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T³ International Conference
Moody's Mega Math Challenge
Stella's Stunners
Summer Workshops for Math Teachers: Discounts
Online PD
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T³ International Conference
http://mathforum.org/workshops/t3/philly/
Coming to Texas Instruments' T³ International Conference in
Philadelphia, March 810, 2013? Swing by booth No. 5 in the
Exhibit Hall and meet the Math Forum's Steve Weimar, Suzanne
Alejandre, and Max Ray:

10:00 to 6:00, Friday, March 8, 2013

8:00 to 5:30, Saturday, March 9, 2013
We'll be sharing Teacher Packets of our TIPoWs:
http://mathforum.org/tpow/ti.pow.html
Heidi Rudolph, who teaches at Orange High School (Pepper Pike,
OH), will deliver two presentations — the second with Max:

Saturday, 9:45 AM  10:45 AM

Session 271

Match the Graph (Now in Living Color)

Saturday, 11:00 AM  12:00 PM

Session 322

Rich Tasks for the TINspire™
This T³, held in the Forum's back yard, marks the 25th
anniversary of TI's largest event for math and science
professional development.

PoW taking place: math problemsolving moment of the week

"I'm pretty sure that my answer is right. Yea! I just checked
my answer and I am right! Woohoo! Now for all the things were
I got it wrong...."

 Rebecca, highlighted in the FunPoW's Latest Solution

http://mathforum.org/pows/solution.htm?publication=4175
Moody's Mega Math Challenge
http://M3Challenge.siam.org
This free, Internetbased, applied math competition challenges
high school juniors and seniors in the eastern United States
to work in small teams to solve a realistic, openended,
mathmodeling problem — in 14 hours.
Visit the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM)
website, above, for complete details, sample problems, and
archives of previous challenges.
Scholarships totaling $115,000 toward the pursuit of higher
education are awarded to the top teams.
Hurry: registration closes next Friday, February 22nd,
at 6:00 p.m. ET.
http://m3challenge.siam.org/participate/

PoW taking place: math problemsolving moment of the week

"When I first saw the problem I noticed it didn't really have
any numbers, which is something I'm not used to. I'm used to
the problem giving me numbers and I plug them in and get the
answer. I found this a little difficult at first.... I got
frustrated until this light bulb went off in my mind."

 Desmond, highlighted in the Algebra PoW's Latest Solution

http://mathforum.org/pows/solution.htm?publication=4176
Stella's Stunners
http://ohiorc.org/for/math/stella/
Throughout his 21 years of teaching, Rudd Crawford collected
nonroutine mathematics problems that lacked any "hints as to
what methods or skills will be needed to solve them." The Ohio
Resource Center hosts a library of more than 600 "Stunners"
from Crawford — the Buckeye State's 1984 winner of a
Presidential Awardee for Excellence in Mathematics and Science
Teaching (PAEMST) — organized into

PreAlgebra

Algebra I

Geometry

Algebra II/Trigonometry

PreCalculus
New to Stunners? Try your hand at this introductory set:
http://ohiorc.org/for/math/stella/setintro/
For ideas on implementing these challenges in your classroom,
check out Crawford's reflections on how he used Stella in his:
http://ohiorc.org/for/math/stella/about/classroom.aspx
Supporting materials include the essay "What Students Gain From
Problem Solving" and "Some Helpful ProblemSolving Heuristics,"
a list of 25 tips adapted from a book by S. P. Meiring:
http://ohiorc.org/for/math/stella/background/heuristics.aspx

Now taking place: math education conversation of the day

"I'm trying to put together a list of free videos for adult
education teachers to demonstrate the use of various math
manipulatives primarily for teaching arithmetic or
prealgebra. The videos do not have to show the manipulatives
being used with adult learners, but if they do, so much the
better. If an already constructed list is available or there
are specific videos that you think are worthwhile, please send
me the URLs."

 Fred, posted to the mathedcc discussion

http://mathforum.org/kb/thread.jspa?threadID=2435484
Summer Workshops for Math Teachers: Discounts
http://www.CenterForInnovativeTeaching.org/
Missed the generous offer from the Center for Innovative
Teaching (CIT) mentioned in these pages last week? Applicants
may enjoy other discounts to their summer weekend workshops.
CIT has extended readers of the Math Forum Internet News a 5%
discount for any summer workshop. Just use the code MATH2013.
And the Chapin School has offered a 5% discount on its August
workshops, HandsOn Geometry and No Limits! Contact
<summermath@chapin.edu> for more details.


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