In This Issue
The Math Forum at NCTM Regional in Atlantic City
ScienceMakers Video Archive
The 2011 Nation's Report Card: Mathematics Results
Online PD
Free:
Orientation Sessions
Math and Tech Workshops
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Problem Based Learning Courses
Graduate Credit:
Mathematics Teaching and Learning Certificate
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The Math Forum at NCTM Regional in Atlantic City
http://mathforum.org/workshops/ac2011/
Did you miss us at the recent regional conference and
exposition of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics,
held in Atlantic City?
See the teachers who won our prize drawings, download documents
about all our programs — including Drexel University's
Graduate Programs in Mathematics Learning & Teaching — and
learn more about our conference sessions:

Using ScreenCapture Movies to Assess Quadrilateral
Constructions in Sketchpad®

Developing an Online LessonStudy Community

PoW taking place: math problemsolving moment of the week

"I think that the strategy I used worked very well. If I had
used a table, it would've taken a considerable amount of time
longer. If I drew a diagram, then I would have to use the
guess and check strategy. This also takes a lot longer than the
strategy I used. By using the strategy I used, I saved a lot of
time. Overall, I thought this was a midrange problem and that
I solved it the best way possible."

 Fiona, highlighted in the PreAlgebra PoW's Latest Solution

http://mathforum.org/pows/solution.htm?publication=3995
ScienceMakers Video Archive
http://www.idvl.org/sciencemakers/
ScienceMakers features thousands of stories from life oral
history interviews of dozens of contemporary African Americans
at the forefront of science, technology, engineering and
math (STEM).
Watch video clips — each with a transcription that highlights
text as an interviewee talks — of prominent African Americans
who studied mathematics en route to prominence in the sciences,
such as

Wanda Austin, CEO of Aerospace Corporation

Lovenia DecongeWatson, professor of mathematics at
Southern University

Shirley Ann Jackson, chairman of the Nuclear Regulatory
Commission (NRC) and president of Rensselaer Polytechnic
Institute (RPI)

string theorist Clifford Johnson

William Lupton, chairman of the computer science department
at the United States Naval Academy

mathematical epidemiologist Ronald Mickens

president of the American Association of Physics Teachers
James Stith

Chair of the National Science Board Warren Washington
Supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF),
ScienceMakers is a program of The HistoryMakers®, the US'
largest African American video oral history archive.

Now taking place: math education conversation of the hour

"Covering chapter 10 in Bock, Velleman & De Veaux (3rd ed.)
this week, we have been spending some time straightening data.
I'm sure I've read over it again and again, but perhaps I am
missing the big picture with this... Why are we straightening
data? Does it come down to being able to understand the
residual plots better when the scatterplot creating them is
linear? A few follow up questions prompted by one of
my students..."

 Josh, posted to the apstatistics discussion

http://mathforum.org/kb/thread.jspa?threadID=2312124
The 2011 Nation's Report Card: Mathematics Results
http://nationsreportcard.gov/math_2011/
As reported in these pages last Friday, the 2011 Nation's
Report Card came out Tuesday. Come browse the report online,
link to the full data, and download a copy.
To dig deeper into the results, explore the relationships
between student achievement and
The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) also
provides State Snapshot reports. Use the pulldown menu and
grade buttons to generate a customized summary report for each
state or jurisdiction that participates in the National
Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) assessments.


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