1 February, 2013
Volume 18 No. 5
 
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Solutions: 2013 Mathematics Game

Free Mentoring

MathMovesU Scholarship

 


Online PD

Free:
Orientation Sessions

Paid:
Problem Based Learning Courses

Graduate Credit:
Mathematics Teaching and Learning Certificate

Master's Degree

 

Solutions: 2013 Mathematics Game

http://mathforum.org/yeargames/
yeargameentrys?find=BySolutionFor&form

Got an expression for 83 using the digits in the year 2013, standard operations, and grouping symbols? How about for 88?

Just a few hours ago, we posted all the correct solutions submitted to the 2013 Mathematics Game; and through February, we will continue accepting more — including for those last two unsolved numbers!

http://mathforum.org/yeargames/


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

"Reflection: I did not show my thought process as clearly as I would have liked. So on the extra, I am going to actually show how my mind works. Scary. I was completely lost at the beginning of the problem, but now I understand modular arithmetic."
- Kenna, highlighted in the Algebra PoW's Latest Solution
http://mathforum.org/pows/solution.htm?publication=4170


Free Mentoring

http://mathforum.org/pow/free_mentoring.html

Mentor groups from Missouri, Pennsylvania, and Quebec will provide feedback to students who submit to Problems of the Week that open on these dates:

  • FunPoW: March 11 and April 8
  • PreAlgPoW: February 4
  • AlgPoW: February 11
  • GeoPoW: February 4 and 18, March 4 and 18, and April 1

Please have your students submit solutions; and if they receive replies from a mentor, encourage them to revise. Not only will your students learn more, but the mentors will learn as well!

Want to get in on the fun, but don't have a membership? Register a trial account, which lets you submit to the Current Problems of the Week for 21 days, and access the Problems of the Week Library, too:

http://mathforum.org/products/trial.html


Now taking place: math education conversation of the day

"We asked Dana Morse to come into our school today to show us the new TI 84+ C. Really no changes other than a backlit LCD color screen. BUT then he showed us the TI-Nspire CX and we were floored. The options are completely unlimited with it...."
- Jennifer, posted to the secondary (grades 9-12) discussion group of the Association of Math Teachers of New York State
http://mathforum.org/kb/thread.jspa?threadID=2432037


MathMovesU Scholarship

http://www.mathmovesu.com/#/middle-school-scholarship

Curious about the mission to Mars and space exploration? MathMovesU wants to know!

This initiative of Raytheon provides $1,000 awards to 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students nationwide who answer "Mission to Mars: How does math drive your curiosity?" Open to home-schooled students, awards can be used for "camperships" applied to tuition and fees at a science, technology, engineering, or math (STEM) summer camp, or to freshman year in post-secondary school. The middle school of each winning student also receives a matching grant of $1,000 for math-related programs.

Download and postmark the application by next Friday, February 8th:

http://www.mathmovesu.com/_res/r30/pdf/
MathMoves-MidSchool-app2013_Final.pdf

 

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