Team America Rocketry Challenge
The Team America Rocketry Challenge (TARC) is ready to
For over a decade, TARC has inspired thousands of students
through the designing, building, and flying of model rockets.
This year's criteria: launch a rocket that climbs 825 feet
carrying a payload of two raw eggs, and safely returns to earth
via a dual-parachute recovery — eggs intact — within a window
of 48-50 seconds.
Sponsorship from the Aerospace Industries Association (AIA)
and the National Association of Rocketry (NAR) has established
a $60,000 prize package.
Register before the deadline of Sunday, 1 December.
PoW taking place: math problem-solving moment of the week
"Looking over your questions made me think about the problem
more and what I need to check before submitting. It also made
me revise and get a better understanding of how to write when
trying to explain to somebody how I solved a problem."
- Nicole, highlighted in the FunPoW's latest solution
A website recently launched to freely provide step-by-step
typeset results in algebra, trigonometry, differential
calculus, and integral calculus.
CyMath launched its cymath.com website to put people in "the
right mindset of solving math problems, with the focus not on
the 'what,' but more on the 'why.'" Just key in your
expression or equation — or modify one of CyMath's
examples — then select from among eight actions in the
complete the square
Looking for a challenge? CyMath posts a new problem on its blog
We first learned about CyMath as a suggestion to the Internet
Math Library, which today boasts over 11,000 math and math
education websites. Share your own by visiting
Now taking place: math education conversation of the day
"Of course I revised. What kind of dinner guest... I hope my
score goes up, or my students will be shocked."
- Laurel, tweeted to @maxmathforum
Math Movie Network
A couple years ago, a sixth grade math class from a Title I
school in Massachusetts began making and sharing their own
educational videos online. Encouraged by additional
participation and funding, the kids behind the "Student Made
Math Movie" wiki recently rolled out a new website.
Come to mathmovienetwork.com and check out dozens of brief
clips that show students explaining topics from counting and
cardinality, to operations and algebraic thinking, to
statistics and probability — all sortable by level,
popularity, starring class, and more:
Sign up for free registration to enjoy benefits such as the
ability to save your favorite videos. The section labeled
"practice" embeds related interactive problems from Khan
Academy. And the teacher of "The Avery Bunch" welcomes
submissions of your own student's original productions:
Mr. Avery launched the new self-proclaimed "Home of Student
Made Math Movies" with an ING Unsung Heroes grant.