February 16, 2007
Volume 12 No. 7

In This Issue

2007 T^3 International Conference

Weekly Math Problems

Butler-Cooley Excellence in Teaching Awards


2007 T^3 International Conference


The T^3 program, sponsored by Texas Instruments, will host the annual T^3 International Conference in Chicago, March 9 - 11, 2007.

Come network with teachers from across the US and abroad; learn from experienced educators; participate in hands-on and demonstration sessions -- and visit the Math Forum's booth!


Steve Risberg and Suzanne Alejandre will staff booth No. 14 in the Exhibit Hall:

10:00 to 6:00, Friday, March 9, 2007
9:00 to 5:00, Saturday, March 10, 2007

We are looking forward to talking with you about the Math Forum, in general, and in particular about

  • Math Tools
  • Technology Problems of the Week (tPoWs)
  • Dr. Math Books

Want to talk about tPoWs inspired by TI, but know you won't be at the conference? Send Suzanne a note so that she can contact you!


TI also runs two-day Regional Conferences throughout the year. All T^3 conferences are open to kindergarten to university educators interested in using educational technology to enhance the teaching and learning of mathematics, science, social studies, language arts and world languages.

Weekly Math Problems


The last major storm in outer space caused an electrical blackout in Quebec. Math helps us understand these violent transfers of matter and energy from the sun to the Earth.

To advance education about space storms, NASA has reviewed the books that they publish, and from them compiled the twenty most interesting problems. Download these PDFs of Space Science Mathematics:

  • Problems in Space Science I
  • Problems in Space Science II
  • Archive for 2004-2005
  • Archive for 2005-2006

Additional resources from their Education and Public Outreach program include:

  • Mission Page
  • Education Page
  • Ask the Space Scientist
  • Discoveries
  • Classroom Activities
  • Exploring Space Mathematics
  • Exploring Magnetism
  • Student Resources
  • Soda Bottle Magnetometer
  • The van Allen Belts
  • Blackout! - The Movie

Butler-Cooley Excellence in Teaching Awards


The Turnaround Management Association (TMA) recognizes outstanding elementary and secondary grade teachers with the Butler-Cooley Excellence in Teaching Award.

This program, made possible through the John William Butler Foundation, honors teachers who have demonstrated exceptional dedication and skill in shaping the lives of students and the communities in which they live. It awards three to five public or private school teachers $5,000 cash stipends, plus travel and lodging expenses to the 2007 TMA Annual Convention in Boston, Massachusetts, October 16-19.

The Butler-Cooley Excellence in Teaching Award program is open to currently licensed, active teachers employed by accredited schools for at least five years. Teachers or other qualified people may submit a nomination. The entry deadline for this year's awards is May 1, 2007.

TMA is the only international nonprofit dedicated to corporate renewal and turnaround management. With nearly 7,800 members in 40 regional chapters, TMA represents a professional community of turnaround practitioners, attorneys, accountants, investors, lenders, venture capitalists, appraisers, liquidators, executive recruiters and consultants.


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