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Math Forum Special Offer
Summer Problems of the Week
Museum of Math Inaugural Memberships at Math Midway
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Math Forum Special Offer
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Get a class account to the Problems of the Week for only $25
when you purchase and complete any Summer Online Professional
Development course. That's a 42% savings!
Upcoming courses include

PoW Class Membership: Resources & Strategies for
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Moving Students from Arithmetic to Algebra...one step at
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Your PoW class membership will begin when the course starts and
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PoW taking place: math problemsolving moment of the week

"At first glance at the question with My, we thought it would
be easy, since it required one question and a simple enough
diagram. However, looks can be deceiving when we soon
discovered that it required deep thinking...."

 Kenny and My, highlighted in the Geometry PoW's
Latest Solution

http://mathforum.org/pows/solution.htm?publication=3945
Summer Problems of the Week
http://mathforum.org/pows/
Every two weeks from June through August, the Math Forum will
continue to post challenging word problems and accept solutions
to them. We encourage teachers with class, school, or district
memberships to design summer projects that draw on Current
Problems or past PoWs, such as the seasonal selection from the
Problems of the Week Library highlighted in these pages before:
http://mathforum.org/electronic.newsletter/mf.intnews14.20.html
We will have only a few volunteers doing mentoring; and our
responses will otherwise be scaled back as we get ready for a
new series of problems at the end of August.
Trial Class Accounts are available:
http://mathforum.org/products/trial.html

Now taking place: math education conversation of the hour

"The one junior I have left in AP Statistics came charging into
my room this morning. He said something to the effect of, 'My
life has been changed  and in a bad way.' A discussion was
taking place in his 1st period class about the merits of
statistics and how it was simply 'invented' when it would be
useful, but that calculus is far superior as it was
'discovered.' I'm looking for some backup from all of you who
have more experience than I do comparing the two subjects. My
argument is that it was all 'invented.' Integrals did not fall
down on us from the heavens. Neither did linear regression."

 Heather, posted to the apstat discussion

http://mathforum.org/kb/thread.jspa?threadID=2270754
Museum of Math Inaugural Memberships at Math Midway
http://momath.org/
The Museum of Math's first memberships will go on sale at the
World Science Festival Street Fair in New York City on June 5,
2011. These advance annual memberships entitle you to unlimited
visits throughout the year once doors open at the 19,000 square
foot facility near New York City's Madison Square Park,
scheduled for completion in the fall of 2012.
Starting at discounted rates as low as $36 during this kickoff
celebration, Sunday's sale represents your first opportunity
to become a member of the nation's only museum of math.
Come to the festival street fair for your MoMath inaugural
membership and tshirt, then transform yourself in front of
the Math Midway's mindbending mirrors, collect souvenir math
coins, and check out the cool interactive exhibits:
 ride the squarewheeled tricycle
 play the organ function grinder
 spin the Universal Wheel of Chance
 dare to challenge the Ring of Fire
http://mathmidway.org/


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