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Volume 22, Number 12

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 March 24, 2017                                  Vol. 22, No. 12


                        Networking Lounge
          Getting Ready for the National Math Festival
            Critical Issues in Mathematics Education


                        NETWORKING LOUNGE


 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



national_math_festival_volunteers 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 March 31. The Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (MSRI) has printed 5 in. x 7 in. postcards that promote the festival:
0B-4zGRBQCb-OWUd3YW03aDVoN1k 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 -|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|- Now taking place: Math education conversation of the day "I like this. A very mathematical take. Hey, you should teach math!" - 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 in Calculus?" 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: -|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|- CHECK OUT OUR WEB SITE: The Math Forum at NCTM Online PD Online Workshops Ask Dr. Math Problems of the Week Powerful Problem Solving Mathematics Library Math Tools Teacher2Teacher Discussion Groups Join the Math Forum Ask Dr. Math Books Facebook Blogs Twitter Feed SEND COMMENTS TO: _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

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