Holiday Shopping with the Math Forum
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The next time you start to shop online, first click through its
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at either site, a little revenue will come our way, at no extra
cost to you.
In addition to our four Ask Dr. Math books, Amazon.com carries
our newest publication, Powerful Problem Solving:
Thank you for your help!
PoW taking place: math problem-solving moment of the week
"When I understood the problem, I searched my brain to find a
good way to solve it."
- Jordan, highlighted in the Pre-Algebra PoW's latest solution
Computer Science Education Week
Computer Science Education Week (CSEdWeek) boots up Monday,
Advocating "an hour of code for every student" the second week
of December, CSEdWeek occurs annually in recognition of the
birthday of computing pioneer Admiral Grace Murray Hopper.
Three million students have already registered to participate
in tens of thousands of events, many as part of their entire
school hosting an "Hour of Code." Join the fun here:
The Hour of Code's most popular tutorial, "write your first
computer program," plays like a game and features video
lectures that star Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, and Angry Birds
and Plants vs. Zombies. Other tutorials include
create your own interactive holiday card
make three simple apps for Android phones or tablets
build your own game
No computers for your students? CSEdWeek does not require any
special hardware or software, or even prior coding experience
from teachers. Download an "unplugged tutorial" for classrooms
without computers here:
As a thank you gift, every educator who registers to host an
Hour of Code receives 10GB of free DropBox storage:
For posters, statistics about computing jobs and CS education,
sample emails addressed to principals and parents promoting the
Hour of Code, and other helpful planning materials, check out
CSEdWeek's Resource Kit:
Now taking place: math education conversation of the day
"Yes. Your example did work as a counterexample. Thanks. Now, I
could sleep very well like a big baby :)"
- P, posted to the sci.math newsgroup
Updates from Mike de Villiers
Mike de Villiers, a professor of math and math education at the
University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, recently shared new
student explorations with JavaSketchpad:
For these and dozens more dynamic mathematics explorations,
check out de Villiers' collection: