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 May 5, 2017                                    Vol. 22, No. 18


                  NCTM Annual: All the Handouts
                      Quanta, Re-Engineered
         Socratic App: Now for Android, and for the World




 PowerPoint slides and other materials from the NCTM Annual
 Meeting & Exposition have come online.

 Freely preview or download content from the nearly 300 sessions
 that took place a few weeks ago in San Antonio.


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

 "Another way to do it is through fraction addition. This method
 is shown in the solution below from Alison R.... In her
 attached picture, Natalie M. used a variable...."

 - Annie, commenting on the FunPoW's latest solution


                      QUANTA, RE-ENGINEERED

 On Monday, a magazine devoted to mathematics and basic science
 news through public service journalism rolled out a redesigned
 site in a quest to offer a "clean, open, delightful space for
 nourishing (and indulging) your intellect." 

 Quanta Magazine was launched by the Simons Foundation five
 years ago. Still free to read, it has expanded to include
 podcasts, videos, interactive puzzles, and other dynamic
 material. For all of Quanta's math content, check out

 A series subtitled "Experiments in Education" began six months
 ago with a recap of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS).
 Most recently, this section on education added an ongoing
 survey of readers explaining why they love or hate math -- with
 the results displayed as hexagonal tilings dynamically sortable
 by gender, grade bands, and the 100-plus countries of origin of
 all the respondents:

pencils-down-experiments-in-education/ Earlier this spring, two articles from Quanta Magazine were featured in The Best Writing on Mathematics 2016, Princeton University Press' annual anthology that brings together the year's finest mathematics writing from around the world. -|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|- Now taking place: Math education conversation of the day "This Ignite speaks to me as an educator & a person. Just today, #wodb helped my most shy and introverted S share her ideas for the 1st time." - Talia, replying to @themathforum's tweet about Mary Bourassa's Ignite! talk -|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|- SOCRATIC APP: NOW FOR ANDROID, AND FOR THE WORLD
socratic-for-android-for-the-world-f365aefc721e On Wednesday, an iPhone app that solves and explains algebra photographed with the device became available for Android smartphones -- in half a dozen languages. First featured here upon its debut in the iTunes store four months ago, Socratic promptly climbed to #1 in the category of free education apps and made the Apple store's front page. Last week, the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences named it a Webby Award Honoree in the category of Education & Reference. Watch how the new Socratic app does "homework in a snap," whether in English, Spanish, Indonesian, Portuguese, French, or German: To download this free app for Android, visit Socratic's new presence in the Google Play Store:
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