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Get Ready for Pi Day (6 March 2015)
Before next Saturday, check out the Forum's Teacher2Teacher FAQ for Problems of the Week, Ask Dr. Math conversations, book suggestions, and other web resources on the theme.
 
CMC Ignite Talks (6 March 2015)
Dan Meyer emcee'd our most recent series of Ignite talks. At the annual conference of the California Mathematics Council - Northern Section (CMC-North), these Math Forum staffers and colleagues spoke breathlessly about our passion for math education while 20 PowerPoint slides advanced every 15 seconds - ready or not!
  • Michael Fenton
  • Annie Fetter
  • Javier Garcia
  • Bree Pickford-Murray
  • Laila Nur
  • Max Ray
  • Teri Ryan
  • Brian Shay
  • Elizabeth Statmore
  • Arjan Khalsa
Math Forum Ignite Talks (24 February 2015)
One page with links to all of the Ignite talks organized, facilitated, and/or given by Math Forum staff!
 
Powerful Problem Solving (13 February 2015)
Suzanne Alejandre, Annie Fetter, and Max Ray gave sessions for the Boyertown Area School District staff.
 
Philadelphia Engineering/Math Challenge (10 February 2015)
Our third and final event took place today on Drexel University's campus. View: February 10th Competition: Results, Photos and Files.
 
UCTM Ignite Talks (9 February 2015)
Today we began posting daily a new five minute-long clip of a different Math Forum staffer or colleague, each speaking breathlessly about our passion for math education while 20 PowerPoint slides advanced every 15 seconds — ready or not! The Ignite session was an all-conference event during the Utah Council of Teachers of Mathematics in Layton, Utah.
  • Max Ray
  • Jet Warr
  • Doug Corey
  • Jeff Zivkovic
  • Diana Suddreth
  • Amy Kinder
  • Tom Morrell
  • Lisa Jasumback
  • Annie Fetter
Solutions: 2015 Mathematics Game (6 February 2015)
This past Sunday, we posted solutions to the 2015 Mathematics Game. Students have sent us their arithmetic from every region of the US, plus England, Germany, and beyond.
 
AMTNJ Ignite Talks (30 January 2015)
Earlier this week, we began posting daily a new five minute-long clip of a different Math Forum staffer or colleague, each speaking breathlessly about our passion for math education while 20 PowerPoint slides advanced every 15 seconds — ready or not! Ignite was one of the sessions on the program of the Association of Mathematics Teachers of New Jersey held in New Brunswick, New Jersey.
  • Annie Fetter
  • Jim Rubillo
  • Patsy Wang-Iverson
  • Neil Cooperman
  • Norma Boakes
  • Bob Lochel
  • Melissa Jackson
  • Phil Daro
  • Max Ray
IAS/PCMI Applications Due for Summer 2015 (16 January 2015)
Reminder: apply by Saturday, 31 January, to attend the 2015 Teacher Leadership Program (TLP) of IAS/PCMI, the Park City Mathematics Institute (PCMI). Through an intense mathematical experience, focused reflection on the practice of teaching, and leadership development around standards such as the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) or the Texas TEKS, teachers who participate in the TLP summer gain perspective about the work of teaching and develop their potential for contributing in meaningful ways to the field.
 
Boyertown MathFest (10 January 2015)
Suzanne Alejandre, Annie Fetter, and Max Ray gave sessions for the Boyertown Area School District staff and guests from nearby districts.
 
100th Day of School (2 January 2015)
In the coming weeks, many students will be attending school for the 100th day this school year. The 100th Day can be a lot of fun - and a teachable moment! Counting up to 100 for the 100th day of school gives teachers many special opportunities to investigate place value. The discussions and links to Web resources found in the FAQ provide many ideas to make your 100th Day a memorable experience for your students.
 
2015 Mathematics Game (1 January 2015)
The Math Forum's Year Game puzzle started today! Challenge your students to write expressions for each of the counting numbers 1 through 100 using
  • the digits in 2015
  • standard operations
  • grouping symbols

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