March 24, 2017 Vol. 22, No. 12
THE MATH FORUM INTERNET NEWS
Getting Ready for the National Math Festival
Critical Issues in Mathematics Education
Coming to the NCTM Annual Meeting & Exposition in San Antonio
April 5-8? Two areas will have a full slate of author
presentations, opportunities to learn about and practice
various instructional strategies, and chances to have more
intimate conversations with featured speakers.
Join us in NCTM Central starting Wednesday at 12:30 and
continuing on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday!
PoW taking place: Math problem-solving moment of the week
"Now for all the things were I got it wrong.... I really need
to read more carefully...."
- Rebecca, highlighted in the FunPoW's latest solution
GETTING READY FOR THE NATIONAL MATH FESTIVAL
Math lovers, your help is needed at the National Math Festival!
This free annual event brings together some of the most
fascinating mathematicians of our time to inspire and
challenge participants to see math in new and exciting ways.
The festival is scheduled for Saturday, April 22, at the
Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C.
Volunteers, who play a crucial role in the setup and execution
of events, are needed to welcome guests, provide hands-on
support for presenters, and serve as festival booth
ambassadors. First featured here in its inaugural year, the
National Math Festival invites volunteers to please sign up by
The Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (MSRI) has printed
5 in. x 7 in. postcards that promote the festival:
To request a set of postcards for distribution at schools and
community organizations primarily in the Washington, D.C.
region, please contact Jennifer Murawski, MSRI communications
and events coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Now taking place: Math education conversation of the day
"I like this. A very mathematical take. Hey, you should
- Andrew, tweeted to @MFAnnie during #SwDMathChat
CRITICAL ISSUES IN MATHEMATICS EDUCATION
What does it mean to create an equitable classroom environment?
Last weekend, MSRI convened a three-day workshop entitled
"Critical Issues in Mathematics Education 2017: Observing for
Access, Power, and Participation in Mathematics Classrooms as a
Strategy to Improve Mathematics Teaching and Learning."
MSRI has already posted video of all four plenaries, half a
dozen other sessions from the workshop, and a pretaped address
by the Honorable Barbara Lee:
Click the square blue filmstrip icons to freely watch uncut
clips -- complete with presentation slides and audience
participation -- of sessions such as "I DO (NOT) Belong:
Experiences of Black Women and Girls in Mathematics Education"
and "Opening the Gateway to STEM Disciplines: What Have We
Learned from the Arlington Emerging Scholars Program
The next two CIME workshops will focus on providing access to
quality mathematics education for all. Papers from past years
of this annual workshop series are available from MSRI's
library of the CIME Booklet Series:
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