TI-Technology PoWs Aligned to the Common Core
We've re-visited Problems of the Week (PoWs) that take
advantage of the TI-Nspire™, and developed teacher packets
aligning each of our TI-PoWs to the Common Core State
Each TI-PoW now comes with PDFs that detail
Key Screen Shots
Students are invited to use the link "Submit your answer" and
then "self-mentor" using specially designed hints, checks, and
suggestions for extensions.
TI-PoWs come included with any PoW membership. If you haven't
already registered for free access to the TI-PoWs, visit
PoW taking place: math problem-solving moment of the week
"I have found lately in PoWs, that charts make doing them a lot
easier. I would suggest a struggling student to use them. At
first, we worked in a group. We got a few different answers,
but realized that they were the same triangles, but said
differently. That is the same mistake I just made."
- eighteen, highlighted in the Pre-Algebra PoW's
Math Awareness Month
This April, the theme of Mathematics Awareness Month (MAM)
will be Mathematics, Statistics, and the Data Deluge.
The official announcement of MAM 2012 states, in part: "Massive
amounts of data are collected every day, often from services we
use regularly, but never think about. Scientific data comes in
massive amounts from sensor networks, astronomical instruments,
biometric devices, and needs to be sorted out and understood.
Personal data from our Google searches, our Facebook or Twitter
activities, our credit card purchases, and our travel habits
are being mined to provide information and insight. These data
sets provide great opportunities, and pose dangers as well."
MAM is collecting its own data — in exchange for a chance to
win a $100 iTunes gift card! Just enter five words that best
describe people who enjoy mathematics and statistics:
Mathematics Awareness Month is sponsored each year by the Joint
Policy Board for Mathematics, a collaborative effort of the
American Mathematical Society, the American Statistical
Association, the Mathematical Association of America, and the
Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics. Visit
mathaware.org for essays, linking icons, a sample press release
template, and more.
To download a 17.5" x 21.383" image of this year's MAM
The American Statistical Association also sells the poster
Now taking place: math education conversation of the hour
"Beside the removal of a penalty for guessing on AP Statistics
exam multiple choice questions, what other changes have
developed over the last two years?"
- Mike, posted to the ap-stat discussion group
Butler-Cooley Excellence in Teaching Award
The Turnaround Management Association (TMA) recognizes
outstanding elementary and secondary grade teachers with the
Butler-Cooley Excellence in Teaching Award.
Since 2004, this program has honored teachers "who have
demonstrated exceptional dedication and skill in shaping the
lives of students and the communities in which they live." It
awards three to five public or private school teachers $5,000
cash stipends, plus travel and lodging expenses to the 2012 TMA
Annual Convention, November 1-3, in Boston, Massachusetts.
The Butler-Cooley Excellence in Teaching Award program, made
possible through the John William Butler Foundation, is open to
currently licensed, active teachers employed by accredited
schools for at least five years. Download the entry form and
apply by the Tuesday, 1 May deadline: