In This Issue
Tools for the Common Core Standards
NASA Airborne Research Experiences
Visualizing Japan's Earthquake and Tsunami
Online PD
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Orientation Sessions
Math and Tech Workshops
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Problem Based Learning Courses
Graduate Credit:
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Tools for the Common Core Standards
http://commoncoretools.wordpress.com/
This blog about the Common Core State Standards (CCSS)
highlights new tools that support its implementation, as well
as other developments related to the CCSS. Posts have included
 Draft of progression on Number and Operations in Base Ten
 Another project for professional development on the Standards
 Curriculum analysis tools for the mathematics Standards
 Technical manual for the Common Core
In particular, check out the linked PDF of the CCSS. Typeset in
TeX, this download features links at the bottom of each page
for navigating to grade levels, and from the grade level
overviews for navigating to domains:
http://commoncoretools.files.wordpress.com/2011/02/ ccssi_math_standards_hyperlinked_10.pdf
Author Bill McCallum teaches math at the University of Arizona,
where he also chairs the advisory board of the university's
Institute for Mathematics and Education.

PoW taking place: math problemsolving moment of the week

"Also, special thanks to Bessie for reading over my PoW and
telling me I should add more detail to it so that I could more
clearly explain what I did. I decided to rewrite my POW,
because from an audience's point of view, it would not be that
easy to understand what was going on."

 Suniul, highlighted in the current Algebra PoW's
Latest Solution

http://mathforum.org/pows/solution.htm?publication=3933
NASA Airborne Research Experiences
http://www.aeroi.org/K6.php
Are you a middle school educator interested in learning about
how NASA advances science and technology through flight?
The space agency is recruiting Science, Technology, Engineering
and Mathematics (STEM) pre and inservice educators of grades
69 to participate in a threeday experiential workshop
this July.
The Airborne Research Experiences for Educators and Students
(AREES) workshop will anchor participants in a community of
scientific practice through interactions with NASA engineers
and scientists, and visits to the Dryden Flight Research Center
and Dryden Aircraft Operations Facility. Middle grades
educators will engage in professional development activities in
problembased learning, use of technology in the classroom, and
instructional strategies for interdisciplinary instruction and
team design.
While based north of Los Angeles, participants will also
receive NASA contentbased resources, and learn about an
emergent teacherstudent design challenge: "Plan a Flight
Mission  Improving Earthquake Monitoring."
Select participants may get to conduct actual airborne research
in 2012.
To apply by the April 29th deadline, visit the Aerospace,
Education, Research, and Operations (AERO) Institute website,
which also details the availability of continuing education
credits (CEUs) and the financial support package.

Now taking place: math education conversation of the hour

"I have the potential to earn a $7500 grant but have ONE DAY to
figure out how I would spend it in my classroom, the school, or
the district to enhance math learning. Any great ideas? How
would you spend it?"

 M, posted to the apcalculus discussion

http://mathforum.org/kb/thread.jspa?threadID=2255668
Visualizing Japan's Earthquake and Tsunami
For a dynamic timeline of the March 11th earthquake — and its
aftershocks — enter the keywords "earthquake Japan" into
WolframAlpha. The computational knowledge engine also
presents seismologic data in table format sortable by
magnitude, time, and distance:
http://www.wolframalpha.com/input/?i=earthquake+japan
Researchers at the University of Hawaii at Manoa's International
Pacific Research Center (IPRC) have predicted the path of the
resulting tsunami's debris in this timelapse animation:
http://iprc.soest.hawaii.edu/users/nikolai/2011/Pacific_Islands/ Simulation_of_Debris_from_March_11_2011_Japan_tsunami.gif
For more on IPRC's oceanographic research into the tsunami's
effects, download the twopage article "Where Will the Debris
from Japan's Tsunami Drift in the Ocean?"
http://iprc.soest.hawaii.edu/news/press_releases/ 2011/maximenko_tsunami_debris.pdf


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