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The MTMS Word Problem
http://www.nctm.org/mtmswordproblem/
A math teaching journal is looking for a new name — and
offering prizes to those who submit winning suggestions.
Since 1996, Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School (MTMS)
has focused on "intuitive, exploratory investigations that use
informal reasoning to help students develop a strong conceptual
basis that leads to greater mathematical abstraction." But in
the current issue, MTMS's Editorial Panel writes that the
peerreviewed publication "might better serve a wider range of
educators without the words 'middle school' in the nameplate,"
particularly in light of increasingly digital access "through
search engines and key words."
Download the full announcement for details on how to win gift
certificates and an iPad from the National Council of Teachers
of Mathematics (NCTM), then submit up to five different
suggested journal names before the deadline of Wednesday,
15 May:
http://www.nctm.org/workarea/downloadasset.aspx?id=35826
The current issue of MTMS includes an article about the Maximum
Chocolate Party game, freely downloadable for subscribers and
nonsubscribers alike:
http://www.nctm.org/publications/toc.aspx?jrnl=mtms

PoW taking place: math problemsolving moment of the week

"Jacob B. also told his story of getting stuck, and I thought
you might like to see some of the equations he tried that
didn't work! '(27 * 2/3) * (n * 2/3)....
(27 * 2/3) * (n / 2/3).... (27 * 2/3) + (n * 2/3)....
(27 * 2/3) + I GIVE UP.' After trying all of those patterns,
he finally thought to write out his calculations in a table,
and saw that he could write a rule using exponents! I also
included a solution from Malainy L. from Mesa Union Junior
High. I loved that she drew a picture of the situation before
getting started...."

 Max, commenting on the Algebra PoW's latest solution

http://mathforum.org/pows/solution.htm?publication=4206
MathMovesU Grants for Teachers and Schools
http://www.mathmovesu.com/#/mathheroaward
Are you a secondary math teacher or volunteer who works with
middle or high school students? Do you know someone who makes
great strides helping teens with math and instilling in them a
love of learning the subject? Then apply or nominate that math
hero for a MathMovesU grant!
Raytheon's flagship science, technology, engineering, and math
(STEM) program will give up to three awards of $2,500 to a Math
Hero in each of

Arizona

California

Colorado

Florida

Indiana

Massachusetts

Rhode Island

Texas

Virginia
MathMovesU will give an additional five awards of $2,500 each
to recipients outside of those states. The school where each
recipient works — or another approved mathrelated nonprofit
organization of the recipient's choice — gets a matching award
of $2,500.
Hurry: download and complete the application before the
deadline of Wednesday, 15 May.
http://www.mathmovesu.com/_res/r30/pdf/ RAYHERO_NominationApp.pdf

Now taking place: math education conversation of the day

"There's a reason the mathtwitterblogosphere is featured
heavily in the book."

 Max, posted to his blog

http://mathforum.org/blogs/max/andwereback/#comment5135
Math Ed Matters
http://maamathedmatters.blogspot.com/
A mathematics education specialist and a mathematician who
serves as a Special Projects Coordinator for the Academy of
InquiryBased Learning (IBL) recently launched a
monthly column.
Sponsored by the Mathematical Association of America (MAA),
Math Ed Matters will "explore topics and current events related
to undergraduate mathematics education. Posts will aim to
inspire, provoke deep thought, and provide ideas for the
mathematics and mathematics education classroom."
The blog's two authors, both interested in IBL, have already
planned these future posts:

History and impact of Project NExT

InquiryBased Learning: What, Why, and How?

How and why did Angie and Dana start implementing an
IBL approach?

A recap of the 16th Annual Legacy of R. L. Moore
Conference (June 1315, 2013 in Austin, TX)


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