30 December, 2011
Volume 16 No. 52
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2012 Mathematics Game

Presentation, Workshops from the Center for Innovative Teaching

2012 T³ International Conference


Online PD


Orientation Sessions

Math and Tech Workshops


Problem Based Learning Courses

Graduate Credit:
Mathematics Teaching and Learning Certificate

Master's Degree


2012 Mathematics Game


The year game puzzle is back to challenge students in grades 3-12 to write expressions for each of the counting numbers 1 through 100, using the digits in the year 2012, standard operations, and grouping symbols.

Students may start submitting solutions January 1, 2012.

Revisit the site after February 1, 2012, to see the first solutions.

PoW taking place: math problem-solving moment of the week

"The kids wondered how the family measured the tree and what kind of tool they used to measure. That was a nice way I was also able to tie measurement and what tools we use to measure and why into the discussion. When we did 'I notice,' they were able to come up with the counting by 2's pattern. I was wondering if they would see it, because we haven't worked on that much. Surprisingly, just in our first day discussion they knew the answer."
- Engrid, sharing her thoughts on teaching suggestions in the Primary PoW Teacher Packet

Presentation, Workshops from the Center for Innovative Teaching

The Center for Innovative Teaching (CIT) at The Urban School of San Francisco presents Dan Meyer at 3 PM PT (6 PM ET) on Wednesday, 11 January, 2012.

In his talk, entitled "Capturing, Sharing and Resolving Perplexity," the Stanford University doctoral candidate will describe perplexity — "one of the scarcest resources in the classroom." Meyer will show educators why perplexity is key to engaging students in the classroom, and how to pick tools and technology to maximize it.

Register now for this free, one hour-long presentation, geared to secondary school educators in all disciplines:


CIT has also just pre-announced its seventh set of summer workshops, which will include these three presented by director Henri Picciotto:

Hands-On Geometry
San Francisco, June 18-22

Visual Algebra
New York City, August 13-17

Reimagining High School Math
New York City, August 13-17


Now taking place: math education conversation of the hour

"I'm wanting my students to read/review an article that they will be able to identify the key ideas of data collection (sampling tech/obs study/exper design). My challenge is identifying resources they can access/reference to obtain these articles. Everything I find is too complex. Any suggestions on resources that high school students can read and make sense of?"
- Colleen, posted to the ap-stat discussion

2012 T³ International Conference


The T³ program, sponsored by Texas Instruments, will host the annual T³ International Conference in Chicago, March 2-4, 2012.

Come network with teachers from across the US and abroad; learn from experienced educators; participate in hands-on and demonstration sessions — and visit the Math Forum's booth!

Register before Sunday, 15 January, 2012, to take advantage of the early bird registration discount.


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