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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:
Video Contest
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

PoW taking place: math problemsolving moment of the week

"I also thought it was funny when Mrs. Wren asked which one
was the melon!"

 Isabel, highlighted in the PreAlgebra PoW's Latest Solution

http://mathforum.org/pows/solution.htm?publication=4117
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
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

PoW taking place: math problemsolving 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
PreAlgebra Problem of the Week: Measuring Melons

http://mathforum.org/pows/solution.htm?publication=4117
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 519," and "Bridging the Mathematics Gap."


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