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21 October, 2016 Vol. 21, No. 42 THE MATH FORUM INTERNET NEWS Free Mentoring | Grants, Scholarships, and Awards Reviews of High School Mathematics Materials -|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|- FREE MENTORING http://mathforum.org/pow/free_mentoring.html We have a mentor group from Missouri giving students feedback on the next two Math Fundamentals Problems of the Week as well as on the Pre-Algebra PoW that opens Monday, 31 October. Please have your students submit solutions; and if they receive replies from a mentor, encourage them to revise. Not only will your students learn more, but the mentors will learn, as well! Want to get in on the fun, but don't have a membership? Register a trial account, which lets you submit to the Current PoWs. This free 21-day demo also gives you access to a sample of the Problems of the Week Library and Write Math alignments to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS): http://mathforum.org/products/trial.html -|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|- PoW taking place: math problem-solving moment of the week "Below are good examples of the level of detail to include in a written explanation. Four talk about the first part in about the same way.... Lauren does this part a little bit different ..." - Annie, commenting on the Geometry PoW's Latest Solution http://mathforum.org/pows/solution.htm?publication=4838 -|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|- GRANTS, SCHOLARSHIPS, AND AWARDS http://www.nctm.org/Grants/ Apply now for these grants, scholarships, and awards from the Mathematics Education Trust (MET): - 7-12 Classroom Research Grants - Connecting Mathematics to Other Subject Areas Grants (9-12) - Emerging Teacher-Leaders in Elementary School Mathematics Grants - Engaging Students in Learning Mathematics Grant (6-8) - Equity in Mathematics Grants (6-8) - Future Leader Initial NCTM Annual Meeting Attendance Awards - Improving Students' Understanding of Geometry Grants - Mathematics Course Work Scholarships for Grades Pre-K-5 Teachers - Mathematics Graduate Course Work Scholarships for Grades 6-8 Teachers - Mathematics Graduate Course Work Scholarships for Grades 9–12 Teachers - Pre-K-6 Classroom Research Grants - Prospective Teacher NCTM Annual Conference Attendance Award - Teacher Professional Development Grants - Using Music to Teach Mathematics Grants Established 40 years ago by NCTM, MET channels the generosity of contributors through the creation and funding of grants, awards, honors, and other projects that support the improvement of mathematics teaching and learning. All the opportunities listed above share a deadline of Friday, 4 November. -|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|- Now taking place: math education conversation of the day "I was #DoingthePoW Falling Leaves w/ 4th grdrs today. They [heart] @maxmathforum's @Scratch scenario" - Laurel, tweeted to @SuMACzanne https://twitter.com/MrsPollardprime/status/789278182553817088 -|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|- REVIEWS OF HIGH SCHOOL MATHEMATICS MATERIALS http://www.edreports.org/math/reports/compare.html?level=hs On Tuesday, EdReports.org released more analysis of popular math materials, and how well they align to the CCSS. First featured in these pages upon its launch nineteen months ago, the independent nonprofit has nearly tripled its reviews of high school math materials, now covering - Big Ideas Integrated, by Big Ideas Learning, LLC - Big Ideas Traditional, by Big Ideas Learning, LLC - Carnegie Integrated, by Carnegie Learning - CME Traditional, by Pearson - Core-Plus Mathematics, by McGraw-Hill Education - CPM Integrated, by CPM Educational Program - Eureka Math, by Great Minds - Glencoe Traditional, by McGraw-Hill Education - Pearson Traditional, by Pearson These join reviews of 26 K-8 materials, also organized under a sortable table for easy comparison: http://www.edreports.org/math/reports/compare.html?level=k8 Each review provides spaces for conversation in corresponding discussion forums alongside detailed reports with examples and ratings for - focus and coherence - rigor and mathematical practice - instructional supports and usability Evocative of its sequential review process, EdReports.org calls those "gateways." Consult their documentation for more about this approach, taking advantage of the top blue tabs to further focus on only high school, or just K-8 math: http://www.edreports.org/about/our-approach/ EdReports.org is funded by Broadcom Corporation, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Helmsley Charitable Trust, the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, the Samueli Foundation, the Charles and Helen Schwab Foundation, and the Stuart Foundation. -|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|- CHECK OUT OUR WEB SITE: The Math Forum at NCTM http://mathforum.org/ Online PD http://mathforum.org/pd/ Online Workshops http://mathforum.org/workshops/ Ask Dr. Math http://mathforum.org/dr.math/ Problems of the Week http://mathforum.org/pows/ Powerful Problem Solving http://mathforum.org/pps/ Mathematics Library http://mathforum.org/library/ Math Tools http://mathforum.org/mathtools/ Teacher2Teacher http://mathforum.org/t2t/ Discussion Groups http://mathforum.org/kb/ Join the Math Forum http://mathforum.org/join.forum.html Ask Dr. Math Books http://mathforum.org/pubs/dr.mathbooks.html Facebook https://www.facebook.com/themathforumatnctm/ Blogs http://mathforum.org/blogs/pows/ Twitter Feed http://mathforum.org/pd/twitter.html SEND COMMENTS TO: http://mathforum.org/electronic.newsletter/mfin.faq.html#feedback _o \o_ __| \ / |__ o _ o/ \o/ __|- __/ \__/o \o | o/ o/__/ /\ /| | \ \ / \ / \ /o\ / \ / \ / | / \ / \ An archive of all the Math Forum newsletters and directions for subscribing can be found at http://mathforum.org/electronic.newsletter/ |

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