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Get Ready for Pi Day
Ignite Talks
Handwriting Recognition Technology for Math Questions
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Get Ready for Pi Day
http://mathforum.org/t2t/faq/faq.pi.html
Only eight more days 'til 3.14.15 — Pi Day, 2015!
Before next Saturday, 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.

PoW taking place: math problemsolving moment of the week

"Bella D. from Hanover Elementary School used a more rare
approach — drawing a picture. It took me a little while to
figure out her explanation, but once I saw it, I thought it was
really cool.... Andrew W. from Birch Wathen Lenox School also
used a comparing rates method, like Sawyer and Anirudh, but he
used algebra to express his relationships and find the missing
rate. Alyssa P. from Mesa Union Junior High used a method that
literally made me say out loud, 'Why haven't I ever ever seen
this before?' In all my years doing this problem with kids and
adults, that is a slick method of reasoning! Finally, I wanted
to let you know about a project that Cameron D., a student from
Hanover Elementary School, worked on. His class is learning the
programming language Scratch to make games and animations, and
he made some to illustrate what happens when...."

 Max, commenting on the PreAlgebra PoW's Latest Solution

http://mathforum.org/pows/solution.htm?publication=4517
Ignite Talks
http://mathforum.org/workshops/cmc/2014/ignite.html
Dan Meyer emcee'd our most recent series of Ignite talks. At
the annual conference of the California Mathematics
Council  Northern Section (CMCNorth), these Math Forum
staffers and colleagues spoke breathlessly about our passion
for math education while 20 PowerPoint slides advanced every 15
seconds — ready or not!

Michael Fenton: Technology and the Curious Mind

Annie Fetter: The Hurrier I Go, The Behinder I Get

Javier Garcia: The Gate, The Voice & The Mirror

Arjan Khalsa: Musical Math Moods in Major and Minor Modes

Laila Nur: The Comedic Beauty of Mathematics

Bree PickfordMurray: No Safe Risks

Max Ray: Math Teachers: The Key to Ending Racism

Teri Ryan: What Happened?

Brian Shay: A Crusade for the Common Core

Elizabeth Statmore: If It Is in the Way, It Is the Way
Revisit the page as we continue releasing a new clip every
day. In the meantime, check out our Ignite talks from
earlier conferences:
http://mathforum.org/math_talk_landing_ignite.html
And then join us! As mentioned in these pages two weeks ago,
we'll facilitate Ignite talks at the annual conference of the
National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics (NCSM) and the
annual meeting of the National Council of Teachers of
Mathematics (NCTM) next month:
http://mathforum.org/nctm/2015/ignite.html

Now taking place: math education conversation of the day

"Function notation was never so hilarious! The Comedic Beauty
of Mathematics: http://youtu.be/Cwd9NuIobK4 Love these
@themathforum talks"

 Bob, tweeted to his followers

https://twitter.com/bobloch/status/573638142089150466
Handwriting Recognition Technology for Math Questions
http://myscript.com/news/learnosity/
Earlier this week, a new suite of assessment tools came out
that leverage handwriting recognition (HWR) technology.
Integrating HWR of MyScript (formerly Vision Objects), the
software of education technology company Learnosity now lets
students handwrite complex equations with a finger (on a touch
screen) or a mouse. In real time, it translates those written
symbols into machinereadable, digital information; evaluates
the input for mathematical accuracy — even detecting
equivalent forms — and then automatically scores it.
Watch a video of it in action here, or scroll down this
Learnosity page to try it out for yourself:
http://www.learnosity.com/ handwritingrecognitiontechnology/
For more of Learnosity's autoscored math question types, click
the "Math," "Graphs, and "Charts" tabs in the upper right of
their page of demos:
http://www.learnosity.com/demos/
MyScript's own Web Equation technology lets you use a mouse to
handwrite an equation, which it then translates into LaTeX,
MathML or as a symbol tree; plots in an adjacent Desmos graph;
or computes with WolframAlpha via the orange button:
http://webdemo.myscript.com/#/demo/equation


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