In This Issue
Problem of the Week Certificates
How to Learn Math: for Students
The Grapes of Math
Online PD
Free:
Orientation Sessions
Paid:
Problem Based Learning Courses
Graduate Credit:
Mathematics Teaching and Learning Certificate
Master's Degree


Problem of the Week Certificates
http://mathforum.org/pow/teacher/certificates/
Today, we posted students' solutions and mentors' commentary
for the last Problems of the Week (PoWs) of the 20132014
academic year. To honor your Mathematical Wordsmiths, Deep
Conceptual Thinkers, Superb Strategists, and other kinds of
great problemsolvers, help yourself to our PoW certificates of
participation. Suggested to us by a teacher member, these free
PDFs have blank spaces for student names, and make snazzy
handouts for your endoftheyear ceremonies.
How to Learn Math: for Students
https://class.stanford.edu/courses/Education/ EDUC115S/Spring2014/about
This coming Tuesday, Stanford University's free online platform
debuts a new class for learners of all levels of mathematics.
"How to Learn Math: For Students" takes information on the
brain and learning, and combines it with evidence on how to
approach and learn math effectively. Part one, "The Brain and
Math Learning," addresses these three topics:

Knocking Down the Myths about Math

Math and Mindset

Mistakes and Speed
The selfpaced course continues with videos of math
applications — to dance, to juggling, to snowflakes, to
soccer, and more — in part two, entitled "Strategies
for Success":

Number Flexibility, Mathematical Reasoning,
and Connections

Number Patterns and Representations

Math in Life, Nature, and Work
Open through the end of the calendar year, this student course
runs alongside another one primarily for teachers and parents.
"How to Learn Math," first featured in these pages last year
when it launched free and attracted some 40,000 course
registrants, comes back online the day before, on Monday,
16 June:
http://mathlearning.class.stanford.edu/
Now a fee course, "How to Learn Math" will include three live
virtual sessions hosted by Professor of Mathematics Education
Jo Boaler.
At the annual conference of the National Council of Supervisors
of Mathematics (NCSM) in New Orleans this past April, Boaler
received NCSM's Kay Gilliland Equity Award "for her
contributions to equity in mathematics education and leadership
in attacking current problems in mathematics curriculum
and supervision":
https://ed.stanford.edu/news/joboalerwinsmatheducationprize
The Grapes of Math
http://pages.bloomsbury.com/favouritenumber/ alexthroughthelookingglass
This past Tuesday, a book hit shelves with the results of "The
World's Favourite Number" poll featured in these pages three
years ago.
Published in the US with the title The Grapes of Math and in
the UK under Alex through the LookingGlass, Alex Bellos'
latest book reveals the hidden math that underpins our lives.
In addition to the survey, which elicited feelings about
numbers from more than 44,000 respondents, The Grapes of Math
also covers universal statistical laws, big data, geometry,
logic, cellular automata, and calculus. Along the way,
readers meet

a private detective in Oregon who catches bad guys with a
numerical magic trick

a French member of a secret mathematical sect

a mathematician who searches for universes from his
basement in Illinois

a German engineer who designed the first safe
rollercoaster looptheloop
The Grapes of Math is available in hardcover and
eBook formats:
http://books.simonandschuster.com/ GrapesofMath/AlexBellos/9781451640090


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