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The Math Forum at NCTM Regional in Hartford, CT
Coming to Hartford October 24-26 for the Regional Conference of
the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM)? Stop in
to visit Annie, Max, Suzanne from the Math Forum and Betsy from
Mathlanding and Maryland Public Television in the Exhibit Hall
at Booth 200:
Thursday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Math Forum sessions at the Connecticut regional include
Using Technology to Increase Conceptual Understanding
in Algebra and Geometry
- led by Annie Fetter
I Tweet, Therefore I Learn
- led by Max Ray
Discover Mathlanding: Resources and Tools for
Elementary-School Specialists and Teachers
- led by Betsy Peisach and Suzanne Alejandre
PoW taking place: math problem-solving moment of the week
"I found this problem really fun because it was one of those
problems where you have a lot of 'A-HA!' moments and get really
excited because you know you're millimeters away from
- Tobias, highlighted in the FunPoW's latest solution
NCSM Fall Leadership Seminars
The National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics (NCSM) has
three upcoming seminars dedicated to tools and strategies for
implementing the Common Core State Standards (CCSS).
NCSM presenters will offer adaptable practices, strategies,
models, and concepts — all informed by research — on the
October 10, 2012, in Dallas, TX
October 24, 2012, in Hartford, CT
November 28, 2012, in Chicago, IL
Hurry: the Dallas seminar now accepts only day-of registration
on-site; and the Hartford event — held in conjunction with the
NCTM regional mentioned above — has a registration deadline of
Wednesday, 10 October.
Now taking place: math education conversation of the day
"Thanks for the response. So I was hoping for some explanation
for the post that I placed. Can someone assist?"
- Joe, posted to the discretemath discussion group
Wolfram|Alpha Now Goes One Step at a Time
Wolfram|Alpha recently expanded the functionality of its
step-by-step solution feature.
The new interface lets you walk through all of W|A's
step-by-step solutions at your own pace, revealing only one
step at a time. For common math problems, the
Mathematica-powered computational knowledge engine even shows
multiple ways to find the solutions.
With this expansion, W|A also rolls out three new math content
areas that now feature step-by-step solutions:
verifying trigonometric identities