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In Memoriam, Kay Gilliland
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Macalester Problem of the Week
"Who Wants to Be a Mathematician" National Contest
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In Memoriam, Kay Gilliland
Kay Gilliland passed away peacefully Tuesday morning.
Kay was a longserving champion of equity in mathematics and
science education. Early in her decades of directorship of the
EQUALS Project at the Lawrence Hall of Science, Kay saw to the
production of EQUALS materials in Spanish to include
Hispanic Latinos.
She went on to serve as the president of the National Council
of Supervisors of Mathematics (NCSM), which established a
lecture series in her honor just last year.
The most recent recipient of the Walter Denham Memorial Award
from the California Mathematics Council (CMC), Kay also
received the Iris Carl Leadership and Equity Award from TODOS:
Mathematics for ALL.

Now taking place: math education conversation of the day

"I think that is the hardest question in math. I have not seen
guidance/advice from State Ed or Common Core Inc. So... here
are my thoughts..."

 Gene, posted to the secondary (grades 912) discussion group
of the Association of Math Teachers of New York State

http://mathforum.org/kb/message.jspa?messageID=9257050
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PoW taking place: math problemsolving moment of the week

"Weird, huh? And actually one of the things algebra is pretty
useful for. Ashlynn from Mesa Union Junior High did a nice job
using a combination of words, symbols, and colors. Justin from
Birch Wathen Lenox School carefully explained each simplifying
step. And I got a kick out of the magic trick that Sung from
Sisler came up with. I liked reading his silly story!"

 Max, commenting on the Algebra PoW's Latest Solution

http://mathforum.org/pows/solution.htm?publication=4275
Macalester Problem of the Week
http://mathforum.org/wagon/
MacPOW is back! After a semester's hiatus, Stan Wagon, of
Macalester College, has resumed posing a mathematics problem
to his undergraduates every week. The Math Forum posts these
puzzles and keeps an archive of past challenges — almost 380
of them, dating back eighteen years.
The problems are accessible to firstyear college students, so
very little background is needed to understand or solve them.
But through correspondence begun on the macpow mailing list of
more than 800 subscribers, MacPOWs have inspired not a few
research papers. In the past half year alone, Wagon has
collaborated on MacPOWs with six mailing list members to
coauthor four articles in journals ranging from American
Mathematical Monthly to Ars Mathematica Contemporanea.
Macalester's Problem of the Week tradition was started in 1968
by the late Professor Joe Konhauser. Professor Wagon took over
in 1993; this academic year, he will retire, spelling the end
of this unbroken 45 yearold tradition.
To subscribe to the mailing list, follow the instructions at
http://mathforum.org/wagon/about.html

Now taking place: math education conversation of the day

"Financial Ed PoWs aligned CCE Jump$tart literacy standards."

 Vijay, tweeted to @themathforum

https://twitter.com/bucharesttutor/
status/378250954543738880
"Who Wants to Be a Mathematician" National Contest
http://www.ams.org/programs/students/wwtbam/wwtbamnational
"Who Wants to Be a Mathematician" is back, too! In this
American Mathematical Society (AMS) game, high school students
solve problems in algebra, trigonometry, geometry, and
probability — everything but calculus — as they compete for
cash and prizes from the AMS, Maplesoft Inc., Texas
Instruments, and John Wiley & Sons. The winning contestant
pockets $5,000, with the math department of that teen's school
earning an additional $5,000.
Request a qualifying test for your high school students by
emailing the AMS Public Awareness Office, paoffice at ams dot
org, with the subject line "National WWTBAM." In the body of
the message, include your name, school, and courses taught
this year.
Hurry: the first round of qualifying starts tomorrow, and runs
through 27 September.


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