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3 December, 2010 Vol. 15, No. 49

THE MATH FORUM @ DREXEL INTERNET NEWS

PNC Christmas Price Index | Math-Whizz
AMS Mathematical Moments

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PNC CHRISTMAS PRICE INDEX

http://www.pncchristmaspriceindex.com/CPI/2010/educators.html

For the past 27 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 an online pop-up book filled with
animated gifts, an interactive chart, and games such as "Pin
the Price Tag on the Gift" to present concepts such as
inflation and other economic trends. PNC's partner, The Stock
Market Game(TM), provides accompanying lesson plans in English
and Spanish.

"This year's jump in the PNC Christmas Price Index can be
attributed to rising gold commodity prices, represented by the
Five Gold Rings, which went up by 30 percent, in addition to
higher costs for wages and benefits impacting some
entertainers," according to James Dunigan, managing executive
of investments for PNC Wealth Management.

Of the 12 gifts, only three (Four Calling Birds, Six
Geese-a-Laying, and the Eight Maids-a-Milking) cost the same
as they did last year.

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Alert: final weeks for advance registration to
the Joint Mathematics Meetings

http://www.ams.org/meetings/national/jmm/2125_intro.html

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MATH-WHIZZ

http://www.whizz.us/

Math-Whizz lets children match wits with their friends and
thousands of other "Whizzers" who have created free accounts.
This one-to-one online math tutoring service also provides
animated math lessons that give students visual help when they
get stuck.

Math-Whizz's Teachers' Resource supports whole class, small
group, or computer suite teaching. It is aligned to the
curricula of New York, California, Texas, Kentucky, Hawaii, and
several other US states.

Now through the end of January, enter Math-Whizz's competition
for a chance to win a Flip Video(TM) Camera:

http://www.whizz.us/competition/

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

"Winston and Libby approached the Extra problem in different
ways, and both were different from how Cathy approached it. I
like getting to show you so many different strategies...."

- Max, prefacing the students he highlighted in the
Algebra PoW's Latest Solution

http://mathforum.org/pows/solution.htm?publication=3890

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AMS MATHEMATICAL MOMENTS

http://www.ams.org/samplings/mathmoments/mathmoments

The American Mathematical Society now boasts over 80
Mathematical Moments. Each free PDF sheet describes how
mathematics helps solve a problem in science, nature,
technology, or human culture.

The web portal also includes podcast interviews with experts in
these applied mathematical topics, some of which are translated
into Spanish, French, German, Portuguese, Arabic, Japanese,
Chinese, Hebrew, Greek, and Russian.

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For the past 27 years, PNC Wealth Management has illustrated
the cost of all the gifts involved in the song "The Twelve
Days of Christmas."
</p>
<p>
This year, PNC has created an online pop-up book filled with
animated gifts, an interactive chart, and games such as "Pin
the Price Tag on the Gift" to present concepts such as
inflation and other economic trends. PNC's partner, The Stock
Market Game&trade;, provides accompanying lesson plans in English
and Spanish.
</p>
<p>
"This year's jump in the PNC Christmas Price Index can be
attributed to rising gold commodity prices, represented by the
Five Gold Rings, which went up by 30 percent, in addition to
higher costs for wages and benefits impacting some
entertainers," according to James Dunigan, managing executive
of investments for PNC Wealth Management.
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Of the 12 gifts, only three (Four Calling Birds, Six
Geese-a-Laying, and the Eight Maids-a-Milking) cost the same as they
did last year.</p>
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<i><font color="#003399">Alert: final weeks for advance registration to
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Math-Whizz lets children match wits with their friends and
thousands of other "Whizzers" who have created free accounts.
This one-to-one online math tutoring service also provides
animated math lessons that give students visual help when they
get stuck.
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Math-Whizz's Teachers' Resource supports whole class, small
group, or computer suite teaching. It is aligned to the
curricula of New York, California, Texas, Kentucky, Hawaii, and
several other US states.
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Now through the end of January, enter Math-Whizz's competition
for a chance to win a Flip Video&trade; Camera:
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"Winston and Libby approached the Extra problem in different
ways, and both were different from how Cathy approached it. I
like getting to show you so many different strategies...."
<dd>
- Max, prefacing the students he highlighted in the
Algebra PoW's Latest Solution
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<a href="http://mathforum.org/pows/solution.htm?publication=3890">http://mathforum.org/pows/solution.htm?publication=3890</a>
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The American Mathematical Society now boasts over 80
Mathematical Moments. Each free PDF sheet describes how
mathematics helps solve a problem in science, nature,
technology, or human culture.
</p>
<p>
The web portal also includes podcast interviews with experts in
these applied mathematical topics, some of which are translated
into Spanish, French, German, Portuguese, Arabic, Japanese,
Chinese, Hebrew, Greek, and Russian.
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