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Math Forum YouTube
Common Core Flip Books
"Who Wants to Be a Mathematician" National Contest
2012 China Girls Math Olympiad: Erratum, and Update
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Math Forum YouTube
http://www.youtube.com/user/TheMathForum/videos
Curious what teachers are saying about us? Ready to notice and
wonder at a silent "What Can You Do With This?" or dynamic
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secondlong scenarios of math in our daily lives? Check out
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Watch as the Forum's Director of Professional Development
guides a class of fifth graders through a Problem of the Week.
The three and fourminutelong segments include

Listening "to" Students

Groups at Work

Connecting to Students' Experiences
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Now taking place: math education conversation of the day

"Our Keynote Speaker on Thursday, November 8th will be Dr.
Keith Devlin from Stanford University, perhaps better known as
NPR's 'Math Guy.'"

 Rebecca, posted to the general discussion group of the
Association of Math Teachers of New York State

http://mathforum.org/kb/thread.jspa?threadID=2396194
Common Core Flip Books
http://katm.org/wp/?page_id=91
The Kansas Association of Teachers of Math (KATM) has put
together a series of "flip books" about the Common Core State
Standards (CCSS).
Scroll down the KATM page of Common Core Resources to see all
nine freely downloadable PDFs — one for each grade, K8.
Organized by standard and compiled into a handy format ready
to print on cardstock, each flip book conveys "what each
standard means in terms of what students must know and be able
to do" through

examples for each standard at each grade level

instructional strategies

"unpacked" standards from states such as North Carolina,
Arizona, and Ohio

Now taking place: math education conversation of the day

"He went on to become a NASA scientist. I tell this story to
some of my classes when I substitute teach, and it becomes a
great buzz throughout their grade level (7th/8th grade). I'm
eating lunch, and they will approach me about it. Then, later
classes ask me to repeat the story. I want them to know that
they can do more. I want them to think that the story of this
boy is not atypical, but perhaps something they themselves are
capable of."

 Peter, posted to the mathteach discussion

http://mathforum.org/kb/message.jspa?messageID=7869713
"Who Wants to Be a Mathematician" National Contest
http://www.ams.org/programs/students/wwtbam/wwtbamnational
In the American Mathematical Society (AMS) game "Who Wants to
Be a Mathematician," high school students answer multiple
choice mathematics questions as they compete for cash and
prizes. The winning contestant pockets $5,000, with the math
department of that teen's school earning an additional $5,000.
Request a qualifying test for your high school students by
emailing the AMS Public Awareness Office, paoffice at ams dot
org, with the subject line "National WWTBAM." In the body of
the message, include your name, school, contact information,
and courses taught this year.

Now taking place: math education conversation of the day

"This is a pretty convincing argument not to play the lottery.
It lets you play the PowerBall lottery twice a week for 50
years in about a minute. I imagine this could be a good way to
stimulate discussion, or introduce a topic, ...?"

 Evan, posted to the discussion group of the Association of
Math Teachers of New York State

http://mathforum.org/kb/thread.jspa?threadID=2395735
2012 China Girls Math Olympiad: Erratum, and Update
Last week's issue incorrectly identified the sponsors of the
2012 China Girls Mathematical Olympiad (CGMO).
They are the Akamai Foundation, Delta Air Lines, Inc., the
Mathematical Association of America, the Mathematical Sciences
Research Institute, the National Science Foundation, the S. S.
Chern Foundation, and the Sunlin and Priscilla Chou Foundation.
The Math Forum apologizes for the error.
All eight of the young women on the U.S. team that competed at
the 11th annual CGMO went on to win medals Monday. Among the
eight high school and middle school girls on the U.S. team,
three students — including one who achieved a perfect
score — won gold medals.
To catch up on the flurry of team outposts, and read a recap of
the results, visit
http://www.msri.org/web/msri/staticpages//node/294


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