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Volume 21, Number 50

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 December 16, 2016                              Vol. 21, No. 50

                   THE MATH FORUM INTERNET NEWS

                          Ignite Talks
        Best of the Math Teacher Blogs 2016: Nominations
                     Wolfram|Alpha Open Code

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                          IGNITE TALKS

       http://mathforum.org/workshops/cmc/2016/ignite.html

 What makes us passionate about math education?

 Earlier this week, we began posting daily a new
 five-minute-long clip of a different Math Forum community
 member, each speaking breathlessly about his or her passion
 for math education.

 Robert Kaplinsky's video hits YouTube today. More clips are in
 the offing: 

    - Anais Arteaga: I Teach Young Mathematicians
    - Liem Tran: Josh Elijah Tran
    - Nanette Johnson: Assumptions
    - Patrick Callahan: Algebra Inferno
    - Lucy West: A More Courageous Way

 Check back daily for the next in this series of Ignite talks
 from the annual conference of the California Mathematics
 Council South Section (CMC-South).

 Don't want to wait? Click a talk's title to download its
 corresponding PowerPoint slides or tune in to the complete,
 unedited video of the entire session, emceed by Brian Shay:

           https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TLch7fHZc50

 For more fast, fired-up fun, watch other Ignite talks from
 earlier conferences:

       http://mathforum.org/math_talk_landing_ignite.html

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

 "Before I figured out my final strategy, I also tried to use a
 chart.... This problem was very hard because it took me such a
 long time to find a strategy that worked."

 - Graham, mentioned in the Pre-Algebra PoW's Latest Solution
 
     http://mathforum.org/pows/solution.htm?publication=4873

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        BEST OF THE MATH TEACHER BLOGS 2016: NOMINATIONS

                     https://t.co/Bvniz6ak0D

 Read any good blog posts on math teaching this year?

 'Tis the season to share: The annual "Best of the Math Teacher
 Blogs" has opened for nominations.

 By spring 2017, this crowd-sourced compilation will become
 available for sale in e-reader and paperback formats. Proceeds
 from last year's "Best of the Math Teacher Blogs" raised
 nearly $900 for Twitter Math Camp, the summer residential
 program of professional development "by teachers, for
 teachers" that was featured in these pages last week.

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    Now taking place: math education conversation of the day

 "Love the daily math talk routine and how it varies from day
 to day ..."
 
 - Chris, posted to the Math Forum's YouTube channel

           https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0fKPczm_FOM
&lc=z13fwb3hypmuwt0iy04ccxlydt2ectb4atg0k -|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|- WOLFRAM|ALPHA OPEN CODE http://blog.wolfram.com/2016/12/12/
launching-wolframalpha-open-code/ On Monday, Wolfram|Alpha rolled out a powerful new feature for its computational knowledge engine. Now to the right of your output will appear icons of orange clouds, labeled "Open Code." Click them to launch notebooks in Wolfram Open Cloud containing the code that generated your output, which you can edit and run, piece by piece using the orange [>] buttons; or change, extend, and then instantly run again on wolframalpha.com. Earlier this autumn, Wolfram's founder blogged about how to teach computational thinking. Anticipating what Open Code now makes possible, his post weaves through a wide array of examples: http://blog.stephenwolfram.com/2016/09/
how-to-teach-computational-thinking/ Good through year's end, Wolfram Technologies has several discounts on offer, including for the professional version of Wolfram|Alpha, which boasts practice problem sets and the ability to upload your own data files for analysis, among other features: http://msgcache.wolfram.com/holiday/2016/11/2016114397/a/ -|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|- Ed. note: Last week's feature on the Winton Gallery proved popular. For those of you interested in U.S. shipments of curator David Rooney's accompanying book, "Mathematics: How it Shaped Our World," please ring the shop via the main Science Museum's switchboard: +44 (0)2079424000. Then select the mail order option. -|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|- 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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