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iPad and Booth Prize Pack Winners
The winners of our iPad and Prize Pack drawings are:
National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics (NCSM)
NCSM Membership and Registration for Denver: Mary
Problems of the Week Prize Pack: Kim O'Brien, New Jersey
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM)
iPad: Charlene Marchese, New Jersey
Problem of the Week Prize Package: Deb Mateer, Maryland
Teacher's Gift Basket: Chris Engel, Iowa
Thank you to the thousands of you who visited the Math Forum
booths in Philadelphia — and congratulations to our
To download handouts from our booths and presentations, learn
about Drexel University's MS in Math Learning and Teaching, and
generally see what you missed in Philadelphia, visit
PoW taking place: math problem-solving moment of the week
"Even though it is highly improbable that the coastline of the
lake is vertical, making a constant surface area possible, I
will assume that to be the case. This problem would require
much more information otherwise. Sorry if this is pedantic."
- Jasper, highlighted in the Geometry PoW's Latest Solution
Core Math Tools
Core Math Tools is a collection of interactive and dynamic
software tools for algebra and functions, geometry, and
statistics and probability.
Based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation
(NSF), this free Java software is appropriate for use with any
high school mathematics curriculum and compatible with the
Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for Mathematics in terms of
content and mathematical practices.
The NCTM annual meeting featured several presentations
dedicated to Core Math Tools. NCTM's web pages for the suite
include focused explorations, problem-based lessons, data sets,
how-to pages, and more.
To get started with Core Math Tools, download it from NCTM
Now taking place: math education conversation of the hour
"When I taught college freshmen, I did not check HW and sure
enough, most of those who (by observation) were not doing the
HW, failed and dropped out. Letting my HS'ers fail is not an
option I want to experiment with. I would rather not check HW,
but fear keeps me at it. :-("
- Susan, posted to the ap-calculus discussion group
Oxford University Press is offering free trials of its MyiMaths
teaching resource to math teachers around the world.
Designed for the International General Certificate of Secondary
Education (IGCSE) and A level mathematics curricula of the UK,
where over 4 million students already use the program, MyiMaths
offers hundreds of interactive lessons, each with dynamically
generated activities, games, tools, and questions.
Hurry — Oxford University Press' free trial offer ends Friday,