January 25, 2008
Volume 13 No. 4

In This Issue

Did You Lose a Camera in Chicago?

Moody's Mega Math Challenge

The Interactive Mathematics Classroom

Math Camps & Summer Programs

Math Education Conferences


Free Online

For teachers of students in grades 3-5:
Tools for Building Math Concepts

For teachers of students in grades 5-9:
Using Technology and Problem Solving to Build Algebraic Reasoning

For all students:

For students in grades 9-10:
the MathMentor


Did You Lose a Camera in Chicago?

The Math Forum recently received a note that began:

"I found a camera in Chicago 12/30/07. There was a [picture of a] hand written flow chart of your website / text messaging setup...."

If that sounds like your camera and photos, please drop a line to lostcamera@mathforum.org. Include some identifying details, such as brand and model of the camera, or descriptions of other images saved on it.

The good Samaritan who found the camera has already announced it on some lost-and-found websites, and explains: "I'm not looking for a reward just the challenge of finding its owner."

Moody's Mega Math Challenge


Moody's Mega Math Challenge spotlights applied mathematics as a powerful problem-solving tool, as a viable and exciting profession, and as a vital contributor to advances in an increasingly technical society. Funded by The Moody's Foundation and organized by the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics, the Challenge is entirely Internet-based, there are no entrance or participation fees, and scholarship prizes total $65,000.

View information:

  • About the Challenge
  • Challenge Archives
  • Register to Participate
  • Rules and Guidelines
  • Sample Problems
  • The Problem
  • Media Center
  • Contact Us
  • Sign Up for Email Alerts

The Interactive Mathematics Classroom


Rex Boggs has just launched a digital library of third-party technology resources for teaching mathematics.

Topics include:

  • Algebra and Patterns
  • Calculus
  • Decimal Operations
  • Geometry
  • Mathematical Proof
  • Measurement
  • Number
  • Probability
  • Pythagorean Theorem
  • Statistics
  • Thinking Mathematically
  • Trigonometry
  • Vectors
  • General

Register to comment on interactive whiteboard files, Powerpoints, TI-Nspire documents, Excel spreadsheets, and other digital resources. RSS feed available.

Math Camps & Summer Programs


The Math Forum maintains an annotated list of math camps and summer programs. It links to residential opportunities, some just for girls, in states that include

  • California
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • Minnesota
  • New Jersey
  • Ohio
  • Pennsylvania
  • Texas
  • Vermont
  • Washington

Many opportunities occuring this summer have application deadlines already coming up soon.

Math Education Conferences


The Math Forum also maintains a list of upcoming conferences. If you know of a conference that is not included on our list, please feel free to let us know.


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