Dr. Constantine Papadakis, 1946-2009
It is with great sadness that we report the death of Drexel
University President Dr. Constantine "Taki" Papadakis this
past weekend. His loss will be deeply felt across the
Dr. Papadakis was the primary reason the Math Forum found a
home at Drexel in 2001, and had been a strong supporter of the
Forum ever since.
The Math Forum has been hosting a series of online workshops
for teachers who work with students in 5th through 9th grade.
Teachers will explore the Math Tools digital library and
several software tools that contribute to mathematical
understanding, problem solving, reflection and discussion.
Applications are now open for:
- Using Technology and Problem Solving to Build Algebraic Reasoning
- Technology Tools for Thinking and Reasoning about Probability
Both workshops run April 20 - June 1, 2009. Applications will
close at 5 p.m. EDT on Monday, April 13.
Math Forum Reception at NCTM
One of the best parts about participating in a program at the
Math Forum is getting to know and build relationships with fun,
supportive, interesting colleagues. We are always looking for
ways to help people connect. There's a good opportunity coming
up around the NCSM/NCTM conferences in Washington, DC.
We are hosting a reception for anyone who has participated
in an online NSDL workshop or who would like to meet teachers
who have been involved:
Thursday, April 23, 5:30-7:30 PM
Grand Hyatt, Lagoon Level
Penn Quarter A + B
The reception will enable us to reconnect, meet other
innovative professionals, enjoy some food and drink, and learn
about other online professional community programs.
nelsonsousa.pt: Education and Technology
Nelson Sousa offers original programs, activities, tips and
tricks for the TI-Nspire™.
With a background in Texas Instruments tech support, he now
also conducts training courses, also conducts training courses,
predominantly in Portugal, using a number of handheld and
standalone technologies for teachers and students of
Ron Eglash on African Fractals at TED
Ethnomathematician Ron Eglash studies the fractal patterns
underpinning architecture, art, and design in many parts of
Africa. This biography links to his TED lecture from 2007.
TED stands for Technology, Entertainment, Design. It started
out (in 1984) as a conference bringing together people from
those three worlds. Now the conference brings together the
world's most fascinating thinkers and doers, who are challenged
to give the talk of their lives--in 18 minutes.
Ted.com makes the best talks and performances from TED
available to the public, for free.