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Volume 22, Number 47

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 November 24, 2017                               Vol. 22, No. 47


                        Holiday Shopping
   Apply for IAS/PCMI Summer 2018 | PNC Christmas Price Index


                        HOLIDAY SHOPPING


 Shopping with for the holidays? Start at the online
 retailer's AmazonSmile subsite; when you make a purchase, at no
 cost to you 0.5% of the price of your items will go to the
 grant, scholarship, and award programs of NCTM's Mathematics
 Education Trust.

 Amazon carries all four of the John Wiley & Sons, Inc. Dr. Math
 books; our Heinemann publication, "Powerful Problem Solving";
 the Cambridge University Press monograph "Inside," published earlier this autumn; and many of your
 favorite NCTM publications; respectively,



 For more literary ideas, check out the Mathical Book Prize,
 an annual award organized by the Mathematical Sciences
 Research Institute (MSRI), in partnership with NCTM and the
 National Consortium for Teachers of English (NCTE). It
 recognizes the best fiction and nonfiction books that "inspire
 children of all ages to see math in the world around them."


 Thank you for your help!


                 APPLY FOR IAS/PCMI SUMMER 2018


 Last Wednesday, the Institute for Advanced Study (IAS) began
 accepting applications for its Teacher
 Leadership Program (TLP).

 At the 2018 Summer Session of the IAS Park City Mathematics
 Institute (PCMI), teachers will participate in working groups;
 reflect on practice, with a special emphasis on developing both
 conceptual knowledge and procedural fluency; and take
 a course on harmonic analysis.

 Financial support is available to attend this residential
 program, which takes place in Park City, Utah, from
 July 1-21, 2018. Six quarter-credits of 400-level mathematics
 are available from the University of Washington.

 Learn more about the TLP by visiting


 The Math Forum hosts daily schedules, morning shorts, and a
 treasure trove of additional content from past summer
 programs here:



                    PNC CHRISTMAS PRICE INDEX


 Christmas has arrived early for math teachers, thanks to The
 PNC Financial Services Group.

 The bank has already released its 34th annual holiday economic
 analysis, bringing to life the gifts from the carol "The Twelve
 Days of Christmas" with free content that shows how much all
 those presents cost and revealing basic principles of
 economic fluctuation.

 Download a coloring book, click the icons of gift-wrapped
 presents for festive facts, and use the pull-down menu at the
 end to chart how prices have changed through the decades:

 PNC's partner, The Stock Market Game(TM), provides accompanying
 lesson plans to help students identify economic trends and
 project their impact on the 2017 PNC Christmas Price Index,
 available in

    - English

    - Spanish


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