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The Math Forum Professional Development

The Math Forum is a community of mathematicians, teachers, and researchers working together to improve math education.  We recognize the opportunities and challenges inherent in mathematics instruction and so, have developed courses and workshops to support the teacher-student experience, many in conjunction with the Math Forum's popular Problem of the Week.

The programs below are offered throughout the year and also may be customized to meet the specific needs of educator groups. A complete schedule is available on the Math Forum's website.

Course Descriptions

The Math Forum's Problem-Solving Process
The course aligns well with the Math Forum's Problems of the Week but also could be used to develop techniques to use with problem-solving prompts as well.
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Moving Students from Arithmetic to Algebra
This course examines a continuum of student work from the Math Forum's Problems of the Week and how to move students' thinking along the continuum productively.
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Problem of the Week (PoW) Class Membership: Resources and Strategies for Effective Implementation
Designed for current PoW subscribers, this six-week course provides a basis of understanding allof the features and resources associated with PoW membership.
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Problem Solving Strategies
Participants solve challenging middle school and high school algebra, geometry, and probability problems and develop a supplemental curriculum online supporting the development of mathematical approaches to problems.
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Teaching Math with the Problems of the Week
This course is designed for current subscribers of the Problem of the Week who want to make the most of their membership.  Course activities include submitting your own answers to and analyzing math in the Math Fundamentals Problem of the Week, guiding your students through the solution and submission process, and sharing ideas and reflections.
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Problem Solving in Geometry and Measurement, Course 1
This course provides teachers an opportunity to deepen their understanding of topics and student learning in geometry and measurement and the problem solving process.
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Resources & Strategies for Effective Math in Context (MiC) Implementation
A sequence of four courses offered during the school year for each grade covered by the MiC curriculum. (NOTE: A certain number of courses are available at no additional cost for schools using MiC.)
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The Math Forum Online Workshops

Tools for Building Math Concepts
Explore how technology can help students develop fundamental concepts of multiplication, fractions, division and area through the process of generating data and examining patterns.
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Technology Tools for Thinking and Reasoning about Probability
Investigate mathematics topics common to middle school curricula within the theme of probability.
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Using Technology and Problem Solving to Build Algebraic Reasoning
Investigate mathematics topics common to middle school curricula within the theme of algebraic reasoning.
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