In This Issue
IAS/PCMI Applications Due for Summer 2011
Lesson Plans from Fredonia
Gombert's Gadgets
Online PD
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IAS/PCMI Applications Due for Summer 2011
http://pcmi.ias.edu/applicationsstp/
Apply by January 31 to attend the 2011 Summer Session of
IAS/PCMI, the Park City Mathematics Institute (PCMI) of the
Institute for Advanced Study (IAS), a threeweek residential
program taking place in Park City, Utah, from July 3 
July 23, 2011.
This year, PCMI's education topic is Making Mathematical
Connections. To learn more about the Secondary School Teachers
Program (SSTP), visit
http://pcmi.ias.edu/programsstp/
The Math Forum hosts information on PCMI's K12 programs,
including SSTP working sites dating back to 2001:
http://mathforum.org/pcmi/

Now taking place: math education conversation of the hour

"The third edition of The Crest of the Peacock: NonEuropean
Roots of Mathematics was brought out only yesterday. Princeton
University Press has done a marvelous job and the presentation
and the new material (30% more) have been
improved immeasurably."

 Milo, posted to the mathhistorylist discussion

http://mathforum.org/kb/thread.jspa?threadID=2224170
Lesson Plans from Fredonia
These PDFs of original lesson plans and ideas come from the
State University of New York at Fredonia, where future math
teachers recently completed a fall course entitled "Methods
for Teaching Middle and Secondary Mathematics":

Count Like an Egyptian

http://tinyurl.com/fredoniacount

Math Mummies

http://tinyurl.com/fredoniamummies

Musical Monsters

http://tinyurl.com/fredoniamonsters

Shape Shifter

http://tinyurl.com/fredoniashape

Spooktacular Spectacle

http://tinyurl.com/fredoniaspook

Tower of Terror

http://tinyurl.com/fredoniatower

When Monsters Attack

http://tinyurl.com/fredoniaattack
The preservice cohort also presented at the annual conference
of the Association of Mathematics Teachers of New York State:

Best Math Games Ever

http://tinyurl.com/fredoniagames

Devious Derivatives

http://tinyurl.com/fredoniaderivatives

Duplation and Mediation

http://tinyurl.com/fredoniaduplation

Math Busters

http://tinyurl.com/fredoniastatistics

The NonElectric Slide Rule

http://tinyurl.com/fredonialogarithms

Project Proportion

http://tinyurl.com/fredoniaproportion

Put a Little Riddle in Your Step

http://tinyurl.com/fredoniariddles

Water and Rice Speak Volumes

http://tinyurl.com/fredoniavolume

Now taking place: math education conversation of the hour

"Great ideas, was trying for a solution without l'Hôpital but
of course both solutions are great. Thanks everyone."

 Matt, posted to the apcalculus discussion

http://mathforum.org/kb/message.jspa?messageID=7346071
Gombert's Gadgets
http://jangombert.com/
These five "gadgets" challenge students to add, multiply,
factor, and perform two and threedimensional geometric
calculations — sometimes in combination.
"Shape Up" presents you with a figure on a grid to resize so
that it achieves a target perimeter or area. "Find Rex,"
reminiscent of Minesweeper, conceals a rectangle within its
grid; deduce the quadrilateral's area by clicking the grid to
reveal either its component squares or those outside the hidden
shape. "Cubit" provides practice with factoring in the context
of 3D geometry: use a given number of cubes to make the
rectangular parallelepiped with the volume specified.
All set in one small screen, these three "math in a minute"
challenges and two more track overall performance. The author
invites math teachers to add his panel of educational games to
their iGoogle or other web pages.
During eight years of teaching math in high schools and
community colleges "from England to Detroit," Gombert first
started developing software to provide his students with online
practice in basic math skills such as number sentences, signed
numbers, number facts, powers of ten, and simplifying
fractions. From his teaching career, he also freely offers 20
downloadable lessons and 20 problems "that are an inch or so
outside the standard curriculum":
http://jangombert.com/Math/


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