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Volume 22, Number 6

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 February 10, 2017                               Vol. 22, No. 6

                  THE MATH FORUM INTERNET NEWS

                         Free Mentoring
          Register for TwitterMathCamp 2017 | Dream Big

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                         FREE MENTORING

          http://mathforum.org/pow/free_mentoring.html

 The next Pre-Algebra Problem of the Week -- "Valentine's Day
 Candy," now in preview -- goes live Monday with opportunities
 for students to get mentoring at no cost. In March, mentor
 groups from Missouri and Pennsylvania will freely offer more
 mentoring for another Pre-Algebra PoW, as well as a Math
 Fundamentals PoW.

 Please have your students submit solutions; and if they receive
 replies from a mentor, encourage them to revise. Not only will
 your students learn more, but the mentors will learn, as well!

 Want to get in on the fun, but don't have a membership?
 Register a trial account, which lets you submit to the Current
 PoWs. This free 21-day demo also gives you access to a sample
 of the Problems of the Week Library and Write Math alignments
 to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS):

            http://mathforum.org/products/trial.html

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

 "Both Alex from Creativity Challenge Community and Markkanen
 from Canton Intermediate School start by figuring out how many
 students owned a dog or cat (or both). From there, they take
 two different paths...."

 - Annie, commenting on the FunPoW's Latest Solution
 
     http://mathforum.org/pows/solution.htm?publication=4888

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               REGISTER FOR TWITTERMATHCAMP 2017

                     http://www.tmathc.com/

 Registration for TwitterMathCamp (TMC) opens today!

 The 2017 iteration of this "conference run by teachers, for
 teachers" will take place at Holy Innocents Episcopal
 (Atlanta, GA) the last weekend of July. For the complete
 schedule and session descriptions of this free professional
 development fun, see

            http://www.tmathc.com/2017/program17.html

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    Now taking place: Math education conversation of the day

 "It's so important to travel through the math that we are
 about to share with out students."

 - Steve, tweeted to @MFAnnie during #elemmathchat

  https://twitter.com/SteveWyborney/status/829879016702177280

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                            DREAM BIG

                  http://www.dreambigfilm.com/

 Next Friday, human ingenuity will light up IMAX screens.

 "Dream Big: Engineering Our World" immerses viewers behind the
 scenes of the innovations that go into solar cars, very tall
 skyscrapers, space travel, and more marvels of human invention.

 Resources for educators include lesson plans, girl-centered
 events, design challenge exhibits, and 50+ hands-on
 activities, two of which ("Windy City Tower" and "Build an
 Earthquake-Resistant Structure") appear in the movie, with
 kids actually shown carrying out the activities as part of
 the film.

             http://www.dreambigfilm.com/education/

 Check out the trailers -- one specifically for educators -- as
 well as the teasers under "If you dream it, you can engineer
 it"; then build on the excitement with an opening festival by
 following the suggestions in this freely downloadable PDF:

 http://download.dreambigfilm.com/DB_OpeningFestivalforMuseums.pdf

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