8 February, 2013
Volume 18 No. 6
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Summer Camp Applications Due Soon

MAA eBooks on Sale, off DRM

Summer Workshops for Math Teachers


Online PD

Orientation Sessions

Problem Based Learning Courses

Graduate Credit:
Mathematics Teaching and Learning Certificate

Master's Degree


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Summer Camp Applications Due Soon

High School Students


Middle School Students


The Math Forum's annotated lists of math camps and summer programs link to online and residential opportunities, some offering financial aid, in

  • Arizona
  • California
  • Connecticut
  • Maine
  • Massachusetts
  • Minnesota
  • Michigan
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • Ohio
  • Ontario
  • Pennsylvania
  • Texas

Many of the summer camps have application deadlines already coming up.

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

"This problem was one of those where the answer is staring you in the face but you just can't see it. The key to this problem lies in the triangle conjecture. However, to get to this point you must first follow several pre-courser steps."
- Parker, highlighted in the Geometry PoW's Latest Solution

MAA eBooks on Sale, off DRM


The Mathematical Association of America (MAA) recently began offering most of its books with only social Digital Rights Management (DRM). This means that they have a watermark with the name of the purchaser, the date of purchase, and a statement that the book is for personal use only.

New titles available as PDFs with the lower restrictions include

  • Mathematics Galore! by James Tanton
  • A Mathematical Orchard: Problems and Solutions, by Mark I. Krusemeyer, George T. Gilbert, and Loren C. Larson
  • Martin Gardner in the Twenty-First Century, by Michael Henle and Brian Hopkins

To save 10% off your order, use coupon code 844515799, recently posted to MAA's Facebook wall:


Now taking place: math education conversation of the day

"I have fought the same battle as you, because accommodations are not supposed to compromise the integrity of the course."
- Amanda, posted to the mathedcc discussion

Summer Workshops for Math Teachers


The Center for Innovative Teaching has announced its summer weekend workshops. Taking place at the Urban School of San Francisco and at Chapin School, in New York, math offerings include

  • Visual Algebra: greater access, greater challenge, and greater variety — by using blocks or tiles, geoboards, function diagrams, and technology
  • Re-imagining High School Math: pedagogy, learning tools, curriculum, assessment, the long period, heterogeneous classes, deceleration, teacher collaboration
  • Hands-On Geometry: kinesthetics, pattern blocks, geoboards, puzzles, technology, construction, transformations, authentic approach to proof
  • No Limits: visual introduction to functions, iteration, series, mathematical induction, chaos, and complex numbers; geometry of parabolas

A limited number of public school teachers get their registration fees waived — first come, first served.


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