In This Issue
Moebius Noodles
NCTM Activity Packets
Johnnie's Math Page
Online PD
Free:
Orientation Sessions
Math and Tech Workshops
Paid:
Problem Based Learning Courses
Graduate Credit:
Mathematics Teaching and Learning Certificate
Master's Degree


Moebius Noodles
http://www.naturalmath.com/blog/moebiusnoodlesfundraiser/
Maria Droujkova, creator of NaturalMath.com, has launched a
project to provide peertopeer support for parents who want to
enjoy math with their babies and toddlers.
She writes: "There are very few materials and no community
support for smart math for babies and toddlers. Just try to
find anything that is not about counting or simple shapes!
Mathy parents create opportunities for their own kids, of
course. But without support and resources, it's very hard even
for the rocket scientist mothers and fathers. We want to
change that!"
Moebius Noodles is the culmination of thousands of parents and
educators collaborating in local math clubs, online classes,
grantfunded research, conference presentations, and curriculum
development consulting to companies. Sample one of the parent
tasks at
http://naturalmath.wikispaces.com/bingo
To kickstart the effort, Droujkova seeks to raise $6,200
through TippingBucket.org, whose motto is "Change the world, or
your money back!"
http://tippingbucket.org/projects/moebiusnoodles
The Moebius Noodles fundraising campaign ends next Wednesday,
September 21st.

PoW taking place: math problemsolving moment of the week

"We had a lot of successful problem solvers submit to this
problem, and received a number of thoughtful explanations.
Several people mentioned something that I ran into when I
solved the problem. This is how Leo, from the Philadelphia
School, described it...."

 Annie, commenting on the Math Fundamentals PoW's
Latest Solution

http://mathforum.org/pows/solution.htm?publication=3975
NCTM Activity Packets
http://www.nctm.org/conferences/content.aspx?id=25234
Each of these packets from the National Council of Teachers of
Mathematics contains activity sheets of rich problems and
blackline masters, ready to use in the classroom.
Download packets from this year or last for
 Elementary School
 Middle School
 High School

Now taking place: math education conversation of the hour

"We came to this country in 1965. Our children, 7 and 5 1/2,
went to second and first grade respectively. One evening, the
younger one announced that they had been doing set theory. So,
of course, we asked what that was. His answer was that we
wouldn't understand. (He knew of course that we were both
mathematicians.) So, I made a set with plates and glasses and
another set with plates and silver and asked him what the
intersection of these two sets might be. He looked at me
somewhat contemptuously and said...."

 Alain, posted to the mathedcc discussion

http://mathforum.org/kb/message.jspa?messageID=7570435
Johnnie's Math Page
http://jmathpage.com/
This directory of interactive resources presents free math
activities, tools, games, and puzzles to engage elementary and
middle school children. Originally created to support a former
teacher's math coaching work in a California public school
district, the directory is organized into

number

geometry

fractions

multiplication

fun

measurement

statistics

probability


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