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The Math Forum at NCSM
The Math Forum at NCTM
Stack Exchange for Mathematics Educators Goes Public
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The Math Forum at NCSM
http://mathforum.org/nctm/2014/ncsmpresent.html
Are you attending the annual conference of the National
Council of Supervisors of Mathematics (NCSM)?
Math Forum staff will present two sessions in New Orleans:

Monday, April 7, 12:15 PM  1:15 PM (NCSM session 139)

Annie Fetter — @MFAnnie

Sense Making? Aren't We Already Doing That in Literacy?

Monday, April 7, 1:30 PM  2:30 PM (NCSM session 163)

Max Ray — @maxmathforum

Does That Make Sense in the Story? Frontloading Formative
Assessment During Problem Solving
Ignite talks return, too — this year, as a joint collaboration
between the Forum and NCSM. Wednesday afternoon at NCSM session
366, each of our featured speakers will show what makes them
passionate mathematical educators, as 20 PowerPoint slides
autoadvance every 15 seconds ... whether they are ready
or not!

Christopher Danielson

Rafranz Davis

Sadie Estrella

Annie Fetter

Linda Fulmore

Lani Horn

Justin Lanier

Steve Leinwand

Harshil Parikh

Max Ray
http://mathforum.org/nctm/2014/session366.html
New to Ignite's five minutelong format? Check out videos of
our breathless, impassioned talks from conferences past:
http://mathforum.org/math_talk_landing_ignite.html

PoW taking place: math problemsolving moment of the week

"First, I made a table. I did this because I know that when
you make a table, you can always find a pattern and it makes
it easier to find the answer. Once I wrote 5 steps of my
table, I realized a pattern was taking place. To get the next
number in this sequence, you have to ..."

 Saachi, highlighted in the PreAlgebra PoW's Latest Solution

http://mathforum.org/pows/solution.htm?publication=4357
The Math Forum at NCTM
http://mathforum.org/nctm/2014/present.html
Coming to the annual meeting of the National Council of
Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM)? Check us out:

Monday, April 7, 5:45 PM  6:45 PM (NCTM Research Session 5)

Jason Silverman

Describing vs. Deducing: Characterizing Teachers' Analysis
of Student Work

Tuesday, April 8, 3:30 PM  4:45 PM (NCTM Research Session 79)

Annie Fetter — @MFAnnie

Colleagues 2.0: The MathTwitterBlogoSphere and Mathematics
Teachers' Professional Learning

Thursday, April 10, 8:00 AM  9:00 AM (NCTM session 8)

Suzanne Alejandre — @sumaczanne

Unsilence Students' Voices

Saturday, April 12, 8:00 AM  9:00 AM (NCTM session 573)

Annie Fetter — @MFAnnie and Debbie Wile — @debwile

Sense Making? Aren't We Already Doing That in Literacy?

Now taking place: math education conversation of the day

"We are having discussions on who can take a Regents exam and
have some major differences of opinion. There are good
arguments for both sides. Why not give a student a chance, no
matter how slim? But this would negatively impact state
reporting of a district's results, since a very high percentage
of this type of student would not pass."

 Bob, posted to the secondary (grades 912) discussion group
of the Association of Math Teachers of New York State

http://mathforum.org/kb/thread.jspa?threadID=2625566
Stack Exchange for Mathematics Educators Goes Public
https://matheducators.stackexchange.com/
On Tuesday, a new Q&A site for math teachers went live — and
over 400 educators and professors there have already answered
hundreds of each others' questions at a clip above 95%.
The Mathematics Educators Stack Exchange has, after a month in
development, reached public beta bubbling with questions
such as

How can we help students who are very anxious about math?

Should I design my exams to have timepressure or not?

What are the arguments for and against learning
multiplication table by heart?

How to assign homework when answers are freely available
or attainable online?

Advantages on repeating question in student's answer

What is fairly new theorem one can teach (and prove) to
an undergraduate student?
Come freely ask your own question, answer a question, or "vote
up" the best answers. Voters get reputation within the
community, which plans to periodically hold democratic
moderator elections. Especially fruitful questions, helpful
answers, and other forms of participation earn badges such as
"famous question," "guru," "mortarboard," "booster," and
"Strunk & White."
Described as "all about getting answers — no chitchat," this
questionandanswer site requires no cost or registration. For
more about the Mathematics Educators Stack Exchange, consult
https://matheducators.stackexchange.com/about
Stack Exchange has for years also operated a popular Q&A for
people studying math at any level. Nowadays, the Mathematics
Stack Exchange boasts nearly 100,000 members:
http://math.stackexchange.com/


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