19 April, 2013
Volume 18 No. 16
 
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Grants, Scholarships, and Awards

Moebius Noodles

Butler-Cooley Excellence in Teaching Award

 


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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):

  • PreK-8 Preservice Teacher Action Research Grants
  • Professional Development Scholarship Emphasizing the History of Mathematics
  • Program of Mathematics Study & Active Professionalism Grants
  • Prospective Middle School Mathematics Teacher Course Work Scholarships
  • Prospective 7-12 Secondary Teacher Course Work Scholarships
  • School In-Service Training Grants

Established 37 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.

The deadline to apply for the opportunities listed above is Friday, 3 May.


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

"The first thing I did when I saw this problem was to look through my notes and find the properties of a rhombus. But when I looked for a while at the problem, I realized this figure, with its given measurements, cannot exist! The side lengths are fine, the angles are fine — at least until I looked at an invisible triangle. For the extra, I tried for several hours but failed to find a number that would work to make every side length and angle accurate, but I know there is a number to make this problem true. I have simply not found it yet."
- Hillary, highlighted in the Geometry PoW's latest solution
http://mathforum.org/pows/solution.htm?publication=4204


Moebius Noodles

http://www.moebiusnoodles.com/TheBook

Moebius Noodles has come out!

Each chapter of this new book — subtitled "adventurous math for the playground crowd" — has light bulb ideas for warm-ups and on the go activities; games with variations for babies, toddlers, older kids, and adults; and colorful posters that tell stories about each game's main idea through pictures that invite readers to play, ask questions, and "notice unexpected math."

The fund-raising campaign for Moebius Noodles appeared in these pages a year and a half ago. Pre-order a paperback edition of the resulting "plug and play" book, or "name your price" and download a PDF version by following the link above.

Using the book's associated question and answer hub, readers have already begun discussing more than a dozen questions and issues, such as

  • Non-competitive math games
  • What are some suggestions for increasing fluency in addition and multiplication without rote, timed practice?
  • Problem remembering numbers
  • How to deal with "kindergarten math is boring"?


Now taking place: math education conversation of the day

"You can make each poly by multiplying each row by itself but after transposing, i.e., do an outer product."
- Nasser, posted to the comp.soft-sys.matlab discussion
http://mathforum.org/kb/message.jspa?messageID=8895801


Butler-Cooley Excellence in Teaching Award

http://www.turnaround.org/cmaextras/
2013ButlerCooley_AwardApp.pdf

The Turnaround Management Association (TMA) recognizes outstanding elementary and secondary grade teachers with the Butler-Cooley Excellence in Teaching Award.

Since 2004, this program has honored those "who have demonstrated their capacity to change the outcome of students' lives and the communities where they teach." It awards two teachers $5,000 cash prizes, plus travel and lodging expenses to TMA's 25th Annual Convention, taking place 3-5 October in Washington, D.C.

The Butler-Cooley Excellence in Teaching Award program, made possible through the John William Butler Foundation, is open to currently licensed, active teachers employed by accredited schools for at least five years. Download the entry form and apply by the Wednesday, 1 May deadline.

 

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