### Volume 21, Number 52

 ``` December 30, 2016 Vol. 21, No. 52 THE MATH FORUM INTERNET NEWS 2017 Mathematics Game The Year's Top Math Stories | The Year in Science -|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|- 2017 MATHEMATICS GAME http://mathforum.org/yeargames/ The Math Forum's Year Game puzzle starts Sunday! Come challenge your students to write expressions for each of the counting numbers 1 through 100 using-- - the digits in 2017; - the standard operations; and - grouping symbols. http://mathforum.org/yeargames/yeargameentrys?form -|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|- PoW taking place: math problem-solving moment of the week "At first, I forgot to add the last month in, but I remembered when I checked my answer.... This problem was the easiest for me because I could just do it in my head. This is what I did in my head: ..." - Tessa, highlighted in the FunPoW's Latest Solution http://mathforum.org/pows/solution.htm?publication=4881 -|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|- THE YEAR'S TOP MATH STORIES http://www.ams.org/news/math-in-the-media/md-top-stories-2016 The American Mathematical Society (AMS) has selected ten developments -- and the human interest stories behind them -- that enjoyed significant media coverage in 2016. Several of these newsworthy mathematicians and their exploits will be familiar to readers of this newsletter. See, in particular, the "Op-Eds and Letters to the Editor" section by scrolling to the bottom of the AMS's top math stories. -|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|- Now taking place: math education conversation of the day "Wow! This is so rich. I don't quite know where to begin.... [S]o much of what has been expressed is so essential to creating the type of thinkers and citizens we need in this world.... We have a conflict between our purpose and our practice because we value what we are measuring instead of measuring what we value." - Chase, posted to Suzanne's blog http://mathforum.org/blogs/suzanne/ 2016/12/29/ask-the-nctm-community/ -|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|- THE YEAR IN SCIENCE http://www.nature.com/news/2016-1.21161 In 2016: The Year in Science, Nature has posted its annual selection of science "people, events, and discoveries that made a difference in 2016." The year 2016 gave us-- - the first-ever direct detection of gravity waves; - a final goodbye to Toughie, the planet's last Rabbs' fringe-limbed tree frog; - a crash-landing on Mars because of a measurement error; and - lessons from a 45-year study of extremely smart children. In addition to several book lists and an interactive news quiz, the journal's "year in science" highlights-- - ten people who mattered in science; - science events that shaped the year; and - the best science images. -|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|- 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/ ```