27 April, 2012
Volume 17 No. 17
 
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KenKen @ The Math Forum

MIT+K12

Bedtime Math

 


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KenKen @ The Math Forum

http://mathforum.org/kenken/

The Math Forum and KenKen have new math games in the works!

While we prepare them, we invite you to play KenKen puzzles interactively — no login required.

Fresh 4×4 and 5×5 challenges post daily, along with solutions from the previous day.


Now taking place: math education conversation of the hour

"Glad to have found this online community of math professionals. Looking forward to learning together."
- Rebecca, commenting on the Elementary Mathematical Practices blog
http://mathforum.org/blogs/emp/


MIT+K12

http://k12videos.mit.edu/

An open platform for educational videos launched last week.

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), in collaboration with Khan Academy, invites teachers to submit requests for the demonstrations of scientific principles or experiments you need in your primary and secondary classrooms. Under the premise that "the best spokespeople in the battle to engage young people in science and engineering are other young people," MIT undergraduates then accept your requests through a proposal process before using the Institute's laboratory and other resources to respond with original instructional video segments.

Check out the math videos already requested here:

http://k12videos.mit.edu/taxonomy/term/33/assignment

Don't see an assignment you need for your teaching? Want to work together with MIT undergradutes to make and crowd-curate STEM videos? Create an account and join the effort:

http://k12videos.mit.edu/user/register


Now taking place: math education conversation of the hour

"It is an injustice. Math always seems to take a back seat to Reading/Literacy/ELA. Maybe we need more names for math so it will sound just as important!"
- Lynn, posted to the discussion group of the Association of Math Teachers of New York State's Math Honor Society
http://mathforum.org/kb/message.jspa?messageID=7806292


Bedtime Math

http://bedtimemathproblem.org/

The stated mission of this blog is "to make the nightly math problem as common as the bedtime story."

Tuck your children into bed each night with a free story puzzle available in three variations: one for "big kids," one for "little kids," and one for "wee kids." From the home page, click the "Sign me up!" graphic to receive Bedtime Math's free daily question by e-mail.

Posts from the first two months have included

  • X-Ray Vision Carrots
  • The Tacocopter
  • Sundae Dinner
  • Coolest Number Fact Ever
  • Springing Ahead
  • I Gotta 'Eeling
  • Linsanity! By the Numbers

Bedtime Math occurs in partnership with the Overdeck Family Foundation, which supports programs that foster K-12 science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education.

http://bedtimemathproblem.org/about-us/

 

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