13 July, 2012
Volume 17 No. 28
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MathDash Scores Historic Imagine Cup Win

The Bridges Conference

Rex Boggs' Recent Uploads


Online PD

Orientation Sessions

Problem Based Learning Courses

Graduate Credit:
Mathematics Teaching and Learning Certificate

Master's Degree


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MathDash Scores Historic Imagine Cup Win


On Tuesday this week, MathDash took First Place at the Microsoft Imagine Cup World Championship.

Competing against the more than 350 students from 75 countries who reached the finals, held in Sydney — out of an original pool of some 250,000 registrants representing more than 190 nations — the trio from Drexel University became the first US team in the competition's ten-year history to score a victory for a main category entry.

In the semester since we first featured this basic arithmetic game for Windows phones, its student developers went on to release a beta version for the PC:


Now taking place: math education conversation of the day

"I am on my way to California (from BC) and the traffic through Seattle gave me time to think. Would a Dirchlet prior do the trick [for determining the fairness of 20-sided dice based on a dataset of 1000 rolls]?"
- Steve, posted to the ap-stat discussion

The Bridges Conference


The largest mathematics and art interdisciplinary conference in the world comes to Towson University (Maryland) July 25-29, 2012.

This year's Bridges Conference features presentations of full and short papers, hands-on workshops, invited talks, an art exhibition, a math/art short movie festival, a theatre night, a music night, a mathematical poetry reading, a math/art excursion, and a family day.

Hurry: the last day for advanced registration is tomorrow, Saturday, 14 July.


Now taking place: math education conversation of the day

"Combo is a terrible idea. Would they combine Algebra and Geometry students in one class? How about French and Spanish? Same idea. Your results this year were very good... do your administrators have some kind of death wish?"
- Susan, posted to the ap-calculus discussion

Rex Boggs' Recent Uploads


At the recent Queensland (Australia) Association of Mathematics Teachers Annual Conference, Rex Boggs delivered the closing address. He has since uploaded his presentation, along with a selection of his all-time favorite middle school math activities — all freely downloadable.

Boggs' flipcharts come in two versions: annotated PDFs; and fully interactive .flipchart files, which require Promethean ActivInspire.

When not teaching middle school math, which he has done for 40 years in schools from New York City to Papua New Guinea, Boggs moderates the Technology in Maths Education User Group, tinspire Google Groups discussion, and math-learn Yahoo! mailing list — each featured in these pages before.


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