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The Math Forum @ CMCSouth
Grants, Scholarships, and Awards
Estimation 180
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The Math Forum @ CMCSouth
http://mathforum.org/workshops/cmc/2012/south/
In Palm Springs this weekend? Suzanne Alejandre, Math Forum
Director of Professional Development, and Marie Hogan, math
teacher from West Covina, California, will copresent two
sessions today. See the outline for each, download its
PowerPoint or PDF, learn about grant opportunities, and access
other resources:

Unsilence Students' Voices (Session 120)
8:30  10:00, Friday, November 2, 2012

http://mathforum.org/workshops/
cmc/2012/south/session120.html

My Students Can Notice/Wonder, Now What? (Session 324)
1:30  3:00, Friday, November 2, 2012

http://mathforum.org/workshops/
cmc/2012/south/session324.html
For more about the conference of the California Mathematics
Council  Southern Section (CMCSouth), visit:
http://www.cmcmath.org/activities/south_conference.html

PoW taking place: math problemsolving moment of the week

"I couldn't find any possibilities. So I already knew the
answer was no. But to help prove that point, I did a little
extra math to prove what I just said. First I used
the formula...."

 Eron, highlighted in the Algebra PoW's latest solution

http://mathforum.org/pows/solution.htm?publication=4134
Grants, Scholarships, and Awards
http://www.nctm.org/resources/content.aspx?id=198
Apply now for these grants, scholarships, and awards from the
Mathematics Education Trust (MET):

Classroom Research Grants

Connecting Mathematics to Other Subject Areas Grants

Emerging TeacherLeaders in Elementary School
Mathematics Grants

Engaging Students in Learning Mathematics Grants

Equity in Mathematics Grants

Future Leader Initial NCTM Annual Conference
Attendance Awards

Improving Students' Understanding of Geometry Grants

Mathematics Course Work Scholarships

Mathematics Graduate Course Work Scholarships

Prospective Teacher NCTM Annual Conference
Attendance Awards

Summer Mathematics Study Grants

Teacher Professional Development Grants

Using Music to Teach Mathematics Grants
Established 36 years ago by the National Council of Teachers of
Mathematics (NCTM), MET channels the generosity of contributors
through the creation and funding of grants, awards, honors, and
other projects that support the improvement of mathematics
teaching and learning.
Hurry: all the opportunities listed above share a deadline of
next Friday, 9 November.

Now taking place: math education conversation of the day

"By March, the students were able to figure out the question to
the problem without it being present. When they were noticing
and wondering, they began to notice the answer, which blew me
away! By April, their explanations were close to perfect,
giving great detail on how they solved the problem and even
using correct math vocabulary. The students went from hating
them to loving them! This program took a group of struggling
math achievers last year and helped them tremendously. I
believe it helped them make gains much quicker over
conventional teaching methods. At the beginning of the year,
the students were 18 percent proficient or advanced on the open
ended responses on the math 4Sight Benchmarks. By May, the
students rose to 88 percent. I believe that the consistency of
using the Problems of the Week is the main reason for
the rise."

 Laura, featured in the Teachers' Corner of PoWerful Ideas

http://mathforum.org/blogs/powerfulideas/powteachercolumn/
Estimation 180
http://www.estimation180.com/
Each day of the school year, Andrew Stadel presents his middle
school students with an estimation challenge. Last month, he
started sharing their number sensemaking online.
Check out his "Estimate of the Week" on the estimation180.com
home page — and join the challenge by looking at the picture
and submitting your own estimate online. Make sure to explain
your reasoning ("What context clues did you use?") and rate
your accuracy ("How confident are you?"). Then check back for
the video answers.
Stadel also blogs "about my interactions with math, logic,
life, teaching, and the web they spin together." Posts at
"Divisible by 3," which date back to March, include "Estimation
vs. guessing Part 2," "PEMDAS song," "3 Act Presentation to K8
staff," and "Rolling Tires":
http://mrstadel.blogspot.com/


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