An independent school "for kids who love math" plans to open
its doors in San Francisco next September — and in the coming
weeks, you can meet the people behind it, online and in-person.
Proof School will be a full-curriculum, grades 6-12 secondary
school with a strong emphasis on mathematics, computer science,
and related subjects. Yesterday, the non-profit posted a draft
calendar outlining its inaugural 2015-2016 academic year. This
first pass proposes two and a half hours of mathematical
sciences coursework every afternoon, plus time for project
demos, symposia, and "build weeks" to showcase a
Proof School invites prospective students across the San
Francisco Bay Area, their families, and anyone "just excited"
about the concept to "sneak peek" meetings with its founders,
leadership team, and board members later this month. To attend
one of these mid-September previews in person, sign up here:
On Wednesday, 3 September, the school's founders will get
online for a presentation. To listen in, ask them questions,
and chat with like-minded people in the audience, visit
Next week's free virtual gathering is part of a series from
Math Future. This international network has organized more than
a hundred live online events on math education in the past
"Who Wants to Be a Mathematician" National Contest
Who wants to be a mathematician?
Last year, more than 2,000 high school students answered that
call by solving problems in a national contest that follows a
game show format. Organized by the American Mathematical
Society (AMS) Public Awareness Office, "Who Wants to Be a
Mathematician" (WWTBAM) has challenged teens with algebra,
trigonometry, geometry, and probability — everything but
calculus — for over a decade.
Catch up on the fun from past WWTBAMs here:
This year, the first round of qualifying starts next weekend,
and runs through Saturday, 20 September. To request a
qualifying test for your high school students, just e-mail the
AMS Public Awareness Office, paoffice at ams dot org, with the
subject line "National WWTBAM." In the body of the message,
include your name, contact information, school, and courses
taught this year.
Cash and other prizes come from the AMS, Maplesoft Inc., Texas
Instruments, and John Wiley & Sons.
Call for Speakers: HPM-Americas Meeting
The Americas Section of the International Study Group on
Relations between History and Pedagogy of Mathematics (HPM)
and the Midwest History of Mathematics Conference (MHMC)
recently announced a joint meeting, set for 17-19 October,
2014, at Wabash College, in Crawfordsville, Indiana.
HPM and MHMC seek a variety of talks on the relation between
the history and pedagogy of mathematics. Submit your abstract
by Monday, 15 September: