Summer Math Photo Challenge
Calling all shutterbugs: there's a crowd-sourced math scavenger
hunt afoot this summer!
Organized by percussive dance teaching artist and
self-described "math explorer" Malke Rosenfeld, the #MTBOS
Summer Math Photo Challenge 2015 will encourage the
MathTwitterBlogosphere to focus its lenses in search of
interesting examples of math ideas such as
composed and partitioned units
reflections and rotations
tessellations and wallpaper groups
Sign up on this shared planning document to participate:
Rosenfeld has a book in the works with Heinemann that
describes, analyzes, and illustrates the learning that happens
at the intersection of math and dance in her Math in Your Feet
program. Learn more about the forthcoming Meaning in the
Making: Embodied Mathematics in the Classroom and her
interdisciplinary arts-based programming at
PoW taking place: math problem-solving moment of the week
"To get my answer, I used a few different methods. One method
that worked well for me was comparing sizes. The other method
was identifying the clues in the text. Some of the
- Tiffany, highlighted in the Algebra PoW's Latest Solution
Days after appearing in these pages as the 2014 recipient of
the Museum of Mathematics' Rosenthal Prize for Innovation in
Math Teaching, Ralph Pantozzi launched his first blog.
"Do you see what I mean?" Thus begins the Kent Place School
(New Jersey) teacher's debut post Sunday. Pantozzi goes on to
articulate the aim of his blog as "illustrating" stories of
learning math by describing his own and his students'
experiences with learning particular topics and the different
ways they "see" mathematical ideas.
Pantozzi has posted twice more since, on random walks. Stay
math tasks and questions
references to research with a focus on illustrating
different ways that learners (teachers included) arrive at
mathematical understandings and continue to grow into
Now taking place: math education conversation of the day
"What a beautiful tribute to your mom, so close to Mother's Day
2015. Thank you for sharing her wonderful gifts with us."
- Joe, posted to Annie's blog
Capturing Teachers' Usable Fraction Knowledge
Researchers from the University of Arizona have issued an
invitation to all mathematics teachers currently teaching
grades 3 through 6 to participate in an online research study.
The goal of the study: to understand how teachers' knowledge of
teaching fractions relates to the Common Core State
Selected participants will get to view and comment on short
video clips of classroom instruction, then complete surveys.
For their time (estimated at 2.5 hours total), teachers will
receive a $75 gift certificate to Amazon.com.
Reach out to the researchers before month's end by downloading
the PDF recruitment flyer above.