The 5th Annual eInstruction Classroom Makeover Video Contest
has begun. Submit your own music video for a chance to win a
$75,000 classroom-technology makeover!
In addition to the grand prize, participating K-12 students and
teachers can also win a package valued at $2,840 from the Math
Forum, consisting of a Problems of the Week School Membership
and three registrations in our online courses:
PoW Class Membership: Resources & Strategies for
Learning from Student Work: Make the Most of Your
Mentor Your Own: Supporting Strong Development of
Deadline for submitting your music video about classroom
technology use is Tuesday, October 25, 2011, at 12 PM ET.
Finalists for each grade category will be announced on
November 1; and winners, on or about December 16, 2011.
So roll that camera and sing that song ... or parody!
PoW taking place: math problem-solving moment of the week
"The other common way to solve this problem was through guess
and check. Most submitters only told me about their correct
guess, which left me wondering again... How hard was it to get
to that correct guess? Marion B. from Rosemont School of the
Holy Child noticed that the first guess was too small and so
tried doubling it for the next guess. As the guesses got close,
Marion went up by twos because the length of the body had to
- Max, commenting on the Pre-Algebra PoW's Latest Solution
Apply for a Travel Grant
Don't forget ICME 12: apply now to meet the September 30
deadline for travel grants to attend the Twelfth International
Congress on Mathematical Education to be held in Seoul, Korea,
from July 8-15, 2012.
View the official call and the application on the NCTM website:
Now taking place: math education conversation of the hour
"As an 'unschooler' I 'liked' this because The Math Forum is
unique in the world of, well, learning services. All [other]
learning services, schools, books, online... are based on the
idea of a teacher who presumes what you need to know, when you
need to know it, how you need to know it (whether a mass
schooling standard or more free form styles of something like
'khanacademy' — I've used the latter for some things, btw).
The Math Forum is effective because it is fashioned after the
way the brain actually works, how living creatures learn — in
unschooling terms: student led. I was just thinking about
Dr. Math, today, and it finally struck me: 'This is student
led, and I'm all about that! Why did I never notice
- James, posted to the Forum Facebook Wall
"Who Wants to Be a Mathematician" National Contest
In the American Mathematical Society (AMS) game "Who Wants to
Be a Mathematician," high school students answer multiple
choice mathematics questions as they compete for cash and
prizes. The winning contestant pockets $5,000, with the math
department of that teen's school earning an additional $5,000.
Request a qualifying test for your high school students by
emailing the AMS Public Awareness Office, paoffice at ams dot
org, with the subject line "National WWTBAM." In the body of
the message, include your name, school, contact information,
and courses taught this year.