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Apply for IAS/PCMI Summer 2013
Math Girls 2
PNC Christmas Price Index
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Apply for IAS/PCMI Summer 2013
http://pcmi.ias.edu/programsstp/2013
The Park City Mathematics Institute (PCMI) of the Institute for
Advanced Study (IAS) has begun accepting applications for its
threeweek residential program taking place in Park City, Utah,
from June 30  July 20, 2013.
Teachers receive full support and a stipend during the 2013
Summer Session of IAS/PCMI. In addition, 6 quartercredits of
400level mathematics are available from the University
of Washington.
To learn more about the Secondary School Teachers
Program (SSTP), visit
http://pcmi.ias.edu/programsstp/
The Math Forum hosts information on PCMI's K12 programs here,
including SSTP working sites dating back to 2001:
http://mathforum.org/pcmi/

PoW taking place: math problemsolving moment of the week

"Also I thought that this problem was pretty easy, with a
little bit of a challenge."

 A., highlighted in the FunPoW's latest solution

http://mathforum.org/pows/solution.htm?publication=4145
Math Girls 2
http://bentobooks.wpengine.com/2012/11/ announcingmathgirls2fermatslasttheorem/
Earlier this summer, we highlighted the Kickstarter campaign
for a popular Japanese young adult novel about math. The
translators recently announced the publication date for the
resulting book, titled Math Girls 2: Fermat's Last Theorem.
Continuing Hiroshi Yuki's YA fiction that explores "the beauty
of mathematics, the excitement of tackling hard problems, and
happiness of discussing them with friends," MG2:FLT follows
the mathematical journeys of Miruka, Tetra, and new "math
girl" Yuri. Topics covered include number theory, modular
arithmetic, the basics of abstract algebra (groups, rings, and
fields), proof by contradiction and by infinite descent, and
Euler's identity.
The hardcover, trade paperback, and digital versions hit
shelves Wednesday, 12 December. Until then, freely download the
first two chapters here:
http://bentobooks.wpengine.com/wpcontent/uploads/ 2012/11/MathGirls2sample.pdf

Now taking place: math education conversation of the day

"It took me 2 days, but I have a full proof of the method. It
is far more complicated than one would expect. This is because,
as has been pointed out, the method only works if a, b, and c
are relatively prime."

 Bud, posted to the Teacher2Teacher Teachers' Lounge

http://mathforum.org/t2t/discuss/
message.taco?thread=18119&n=7
PNC Christmas Price Index
http://www.pncchristmaspriceindex.com/
For the past 29 years, PNC Wealth Management has illustrated
the cost of all the gifts involved in the song "The Twelve
Days of Christmas."
This year, PNC has created a website to track down the gifts,
because they have skipped town! Students go on a virtual trip
across six continents, journey down the Amazon, battle the Loch
Ness monster, and summon ancient Mayan spirits to find the
missing presents. Along the way, PNC's site covers concepts
such as inflation and other economic trends.
PNC's partner, The Stock Market Game™, provides accompanying
lesson plans in English and Spanish:
http://content.pncmc.com/live/pnc/microsite/ CPI/index.html#educators
Of the 12 gifts, six cost the same this year as they did
last year:

A Partridge in a Pear Tree

Two Turtle Doves

Four Calling Birds

Eight MaidsaMilking

Nine Ladies Dancing

Ten LordsaLeaping


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