IAS/PCMI Applications Due for Summer 2010
http://pcmi.ias.edu/summerprogram/
The 2010 Summer Session of the IAS/Park City Mathematics
Institute will be held in Park City, Utah, from
June 27  July 17, 2010. Learn more about this threeweek
residential program, financial support, and credits, at the
PCMI site above. The Secondary School Teachers Program
information is here:
http://pcmi.ias.edu/programsstp/
The Math Forum hosts information on the K12 programs here:
http://mathforum.org/pcmi/
Deadline for submission of applications for all programs is
January 31, 2010. The IAS/Park City Mathematics Institute is
an outreach program of the School of Mathematics at the
Institute for Advanced Study (IAS) in Princeton, New Jersey.
Intel Schools of Distinction
http://www.intel.com/education/schoolsofdistinction/
Every year, Intel honors U.S. schools that demonstrate 21st
century teaching and learning environments that promote
excellence in math and science with the Intel Schools of
Distinction awards. To be considered, schools must develop an
environment and curricula that meet or exceed benchmarks put
forth by national mathematics and science content standards.
The contest deadline is 17 February. Learn more and download an
application from the site:
http://www.intel.com/education/schoolsofdistinction/application.htm
SEED Math Puzzles
http://www.seed.slb.com/science_sectionlanding.aspx?id=26534
Schlumberger Excellence in Educational Development, Inc. (SEED)
offers creative math puzzles, with solutions. Puzzle categories
include:
 Number Sense
 Arithmetic
 Probability
 Algebraic Thinking
 Geometry, Spatial Reasoning, and Visualization
 Topology
 Logic
 Combinatorics
 Miscellaneous
The site is also available in Arabic, Russian, and Chinese,
Spanish, French, and Portuguese.
SEED is a volunteerbased, nonprofit education program focused
on underserved communities where Schlumberger people live and
work. Sclumberger is an oilfield services provider. Learn more
about SEED on its home page:
http://www.seed.slb.com/
Polynomial Plot
http://math.ucr.edu/home/baez/week285.html
John Baez's weekly column about mathematical physics recently featured a host of fantastic images: plots of the roots of polynomials with integer coefficients. Scientific American contributing writer John Matson took notice, and wrote up an article with a slide show:
http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=mathpolynomialroots
See more of Baez's weekly postings about mathematical physics on his site:
http://math.ucr.edu/home/baez/
A recent thread on the mathedcc discussion, hosted at the Math Forum, brought these beautiful plots to our attention:
http://mathforum.org/kb/thread.jspa?threadID=2030571
