The Math Forum

California Charter Schools Conference
Sacramento, California, March 4-7, 2008
15th Annual Conference


Suzanne Alejandre will staff the Math Forum @ Drexel Booth 625 in the Exhibit Hall:


Wednesday, March 5, 2008
7:00 am - 9:00 am
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:15 pm - 6:30 pm

Thursday, March 6, 2008
7:00 am - 9:00 am
11:30 am - 2:30 pm

The Math Forum is the leading online resource for improving math learning, teaching, and communication since 1992. We are teachers, administrators, mathematicians, researchers, students, and parents using the power of the Web to learn math and improve math education. We offer a wealth of problems and puzzles, online mentoring, professional development programs, research, team problem solving, and "Ask Dr. Math," our popular ask-an-expert service. Students have fun and learn. Educators share ideas and acquire new skills.

We are looking forward to talking with you about:

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Problems of the Week Our service is built around a collection of creative, non-routine challenges that you can use to get your students thinking, talking, and doing mathematics. Your students will learn flexible, adapative problem-solving skills and build their mathematics communication capabilities. Working with these problems will help you analyze student thinking; design responsive instruction based on that thinking; and move your students toward becoming competent, independent problem-solvers.
Teaching Mathematics with the Problems of the Week is the first in a series of professional development opportunities that we are developing. As a participant in our course focused on the Problems of the Week (PoWs), you will:
  • Enhance your understanding of NCTM's Process Standards and the role of PoWs in addressing them.
  • Develop concepts of mathematical problem solving and communication.
  • Learn to assess student work and provide effective feedback.
  • Expand your toolkit of strategies for managing problem solving in your classroom.
  • Participate in an ongoing community of teachers using PoWs.
Inn the Math Forum's online Using Technology and Problem Solving to Build Algebraic Reasoning workshop we investigate some mathematics topics common to middle school curricula within the theme of algebraic reasoning. In this context we will explore the Math Tools digital library and several software tools that contribute in some way to mathematical understanding, problem solving, reflection and discussion. Currently the $100 workshop fee for each participant is paid by a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF).
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Want to take Dr. Math with you? John Wiley & Sons, Inc. has published a series of four books based on the Math Forum's popular online math resource, Ask Dr. Math®. They are available for purchase at

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