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Feedback Request from MathDash
The Math Forum at NCSM/NCTM
Science of NHL Hockey
Online PD
Free:
Orientation Sessions
Paid:
Problem Based Learning Courses
Graduate Credit:
Mathematics Teaching and Learning Certificate
Master's Degree


Feedback Request from MathDash
"Imagine a world where technology helps solve the toughest
problems...." To address this theme of the 2012 Microsoft
Imagine Cup, a team from Drexel University developed a game
that reinforces concepts of basic arithmetic — and their
MathDash game has been selected as a competition finalist in
the category of game design for Windowsbased smartphones.
Learn more about MathDash, download a demo version of the game
for Windows phones, and vote for team Drexel Dragons here:
http://www.ntaylormullen.com/MathDash
MathDash's student developers would like your feedback to help
them polish their entry for the Imagine Cup finals later this
month. Please share your comments using this survey:
http://bit.ly/MathDashSurvey

PoW taking place: math problemsolving moment of the week

"Overall, I thought this problem was easy. The only problem I
had was trying to explain the clues so that my response was
concise and eventually told them in a different order."

 Allen, highlighted in the FunPoW's Latest Solution

http://mathforum.org/pows/solution.htm?publication=4048/
The Math Forum at NCSM/NCTM
http://mathforum.org/nctm/2012/
Are you attending the National Council of Supervisors of
Mathematics (NCSM) or National Council of Teachers of
Mathematics (NCTM) conferences in Philadelphia later
this month?
Math Forum staff and associates will present sessions at both
conferences:

NCSM

Monday, 23 April, 2:45  3:45 (NCSM session 156)

Developing the Mathematical Practices for Productive Student
Math Talk

Tuesday, 24 April, 2:45  3:45 (NCSM session 240)

I Tweet, Therefore I Learn

Wednesday, 25 April, 4:00  5:00 (NCSM session 360)

Supporting Teachers to Implement a Schoolwide Focus on the
Mathematical Practices
For more information on these NCSM workshop topics and details
of locations and presenters, see
http://mathforum.org/workshops/ncsm2012/

NCTM

Thursday, 26 April, 2:00  3:00 (NCTM session 250)

Supporting Preservice Teachers in Practicing Instructional
Explanations Using Free Technology

Friday, 27 April, 11:00  12:00 (NCTM session 455)

Using Technology Problems of the Week to Develop
Mathematical Practices

Friday, 27 April, 12:30  1:30 (NCTM session 497)

Creating & Supporting an Online Professional Community
for Teachers

Friday, 27 April, 2:00  3:00 (NCTM session 558)

Professional Development That Empowers Teachers  Lesson
Study Online

Friday, 27 April, 3:30  4:30 (NCTM session 592)

I Tweet, Therefore I Learn

Friday, 27 April, 3:30  4:30 (NCTM session 610)

Using Technology to Increase Conceptual Understanding in
Algebra and Geometry

Saturday, 28 April, 9:30  10:30 (NCTM session 665)

Free Tools: Financial Education, Math & Problem Solving
For more information on these NCTM workshop topics and details
of locations and presenters, see
http://mathforum.org/nctm/2012/present.html
MATH POP FORUMS
Come by our booth for fresh popcorn and conversations about

Working with Students

Master of Science in Mathematics Learning
and Teaching (MLT)

Professional Development

Friends of the Math Forum
http://mathforum.org/nctm/2012/forums.html

Now taking place: math education conversation of the hour

"I'm trying to refind a great math talk I liked. It was a
collegeaged guy, modern video. In it, he said we need to be
teaching kids math differently (yeah, yeah, I know). One phrase
I remember is, 'If I find myself thinking about triangles, and
I often do, ...'"

 Ben, posted to the mathteach discussion

http://mathforum.org/kb/thread.jspa?threadID=2364605
Science of NHL Hockey
http://science360.gov/series/Science+of+NHL+Hockey/ 41c74cc32d9a40f695c176c04834afce
The National Hockey League (NHL) wraps up its regular season
tomorrow. The 10part video series "Science of NHL Hockey"
explores the science behind the sport as the hunt for the
Stanley Cup heats up on the ice.
Running about four to five minutes in length, each video
features a university scientist explaining a selected
scientific principle, while current NHL athletes describe how
these principles apply to their positions on the rink.
Mathematical videos cover

reflexes and reaction time, with goaltender Pekka Rinne

vectors, with left winger Matt Moulson

statistics and averages, with goaltender Jaroslav Halak

hockey geometry, with left winger Brenden Morrow

kinematics, with defenseman Erik Johnson
Relevant highlight clips from professional games enliven every
video, along with slowmotion, highspeed camerawork that
allows for framebyframe illustration.
The Science of NHL Hockey is a collaboration between NBC Learn
and the National Science Foundation (NSF).


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