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Apply for a Travel Grant
TeachersFirst Features Math
U.S. National Debt Clock
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Apply for a Travel Grant
http://mathforum.org/pcmi/icme12.html
Applications are now available for travel grants to attend the
Twelfth International Congress on Mathematical Education
(ICME12) to be held in Seoul, Korea, from July 815, 2012.
Application deadline is September 30, 2011. Notifications will
be made by January 16, 2012.
The grants are open to the broader mathematics education
community of U.S. citizens and permanent resident aliens.
Elementary, middle, and high school teachers and graduate
students are strongly encouraged to apply.
View the official call and the application on the NCTM website:
http://www.nctm.org/icme

Now taking place: math education conversation of the hour

"Yes, that result is obvious ... however, you want to integrate
w.r.t to t, not the default x, which is what the Wolfram
integrator does. The more I think about it, the more I believe
that Mathematica/Maple's integration numerical error is indeed
the issue...."

 Moth, posted to the sci.math discussion group

http://mathforum.org/kb/message.jspa?messageID=7505630
TeachersFirst Features Math
http://www.teachersfirst.com/featurearch.cfm?id=273
With the current edition of its weekly Update, TeachersFirst
has highlighted math as its featured topic. Rate, comment on,
and read capsule reviews about the thirteen highlighted
resources, which include practice games, real world
applications, and formative assessment fun.
At this adfree site, teaching professionals review all of the
thirdparty materials (purple) or post original "TeachersFirst
Exclusives" (blue). In particular, click the "more" links of
resources bearing the green "E" icons for specific tips on how
to safely and effectively use podcasts, digital storytelling,
Facebook, concept maps, animation, wikis, microblogging, and
other web 2.0 technologies within school policies.
TeachersFirst has helped teachers since 1998; and last month's
launch of TeachersFirst 3.0 rolled out improvements and new
features, such as search boxes on every page, clickable tags,
collapsible resource listings, and oneclick sharing via email,
Twitter, Facebook, and other social bookmarking tools.
A free service of the nonprofit company The Source for
Learning, TeachersFirst has catalogued or created over a
thousand math resources:
http://www.teachersfirst.com/subjects/math/allgrades/

Now taking place: math education conversation of the hour

"For the last two years, I have been teaching a seniorlevel
statistics course. I will still be teaching this 'regular'
stats course, but we have added a section of AP statistics this
year. Looking at the textbook I have and the one I will be
using for AP  Stats, the content of the class is very similar
and I at least feel prepared on a knowledge level basis. I
have even had 3 students try taking the AP exam during the last
two years and my students received a 4, 2, and 2.... I have
many questions and if you can answer ANY of them, it would be
greatly appreciated...."

 Angela, posted to the apstat discussion group

http://mathforum.org/kb/thread.jspa?threadID=2280609
U.S. National Debt Clock
http://www.usdebtclock.org/
Watch in real time as the dollar amounts change for
the nation's

total debt per citizen

money creation

prescription drug liability

savings per family

interest per citizen

defense budget

... and more
The right margin of the scoreboardlike display provides
population figures, including numbers of

U.S. income taxpayers

official unemployed

actual unemployed

U.S. retirees

foreclosures
USDebtClock.org also offers debt clocks for all 50 states in
the union, debttoGDP ratios for 20 nations, and a debt clock
"time machine," which shows historical levels as well as
predictions based on current rates and on the Congressional
Budget Office's projections.
Mouse over any figure for sources, which range from the U.S.
Federal Reserve to the Department of Defense to the
U.S. Census.


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