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Museum of Math
Speak Up
SimpsonsMath.com
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Museum of Math
http://momath.org/
Now under construction, North America's only museum devoted
to math will house a space for children and adults to become
excited about math. Through handson, interactive exhibits that
stimulate inquiry, spark curiosity, and reveal the wonders of
math, the Museum of Math (MoMath) strives to enhance public
understanding and perception of math as an evolving, creative,
and aesthetic human endeavor.
As it enters the home stretch of its Founding Capital Campaign,
MoMath invites holiday shoppers to help open its doors through
purchases of this colorful mathematical manipulative directly
from the momath.org website:
http://momath.org/shop/tetraxis/
Become a Founder of the Museum of Mathematics by donating
before year's end at the Perfect Number level or higher. All
contributions received before MoMath achieves its campaign goal
get matched at a rate of $1.75 per dollar donated:
http://momath.org/support/
The Museum of Mathematics is a nonprofit, taxexempt
charitable organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal
Revenue Code. Donations are taxdeductible as allowable by law.
Thanks to the Association of Mathematics Teachers of New York
State (AMTNYS) for letting us know about MoMath.

PoW taking place: math problemsolving moment of the week

"Both Abishek from Naubuc Elementary School and the Mighty Math
team calculated their answer two different ways...."

 Max and Suzanne, prefacing the students they highlighted in
the PreAlgebra PoW's Latest Solution

http://mathforum.org/pows/solution.htm?publication=3885
Speak Up
http://www.speakup4schools.org/speakup2010/
Closing soon, Speak Up's 2010 survey gives individuals the
opportunity to share their viewpoints about key educational
issues — and to influence local, state and federal policies
and programs.
Through the years, millions of students, educators, and parents
have shared their views through this national online research
project, originally called NetDay, and facilitated by
Project Tomorrow®.

Now taking place: math education conversation of the hour

"Please report your progress to the list. This is hard and will
test your algebra."

 Ben, posted to the discretemath discussion

http://mathforum.org/kb/thread.jspa?threadID=2189305
SimpsonsMath.com
http://simpsonsmath.com/
The animated sitcom The Simpsons "contains over a hundred
instances of mathematics, many designed to expose and poke fun
at innumeracy," which make it "an ideal source of fun ways to
introduce important concepts to students, and to reduce math
anxiety and motivate students." Drawing on episodes from the TV
show, Professors Sarah J. Greenwald, of Appalachian State University
(Boone, NC), and Andrew Nestler, of Santa Monica College (Santa
Monica, CA), have made activity sheets and discussion
prompts about

the Pythagorean Theorem, two and threedimensional geometry,
and other topics in geometry and topology

pi, Fermat's Last Theorem, and other topics in arithmetic and
number theory

freefall, derivatives, and more calculus

the probability of lotteries
Greenwald and Nestler also provide a "Guide to Mathematics and
Mathematicians on The Simpsons" and a transcript of their
15minute presentation, "r dr r: Engaging Students with
Significant Mathematical Content from The Simpsons."


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