May 5, 2017 Vol. 22, No. 18
THE MATH FORUM INTERNET NEWS
NCTM Annual: All the Handouts
Socratic App: Now for Android, and for the World
NCTM ANNUAL: ALL THE HANDOUTS
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
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:
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
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,
To download this free app for Android, visit Socratic's new
presence in the Google Play Store:
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