Do your students have access to iPads?
Are you working with them to make sense of problems, talk
mathematically with their peers, and persevere through the
Our Problems of the Week (PoWs) have landed on a new social
learning platform: CueThink, an innovative peer-to-peer
iPad application. Download the free app from iTunes:
Then create an account and take a tour:
Look for the Forum's blue and gold fractal dragon logo as you
assign problems to your students using the CueThink
CueThink is funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF)
Small Business Innovation Research Grant, and is an Alumni of
LearnLaunch Accelerator and Paypal's StartTank.
PoW taking place: math problem-solving moment of the week
"The first problem is actually simple but hard. You half
to multiply ..."
- Avel, highlighted in the FunPoW's Latest Solution
Holiday Shopping with the Math Forum
Shopping online with Amazon.com or Target this holiday season?
Start at mathforum.org, and with one small initial step, you
can help sustain the Math Forum.
Just bookmark or select this page as a "favorite" in
The next time you start to shop online, first click through its
"amazon.com" or "Target" icons. If you then purchase anything
at either site, a little revenue will come our way, at no extra
cost to you.
In addition to our four Ask Dr. Math books, Amazon.com carries
Powerful Problem Solving, which has racked up uniformly
enthusiastic reviews since it debuted:
Thank you for your help!
The Math Geek Holiday Gift Guide
On Sunday, Scientific American published a compendium of cool
Going well beyond the latest titles and charities accepting
donations, their math geek holiday gift guide recommends
hyperbolic crocheting kits
puzzles and games
mathematical beading tutorials
stereographic projection models
Now taking place: math education conversation of the day
"Next Thanksgiving, I think I'm gonna stay home rather than
visit relatives with college freshman kids who think I might
know something about any of this stuff :) Giving thanks,
again, and sorry for disturbing your holiday."
- John, posted to the sci.math discussion
Computer Science Education Week
Computer Science Education Week (CSEdWeek) boots up Monday,
Advocating "an hour of code for every student" the second week
of December, CSEdWeek occurs annually in recognition of the
birthday of computing pioneer Admiral Grace Murray Hopper.
Students the world over have already registered to participate
in more than fifty thousands events, many as part of their
entire school hosting an "Hour of Code." Join the fun here:
The Hour of Code's most popular tutorial, "write your first
computer program," plays like a game and features video
lectures that star Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, and Angry
Birds. Available in 34 foreign languages, it covers
repeat-loops, conditionals, and basic algorithms. Other
Frozen's Anna and Elsa in an exploration of snowflakes
coding projects in Python, Processing, and Quorum
a Pokemon-inspired action game in Swift
phone and tablet app creation, several appropriate
No computers for your students? Low bandwidth or no Internet
connection whatsoever? CSEdWeek does not require any special
hardware or software, or even prior coding experience from
teachers. Try "unplugged" computer science lessons and
activities such as
My Robotic Friends
Conditionals with Cards
Rock, Paper, Scissors
Every educator who hosts an Hour of Code for students will
receive 10 GB of Dropbox space or $10 Skype credit as a thank
you gift — and 100 classrooms will win sets of