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Rubric: Implementing Standards for Mathematical Practice
Win a TI84 Plus C Silver Edition Calculator
Math Awareness Month and Mathematics of Planet Earth 2013
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Rubric: Implementing Standards for Mathematical Practice
http://mathforum.org/pcmi/hstp/resources/rubric/
Three teachers have developed a rubric that uses the eight
Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for Mathematical Practice to
evaluate classroom tasks and teacher actions.
A product of the Park City Mathematics Institute (PCMI)
Secondary School Teachers Program (SSTP), freely available as a
PDF or Microsoft Word document, join dozens of other PCMI
resources for educators:
http://mathforum.org/pcmi/hstp/resources.html

PoW taking place: math problemsolving moment of the week

"I know this because turning x + 1/x = 5 into a quadratic
equation and breaking out the quadratic formula will just be
too messy. Instead we find a pattern: (x + 1/x)² is
x² + (2 * x * 1/x) + 1/x² = x² + 1/x² + 2! (where the
explanation point is NOT factorial). But look here!...."

 Evan, highlighted in the Algebra PoW's Latest Solution

http://mathforum.org/pows/solution.htm?publication=4194
Win a TI84 Plus C Silver Edition Calculator
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Open to legal residents of the United States aged thirteen and
older, this short essay contest opened Wednesday, and ends in
less than a month. Get inspiration — and not a few
laughs — by reviewing others' submissions, which so far
include poetic pleas, eulogies to TI83s and TI84s now out of
commission, tales of mathematical cunning and survival,
programming pranks, and at least one account of a prom
invitation projected via a TI calculator to a classroom TV:
http://promoshq.wildfireapp.com/website/6/ contests/317256/voteable_entries

Now taking place: math education conversation of the day

"This book is an experiment in a new way to put together an
edited collection of writings. Potential authors are encouraged
to contact David Moursund or Robert Sylwester about submitting
a chapter based on Chapter 10 or other ideas of their own
choice. The book will 'grow' as new chapters are integrated."

 Jerry, posted to the discussion of the National Council of
Supervisors of Mathematics

http://mathforum.org/kb/thread.jspa?threadID=2444037
Math Awareness Month and Mathematics of Planet Earth 2013
http://www.mathaware.org/
This April, the theme of Mathematics Awareness Month (MAM)
will be the Mathematics of Sustainability. To celebrate, the
Joint Policy Board for Mathematics (JPBM) invites educators to
participate in the Sustainability Counts! National Initiative.
Use your own lessons on sustainability, implement the Energy
Challenge, or teach one of MAM's model lessons:
http://www.mathaware.org/mam/2013/ sustainability/#scmlessons
The official announcement of MAM 2013 states, in part:
"Humanity continually faces the challenge of how to balance
human needs against the world's resources while operating
within the constraints imposed by the laws of nature.
Mathematics helps us better understand these complex issues and
is used by mathematicians and practitioners in a wide range of
fields to seek creative solutions for a sustainable way
of life."
Mathematics Awareness Month is sponsored each year by JPBM, a
collaborative effort of the American Mathematical
Society (AMS), the American Statistical Association (ASA), the
Mathematical Association of America (MAA), and the Society for
Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM). Visit mathaware.org
for essays, linking icons, a sample press release template,
and more.
To download an 8.5" x 11" image of this year's MAM poster — or
order a copy at no charge while supplies last — visit
http://www.mathaware.org/mam/2013/poster/
This year, JPBM's member organizations also join over a hundred
other scientific societies, universities, research institutes,
and foundations from around the world in dedicating 2013 as a
special year for the Mathematics of Planet Earth. Read about
this yearlong initiative's events, competitions, programs,
videos, podcasts, and more by visiting
http://mpe2013.org/


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