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Our programs are customized for meeting local needs and we seek opportunities for extended collaboration rather than single workshops because of our experience with effective improvement efforts and program implementation that required close collaboration and support over time. We understand that some schools are not ready at the outset to commit to a long-term project, and we might begin with small steps, but at a minimum, we look for a match in approach and an interest in achieving significant results through serious investments.

The 'menu' of elements out of which our programs are usually built includes:

  • interactive programs for student problem-solving development, including preparation for open-ended items on assessments. Our Problems of the Week are the main vehicle for this effort through which we can both support student learning and drive professional development in the core knowledge needed for effectively teaching mathematics.
  • introductions to mathematics software tools such as Geometer's Sketchpad and others found in our Math Tools digital library.
  • helping teachers to use Internet resources to learn new mathematics, study their students' mathematical thinking, plan classroom interventions, organize supplemental online materials for addressing gaps in the curriculum, and build a resource center for shared lessons and activities across the school or school system.

Let us help you plan and present a mathematics workshop for the professional development of your teachers. We have offered workshops during the school year on professional development days or as weekend sessions. If your school, district, or region is interesting in having a Math Forum staff member present a workshop, we'd be happy to provide you with more information. Please use the form below to request more information.

Here are samples of agendas of workshops we've presented.

The Math Forum: Powerful Problem Solving, October 29, 2015
          Milwaukee, WI
Powerful Problem Solving: Baltimore County Public Schools, July 20-23, 2015
          Baltimore County, MD
Powerful Problem Solving with Max Ray, June 8, 2015
          Barrington Community Unit School District 220, Barrington, IL
Powerful Problem Solving, April 9, 2015
          Mathematics and Computer Science Collaborative (MACS), Bridgewater State University, MA
Powerful Problem Solving with Max Ray, March 12, 2015
          Tulare County Office of Education, Visalia, CA
Powerful Problem Solving, Oct, 2014 through Feb, 2015
          Boyertown Area School District, Boyertown, PA
Powerful Problem Solving, October 4, 2013
          Gibraltar Area School District, Fish Creek, WI
Scholar Search, December, 2011 and January, 2012
          virtually from Philadelphia, PA
Math/Science Coalition: Presentations by the Math Forum, November, 2010 - January, 2012
          United Way Building, Philadelphia, PA
Delaware State University: SMILE Project and the Math Forum, August, 2011 - January, 2012
          Delaware State University, Dover, DE
Math Night 2011, December 15, 2011
          Powel Elementary School, Philadelphia, PA
Universal Companies and the Math Forum, August - September, 2011
          Audenreid High School, Philadelphia, PA
Delaware: Middle School Math Intervention Series, November 16, 2009
          Department of Education, Dover, DE
The Math Forum @ Drexel: People Learning Math Together, November 10, 2009
          Traweek Middle School, West Covina, CA
Introduction to Math Forum Resources, March 28, 2008
          University City High School, Philadelphia, PA
Integrating Problem-Solving and Mathematical Communication, September 29, 2006
          West Chester Area School District, PA
Integrating Problem-Solving and Mathematical Communication, August 28, 2006
          Montgomery College, MD
Sketchpad and Middle School Mathematics, July 27, 2006
          Camden County, NJ
Teaching Math and Science through Literature, July 21, 2006
          Princeton, NJ
MATRIX Summer Workshop, July 2006
          Trenton, NJ
Using Math Software Tools in the Classroom: A teacher-leadership development program, June, 2006
          Philadelphia, PA and Houston, TX
Using Technology in the Mathematics Classroom, April, 2006
          Philadelphia, PA
Using Technology in the Mathematics Classroom, February, 200
          Houston, TX
Teaching Math Counts, 2005 - 2006
          Trenton, NJ
Engaging Students, January 19, 2006
          Moorestown, NJ
Camden County ETTC, October, 2005
          Sicklerville, NJ
QUEST, July 2005 and July 2006
          Princeton, NJ
MATRIX Summer Workshop, June 2005
          Trenton, NJ
The Phildelphia School, April, 2005
          Philadelphia, PA
Upper Moreland School District, September, 2004
          Hatboro, PA
Radnor School District, November, 2003
          Radnor, PA
Southeast Delco School District, Autumn, 2003
          Folcroft, PA
Notre Dame High School, March 15, 2003
          Lawrenceville, NJ
Radnor School District, 2002 - 2003
          Radnor, PA
Philadelphia USP Middle Grades Teacher Leaders, 2000 - 2001
          Philadelphia, PA
AlgNet/GeoNet, June 2000
          Union City, NJ
GeoNet, Union City, June 1999
          Union City, NJ
Mercer County Educational Technology Training Center
          Lawrence and Princeton, NJ
Bucks County Intermediate Unit (BCIU), June 2000
          Bucks County, PA
Brookwood School, June 2000
          Manchester, MA
Chichester High School, August 1999
          Swarthmore, PA
West Morris Regional High School District, July 1999
          West Morris, NJ
New Horizons Workshop, Fall 1996
          Bowling Green, KY
National School Network (BBN) Institute, Summer 1996
          Watertown, MA
Coalition of Essential Schools, Summer 1995
          Swarthmore, PA
Berry College Internet Workshop, Summer 1995
          Rome, GA
Berry College Internet Workshop, Summer 1994
          Rome, GA

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