Goals for today's session include:
 presenting a sample of the Math Forum services;
 imagining instructional uses of the Math Forum services,
including mentoring, curriculum connections, and problemsolving
resources; and
 discussing ways these services could enhance mathematical
learning in higher education.
Math Forum Services
The Math Forum  http://mathforum.org/
The Math Forum is an online community of teachers, students, researchers, parents, educators, and citizens at all levels who have an interest in math and math education.
Ask Dr. Math  http://mathforum.org/dr.math/
Ask Dr. Math is an askanexpert service in which math
questions at all levels are asked of our volunteer doctors. A
searchable archive is available by level and topic, together with a FAQ and Classic Problems
section.
Teacher2Teacher  http://mathforum.org/t2t/
Teacher2Teacher is like a virtual teacher's lounge in that people pose questions and share opinions about topics ranging from classroom teaching techniques to good Internet resources for professional development. The initial responses are provided by mentor teachers, most of whom are Presidential Awardees for Excellence in Mathematics Teaching.
Problems of the Week 
http://mathforum.org/pow/
The Problems of the Week are designed to challenge students with nonroutine problems and to encourage them
to verbalize their solutions. There are Elementary, Middle School, Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry &
Calculus, and Discrete Mathematics Problems of the Week. The Problem of the Week is a mentored environment in which students submit
solutions to math challenges. Each submission is responded to by a mentor.
Encouraging Mathematical Thinking  http://mathforum.org/brap/wrap/
This videopaper opens a conversation about the use of discourse as the basis for encouraging students' mathematical thinking in classrooms and for supporting professional growth. A collaboration of teacher practitioners and Math Forum staff, it reflects an attempt to integrate practice and research, reporting on findings culled from discussions of research articles and chapters, classroom practice, and videotapes of classroom teaching.
Internet Mathematics Library 
http://mathforum.org/library/
The Math Forum has collected, organized, cataloged, and annotated thousands of mathrelated Web sites from diverse sources to create its Internet Mathematics Library. You can browse or search this gold mine of mathematics, organized under the headings of Mathematics Topics, Resource Types, Mathematics Education Topics or Educational Level. Selecting any of these headings yields a hierarchical outline. Clicking on a category in the outline takes you to a page showing subcategories, selected sites, and all sites in the category. This format is consistent as you 'drill down'.
Web Units and Lessons 
http://mathforum.org/web.units.html
The Math Forum is committed to being a resource built upon the activity of the teachers,
students, and researchers who use it.
Math Forum Searches 
http://mathforum.org/grepform.html
Discussion Groups, Special Discussion
Projects  http://mathforum.org/discussions/
The Math Forum's discussion archives
include mathematics and math educationrelated newsgroups, mailing lists, and Webbased discussions
(e.g., MathTeach, Numeracy, GeometryPreCollege, K12 Math Education, Math History List, NCTM
Standards 2000, etc.). For example, we host discussions for AMTE, the Association of Mathematics Teacher
Educators, HistoriaMatematica, a moderated multilingual scholarly math history list, and SNARK, a mathematics problem and puzzle list for Spanish speakers. Many of these groups are open to the public.
Math Forum Internet Newsletter 
http://mathforum.org/electronic.newsletter/
An electronic newsletter is sent out via email once a week to those who subscribe, and is archived on the Web. Each week it offers suggestions of good sites to visit for mathematics and key issues in math education, or tips for what we have at the Math Forum and how to find it. Once a month in a special issue readers receive notification of interesting conversations taking place on Internet mathematics discussion groups.
You might want to browse through an issue or two. You are welcome to subscribe to the newsletter as one immediate way to join the community.
