In This Issue
Curriculum Inspirations
Grants, Scholarships, and Awards
Calling All Mathematical Halloween Pumpkins
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Curriculum Inspirations
http://www.maa.org/mathcompetitions/ teachers/curriculuminspirations
A new collection of resources aligned to Common Core State
Standards (CCSS) Problem Solving Strategies came out
last weekend.
Curriculum Inspirations, based on the Mathematical Association
of America (MAA) American Mathematics Competitions (AMC),
demonstrates practical ways for students to explore mathematics
and mathematical thinking. The collection includes videos and
essays on problem solving strategies such as

Engage in Successful Flailing

Engage in Wishful Thinking

Draw a Picture

Solve a Smaller Version of the Same Problem

Perseverance is Key

SecondGuess the Author

Avoid Hard Work

Go to Extremes
Developed by James Tanton, who conducts Math for America's
professional development program, Curriculum Inspirations
received support from the Mary P. Dolciani Halloran Foundation
and the TBL and Akamai Foundations.

PoW taking place: math problemsolving moment of the week

"To make sure that I completely understood the problem, I read
it through a few times. I then pondered the question. It
didn't make sense so I thought some more. Then I got an
idea.... To make sure I had my answer correct, I solved it
another way, using an algebraic formula.... REFLECTIONS:
1. I feel much better about my answer because I solved it
another way and also came up with a formula to go with it.
2. I really think doing this problem helped my understanding
of algebra a lot. It made me feel more comfortable about
doing algebra, too."

 Evan, highlighted in the FunPoW's Latest Solution

http://mathforum.org/pows/solution.htm?publication=4294
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):

Classroom Research Grants

Connecting Mathematics to Other Subject Areas Grants

Emerging TeacherLeaders in Elementary School
Mathematics Grants

Engaging Students in Learning Mathematics Grants

Equity in Mathematics Grants

Future Leader Initial NCTM Annual Conference
Attendance Awards

Improving Students' Understanding of Geometry Grants

Mathematics Course Work Scholarships

Mathematics Graduate Course Work Scholarships

Prospective Teacher NCTM Annual Conference
Attendance Awards

Summer Mathematics Study Grants

Teacher Professional Development Grants

Using Music to Teach Mathematics Grants
Established 36 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.
Hurry: all the opportunities listed above share a deadline of
Friday, 8 November.

Now taking place: math education conversation of the day

"I'll check it out. I've got a green screen and I know a 3rd
grade teacher with a fake campfire."

 Laurel, tweeted to @MFAnnie

https://twitter.com/MrsPollardprime/status/393699254377521152
Calling All Mathematical Halloween Pumpkins
http://on.fb.me/18AI7KD
Carving your Halloween pumpkin mathematically this year? The
MAA wants to know.
Send photos of your mathematical gourds to editor@maa.org. MAA
will feature the best ones on its Halloween Found Math page.
For inspiration, check out last year's gallery:
http://on.fb.me/WNCt2G


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