9 November, 2012
Volume 17 No. 45
 
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Help Schools Impacted by Hurricane Sandy

Math Warriors

Team America Rocketry Challenge

 


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Help Schools Impacted by Hurricane Sandy

http://www.donorschoose.org/sandy

Do you teach in a public school affected by Hurricane Sandy? Or want to help one?

DonorsChoose.org has connected almost a million donors with over 100,000 public school teachers since 2000, in the process funding more than 300,000 projects. The online charity has already helped fulfill dozens of appeals for supplies great and small, and gathered dozens more, from the New York, New Jersey, and other classrooms devastated — in some cases, literally washed away — by last week's storm.

To submit your own project proposal, see

http://www.donorschoose.org/blog/2012/11/05/
public-school-teachers-was-your-classroom-
impacted-by-hurricane-sandy/

Prefer to donate school supplies directly instead of making a tax-deductible contribution? Start here:

http://help.donorschoose.org/app/
answers/detail/a_id/144/kw/in-kind


PoW taking place: math problem-solving moment of the week

"Quite a few students besides Gracelyn submitted diagrams with their solutions. We haven't included all the solutions here, but I did want to share a few of the other diagrams."
- Annie, commenting on the Geometry PoW's latest solution
http://mathforum.org/pows/solution.htm?publication=4138


Math Warriors

http://www.mathwarriorswebseries.com/

"Love, betrayal.... calculus."

This comedic webseries shines the spotlight on "math nerds like you've never seen 'em before" as they strive to win a fictitious national collegiate math-a-thon. Each video lasts about ten minutes; season two wrapped last month with an episode entitled "Prime-ordial Soup."

Approved by Math for America and screened for many New York City school children, Math Warriors episodes have covered concepts such as the Monty Hall problem, prisoner's dilemma, and fundamental theorem of arithmetic.

Join the Math Warriors fan club for chances to win a t-shirt in the monthly drawing — or an appearance on a future show:

http://www.mathwarriorswebseries.com/sign.html


Now taking place: math education conversation of the day

"There's a difference between the _data_ in a variable, or returned by an expression, and the _name_ of a variable."
- Steve, posted to the comp.soft-sys.matlab discussion
http://mathforum.org/kb/message.jspa?messageID=7920521


Team America Rocketry Challenge

http://www.rocketcontest.org/

In the decade since we first featured this rocket contest, the Team America Rocketry Challenge (TARC) has reached over 55,000 students through the designing, building, and flying of model rockets. With continued sponsorship from the Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) and the National Association of Rocketry (NAR), last year alone TARC attracted over 3,000 students in 48 states as they competed for a total of $73,000 in scholarships and prizes.

Register before the deadline of Friday, 30 November.

 

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