7 May, 2010
Volume 15 No. 19

In This Issue

Euclid Lab

The Math behind Movie Special Effects

Science, Engineering, and Technology for Youth


Online PD

PoW Class Membership: ... Effective Implementation

The Math Forum's Problem Solving Process

Teaching Math with the Problems of the Week

Differentiated Math Instruction: Using Rich Problems to Reach All Learners

Problem Solving in Geometry and Measurement, Course 1

Problem Solving in Geometry and Measurement, Course 2

Moving Students from Arithmetic to Algebra

Resources & Strategies for Effective Math in Context (MiC) Implementation, Courses 1, 2, 3, and 4

Problem Solving Strategies


Free Online

Tools for Building Math Concepts

Using Technology and Problem Solving to Build Algebraic Reasoning

For PA teachers preparing for the Praxis II:
Moving to Mathematics, a series of online courses


Euclid Lab


Euclid Lab offers:

Euclid Lab is a California-based nonprofit that sponsors the individual mathematics research programs of its junior/senior researchers, as well as Mathematics Research Program for Undergraduates (MRPU), a sister program to Camp Euclid.

The Math behind Movie Special Effects


The May issue of the Notices of the American Mathematical Society includes a PDF article (1.3M) entitled "Crashing Waves, Awesome Explosions, Turbulent Smoke, and Beyond: Applied Mathematics and Scientific Computing in the Visual Effects Industry." The article was written by three mathematicians from the University of California, Los Angeles who have made significant contributions to research in this area: Aleka McAdams, Stanley Osher, and Joseph Teran.

Other features this month include "Origami and Partial Differential Equations", "Localized Eigenfunctions: Here You See Them, There You Don't", and "What Is Mathematics For?" by Underwood Dudley.

Science, Engineering, and Technology for Youth


Lessons, news, articles, answers from experts, a glossary, and other science resources for young people.

With particular emphasis on the agricultural sciences, eXtension offers resources on a wide range of topics. A partnership effort of more than 70 land-grant universities in every state and territory throughout the United States, eXtension "provides objective and research-based information and learning opportunities that help people improve their lives."

More math-related resources from eXtension:

Math in Child Care
Garden Math
Personal Finance


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