29 October, 2010
Volume 15 No. 44
 
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Constance Reid, 1918-2010

Call for PoW-TER Resource Packet Reviewers

AP Calculus and Calculators Survey

Service, Teaching, and Research (STaR)

 


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Constance Reid, 1918-2010

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/10/26/books/26reid.html

Constance Reid, a noted biographer of mathematicians, died on October 14 at the age of 92. She worked as a teacher of English and journalism before "finding her subject" in her second career as a writer. Her subjects included David Hilbert, Richard Courant, Jerzy Neyman, E.T. Bell, and her sister, Julia Robinson.


Call for PoW-TER Resource Packet Reviewers

http://mathforum.org/powter/

Looking for ways to participate in the Math Forum research and development community?

Drexel University and the Math Forum @ Drexel are seeking resource packet reviewers to provide feedback on teacher- authored resource packets designed for use both in the classroom and as part of teacher professional development.

Reviewers will receive a $10 Amazon.com gift card for each resource packet they review.

For more information and to apply:

http://mathforum.org/powter/app.html

Or contact Dr. Jason Silverman at silverman AT drexel.edu.

Applications received by November 12 will receive full consideration.


AP Calculus and Calculators Survey

http://mathforum.org/kb/thread.jspa?threadID=2154633

Lynda Vincent announced in the discussion thread above a survey she is doing as part of her doctoral research. Her project investigates "the relationships among calculator choices in AP Calculus classes, as well as teacher beliefs that inform the decision about which calculator to use."

Read more about the aims and questions in her research, and find contact information, through the above link.

To participate in the survey, follow this link:

http://paceseidenberg.qualtrics.com//SE?SID=SV_eIZUmldZ9y5j2mM


Service, Teaching, and Research (STaR)

http://matheddb.missouri.edu/star/

The STaR workshop is a one-week summer session designed to provide opportunities for mathematics educators to focus on Service, Teaching, and Research (STaR). All those with a doctorate in mathematics education, in their first or second year as a higher education faculty member (mathematics department or college/school of education) are eligible to participate.

The workshop will be held July 17-22, 2011 in conjunction with the Park City Mathematics Institute (PCMI) in Park City, UT. Application information is available at the link above.

The application deadline is December 1, 2010. If you have questions, contact Robert Reys, University of Missouri, at reysr AT missouri.edu.

This workshop is part of a conference series funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF).

For more background on the STaR program, see the Math Forum's PCMI page:

http://mathforum.org/pcmi/star/

 

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