NCTM Annual Meeting: Early Registration Discount
Save up to 36% by registering for the annual meeting of the
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) by
Friday, March 16th.
Taking place April 25-28 in Philadelphia, PA, NCTM 2012 will
boast more than 700 presentations, including Learn-Reflect
Strand sessions dedicated to technology.
To browse or search the full program, visit:
To browse or search the Research Presession, visit:
PoW taking place: math problem-solving moment of the week
"I was a bit frustrated with this problem, because it didn't
make any sense to me. So, I just took a 5 minute break to calm
myself down a bit before trying again. I would have preferred
both 90 degree angles for the tangents, but I did need a
challenge, and this DEFINITELY WAS a nice challenge!"
- Hayley, commenting on the Geometry PoW's Latest Solution
Math Reasoning Inventory
Marilyn Burns recently announced the launch of a new online
formative assessment tool.
The Math Reasoning Inventory (MRI) reveals how students think
and reason through questions that focus on number and
operations based on content from the Common Core State
Standards (CCSS) for Mathematics prior to sixth grade. Check
out, in particular, the more than 80 face-to-face interview
video clips of students demonstrating appropriate reasoning
strategies, exhibiting lack of understanding, self-correcting,
using a procedure inappropriately, and more.
At MRI, which receives funding support from the Bill & Melinda
Gates Foundation, Burns leads an author team of teachers with
whom she co-authored Scholastic's Do The Math.
Now taking place: math education conversation of the hour
"My district is going to purchase a new pre-calculus text for
honors and level 1 and also if possible for level 2 (slower
students) if we can find one to suit all 3 levels. Any
suggestions on something you use and like?"
- Carol, posted to the ap-calculus discussion
MathJax Version 2.0 Now Available
A major new version of MathJax came out earlier this week.
Rendering "beautiful math in all browsers," this open source
notation delivers high-quality typography across all web apps.
MathJax lets you copy equations from web pages into Word and
LaTeX documents, science blogs, research wikis, calculation
software like Maple, Mathematica and more — all without
browser plugins or font installations. Because it uses modern
CSS and web fonts instead of images or Flash, MathJax also
features the ability to scale all math in a page or zoom in on
a particular equation. Together with the Internet Explorer
add-on MathPlayer, MathJax makes math accessible to screen
readers, to screen magnifiers, and to learning
Davide P. Cervone, professor of mathematics at Union College,
leads the development team of MathJax, a joint project of the
American Mathematical Society (AMS), Design Science, Inc., and
the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM).
MathJax receives additional financial support from Stack
Exchange, the American Institute of Physics (AIP), the American
Physical Society (APS), Elsevier, Project Euclid, the London
Mathematical Society, and the Institute of Electrical and
Electronics Engineers (IEEE).