November 17, 2006
Volume 11 No. 46
 

In This Issue

Errors with Math Forum Discussions

Math for America

Summer Program for Women in Mathematics

Make NUMB3RS Count for You!

 

Errors with Math Forum Discussions

http://mathforum.org/kb/

Over the weekend, our discussion software began to struggle with recurring errors that we have failed to resolve ourselves. Many thousands of messages -- including the Forum's own internal staff correspondence -- remain back-logged in limbo.

We're sorry.

Thank you for your patience as we resolve this problem.


Math for America

http://mathforamerica.org/

Math for America (MfA) was founded in 2004 with a mission to improve math education in the United States. Use the links in the top navigation bar to view their resources, organized under:

Newton Fellowship
Recruiting and training mathematically-talented individuals to become outstanding math teachers in public high schools.
 
Newton Master Teacher
Rewarding exceptional high school math teachers who are currently working in New York City with a four-year, $50,000 Fellowship.
 
Teaching Math Resources
Math Education Resources
Activities and Lesson Plans
Skills Practice and Worksheets
Virtual Manipulatives
Games and Challenges
Technology-specific Sites
Conferences and Workshops
 
Advocacy
National Legislation
Partners
Research & Public Policy

The brainchild of mathematician and investment banker Jim Simons, Math for America also offers seminars and a quarterly newsletter on the events and people at MfA, as well as articles on current research in math education and teaching and interviews with math education experts.

The site features an online discussion forum, and organizes a selection of third party resources, including of educational podcasts.


Summer Program for Women in Mathematics

http://www.gwu.edu/~spwm/

The Summer Program for Women in Mathematics is entering its thirteenth year of educating mathematically talented undergraduate women who are completing their junior year and may be contemplating graduate study in mathematical sciences.

Now through March 1, 2007, this George Washington University program is accepting applications for its five-week intensive program, June 30 to August 4, 2007.

Sixteen women will be selected. Each will receive a travel allowance, campus room and board, and a stipend of $1,500. Due to restrictions of the funding agency, only US citizens or permanent residents of the US can be supported.

For further information, please contact the director, Professor Murli M. Gupta (mmg@gwu.edu, 202-994-4857) and/or visit the web site.


Make NUMB3RS Count for You!

http://www.nctm.org/news/2005_09numb3rs.htm

The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM), working in association with CBS and Texas Instruments, has created an educational outreach program promoting the many uses of mathematics and supporting math teaching.

NUMB3RS resources are organized under the following categories:

  • NUMB3RS: Related Activities
  • Attention MTMS Subscribers
  • Order a NUMB3RS Poster Today
  • More on Class Activities and NUMB3RS
  • NUMB3RS: Behind the Blackboard
  • Keep NUMB3RS Going and on DVD
  • President Announces NUMB3RS Activities
  • NUMB3RS Press Release

Also view these related sites:

NUMB3RS on CBS
http://www.cbs.com/primetime/numb3rs/

We All Use Math Every Day
http://www.weallusematheveryday.com/tools/waumed/home.htm

 

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