28 February, 2014
Volume 19 No. 9
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Get Ready for Pi Day

NCTM Annual Meeting: Early Registration Discount

Bedtime Math 2 Book Launch Glow-in-the-Dark Geometry Party


Online PD

Orientation Sessions

Problem Based Learning Courses

Graduate Credit:
Mathematics Teaching and Learning Certificate

Master's Degree


Get Ready for Pi Day


Got plans for March 14th? Before Pi Day rolls around, check out the Forum's Teacher2Teacher FAQ for Problems of the Week, Ask Dr. Math conversations, book suggestions, and other web resources on the theme.

NCTM has selected Pi Day articles, too, as well as Illuminations' activities and resources "just for fun":


PoW taking place: math problem-solving moment of the week

"Another approach, which involved a lot fewer calculations, was what Vivek V. from John Gomes Elementary School, Ma C. from Cold Spring Elementary School, and Lauren K. from Birch Wathen Lenox School did.... It's like an Olympics of math and wondering around here!"
- Max, commenting on the Pre-Algebra PoW's Latest Solution

NCTM Annual Meeting: Early Registration Discount


Save up to $80 by registering for the annual meeting of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) by Friday, March 7th.

Taking place April 9-12 in New Orleans, NCTM 2014 will boast more than 700 sessions on the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), technology assessment, and other topics. Featured presenters include

  • Steven Strogatz, Jacob Gould Schurman Professor of Applied Mathematics at Cornell University and author of The Joy of x
  • Bill Amend, FoxTrot Creator and Cartoonist
  • all three lead writers of the CCSS for Mathematics: Philip Daro, William McCallum, and Jason Zimba
  • the writing team for NCTM's "Principles to Actions": Daniel J. Brahier, DeAnn Huinker, and Steven Leinwand
  • Kate Nowak, Mathalicious
  • Marilyn Burns, Math Solutions
  • Cathy Seeley, Charles A. Dana Center, University of Texas

To browse or search the full program, visit


To browse or search the Research Presession, visit


The excitement has already started heating up on Twitter with the hashtag #NCTMNOLA

Now taking place: math education conversation of the day

"Now, have you decided what properties you want of your algebra? If you could tell us what you are aiming to achieve, perhaps we could help you do it."
- Robin, posted to the sci.math.research discussion

Bedtime Math 2 Book Launch Glow-in-the-Dark Geometry Party


The second Bedtime Math book hits shelves Tuesday, March 11th, with all-new mischief-making math riddles ... and a nationwide launch party!

To celebrate the publication of Bedtime Math 2: This Time It's Personal, some two hundred bookstores in 44 states have planned to build giant geometric shapes out of glowsticks, then flick off the lights to see them shine. Author Laura Bilodeau Overdeck will attend New York-area parties to read to children and sign books.

For a glow-in-the-dark party near you, see


First featured in these pages two years ago, Bedtime Math aims "to make the nightly math problem as common as the bedtime story." Since the debut of its first book, the site has also rolled out a parent blog:



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