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 21 October, 2016                               Vol. 21, No. 42


        Free Mentoring | Grants, Scholarships, and Awards
          Reviews of High School Mathematics Materials


                         FREE MENTORING

 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):



    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




 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



 On Tuesday, 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:

 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, 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:

 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


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