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Problem Solving Strategies Course
Newton Papers
"What Math Means to Me" Art Contest Winners
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Problem Solving Strategies Course
http://mathforum.org/pd/problemsolving/
Participants in this course will solve challenging middle
school and high school algebra, geometry, and probability
problems, and develop a supplemental curriculum outline
supporting the development of mathematical approaches to
problems. We will discuss how to support students developing
high levels of competence and sophistication with a wide range
of mathematical approaches from "guess and check" to "consider
a simpler problem" to "analyze in terms of parity."
There will be approximately 30 hours of seatwork involved in
this moderated, ten weeklong course. It will take place online
using Blackboard. The only technical requirements are a web
browser and Internet access.
"Problem Solving Strategies" will have a mix that includes
Drexel University graduate students from the Mathematics
Learning and Teaching master's program, who are taking the
course for graduate credit, and teachers from the wider Math
Forum community, who are taking it for 3 Continuing Education
Units (CEUs). This should provide a nice sized group for
interaction, along with useful variety in mathematical
approaches and teaching experience.
Download a PDF of the syllabus here:
http://mathforum.org/pd/problemsolving/ problemsolvingcourse_info.pdf

led by Ellen Clay, Assistant Professor of Mathematics
Education, Drexel University; authored by Stephen Weimar,
Director of the Math Forum

January 9  March 18, 2012
Registration closes at 5 pm ET on Friday, January 6, 2012
The six weeklong Math Forum course "Problem Solving in
Geometry and Measurement" also begins in January:
http://mathforum.org/pd/geometry/
To register for either of these professional development
opportunities, please call Tracey Perzan, Monday  Friday,
8 am  6 pm ET: 2158951080 or 18007567823

PoW taking place: math problemsolving moment of the week

"This problem can be solved by examining the contingencies (the
rules which tell who works with whom). For each child who
washes dishes, their contingencies must be true. First I tried
the least picky kids...."

 nine, highlighted in the PreAlgebra PoW's Latest Solution

http://mathforum.org/pows/solution.htm?publication=4009
Newton Papers
http://cudl.lib.cam.ac.uk/collections/newton
Cambridge University Library has just presented the first items
in its Foundations of Science collection: a selection from the
Papers of Sir Isaac Newton.
This initial release features some of Newton's most important
work: his own annotated copy of Principia Mathematica; the
socalled "Waste Book," a large notebook that he inherited from
his stepfather, and which Newton filled with notes and
calculations when forced to leave his Cambridge studies during
the Great Plague; and other manuscripts and letters that
concentrate on his mathematical work (c1660s) and reveal how he
thought about and developed the calculus.
Cambridge University Library holds the most important and
substantial collection of Newton's scientific and mathematical
manuscripts. Over the next few months, it will bring online
most of its Newton papers.
This digitization of works previously available only at
Cambridge University Library results from a collaboration
between Cambridge and the University of Sussex, home to the
Newton Project:
http://www.newtonproject.sussex.ac.uk/

Now taking place: math education conversation of the hour

"Santa has about 31 hours of Christmas to work with, thanks to
the different time zones and the rotation of the earth,
assuming he travels east to west. This works out to 967.7
visits per second. The payload of the sleigh adds another
interesting element...."

 David, posted to the apcalculus discussion

http://mathforum.org/kb/thread.jspa?threadID=2325058
"What Math Means to Me" Art Contest Winners
http://mathforum.org/pd/mymath2011.html
After more than 2,400 entries, 72 finalists, and more than
20,000 votes cast, McGrawHill is proud to announce the 12
winners of the My Math "What Math Means To Me" art contest!
Each of the 12 winning teachers will receive nearly $15,000 in
classroom resources from McGrawHill and its sponsors. All of
the winning artwork will be featured in the McGrawHill My Math
student materials. The 12 contest winners will have their
artwork displayed in the new Museum of Mathematics in New
York City.


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