Vernier/NSTA Technology Awards
Do you teach with data-collection technology such as probes and
sensors? Vernier Software & Technology and the National Science
Teachers Association (NSTA) want to recognize educators who do
so in "a truly engaging and innovative way."
Prizes consist of $1,000 in cash; $3,000 in Vernier products,
which range from TI SmartView™ Emulator Software and EasyLink™ to
radiation monitors and goniometers; and up to $1,500 toward
expenses to attend the 2014 NSTA National Conference in
Complete this download to apply for one of the awards by the
deadline of Saturday, 30 November:
PoW taking place: math problem-solving moment of the week
"At first we were uncertain about what strategies we would use
to solve this Problem of the Week. After much algebraic
thinking we came to the conclusion that...."
- Graciela and Amairany, highlighted in the Algebra PoW's latest solution
Math Warriors' Kickstarter
The comedic webseries on "love, betrayal.... calculus" featured
here last year en route to its third season now seeks
The filmmakers behind Math Warriors have overcome many
obstacles on their shoe-string budget — from a car accident
to stolen microphones (and one that fell in a toilet). Chip in
to their Kickstarter campaign to help the crew cover editing,
color correction, music composition, audio mixing, and other
post-production needs as Funky Function teammates Felicia and
Feng embark on a new season where they face turnover in the
math team, skepticism from the prison warden, a new challenge
from the university dean — and each other.
In appreciation for donations of prime number dollar amounts,
Math Warriors offers "fun funky functional goodies," such as
an invitation to select the featured math quote for an episode,
special thanks credit in a Season 4 episode, and a walk-on
role in the season that starts filming this January.
Hurry — the Math Warriors' fundraiser wraps up Wednesday,
Season 4 premiered Tuesday:
Now taking place: math education conversation of the day
"We are conducting a study of various stakeholders'
familiarity with and interpretations of the mathematical
practices identified by the Common Core. So that we may obtain
as much feedback from the mathematics and education
communities as possible, please feel free to forward the
survey link to any colleagues you feel may be interested
- Scott, posted to the discussion of the members of the National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics
The 2013 Nation's Report Card: Mathematics Results
As reported in these pages last Friday, the 2013 Nation's
Report Card came out yesterday. Come browse the report online,
link to the full data, and download a copy.
Highlights from this report card include fourth-graders'
continued progress in mathematics; improvement since 2011 in
average scores for students of different racial/ethnic groups,
with Hispanic students raising their mathematics scores at both
grades 4 and 8; and standout increases of seven points for
fourth graders from Tennessee and the District of Columbia over
the past two years.