This summer's American Statistical Association (ASA) "meeting
within a meeting" (MWM) has new sponsorship — and for middle
and high school teachers who act fast, it may reimburse you
half the registration fee of the workshop.
Attend MWM to strengthen your understanding of statistics, and
walk away with hands-on activities aligned with the Common Core
State Standards (CCSS) to use in your classrooms. The ASA will
hold MWM in conjunction with the 2014 Joint Statistical
Meetings (JSM), taking place in Boston the first week
New this year: half the workshop fee will be reimbursed for the
first forty teachers who register and participate. Just click
the "MWM Registration" tab to request information about a
sponsorship, available on a first come, first served basis.
PoW taking place: math problem-solving moment of the week
"When we wrote this problem, we were hoping that students and
teachers would find many different ways to approach it. Our
hope certainly came true. Some of you made tables and lists.
Some used multiplication and others division. Some broke the
problem into smaller problems. And for some of you, our timing
- Annie, commenting on the FunPoW's Latest Solution
Symmetry by Nautilus
Yesterday, a monthly dedicated "to science and its endless
connections to our lives" released its fourteenth issue — and
it's devoted to symmetry.
Each issue of Nautilus comes out in weekly chapters — of
essays, investigative reports, blogs, fiction writing, games,
videos, graphic stories, and other original content — that
combine the sciences, culture, and philosophy. The first
installment of the May issue already includes two "Numbers"
essays: "Math Shall Set You Free — From Envy," by a writer
whose work has appeared in recent volumes of The Best Writing
on Mathematics; and "Impossible Cookware and Other Triumphs of
the Penrose Tile," by a journalist currently working on a book
about the relationship between pure mathematics and the
For subsequent chapters on symmetry, check back every Thursday
this month at nautil.us, which won the last Webby Award in the
category of science websites. Until then, catch up on past
Nautilus features, which have covered
the mythology of the golden ratio (from Issue 0: "The
Story of Nautilus")
Benoît Mandelbrot, with an online multiple choice test
called Benoît's Body Fractal Quiz (also from Issue 0)
the traveling salesman problem (from Issue 3: "In
Transit — The elements of motion")
Andrei Kolmogorov as the inventor of modern probability
(from Issue 4: "The Unlikely — Chasing the odds")
Yitang "Tom" Zhang, the mathematician who last year made a
breakthrough on the centuries-old twin prime conjecture
(from Issue 5: "Fame — The evolution of celebrity")
Now taking place: math education conversation of the day
"This moment of clarity thanks to conversations with
@maxmathforum @mpershan & @j_lanier — yesterday was a
banner day. :-)"
- Malke, tweeted to @maxmathforum
The Global Math Department Newsletter
On Monday, a community of math teachers announced the launch of
its weekly newsletter.
The inaugural issue of the Global Math Department Newsletter
collected blogging action and resources from around the
free time in high school math classes
5 research findings teachers should know
what makes a math department great?
what's wrong with accelerated math programs?
the Grant Wiggins challenge
Subscribe here to receive the Global Math Department Newsletter
free every Monday:
The Global Math Department describes its main activity as
"professional development among friends, not just colleagues."
Check out their free webinars and video conferences, including
a regular Tuesday night gathering: