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February 3, 2017 Vol. 22, No. 5 THE MATH FORUM INTERNET NEWS Solutions: 2017 Mathematics Game Computational Thinking and Design MOOC-Ed Videos: Perseverance in Mathematics -|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|- SOLUTIONS: 2017 MATHEMATICS GAME http://mathforum.org/yeargames/yeargameentrys?find=BySolutionFor&form Students have sent us their arithmetic from across the U.S. -- as well as Canada, China, England, Germany, India, Malaysia, and Spain. And two days ago, we began posting all their solutions to the 2017 Mathematics Game. . . . but we still need answers! The numbers 44, 87, and 88 have so far defied expressions made from-- - the digits in 2017; - standard operations; and - grouping symbols. Several other nearby numbers, toward the bottom of the pull-down menu of solutions, have garnered only handfuls of answers apiece. So whether you've blazed a new arithmetic path, or just taken a commutative detour, share your basic ops wizardry. http://mathforum.org/yeargames/yeargameentrys?form -|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|- PoW taking place: Math problem-solving moment of the week "I think at first I didn't know where to start with this problem. But I think each step led into another for me. One place where I had trouble was with the graph of possible tosses. Because I didn't know if I had all of them yet. But I just had to check it multiple times and have faith in myself." - Hannah, highlighted in the Pre-Algebra PoW's Latest Solution http://mathforum.org/pows/solution.htm?publication=4890 -|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|- COMPUTATIONAL THINKING AND DESIGN MOOC-ED http://go.ncsu.edu/ctd:nctm The newest free course from the Math-Ed team at the Friday Institute starts Wednesday, March 1. It focuses on data literacy, design thinking, and computational thinking. Now open for registration, "Computational Thinking and Design: Getting Started With Digital-Age Problem Solving," consists of videos, activities, discussion forums, and other digital resources that will help you-- - understand the components of digital-age problem solving (design thinking, computational thinking, and data literacy); - connect digital-age problem solving to existing content and problem-solving processes; - engage in the digital-age problem-solving process through simulated activities; - apply digital-age problem solving in a real-world context; - view digital-age problem solving in a variety of careers and subject areas; and - explore connections to computer science and coding. Expect to spend three to four hours on each of the five self-directed units of this Massive Open Online Course for Educators (MOOC-Ed). Teachers who complete it may receive a Certificate of Completion of professional development from North Carolina State University. Participation requires nothing more than a web browser and an Internet connection. And like every MOOC-Ed, first highlighted in these pages after their debut three summers ago, there is no cost for participating. Friday Institute funders and partners include the Alliance for Excellent Education, Google, Lenovo, the Gates Foundation, the National Science Foundation, the Oak Foundation, and the Hewlett Foundation. -|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|- Now taking place: Math education conversation of the day "We, as a math department, became aware of an issue with the TI-Nspire right before January exams.... Just trying to be helpful as we had NO idea." - Regina, posted to the secondary (grades 9-12) discussion group of the Association of Math Teachers of New York State http://mathforum.org/kb/message.jspa?messageID=10078377 -|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|- VIDEOS: PERSEVERANCE IN MATHEMATICS http://www.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/kg16.pd.math.perseverance/ What does it mean to "make sense of problems and persevere in solving them"? What teaching strategies implement that very first Common Core Standard for Mathematical Practice? PBS LearningMedia recently posted a series of videos that illustrate and give context to the classroom practice of perseverance. Interspersing commentary from Dr. Magdalene Lampert, among others, with classroom footage of mathematical conversations between students and teachers, the overview video runs less than eight minutes long. Related collections of clips under "You might also like" delve deeper into the teachers featured, showing how they launch problems, encourage productive struggle, support their students, and reflect on their work. Support material "connections" organize a selection of additional segments and articles by various mathematics educators: - Dr. Angela Lee Duckworth and Grit - Dr. Carol Dweck and the Growth Mindset - Dr. Jo Boaler and Mathematical Mindsets "Perseverance in Mathematics" resulted from a partnership between PBS and WGBH, which received major funding from the Arthur Vining Davis Foundations. -|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|- CHECK OUT OUR WEB SITE: The Math Forum at NCTM http://mathforum.org/ Online PD http://mathforum.org/pd/ Online Workshops http://mathforum.org/workshops/ Ask Dr. Math http://mathforum.org/dr.math/ Problems of the Week http://mathforum.org/pows/ Powerful Problem Solving http://mathforum.org/pps/ Mathematics Library http://mathforum.org/library/ Math Tools http://mathforum.org/mathtools/ Teacher2Teacher http://mathforum.org/t2t/ Discussion Groups http://mathforum.org/kb/ Join the Math Forum http://mathforum.org/join.forum.html Ask Dr. Math Books http://mathforum.org/pubs/dr.mathbooks.html Facebook https://www.facebook.com/themathforumatnctm/ Blogs http://mathforum.org/blogs/pows/ Twitter Feed http://mathforum.org/pd/twitter.html SEND COMMENTS TO: http://mathforum.org/electronic.newsletter/mfin.faq.html#feedback _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 http://mathforum.org/electronic.newsletter/ |

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