13 February, 2015
Volume 20 No. 7
 
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Summer Camp Applications Due Soon

Refreshed Sites: Illustrative Mathematics, NCTM, MathJax

Register for TwitterMathCamp 2015

 


Online PD

Free:
Orientation Sessions

Paid:
Problem Based Learning Courses

Graduate Credit:
Mathematics Teaching and Learning Certificate

Master's Degree

 

Summer Camp Applications Due Soon

The number of online and residential math summer camps listed in the Math Forum's Student Center has grown to encompass everywhere from Ontario to the District of Columbia, and nearly half the states in the union:

  • Arizona
  • California
  • Colorado
  • Delaware
  • Illinois
  • Kentucky
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • Michigan
  • Minnesota
  • Nebraska
  • New Hampshire
  • New Jersey
  • New Mexico
  • New York
  • Ohio
  • Oregon
  • Pennsylvania
  • Texas
  • Utah
  • Vermont
  • Virginia
  • Washington

Some of these summer camps offer financial aid, and many have deadlines already coming up — so apply now:


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

"As usual, students came up with a number of different ways.... I especially liked Tessa's explanation, since she first had the wrong idea about the answer, but then realizes ..."
- Annie, commenting on the FunPoW's Latest Solution
http://mathforum.org/pows/solution.htm?publication=4530


Refreshed Sites: Illustrative Mathematics, NCTM, MathJax

This past Friday, Illustrative Mathematics revealed its new-look website:

https://www.illustrativemathematics.org/

Soon, commenting and bookmarking functions will come to the profiles of registered users as they view the tasks clustered under content standards, the top choice in the updated left margin, now in gray. Other developments already underway include course blueprints (the middle choice in gray), which have begun with grades K-5. To discuss these illustrative tasks and other resources for each grade, arranged by units throughout the year, post to

http://commoncoretools.me/forums/forum/
illustrative-mathematics-course-blueprints/

On Wednesday, the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) unveiled a new website of its own. The virtual home of the world's largest mathematics education organization now features enhanced content and improved navigation for its 80,000+ members — including those surfing over on mobile devices:

http://www.nctm.org/

And earlier this month, MathJax rolled out its more tablet-friendly re-design — right after officially releasing version 2.5 of its open source JavaScript platform for displaying mathematics:

http://www.mathjax.org/mathjax-v2-5-now-available/


Now taking place: math education conversation of the day

"Wondering if we received a definition of an Isosceles Trapezoid? Any clarification would help decide how to possibly prove the other quadrilaterals."
- Mark, posted to the secondary (grades 9-12) discussion group of the Association of Math Teachers of New York State
http://mathforum.org/kb/thread.jspa?threadID=2676996


Register for TwitterMathCamp 2015

http://www.twittermathcamp.com/

In two days, registration for TwitterMathCamp (TMC) will open.

The 2015 iteration of this "conference run by teachers, for teachers" will take place at Harvey Mudd College (Claremont, CA) the last weekend of July. For the complete schedule and session descriptions of this free professional development fun, see

http://bit.ly/TMC15prog

Then starting Sunday, 15 February, re-visit the page of Frequently Asked Questions for the registration process:

http://www.twittermathcamp.com/tmc15-information/

 

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