Date: Sep 28, 2012 1:36 PM
Author: Math Forum Internet News
Subject: Newsletter: Math Forum Internet News No. 17.39 (28 Sep 12)

28 September, 2012                             Vol. 17, No. 39

THE MATH FORUM @ DREXEL INTERNET NEWS

The International Year of Statistics
The Math Teachers' Circle Network Newsletter
The De Morgan Journal

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THE INTERNATIONAL YEAR OF STATISTICS

http://www.statistics2013.org

The American Statistical Association invites you to join in an
international collaboration among schools, colleges, societies
and other organizations around the globe to celebrate 2013
as the International Year of Statistics.

The purpose of this International Year of Statistics
(Statistics2013) is to promote the importance of Statistics,
through the combined energies of societies, schools, and
organizations worldwide, to the broader scientific community,
business and government data users, the media, policy makers,
employers, students, and the general public. There is a
specific emphasis on promoting the importance of Statistics
to young people.

Interested in participating? Consider:

- Joining the list of supporters (no cost, no obligation)
http://www.statistics2013.org/join.cfm
- Download flyer
http://www.amstat.org/education/pdfs/EducationResources.pdf
- Sign up for the International Year of Statistics newsletter
http://www.statistics2013.org

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There is a video contest to help launch this worldwide
celebration of the positive impact of statistical science.
We invite videos of four minutes in length or less
that illustrate

- how statistics impacts individual lives, improves
society, or in general makes the world more a
better place
- how statistical thinking can be brought to bear on
important issues of our day
- interesting careers in statistics (tell the world why
your job in statistics is a great job, or why it is
interesting and fun to be a statistician)

Cash prizes of $250-$1000 will be offered for the best videos,
including special prizes for the best videos by a person or
persons 18 years of age or less. For more information about
the video contest, please visit

http://www.statistics2013.org/videocontest.cfm

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THE MATH TEACHERS' CIRCLE NETWORK NEWSLETTER

http://www.mathteacherscircle.org/newsletter/MTCircular.html

The most recent issue of the Math Teachers' Circle Network
newsletter, MTCircular, features the article "Be Less Helpful"
written by Joshua Zucker. Joshua is the founding director of
the Julia Robinson Mathematics Festivals, which bring deep,
collaborative problem solving to a wide range of students.

Joshua volunteers as Dr. Schwa at http://mathforum.org/dr.math/
"...where he practices giving as little help as possible so
that students have the satisfaction of solving problems for
themselves." He also responds to questions about pedagogy as
a Math Forum Teacher2Teacher (T2T) Associate at
http://mathforum.org/t2t/.

The Math Teachers' Circle Network Newsletter
http://www.mathteacherscircle.org
is a project of the American Institute of Mathematics that
focuses on creating communities of teachers and mathematicians
who meet regularly to work on interesting mathematics.

http://www.aimath.org

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

"Congratulations to all of you for persevering and making sense
of the problem. Did you know those are the most important
mathematical habits you could ever develop, according to a
national panel of experts?"

- Max Ray, commenting on the
Pre-Algebra Problem of the Week: Measuring Melons
http://mathforum.org/pows/solution.htm?publication=4117

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THE DE MORGAN JOURNAL

http://education.lms.ac.uk/

Through the De Morgan Journal, London Mathematical Society
(LMS) aims "to encourage academic mathematicians to reflect on
current issues in mathematics education at all levels, from
primary school to graduate studies; to encourage them to
explore links between higher mathematics and elementary
mathematics; and to examine significant policy implications
which may affect the wider mathematical, educational, or
scientific community."

The journal began last year, publishing freely downloadable
articles such as

- Perceptions, operations and proof in undergraduate
mathematics
- Induction and Recursion
- Multiple choice exams in undergraduate mathematics
- Nurturing able young mathematicians
- Acceleration or enrichment

Blog posts, which date back to November, 2011, have included

- Finland's School Success
- Wolfram Alpha, a year later
- Circle in Box: quality books for mathematical circles
- Word problems and the Khan Academy
- In Praise of Pick's Theorem
- Blame the teacher?

LMS also posts its policy documents here. See, in particular,
"Position Statement on Use of ICT in teaching of mathematics
at HE institutions," "Vision for Science and Mathematics
Education 5-19," and "Bridging the Mathematics Gap."

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<a href="http://www.statistics2013.org/">http://www.statistics2013.org/</a>
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The American Statistical Association invites you to join in an
international collaboration among schools, colleges, societies
and other organizations around the globe to celebrate 2013
as the International Year of Statistics.
</p>
<p>
The purpose of this International Year of Statistics
(Statistics2013) is to promote the importance of Statistics,
through the combined energies of societies, schools, and
organizations worldwide, to the broader scientific community,
business and government data users, the media, policy makers,
employers, students, and the general public. There is a
specific emphasis on promoting the importance of Statistics
to young people.
</p>
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Interested in participating? Consider:
</p>
<ul>
<li>
Joining the list of supporters (no cost, no obligation)
<a href="http://www.statistics2013.org/join.cfm">http://www.statistics2013.org/join.cfm</a>
</li>
<li>
Download flyer
<a href="http://www.amstat.org/education/pdfs/EducationResources.pdf">http://www.amstat.org/education/pdfs/EducationResources.pdf</a>
</li>
<li>
Sign up for the International Year of Statistics newsletter
<a href="http://www.statistics2013.org">http://www.statistics2013.org</a>
</li>
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celebration of the positive impact of statistical science.
We invite videos of four minutes in length or less
that illustrate
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how statistics impacts individual lives, improves
society, or in general makes the world more a
better place
</li>
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how statistical thinking can be brought to bear on
important issues of our day
</li>
<li>
interesting careers in statistics (tell the world why
your job in statistics is a great job, or why it is
interesting and fun to be a statistician)
</li>
</ul>
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Cash prizes of $250-$1000 will be offered for the best videos,
including special prizes for the best videos by a person or
persons 18 years of age or less. For more information about
the video contest, please visit
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<p align="center"><a href="http://www.statistics2013.org/videocontest.cfm">http://www.statistics2013.org/videocontest.cfm</a></p>
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- Isabel, highlighted in the Pre-Algebra PoW's Latest Solution
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<a href="http://mathforum.org/pows/solution.htm?publication=4117">http://mathforum.org/pows/solution.htm?publication=4117</a>
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<p>
The most recent issue of the Math Teachers' Circle Network
newsletter, MTCircular, features the article "Be Less Helpful"
written by Joshua Zucker. Joshua is the founding director of
the Julia Robinson Mathematics Festivals, which bring deep,
collaborative problem solving to a wide range of students.
</p>
<p>
Joshua volunteers as Dr. Schwa at <a href="http://mathforum.org/dr.math/">http://mathforum.org/dr.math/</a>
"...where he practices giving as little help as possible so
that students have the satisfaction of solving problems for
themselves." He also responds to questions about pedagogy as
a Math Forum Teacher2Teacher (T2T) Associate at
<a href="http://mathforum.org/t2t/">http://mathforum.org/t2t/</a>.
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The Math Teachers' Circle Network
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is a project of the American Institute of Mathematics that
focuses on creating communities of teachers and mathematicians
who meet regularly to work on interesting mathematics.
</p>
<p align="center"><a href="http://www.aimath.org">http://www.aimath.org</a></p>
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"Congratulations to all of you for persevering and making sense
of the problem. Did you know those are the most important
mathematical habits you could ever develop, according to a
national panel of experts?"
<dd>
- Max Ray, commenting on the
Pre-Algebra Problem of the Week: Measuring Melons
<dd>
<a href="http://mathforum.org/pows/solution.htm?publication=4117">http://mathforum.org/pows/solution.htm?publication=4117</a>
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<a href="http://education.lms.ac.uk/">http://education.lms.ac.uk/</a>
</p>
<p>
Through the De Morgan Journal, London Mathematical Society
(LMS) aims "to encourage academic mathematicians to reflect on
current issues in mathematics education at all levels, from
primary school to graduate studies; to encourage them to
explore links between higher mathematics and elementary
mathematics; and to examine significant policy implications
which may affect the wider mathematical, educational, or
scientific community."
</p>
<p>
The journal began last year, publishing freely downloadable
articles such as
</p>
<ul>
<li>
Perceptions, operations and proof in undergraduate
mathematics
</li>
<li>
Induction and Recursion
</li>
<li>
Multiple choice exams in undergraduate mathematics
</li>
<li>
Nurturing able young mathematicians
</li>
<li>
Acceleration or enrichment
</li>
</ul>
<p>
Blog posts, which date back to November, 2011, have included
</p>
<ul>
<li>
Finland's School Success
</li>
<li>
Wolfram Alpha, a year later
</li>
<li>
Circle in Box: quality books for mathematical circles
</li>
<li>
Word problems and the Khan Academy
</li>
<li>
In Praise of Pick's Theorem
</li>
<li>
Blame the teacher?
</li>
</ul>
<p>
LMS also posts its policy documents here. See, in particular,
"Position Statement on Use of ICT in teaching of mathematics
at HE institutions," "Vision for Science and Mathematics
Education 5-19," and "Bridging the Mathematics Gap."
</p>
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