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Camp Logic
Center for Mathematical Talent
Elaborations of the Practice Standards
Online PD
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Camp Logic
http://www.moebiusnoodles.com/camplogic/
A new book of mathematical games and activities is coming out
that introduces students to the nature and structure
of mathematics.
Informally and playfully, the authors of Camp Logic focus not
on arithmetic, but rather on reasoning — in particular, the
idea of implication: that new information can be derived from
old through a chain of reasoning.
This book includes material that Mark Saul, a Presidential
Awardee for Mathematics and Science Teaching, and Sian Zelbo
have developed together through their work with the Center for
Mathematical Talent, an outreach program that operates through
the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences of New York
University (NYU), with funding by the Alfred P. Sloan
Foundation. The activities of Camp Logic have been field
tested in classrooms and math circles with students ages 8 and
up from diverse backgrounds. Because its activities are
modular, it can be used as the curriculum for a course or
as enrichment.
Subtitled "A week of logic games and activities for young
people," Camp Logic includes five days' worth of games and
activities such as

The Game of Giotto

A Says B Lies

Jittery Soldiers

Ginger's Pigeons

TwoRow Nim and OnePiece Chess

Magic Squares and 15 Game
Preview and discuss the first chapter of the book by visiting
http://ask.moebiusnoodles.com/questions/3659/ crowdfundingandreaderresponseforcamplogicda.html
A crowdfunding campaign to publish Camp Logic has already met
and surpassed two milestones. Pledge your support before the
Wednesday, 4 June deadline for acknowledgments, digital or
paper formats, a live online book discussion with Dr. Saul and
Ms. Zelbo, a signed original illustration of a cryptarithm
puzzle, and more.

PoW taking place: math problemsolving moment of the week

"The other unique method I spotted came from Kanchan R. at
John Gomes Elementary School. She used proportions to solve
this problem. It makes sense because prices are all about
rates — how many of this per that. Slick!"

 Max, commenting on the PreAlgebra PoW's Latest Solution

http://mathforum.org/pows/solution.htm?publication=4392
Center for Mathematical Talent
http://www.math.nyu.edu/cmt/
From their own website, the Center for Mathematical Talent
mentioned above offers resources organized into
three categories:

Activities for Math Circles (all ages)

Activities for Elementary and Middle School

Activities for High School
Freely download PDFs such as

The Game of 24

Gumdrop Polyhedra

Arm Folding, Knot Theory and Topology

Topology Trail through the American Museum of
Natural History

Paper Folding

Estimating Ratios

The ABC Conjecture

Problems from the 2012 PanAfrican Mathematical Olympiad

Now taking place: math education conversation of the day

"I am of the 'old school,' so I will need some training
regarding the new definition of trapezoid. I assume that all
the states under PARCC are now using this definition. Is this
correct? Can someone tell me if these statements would be
correct under the new definition?"

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

http://mathforum.org/kb/message.jspa?messageID=9469557
Elaborations of the Practice Standards
http://commoncoretools.me/2014/05/04/ 68elaborationsofthepracticestandards/
A lead writer of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for
Math recently posted elaborations and examples of the Standards
for Mathematical Practice, annotated for the 68 classroom.
The PDF "Standards for Mathematical Practice: Commentary and
Elaborations for 68" marks the original language of the
standards with solid red circles that lead to examples of how
they apply in the middle grades. A second section elaborates on
the standards using narrative descriptions that integrate those
earlier annotations and provide a coherent description of how
the practice standards play out in grades 68 classrooms.
http://commoncoretools.me/wpcontent/uploads/2014/05/ 20140506Elaborations68.pdf
commoncoretools.me, first featured in these pages shortly after
it launched three years ago, has since featured posts such as

Virtual Lecture Series!

Lesson Plans to Accompany Published Tasks, a guest post by
Morgan Saxby, a fifth grade teacher in Chesterfield
County, Virginia

Units, a Unifying Idea in Measurement, Fractions, and
Base Ten

Attend to the verbs in the Mathematical Practices, a guest
post by Dev Sinha, a mathematician from the University
of Oregon

To B or not to B

K5 Progression on Geometric Measurement


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