In This Issue
T³ International Conference
Science and Engineering Indicators 2012
Oxford's IB Mathematics Course Companions Online
Online PD
Free:
Orientation Sessions
Paid:
Problem Based Learning Courses
Graduate Credit:
Mathematics Teaching and Learning Certificate
Master's Degree


T³ International Conference
http://mathforum.org/workshops/t3/chicago2012/
Coming to Texas Instruments' T³ International Conference in
Chicago, March 24, 2012? Swing by booth No. 16 in the Exhibit
Hall and meet the Math Forum's Director of Professional
Development, Suzanne Alejandre, and Max Ray, the Forum's
Professional Collaboration Facilitator:
10:00 to 5:30, Friday, March 2, 2012
9:00 to 5:00, Saturday, March 3, 2012
They are looking forward to talking with you about the Math
Forum, in general, and in particular about

professional development

Technology Problems of the Week (tPoWs)

Problems of the Week (PoWs)

Math Tools

Dr. Math Books
Max and Craig Russell, who teaches at University of Illinois
Laboratory High School (Urbana, IL) will deliver two
presentations together:

Saturday 11:15  12:45

Session 276

Using Technology to Assess Mathematical Understanding (Without
Getting Lost in the Technology)

Saturday 1:00  2:00

Session 315

Crime Scene Investigation: Exploring Similarity the Common
Core Way, with the TINspire™ Family of Handhelds

PoW taking place: math problemsolving moment of the week

"I just recently solved this problem with a bunch of math
teachers. All together, I've probably read almost two dozen
solutions from adults, and almost three dozen from schoolage
students. The schoolage students won the contest of having the
most varied methods for solving this problem. Every single
adult whose solution I read used the same method. The students
used every possible method I could imagine (and a few I could
barely imagine)!"

 Max, commenting on the Algebra PoW's Latest Solution

http://mathforum.org/pows/solution.htm?publication=4034
Science and Engineering Indicators 2012
http://www.nsf.gov/statistics/seind12/
The National Science Board of the National Science Foundation
(NSF) recently released its biennial "Science and Engineering
Indicators" (SEI). SEI 2012 provides a broad base of
quantitative information on the U.S. and international science
and engineering enterprise.
Chapter 1 of SEI 2012, entitled "Elementary and Secondary
Mathematics and Science Education," details

student learning in mathematics and science

student coursetaking in high school mathematics
and science

teachers of mathematics and science

transition to higher education
This free report comes with downloadable spreadsheets of
supporting appendix tables, an interactive digest, and the
State Data Tool, which provides information on science and
technology infrastructure for each of the nation's 50 states,
the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico.

Now taking place: math education conversation of the hour

"I want to find the number of combinations for any 30 A 220 B
distributed around 250 locations. So I am looking for some
dedicated software which may help me to obtain these results
and perhaps identify the relevant equations. Does any one know
of any software that would help me to do more complex cases?"

 Andrew, posted to the discretemath discussion

http://mathforum.org/kb/thread.jspa?threadID=2348050
Oxford's IB Mathematics Course Companions Online
http://www.oup.com/oxed/international/ibdiploma/mathccs1/
Oxford University Press has freely posted complete copies of
its new International Baccalaureate (IB) Mathematics Course
Companions for the 2012 syllabus — now online until Monday,
March 5th.
Browse or search through these eBooks of student
resource materials:

Mathematics Standard Level

Mathematics Higher Level

Mathematical Studies: Standard Level
The 2012 IB syllabus will place more emphasis on models,
reallife applications of theory, and the use of graphic
display calculators. All three titles listed above include the
colorcoded special features

investigations

examiner's tip

did you know?

exploration suggestions

theory of knowledge

historical exploration


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