Register for TwitterMathCamp 2014
Tomorrow, registration for TwitterMathCamp (TMC) 2014 opens to
the general public.
This "guerrilla professional development for math teachers"
nearly tripled in attendance from its first year to its second,
which took place on the campus of Drexel University — the Math
This year, TMC will take place the last long weekend of July in
Jenks, Oklahoma. For the complete schedule and session
PoW taking place: math problem-solving moment of the week
"After re-reading the problem, my world became so much easier."
- Tessa, quoted in the Algebra PoW's Latest Solution
Moody's Mega Math Challenge
This free, Internet-based, applied math competition challenges
U.S. high school juniors and seniors to work in small teams to
solve an open-ended, math-modeling problem focused on a
realistic issue — in 14 hours.
Visit the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM)
website for complete details, sample problems, and archives of
previous challenges, which have included
Waste Not, Want Not: Putting Recyclables in Their Place
All Aboard: Can High Speed Rail Get Back on Track?
Colorado River Water: Good to the Last Acre-Foot
Energy Independence Meets the Law of
Scholarships for the top teams to pursue higher education
Open to eleventh and twelfth graders in all but the westernmost
United States, Moody's Mega Math Challenge registration closes
next Friday, 28 February:
Now taking place: math education conversation of the day
"Your discussion of 'accents' resonates strongly with me. I
teach at a small, coastal, rural school where some students
have been fishing since they were in grade school. As high
school students, they are already financially independent and
earning way more than I can ever hope to earn as a teacher. In
math classes, they often say there is no relevance and no need
to learn what is offered. It is often a language barrier. But
it is also a perception that what they do is not math, and
that what we do in class is not the same as what they do in
- Leslie, posted to Max's blog
Blogs Come to NCTM Journals
Earlier this week, the National Council of Teachers of
Mathematics (NCTM) launched blogs for each of its
Teaching Children Mathematics: Math Tasks to Talk About
Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School: Blogarithm
Mathematics Teacher: Joy and Inspiration
Freely accessible without a login, each blog focuses on a
particular theme and will feature guest mathematics educators.