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iPad and Prize Package Winners
Who won our iPad and other drawings in Denver last month?
Registrations and Memberships for New Orleans, 2014
Gretchen Muller, California
Sharon Sanita, Colorado
PoW Prize Package
PoW Current Problems Memberships
Susan O'Connell, Maryland
Leslie Nielsen, Washington
Kurt Vonnahme, Illinois
Pam Bailey, Virginia
Jessica Betterton, Arkansas
Angela Rapp, Kansas
Margie Burak, Oregon
Kat Bardash, New Jersey
Sara Hoyt, Kansas
Roshonne Peters, Missouri
Sharon Saxton, Washington
Tamera Wiley-Fauth, Washington
Mary Doherty, Pennsylvania
Thanks to everyone who visited our table at the annual
conference of the National Council of Supervisors of
Mathematics (NCSM) and our booth at the annual meeting of the
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM)!
PoW taking place: math problem-solving moment of the week
"I like this problem because there are so many ways to solve
it! Especially exciting is the fact that I learned a
- Annie, commenting on the Geometry PoW's latest solution
How to Learn Math
Registration opened earlier this week for a new short
intervention course on Stanford University's free
Designed for teachers of math (K-12) or for other helpers of
students, such as parents, "How to Learn Math" consists of
eight 10 to 15 minute-long sessions intended to change
students' relationships with math.
In addition to videos of Professor of Mathematics Education Jo
Boaler, research ideas, and peer- and self-assessments, her
course includes interviews with students, Udacity's Sebastian
Thrun, Stanford Professor Carol Dweck, and others.
The self-paced course launches Monday, 15 July, and closes
Friday, 27 September.
Boaler, the author of books such as What's Math Got To Do
With It?, also serves as editor of the research commentary
section of NCTM's Journal for Research in Mathematics
Now taking place: math education conversation of the day
"This has always been an issue for us, as we have two math
teachers in the district. We have always contacted neighboring
districts, who are all in the same boat, and we get together
for an afternoon of grading. Thankfully, due to our small
sizes we don't usually have a lot of tests to grade. Now,
however, we will have to be aware of whose tests we are
grading — a little more challenging but certainly doable."
- Bruce, posted to the secondary (grades 9-12) discussion
group of the Association of Math Teachers of New York State
Math Literature Recommendations for Students
Need summer reading suggestions for your students?
The California Department of Education has put together a
Recommended Literature list of contemporary titles for children
and adolescents. The searchable collection of almost eight
thousand titles, many written over the last decade, covers a
broad range of subjects and grade levels to help students meet
the College and Career Readiness (CCR) Anchor Standards and
Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for Mathematics and other
subjects. It also reflects the quality and complexity of texts
students should be reading both at school and outside of the
classroom, as well as rich cultural diversity:
Works include fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and drama to
accommodate a variety of tastes, interests, and abilities.
Want more ideas? The Math Forum hosts Mr. Brandenburg's List of
Recommended Books on Math and Science. Annotated and organized
into math and science sub-topics, it features capsule reviews
and reading level ratings:
Guy Brandenburg used to assign his 8th and 9th grade algebra
and geometry students to read two of these books each year, and
then write reports on them.
Familiar to students of the Math Forum's Ask Dr. Math service
as "Doctor Guy," Brandenburg retired after decades of teaching
math in the public schools of Washington, DC.