In This Issue
Technology Grants from Vernier
New Graphing Calculator Products Coming in May
BetterExplained
Online PD
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Technology Grants from Vernier
http://www.vernier.com/30years/
To celebrate its 30th birthday, Vernier is awarding $300,000 in
technology grants to 30 schools: ten elementary or middle
schools, ten high schools, and ten college or university
departments. Apply for a grant by June 1.
The maker of EasyLink^{®}, Navigator™, SmartView™, and LabPro^{®} will
judge the applications on three criteria: innovative ideas,
concrete plans for implementation, and financial need. Just
submit two essays — one fewer than 500 words in length, the
second not longer than 250 words.
For more on the company's math curriculum, probes, sensors, and
other data collection devices popularly used with TI graphing
calculators and software such as Fathom^{®} Dynamic Data, visit
http://www.vernier.com/math/

PoW taking place: math problemsolving moment of the week

"At first, I was doing this problem backwards and way over
thinking it. Then, I organized my thoughts by making a chart.
What started out as an extremely hard problem became MUCH
easier to solve."

 Yamini, highlighted in the Algebra PoW's Latest Solution

http://mathforum.org/pows/solution.htm?publication=3935
New Graphing Calculator Products Coming in May
Compatible with 55 Vernier sensors, the TINSpire Lab Cradle™
is a multichanneled data collection interface that can gather
up to 100,000 samples per second:
http://www.vernier.com/calc/tinspire/cradle.html
The Lab Cradle will work with TI's first color graphing
handhelds, the TINspire™ CX and TINspire™ CX CAS, which hit
stores in May:
http://education.ti.com/calculators/products/US/NspireFamily/CXHandhelds
Also debuting next month, Vernier publishes its newest lab
book, entitled Science with TINspire Technology:
http://www.vernier.com/cmat/swn.html

Now taking place: math education conversation of the hour

"Mathematics is also an art. And disciplined does not
mean rigid."

 Alain, posted to the mathedcc discussion

http://mathforum.org/kb/message.jspa?messageID=7442096
BetterExplained
http://betterexplained.com/
In this blog, Kalid Azad shares his "hardwon 'a ha!' moments"
via posts such as
 Intuitive Guide to Angles, Degrees and Radians
 Learning How to Count (Avoiding the Fencepost Problem)
 How to Analyze Data Using the Average
 A Visual, Intuitive Guide to Imaginary Numbers
 Surprising Uses of the Pythagorean Theorem
 Demystifying the Natural Logarithm
Betterexplained.com continues an idea that Azad began at
Princeton University. He has since worked at Microsoft
Corporation, and created InstaCalc, a realtime shareable
calculator that interprets natural language expressions
and equations.
http://www.instacalc.com/


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