In This Issue
Math Forum Orientations
Math Craft
Putnam Mathematics Competition Problems and Solutions
Online PD
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Orientation Sessions
Math and Tech Workshops
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Math Forum Orientations
http://mathforum.org/pd/#sessions
We recently opened three free, selfpaced orientations to Math
Forum services.
We'd particularly like to invite trialists to this orientation,
designed to help members start using the Problems of the Week:
http://mathforum.org/pd/pow_os

PoW taking place: math problemsolving moment of the week

"Looking back on my work, I think about two things that I could
have done better. I think that I could have read the problem
better and maybe knew what I was doing more. I forgot about the
one roll for each person part until I read the problem over
again to check my work! I also want to get more organized with
my steps of work. Right now I have math problems scattered all
over my paper, and I would like to get them in order and easier
to read. One way I can accomplish reading the problem better is
that I can read it over in the beginning of my work to make
sure that I have got everything in my head."

 Molly, highlighted in the FunPoW's Latest Solution

http://mathforum.org/pows/solution.htm?publication=4004
Math Craft
http://mathcraft.wonderhowto.com/
Begun in October, Math Craft explores "mathematically inspired
art and architecture through projects, community submissions,
and inspirational posts."
The Math Craft blog follows a weekly schedule, with Mondays
featuring member submissions to the community corkboard;
Tuesdays, a new project of the week; Thursdays, extensions and
more mathematical details for the current project of the week;
and Fridays, information about artists and artwork in the
field, including historical projects and works.
Recent blog posts have included

How to Make Knot Sculptures from Soft Metals

7 Templates for SlideTogether Geometric
Paper Constructions

How to Make a Magic Square Tetraflexagon

You Won't Believe They Roll: How to Build Half Circle and
Elliptical Wobblers

How to Make Sierpinski Carpet Cookies

Math Craft Inspiration of the Week: The Kinetic Wave
Sculptures of Reuben Margolin

How to Make 6Sided Kirigami Snowflakes

Modular Origami: How to Make a Cube, Octahedron
& Icosahedron from Sonobe Units

Now taking place: math education conversation of the hour

"I've got a student who is doing a science research project who
asked me this question: 'Are these the same? 65% of infants of
diabetic mothers have perinatal iron deficiency.... 65% of
mothers with gestational diabetes have perinatally iron
deficient babies.... There is a 65% chance that the baby of a
diabetic mother will be iron deficient.'"

 Mary, posted to the apstat discussion

http://mathforum.org/kb/thread.jspa?threadID=2322795
Putnam Mathematics Competition Problems and Solutions
http://amc.maa.org/aactivities/a7problems/putnamindex.shtml
Last Saturday, over 2,000 North American college students spent
six hours solving the twelve problems of the William Lowell
Putnam Mathematics Competition.
The Mathematical Association of America (MAA) has already
posted the problems and solutions from this year's competition.
Check back for the winners and scores.


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