Agree or Disagree?
A teacher in southern California has launched a website to
stir students into making mathematical arguments.
Agree or Disagree? freely offers twenty second-long video
scenarios to motivate math students to "choose a side, start a
fight, justify, ask questions, ask for information." Prompts,
such as "The man's maximum height was no more than 50 feet,"
come with sets of accompanying Microsoft PowerPoint clips.
PoW taking place: math problem-solving moment of the week
"I wasn't sure that was right, so I saw if my prediction was
right by seeing if the numbers would fit with the
- Webb, highlighted in the Pre-Algebra PoW's Latest Solution
Grants, Scholarships, and Awards
Apply now for these grants, scholarships, and awards from the
Mathematics Education Trust (MET):
Classroom Research Grants
Connecting Mathematics to Other Subject Areas Grants
Emerging Teacher-Leaders in Elementary School
Engaging Students in Learning Mathematics Grants
Equity in Mathematics Grants
Future Leader Initial NCTM Annual Conference
Improving Students' Understanding of Geometry Grants
Mathematics Course Work Scholarships
Mathematics Graduate Course Work Scholarships
Prospective Teacher NCTM Annual Conference
Summer Mathematics Study Grants
Teacher Professional Development Grants
Using Music to Teach Mathematics Grants
Established 38 years ago by the National Council of Teachers of
Mathematics (NCTM), MET channels the generosity of contributors
through the creation and funding of grants, awards, honors, and
other projects that support the improvement of mathematics
teaching and learning.
Hurry: all the opportunities listed above share a deadline of
Friday, 7 November.
Now taking place: math education conversation of the day
"There has been much buzz lately because of the just released
PhotoMath app that claims to solve a math problem simply by
taking an image, and then providing a step-by-step solution.
If one actually tries this PhotoMath app, one finds that the
camera does not recognize many simple equations...."
- Henry, posted to the discussion of the National Council of
Supervisors of Mathematics
Calling All Mathematical Halloween Pumpkins
Carving your Halloween pumpkin mathematically this year? The
Mathematical Association of America (MAA) wants to know.
Send photos of your mathematical gourds to firstname.lastname@example.org. MAA
will feature the best ones on its Halloween Found Math page.
For inspiration, check out last year's gallery: