11 October, 2013
Volume 18 No. 41
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Census Data During the Government Shutdown

Statistics2013 Photo Contest

Sigma Scholars


Online PD

Orientation Sessions

Problem Based Learning Courses

Graduate Credit:
Mathematics Teaching and Learning Certificate

Master's Degree


Census Data During the Government Shutdown


In response to the federal government shutdown, Oxford University Press announced last Friday that it has opened up access to Social Explorer, its subscription website of current and historical census data and demographic information:


For free access until next Friday, 18 October, to Social Explorer's data — which ranges from 2010 all the way back to 1790, and further includes American Community Survey data featured in these pages previously — simply email onlinereference@oup.com to request a username and password.

New to this powerful data visualization tool? Watch Oxford University Press' YouTube clip for a quick overview:


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

"At the very start of everything, making a table helps getting all your taughts out and visual so you can see your thinking."
- Maddie, highlighted in the FunPoW's Latest Solution

Statistics2013 Photo Contest


Get your camera and your photographic eye ready for the International Year of Statistics (Statistics2013) Photo Contest!

Open to secondary-school students (grades/years 7-12) around the world, this contest awards cash prizes for the best photos that address "how statistics advances the wellbeing of people in your country or our global society."

Enter before the deadline of Friday, 1 November.

The founding organizations of the International Year of Statistics are the American Statistical Association (ASA), Institute of Mathematical Statistics (IMS), International Biometric Society (IBS), International Statistical Institute (ISI), and Royal Statistical Society (RSS).

Now taking place: math education conversation of the day

"@maxmathforum's book should be on my doorstep when I get home today! Guess I won't be grading any papers tonight!!"
- Lois, tweeted to @maxmathforum

Sigma Scholars


Do you or your students have an idea for bettering your math community? The Center of Mathematics (CoM) wants to know — and turn one lucky idea into a reality with a $1,000 award.

CoM announced on Tuesday that it seeks proposals from U.S. high schoolers, undergraduates, and their educators about funding your trip to a math competition, or buying math-related supplies for your group, or backing your mathematical research. Submit your short written proposal with a photo or video before the deadline of Monday, 4 November.

Committed to making mathematics accessible to all, CoM does its part to strengthen the math community through open resources and research. CoM's video-textbooks feature linked cross-references, pop-up margin comments, interactive graphs, and relevant teaching videos embedded directly within its chapters. Check out their pre-calculus, calculus, statistics, and other titles at



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