, 1995
Web Units and Lessons
http://mathforum.org/te/web.units.old.html
Resources and materials built on collaborations between Forum staff and users.
1996
February, 1996
The Math Forum
http://mathforum.org/
The Geometry Forum broadens into the Math Forum with a new NSF grant.
October, 1996
Math Forum Internet Newsletter
http://mathforum.org/electronic.newsletter/
The electronic newsletter highlights the best of mathematics and math education on the Web. It's sent out weekly to more than 3200 subscribers.
1997
January, 1997
1997 Puzzle
http://mathforum.org/ruth/1997.puzzle.html
Students are challenged to use the digits in 1997 and any operations to write expressions equal to the numbers from 0 to 100. This is one of several activities featured on the Forum's Math Puzzles page.
July, 1997
Math Forum's Urban Systemic Initiative Workshops
http://mathforum.org/workshops/usi/
The Math Forum holds workshops for teachers in Philadelphia and San Diego as part of the Urban System Initiative projects. These workshops result in two lesson units, Pascal's Triangle and Exploring Data.
August, 1997
Symmetry and Pattern: The Art of Oriental Carpets
http://mathforum.org/geometry/rugs/
This online exhibit uses symmetry to analyze patterns in Oriental carpets. A joint project of The Textile Museum and The Math Forum.
September, 1997
Teachers' Place
http://mathforum.org/teachers/
Resources for teachers are organized for classroom and career use. Specific sections by level from prekindergarden through graduate school include pages of lessons, activities, professional organizations, publications, and more.
1998
March, 1998
Teacher2Teacher
http://mathforum.org/t2t/
A sister service of Ask Dr. Math, Teacher2Teacher addresses questions from teachers and parents about math teaching and math learning. T2T Associates include Presidential Awardeees in mathematics.
September, 1998
Class2Class
http://mathforum.org/class2class/
A clearinghouse to facilitate student and class participation in Internet projects, including collaborative projects, datacollecting experiments, peer tutoring, and keypal exchanges.
1999
June, 1999
Union City Workshops
http://mathforum.org/workshops/unioncity/
Forum staff work with teachers and students from New Jersey's Union City Schools to develop a four week summer program for students entering grades 6 through 9.
September, 1999
ESCOT Problem of the Week
http://mathforum.org/escotpow/
As a partner of the Educational Software Components of Tomorrow (ESCOT) project, the Forum coordinates teachers, software developers, and curriculum disseminators to create Java applet simulations and visualizations.
2000
January, 2000
Workshop Series  Rutgers/Lucent
http://mathforum.org/~shelly/Lucent/
In conjunction with a Rutgers/Lucent Allies in Teaching Mathematics and Technology grant, Forum staff provide professional development workshops and a customized Problem of the Week.
April, 2000
WebCT
WebCT acquires the Math Forum. The mathematics community built by the Math Forum serves as the model that WebCT uses to develop their Communities Resources area.
April, 2000
Math Awareness Month
http://www.mathaware.org/
"Math Spans All Dimensions" is the theme of the millennial Math Awareness Month, an event hosted by the Math Forum since 1996 and coordinated by the Joint Policy Board for Mathematics, which includes the American Mathematical Society, the Mathematical Association of America, and the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics.
August, 2000
BRAP
http://mathforum.org/brap/
Middle school and high school math teachers from around the country reflect on research literature and their own classroom practices to negotiate pedagogical questions such as "How do I know I'm right?" Forum staff facilitate participants' conversations, writing, and the exchange and analysis of videotapes of their classrooms, which culminated in the videopaper "Encouraging Mathematical Thinking: Discourse Around a Rich Problem."
2001
January, 2001
MathDL
http://www.mathdl.org/
With funding from the National Science Foundation, the Forum hosts the Mathematical Sciences Digital Library, an online resource managed by the Mathematical Association of America.
January, 2001
JOMA
http://www.joma.org/
The Journal of Online Mathematics and its Applications (JOMA) is the journal of the Mathematical Sciences Digital Library (MathDL).
April, 2001
Library of Problems of the Week
http://mathforum.org/library/problems/
The Math Forum's Library of Problems of the Week organizes the archives of the six services for browsing by mathematics and story topic, rates problems for difficulty level, and provides for searching by keyword.
April 4, 2001
Problems of the Week Book, Volume I
http://mathforum.org/powbook.html
The Math Forum unveils its first publication at NCTM's Annual Meeting in Orlando, Florida. Drawn from the 19992000 school year, the Problems of the Week, Volume 1 book has a section for each of the six Problems of the Week: Elementary, Middle School, Algebra, Geometry, Trig/Calculus, and Discrete Math.
June 21, 2001
Drexel University
http://mathforum.org/announce/drexelacquisition.html
The Math Forum becomes part of Drexel University.
2002
January 1, 2002
Teacher Exchange
http://mathforum.org/te/
The reorganized Web Units and Lessons area makes it easier for teachers to find and contribute lessons.
March, 2002
Workshop Series  Radnor, Pennsylvania
http://mathforum.org/workshops/radnor/
Radnor High School and Middle School mathematics departments are working with the Math Forum staff to improve the use of technology to support mathematics learning.
March, 2002
DrexelPoW
http://mathforum.org/announce/drexelpow.html
Prospective Drexel students begin solving a customized Problem of the Week.
March, 2002
CMSPoW
http://mathforum.org/~shelly/elizabeth/
The Cleveland Middle School Problem of the Week launches, a joint project of the Math Forum and the New Jersey Center of the Coalition of Essential Schools.
May, 2002
Improved Dr. Math Archives
http://mathforum.org/dr.math/
The Math Forum reorganizes over 7800 Ask Dr. Math questions/answers to make them easier to browse and search.
June, 2002
2002 Sci/Tech Web Award
http://mathforum.org/forum.awards.html
ScientificAmerican.com selects the Math Forum Web site as a winner of the 2002 Sci/Tech Web Awards. Their editors reviewed hundreds of Web sites and selected the Math Forum as one of five to list in the mathematics category.
2003
March, 2003
Math Tools
http://mathforum.org/mathtools/
The Math Forum launches the Math Tools digital library, an educational center for math software. With funding from the National Science Foundation and in collaboration with SRI, Key Curriculum Press, Texas Instruments, The Shodor Foundation, and Utah State University's National Library of Virtual Manipulatives, Math Tools provides software reviews and teacher support for handheld devices, small interactive webbased tools such as applets, and other computer platforms.
July, 2003
Virtual Math Teams
http://mathforum.org/vmt/
The Virtual Math Teams (VMT) Project @ the Math Forum lets students work together and enjoy doing math online. As an educational research project, VMT also investigates how to make collaborative math problem solving a fun learning experience for all students.
August, 2003
Dr. Math Books
http://mathforum.org/pubs/dr.mathbooks.html
John Wiley & Sons publishes Dr. Math Gets You Ready for Algebra, which includes dozens of letters from kids who've had trouble understanding the basic math concepts used in algebra, along with answers from math doctors.
October, 2003
Top 101 Most Incredibly Useful Web sites
http://mathforum.org/forum.awards.html
PC Magazine names the Math Forum to its list of Top 101 Most Incredibly Useful Web sites in the category of Information.
November, 2003
Dr. Math Books
http://mathforum.org/pubs/dr.mathbooks.html
John Wiley & Sons publishes Dr. Math Explains Algebra, which includes dozens of letters from kids who've had trouble understanding the math concepts used in algebra, along with answers from math doctors.
2004
July, 2004
Math Tools
http://mathforum.org/mathtools/
The new version of Math Tools improves browsing, and rolls out a host of customization features: choose specific resources to save to your Math Tools Profile, subscribe to them to receive email when they get updated, and review and rate them by clicking on one or more of the stars.
August, 2004
Dr. Math Books
http://mathforum.org/pubs/dr.mathbooks.html
John Wiley & Sons publishes Dr. Math Introduces Geometry, which includes dozens of letters from kids who've had trouble understanding the basic math concepts used in geometry, along with answers from math doctors.
August, 2004
Math Tools Tool Fest
http://mathforum.org/workshops/toolfest04/
At the Math and Technology Tool Fest, a group of folks get together to create classroom activities, softwarerelated resources, and services for themselves and others.
October, 2004
Drexel University
http://mathforum.org/drexel/
The Math Forum begins operating under Drexel's School of Education.
December, 2004
Dr. Math Books
http://mathforum.org/pubs/dr.mathbooks.html
John Wiley & Sons publishes Dr. Math Presents More Geometry, which includes dozens of letters from kids who've had trouble understanding the math concepts used in geometry, along with answers from math doctors.
2005
May, 2005
One of the Best Web Sites
The Math Forum receives recognition as one of the best Web sites
for teachers on the Internet today in the books 101 Best Web Sites for Secondary Teachers and 101 Best Web Sites for Elementary Teachers, published by the International Society for Technology in Education. Both books also select Math Forum Associate Director Cynthia Lanius' site, Fun Mathematics Lessons.
June, 2005
Math Tools Virtual Tool Fest
http://mathforum.org/workshops/toolfest05/
The second Math and Technology Tool Fest reunites the people who started creating classroom activities, softwarerelated resources, and services for themselves and others last summer.
September, 2005
School District Professional Development
http://mathforum.org/workshops/workshop2.html
Our professional development offerings now include customized Problem of the Week services for the Temple Partnership schools and also the School District of Philadelphia and work to support the MATRIX grants in Trenton and Camden County.
December, 2005
Our New Home Page and New Look for Our Newsletter
http://mathforum.org/
Tuesday, December 20, marks the unveiling our new home page. As we kick off our eleventh year of newsletters, our issues start sporting a new look, too.
2006
January, 2006
NSDL Workshops
http://mathforum.org/nsdl_mathtech/
The NSDL Math Tools Workshop program helps teachers develop use of new online tools for mathematics; teacher pedagogical content knowledge; and local professional community and leadership in the context of local workshops and online courses.
January, 2006
The Math Forum is now sponsored in part by Texas Instruments.
April, 2006
Collaboration with The Science of Racing
http://www.scienceofracing.com/
The Math Forum is working with The Science of Racing program to promote the importance of the sciences through the sport of professional drag racing.
April, 2006
Jack Kent Cooke Award
The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation awards the Math Forum @ Drexel a grant in its national competition  one of five winners from among 350 applicants. With the Foundation's $150,000 award, the Math Forum will engage 100 low to moderateincome 9th and 10th graders in its existing online mathematics community.
October, 2006
Write Math: PoWs by Standard
Our standardsaligned, gradespecific program to improve math problem solving, Write Math: PoWs by Standard adapts the engaging problems from the Problems of the Week program and correlates them to state standards and math topics.
2007
March, 2007
Tools for Building Math Concepts: An Online Workshop for Teachers of Grades 35
http://mathforum.org/toolsandconcepts/
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.
2008
March, 2008
Online Professional Development Courses
New online courses moderated by the Math Forum staff are introduced. Teachers work online with math specialists from the Math Forum to build their own math content knowledge, analyze and scaffold student problem solving, and design instructional strategies.
August, 2008
Enhanced Problem Packets, Problem Solving and Communication Activity Series
Problem of the Week members get more out of PoW experience with our new, puzzlespecific support materials. The Enhanced Problem Packets provide an overview of each challenge, teaching suggestions, our solutions, and  for problems from our Library  sample student work with suggested interventions. The Problem Solving and Communication Activity Series expand students' problemsolving repertoire with illustrations of activities to do with each PoW, and help teachers anticipate ideas that might come up in their classes.
October, 2008
TIPoWs
TITechnology Problems of the Week (TIPoWs) are freely accessible problemsolving challenges modeled on the Math Forum's Problems of the Week that take advantage of the TINspire™.
October, 2008
The Math Forum @ Drexel joins The New Goodwin College
The Goodwin College of Professional Studies and the Drexel School of Education merge.
November, 2008
Primary PoWs
The Problems of the Week Library expands to include hundreds of PoWs designed just for grades K2.
2009
June, 2009
Moving to Mathematics
The Forum starts offering a series of online professional development courses, wholly funded by the Pennsylvania Department of Education, that prepares teachers to pass the Mathematics Praxis II.
August, 2009
The PoWs have had a makeover
The PoWs become more userfriendly and offer muchimproved performance in terms of speed and reliability.
November, 2009
Enhanced Tools for Financial Literacy
Through a grant from the FINRA Investor Education Foundation, the Forum begins developing a comprehensive program to support mathematics teachers in integrating financial education concepts in their classrooms.
December, 2009
You can KenKen at mathforum.org
The Forum partners with Nextoy^{®} to offer KenKen puzzles in a mentoring environment, along with lesson plans and solutions viewable by teachers.
2010
April, 2010
M.S. in Mathematics Learning and Teaching
The Online Master's Degree in Mathematics Learning and Teaching brings together the best of the Math Forum's 20 years of experience in online mathematics education and teacher preparation with the expertise of Drexel's nationally ranked School of Education, a leading provider of online teacher professional development.
August, 2010
Orientation Sessions
Orientation Session help members make the most of Math Tools, Technology Problems of the Week (tPoWs), and Problem of the Week memberships.
2011
January, 2011
Financial Education in the Math Classroom
Drawing on Math Forum resources and expertise, participants in this workshop engage with problem solving, software, and technology tools as they explore financial education content and teaching strategies.
April, 2011
NCTM Lifetime Achievement Award
Gene Klotz, founder of the Math Forum, was honored with the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) Lifetime Achievement Award for Distinguished Service to Mathematics Education.
April, 2011
Ignite Talks
Max Ray, Steve Weimar and Annie Fetter spoke at Key Curriculum's Ignite event at the annual meeting of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.
April, 2012
Ignite Talks
Annie Fetter, Max Ray, and Steve Weimar spoke at Key Curriculum's Ignite event at the annual conference of the National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics.
June 15, 2012
Happy Birthday, Math Forum!
The Math (née Geometry) Forum is 20 years old.
August, 2012
TrigCalcPoW added to Current Problems
Current Problem of the Week members now have access to six levels of problems and the accompanying resources.
December, 2012
Ignite Talk
Suzanne Alejandre spoke at Key Curriculum's Ignite event at the annual meeting of the California Mathematics Council  Northern Section (CMCNorth).
September, 2013
Powerful Problem Solving: Activities for SenseMaking with the Mathematical Practices
Our newest book written by Max Ray and published by Heinemann is available.
September, 2013
Book Companion Website
We launched a companion website for our book Powerful Problem Solving: Activities for SenseMaking with the Mathematical Practices including activity videos, index of activities, chapterbychapter resources, and more.
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