IAS/PCMI Applications Due for Summer 2015
Reminder: apply by Saturday, 31 January, to attend the 2015
Teacher Leadership Program (TLP) of IAS/PCMI, the Park City
Mathematics Institute (PCMI).
Through an intense mathematical experience, focused reflection
on the practice of teaching, and leadership development around
standards such as the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) or the
Texas TEKS, teachers who participate in the TLP summer gain
perspective about the work of teaching and develop their
potential for contributing in meaningful ways to the field.
For 2015, TLP participants will take the math course "Some
Applications of Geometric Thinking," as well as "Reflecting on
Practice: Using Formative Assessment to Inform Instruction."
The Math Forum hosts information on PCMI's K-12 programs here,
including the working sites of the Secondary School Teachers
Program (SSTP) dating back to 2001:
PoW taking place: math problem-solving moment of the week
"I knew the pattern, but I had a hard time getting it into an
equation, but after writing this out in words, I
realized that ..."
- Mary Grace, highlighted in the Algebra PoW's Latest Solution
"Morning, noon, and night — how does math move you or the
world around you?" MathMovesU wants to know!
This initiative of Raytheon provides $1,000 awards to 6th, 7th,
and 8th grade students nationwide who respond to the prompt
above with a PowerPoint presentation. Open to home-schooled
students, awards can be used for "camperships" applied to
tuition and fees at a science, technology, engineering, or math
(STEM) summer camp, or to freshman year in post-secondary
school. The middle school of each winning student also receives
a matching grant of $1,000 for math-related programs.
Download, complete, and postmark the application by Saturday,
Now taking place: math education conversation of the day
"Still baffled? Put it aside for half an hour, and then look at
it again. You'll see it."
- Wouter, posted to the discretemath discussion
Explained Visually (EV) turns out interactive visualizations to
"make hard ideas intuitive."
Drag EV's sliders and select values to simulate and learn
sine and cosine