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Park City Mathematics Institute, Summer 2013
Open Online K12 Courses
TI84+ Tutorials
Online PD
Free:
Orientation Sessions
Paid:
Problem Based Learning Courses
Graduate Credit:
Mathematics Teaching and Learning Certificate
Master's Degree


Park City Mathematics Institute, Summer 2013
http://mathforum.org/pcmi/hstp/sum2013/
The 2013 Summer Session of the IAS/Park City Mathematics
Institute (PCMI) wrapped up in Utah last week. More than sixty
teachers from around the US and world participated in PCMI's
three weeklong Secondary School Teachers Program (SSTP), which
consisted of three strands:

Math Course: Probability, Randomization, and Polynomials

Reflecting on Practice: Making Tasks Count

Working Groups that focused on an activity related to the
Common Core State Standards (CCSS) in Mathematics or to
related state standards
For their problem sets, activities, reflections, handouts, and
many other classroom resources, visit the Class Notes page:
http://mathforum.org/pcmi/hstp/sum2013/morning/
Having hosted the SSTP working sites since 2001, the Math Forum
maintains an index of all its classroom resources here:
http://mathforum.org/pcmi/site.html

Now taking place: math education conversation of the day

"'I did actually write a book about that.' Powerful Problem
Solving. Check out the blushing."

 Jessica, tweeted to @maxmathforum

https://twitter.com/algebrainiac1/status/360458537446547457
Open Online K12 Courses
http://www.saylor.org/majors/math/
Last week, the Saylor Foundation launched a program of free
math courses in geometry, advanced calculus, and advanced
statistics — each fully aligned to the CCSS — with Algebra I
partially developed and 6th and 7th grade math courses rolling
out next.
This recent beta release incorporates open educational
resources (OER) such as John Page's Math Open Reference and Sal
Khan's Khan Academy, both previously featured in these pages.
Between these OERs and the foundation's decision to make even
the course frameworks and instructions openly available under
a Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) license, anyone can use
them asis — or reuse, revise, remix, and redistribute them
as desired.
"Committed to developing and advancing inventive and effective
ways of harnessing technology in order to drive the cost of
education down to zero," the Saylor Foundation also offers an
elective for educators building K12 subject courses aligned
with the CCSS:
http://www.saylor.org/courses/commoncore101/
These K12 courses join the Saylor Foundation's
universitylevel mathematics courses. They range in topic from
mathematical reasoning to complex analysis to econometrics,
with Beginning Algebra, Calculus I, and SingleVariable
Calculus I the most popular.
http://www.saylor.org/majors/mathematics/

Now taking place: math education conversation of the day

"Did not know this. Never thought to question it either. You
folks are fun in a nerdy kind of way. ;)"

 Jeremy, tweeted to @mathforum

https://twitter.com/JeremyMallin/status/360754220107964418
TI84+ Tutorials
http://www.techpoweredmath.com/bookti84tutorials/
A new book introducing the TI84+ graphing calculator came out
two days ago — and through Monday, 29 July, you can download
it at no cost.
Without assuming any prior knowledge about graphing
calculators, The TI84+ for Beginners provides stepbystep
directions and detailed explanations of button presses and
screen captures as it covers topics such as how to

use fractions

change modes

perform trigonometric calculations

use tables

perform basic statistics calculations

use apps

solve equations, polar equations, and parametric equations
We first featured author and teacher Lucas Allen's
techpoweredmath.com site shortly after the math team that he
coaches topped those from all other public high schools in an
annual contest run by the Illinois Council of Teachers of
Mathematics. With his team's most recent performance extending
the streak to four straight years, the class of 2013 graduated
from Morton High School having never lost to another public
school in the statewide competition.
Allen has published this book on Amazon in Kindle format,
making it accessible on any iPad, iPhone, Android device, Mac,
or PC running the free Kindle app. He asks readers just one
favor: please write a review on Amazon!
http://www.amazon.com/TI84Tutorialsebook/dp/B00E4EARHE/


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