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PNC Christmas Price Index
MathWhizz
AMS Mathematical Moments
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PNC Christmas Price Index
http://www.pncchristmaspriceindex.com/CPI/2010/educators.html
For the past 27 years, PNC Wealth Management has illustrated
the cost of all the gifts involved in the song "The Twelve
Days of Christmas."
This year, PNC has created an online popup book filled with
animated gifts, an interactive chart, and games such as "Pin
the Price Tag on the Gift" to present concepts such as
inflation and other economic trends. PNC's partner, The Stock
Market Game™, provides accompanying lesson plans in English
and Spanish.
"This year's jump in the PNC Christmas Price Index can be
attributed to rising gold commodity prices, represented by the
Five Gold Rings, which went up by 30 percent, in addition to
higher costs for wages and benefits impacting some
entertainers," according to James Dunigan, managing executive
of investments for PNC Wealth Management.
Of the 12 gifts, only three (Four Calling Birds, Six
GeeseaLaying, and the Eight MaidsaMilking) cost the same as they
did last year.

Alert: final weeks for advance registration to
the Joint Mathematics Meetings

http://www.ams.org/meetings/national/jmm/2125_intro.html
MathWhizz
http://www.whizz.us/
MathWhizz lets children match wits with their friends and
thousands of other "Whizzers" who have created free accounts.
This onetoone online math tutoring service also provides
animated math lessons that give students visual help when they
get stuck.
MathWhizz's Teachers' Resource supports whole class, small
group, or computer suite teaching. It is aligned to the
curricula of New York, California, Texas, Kentucky, Hawaii, and
several other US states.
Now through the end of January, enter MathWhizz's competition
for a chance to win a Flip Video™ Camera:
http://www.whizz.us/competition/

PoW taking place: math problemsolving moment of the week

"Winston and Libby approached the Extra problem in different
ways, and both were different from how Cathy approached it. I
like getting to show you so many different strategies...."

 Max, prefacing the students he highlighted in the
Algebra PoW's Latest Solution

http://mathforum.org/pows/solution.htm?publication=3890
AMS Mathematical Moments
http://www.ams.org/samplings/mathmoments/mathmoments
The American Mathematical Society now boasts over 80
Mathematical Moments. Each free PDF sheet describes how
mathematics helps solve a problem in science, nature,
technology, or human culture.
The web portal also includes podcast interviews with experts in
these applied mathematical topics, some of which are translated
into Spanish, French, German, Portuguese, Arabic, Japanese,
Chinese, Hebrew, Greek, and Russian.


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