In This Issue
Math Forum Online PD Courses
Math Blogging Retrospectus 2013
2013 in Numbers
Online PD
Free:
Orientation Sessions
Paid:
Problem Based Learning Courses
Graduate Credit:
Mathematics Teaching and Learning Certificate
Master's Degree


Math Forum Online PD Courses
http://mathforum.org/pd/
Our next professional development courses start soon:
To see what teachers have said about past courses upon
completing them, check out
http://mathforum.org/pd/prealgpow/reflections.html
The only technical requirements are a web browser and
Internet access.
Registrations begin closing Thursday, 2 January, 2014.

PoW taking place: math problemsolving moment of the week

"The final strategy I saw was algebra. Once again, more than
one equation could be used to find the solution to this
problem algebraically! I even saw a third way to solve the
problem algebraically.... Thanks for sending in such different
strategies, and variations within strategies, again this week.
I loved reading in your algebraic solutions, how each equation
related to the story. It was like a minibirthday party for
me, I had such fun reading your work!"

 Max, commenting on the PreAlgebra's Latest Solution

http://mathforum.org/pows/solution.htm?publication=4321
Math Blogging Retrospectus 2013
http://emergentmath.com/mathbloggingretrospectus2013/
A Fort Collins math coach has compiled his annual compendium of
"what made the math blogosphere so great in 2013."
Organized into commentary, tasks, and stories, Geoff Krall's
retrospectus includes

TwoColumn Proofs that TwoColumn Proofs are Terrible
(Ben Orlin)

My Three Cents on the Common Core (Fawn Nguyen)

What Does it Mean to Understand Mathematics?
(Robert Kaplinsky)

Blogging > Twitter (Michael Pershan)

Direct Instruction v. Inquiry Learning, Round Eleventy
Million (Dan Meyer)

26 Questions You Can Ask Instead (Max Ray)

One Way to Introduce Ratios So They Make Sense to
Students (Nicora Placa)

Coupon Composition: Just in Time for the Holidays
(Scott Keltner)

When Desmos Fails (Patrick Honner)

An Encouraging Thought (Timon Piccini)

#DuckFace (John Mahlstedt)
Available for download in an editable .docx version, this
compilation began with Krall's solicitation to "peers who
happened to find their way to my doorstep" at the beginning of
the month. He dedicates his own blog, begun two years ago, to
"brainstorming interesting and dynamic math problems and
projects," with emphasis on Project/Problem Based Learning
(PBL) models of instruction:
http://emergentmath.com/

Now taking place: math education conversation of the day

"I have a website for sharing fifth grade EngageNY module
resources. I have some homework keys up for module 2. One of
the members of the site said they plan to upload a complete
set of answer keys soon. Hope that helps."

 Steve, posted to the middle school (grades 58) discussion
group of the Association of Math Teachers of New York State

http://mathforum.org/kb/thread.jspa?threadID=2613416
2013 in Numbers
http://www.nature.com/news/365days2013inreview1.14366
Two thousand and thirteen was the first year since 1987 with
all four digits different, but for "the science that mattered"
this past year, the journal Nature has posted "soundbites,
statistics and summaries" covering everything from the tar
pitch drop to the Chelyabinsk meteorite.
Quartz, a selfdescribed "digitally native news outlet" for
business professionals, has collected data from Intel,
Facebook, and other sources to generate a "snapshot of one
minute on the internet, today and in 2012":
http://qz.com/150861
It links to a spreadsheet by International Telecommunication
Union (ITU), the United Nations specialized agency for
information and communication technologies, that provides a
geographic breakdown of the past eight year's growth (or
decline) in categories such as

fixed telephone subscriptions

mobile cellular subscriptions

mobile broadband subscriptions

fixed broadband subscriptions

households with a computer

households with Internet access at home
http://www.itu.int/en/ITUD/ Statistics/Documents/statistics/2013/ ITU_Key_20052013_ICT_data.xls


This newsletter is provided as a service of The Math Forum, an online educational community for mathematics hosted by Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA.
You're receiving this email because you are subscribed to the newsletter. This is a recurring mailing. You have the option to receive
this newsletter in either html or plain text formats. To unsubscribe from future mailings, change your subscription, or browse all newsletters, please see our newsletter web archive.
The Math Forum is also home to Ask Dr. Math, Problems of the Week,
MathTools, Teacher2Teacher, the Internet Math Library, math discussion groups, and over 1,000,000 pages of mathematics information and discussions.
