Connecting Schools to Local and Global Communities
with Online Mentoring
Math Forum at NCTM 2003 || Math Forum || Student Center || Teachers' Place
Customized Math Forum Services
The Math Forum offers three main mentored services. In addition to these areas, the staff and volunteers who keep the site running treat every interaction with the same approach. Our philosophy is to determine where people are in their understanding and boost them to the next level.
- Problems of the Week - http://mathforum.org/pow/
- The Math Forum's Problems of the Week (PoWs) are designed to provide creative, non-routine challenges for students in grades three through twelve. Problem-solving and mathematical communication are key elements of every problem.
Submission, Mentoring, Revision
- Cupcakes, Cupcakes! - Math Fundamentals PoW
- Point P Perambulates - Geometry PoW
- Point P Perambulates - Self-Guided GeoPoW
- Ask Dr. Math - http://mathforum.org/dr.math/
- Ask Dr. Math is a question and answer service for math students, their parents, and teachers. A searchable archive is available by level and topic, as well as summaries of Frequently Asked Questions. Ask Dr. Math
- Convex Polygons, age 17
- Statements & Reasoning (geometry), age 14
- Teacher2Teacher - http://mathforum.org/t2t/
- Teacher2Teacher is as a peer-mentored question-and-answer service, which focuses on answering questions from teachers and parents about math teaching and math learning. The archive contains public discussions where teachers can get teaching ideas and contribute their own.
Mentoring and Discussions
- High School Homework - Multiple Opinions
- Public Discussion - Touch Point Math
The Math Forum has been customizing its services for local projects for a few years. These projects are usually small (although we are looking to expand) and are focused on the specific needs of the community.
- Teachers connecting with other teachers
- Problems suited for the curriculum and aligned to state standard
- Open-ended problems to prepare for state testing
- Opportunities for teachers to strengthen math knowledge
- Student work is be published