24 August, 2012
Volume 17 No. 34
 
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Problems of the Week 2012-13: Trig, Calc, and ... Video!

First Day of School

Financial Learning Hub Launches

 


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Problems of the Week 2012-13: Trig, Calc, and ... Video!

http://mathforum.org/pow/support/

The Problems of the Week (PoWs) have kicked off for the 2012-2013 academic year with two exciting additions!

First, we've re-launched a Current PoW for trigonometry and calculus students:

http://mathforum.org/blogs/pows/
re-introducing-the-trig-calculus-problems-of-the-week/

Second, we've begun enlivening select past puzzles with brief video clips — most 30 seconds or shorter:

http://mathforum.org/pow/support/videoscenarios.html


Now taking place: math education conversation of the day

"Dr. Thurston was my honors calculus teacher at Princeton. We undergrads got a kick out of having someone so 'out there' as our teacher. I appreciated his gentle manner and earnest enthusiasm."
- Kirby, posted to the math-teach discussion
http://mathforum.org/kb/message.jspa?messageID=7873592


First Day of School

http://mathforum.org/t2t/faq/faq.firstday.html

What do you do on the first day of school?

Check out these techniques, "openers," literature connections, and other suggestions from the Math Forum's Teacher2Teacher service.

Ask A Question

http://mathforum.org/t2t/ask/

Have questions about implementing the Common Core State Standards? Our T2T Associates are ready to respond, drawing on their wealth of experience:

http://mathforum.org/t2t/bios/


Now taking place: math education conversation of the day

"I was thinking of how fun it would be to make a YouTube video in which all the concepts and theorems of calculus were demonstrated and proven visually, something a high schooler might want to watch for fun. Have there been any videos created yet that serve this purpose?"
- Scott, posted to the sci.math discussion
http://mathforum.org/kb/message.jspa?messageID=7873465


Financial Learning Hub Launches

http://inspirefinanciallearning.ca/

The Investor Education Fund (IEF) recently launched an online hub for personal finance education in the classroom.

This not-for-profit organization established by the Ontario (Canada) Securities Commission offers tools, quizzes, and videos for students to make sense of their finances. For educators, InspireFinancialLearning.ca provides teacher-developed lesson plans, including these aligned to Canadian math standards:

http://www.inspirefinanciallearning.ca/index.php/
subjects/mathematics/

 

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