Date: Jan 25, 2013 12:00 PM
Author: Math Forum Internet News
Subject: Newsletter: Math Forum Internet News No. 18.4 (25 Jan 13)

25 January, 2013                               Vol. 18, No. 4

THE MATH FORUM @ DREXEL INTERNET NEWS

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Summer STEM Opportunities from the Siemens Foundation

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Every day, Wonderopolis stimulates children's curiosity with a
new Wonder of the Day. Their mathematical wonderings
have included

- How Many Blocks Make an Igloo?
- How Much Water Is in a Watermelon?
- How Big Is the Bermuda Triangle?
- What Is Compound Interest?

Wonders of the Day come with several paragraphs' overview
(Did you know?), modeling suggestions (Try it out!), and a
vocabulary list (Wonder Words). Share your wonderings,
problem-like musings:

http://wonderopolis.org/nominate-wonder/

Sponsored by the National Center for Family Literacy,
Wonderopolis also receives support from the Verizon Foundation,
The Annenberg Foundation, Better World Books, and Humana.

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

"We saw at least four different ways to successfully solve this
problem, and to illustrate them, I've chosen five solutions
from four different schools. The method that is most likely to
make you kick yourself if you didn't see it is illustrated by
Alden B. of Conners Emerson, Jackson V. of Aptos Middle School,
and Maxwell H. of Aptos Middle School."

- Annie, commenting on the Geometry PoW's Latest Solution

http://mathforum.org/pows/solution.htm?publication=4168

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2013 T^3 INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE

The T^3 program, sponsored by Texas Instruments, will host its
25th annual T^3 International Conference March 8-10, 2013 in
Philadelphia -- the Math Forum's home town.

Come participate in hands-on sessions such as "Rich Tasks for
the TI-Nspire Handheld," by the Forum's own Max Ray; network
with teachers from across the US and abroad; learn from
experienced educators -- and visit the Math Forum's booth!

Register before Thursday, January 31st, to take advantage of
the early bird registration discount.

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Now taking place: math education conversation of the day

"Many years ago, I was working with a private student who was
failing ninth grade math. As the time for the regents
approached I got copies of every algebra regents I could get
my hand on. Some of them went back to the 1950s. Do you have
any idea how many times the question on how to factor
x^2 - 100 has come up? Over and over and over again. The same
holds true for other problems. And by repetitive practice
using all these regents, my student, who the school wanted to
put into special ed, who the teachers had basically written
off, not only passed -- he did so with a 92! Pretty good
results for a kid who didn't know enough to generate a 30 on
either regents prior to April."

- Sharon, 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=8138493

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SUMMER STEM OPPORTUNITIES FROM THE SIEMENS FOUNDATION

The Siemens Foundation offers middle and high school teachers
two different summer opportunities for professional development
in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).

The Siemens STEM Institute and Siemens Teachers as Researchers
(STARs) Fellowships bolster STEM learning and provide pragmatic
skills for teachers to translate back into the classroom.

Apply for either all-expenses-paid program by Tuesday,
February 5th.

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<p><font size="2" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">Wonderopolis</font></p>
<p><font size="2" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">2013 T&sup3; International Conference</font></p>
<p><font size="2" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">Summer STEM Opportunities from the Siemens Foundation</font></p>

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Every day, Wonderopolis&reg; stimulates children's curiosity with a
new Wonder of the Day&reg;. Their mathematical wonderings
have included
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How Many Blocks Make an Igloo?
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How Much Water Is in a Watermelon?
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How Big Is the Bermuda Triangle?
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What Is Compound Interest?
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Wonders of the Day come with several paragraphs' overview
(Did you know?), modeling suggestions (Try it out!), and a
vocabulary list (Wonder Words). Share your wonderings,
problem-like musings:
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<p align="center"><a href="http://wonderopolis.org/nominate-wonder/">http://wonderopolis.org/nominate-wonder/</a></p>
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Sponsored by the National Center for Family Literacy,
Wonderopolis also receives support from the Verizon Foundation,
The Annenberg Foundation, Better World Books, and Humana.
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"We saw at least four different ways to successfully solve this
problem, and to illustrate them, I've chosen five solutions
from four different schools. The method that is most likely to
make you kick yourself if you didn't see it is illustrated by
Alden B. of Conners Emerson, Jackson V. of Aptos Middle School,
and Maxwell H. of Aptos Middle School."
<dd>
- Annie, commenting on the Geometry PoW's Latest Solution
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<a href="http://mathforum.org/pows/solution.htm?publication=4168">http://mathforum.org/pows/solution.htm?publication=4168</a>
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<p><strong><font color="#003399">2013 T&sup3; International Conference</font></strong></p>
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The T&sup3; program, sponsored by Texas Instruments, will host its
25th annual T&sup3; International Conference March 8-10, 2013 in
Philadelphia &mdash; the Math Forum's home town.
</p>
<p>
Come participate in hands-on sessions such as "Rich Tasks for
the TI-Nspire&trade; Handheld," by the Forum's own Max Ray; network
with teachers from across the US and abroad; learn from
experienced educators &mdash; and visit the Math Forum's booth!
</p>
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Register before Thursday, January 31st, to take advantage of
the early bird registration discount.
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"Many years ago, I was working with a private student who was
failing ninth grade math. As the time for the regents
approached I got copies of every algebra regents I could get
my hand on. Some of them went back to the 1950s. Do you have
any idea how many times the question on how to factor
<nobr>x&sup2; - 100</nobr> has come up? Over and over and over again. The same
holds true for other problems. And by repetitive practice
using all these regents, my student, who the school wanted to
put into special ed, who the teachers had basically written
off, not only passed &mdash; he did so with a 92! Pretty good
results for a kid who didn't know enough to generate a 30 on
either regents prior to April."
<dd>
- Sharon, posted to the secondary (grades 9-12) discussion
group of the Association of Math Teachers of New York State
<dd>
<a href="http://mathforum.org/kb/message.jspa?messageID=8138493">http://mathforum.org/kb/message.jspa?messageID=8138493</a>
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<p><strong><font color="#003399">Summer STEM Opportunities from the Siemens Foundation</font></strong></p>
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</p>
<p>
The Siemens Foundation offers middle and high school teachers
two different summer opportunities for professional development
in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).
</p>
<p>
The Siemens STEM Institute and Siemens Teachers as Researchers
(STARs) Fellowships bolster STEM learning and provide pragmatic
skills for teachers to translate back into the classroom.
</p>
<p>
Apply for either all-expenses-paid program by Tuesday,
February 5th.
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