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28 January, 2011 Vol. 16, No. 4

THE MATH FORUM @ DREXEL INTERNET NEWS

IAS/PCMI Applications Due for Summer 2011 | Google Science Fair
NCTM Illuminations: Mathematics and Football

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Reminder: apply by Monday, January 31st, to attend the 2011
Summer Session of IAS/PCMI, the Park City Mathematics Institute
(PCMI) of the Institute for Advanced Study (IAS), a three-week
residential program taking place in Park City, Utah, from
July 3 - July 23, 2011.

This year, PCMI's education topic is Making Mathematical
Connections. To learn more about the Secondary School Teachers
Program (SSTP), visit

http://pcmi.ias.edu/program-sstp/

The Math Forum hosts information on PCMI's K-12 programs here,
including SSTP working sites dating back to 2001:

http://mathforum.org/pcmi/

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

"I belive that the second question is a more interesting
extension of the main question. This is my belief because it
begins to derive a formula that you can use on any polygon --
not just pentagons -- and it makes you think more...."

- Doug, highlighted in the Geometry PoW's Latest Solution

http://mathforum.org/pows/solution.htm?publication=3909

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GOOGLE SCIENCE FAIR

http://www.google.com/events/sciencefair/

Google recently launched the "first global online science
competition," open to students aged 13 to 18 from around the
world. The category list for "interesting, creative projects"
begins with computer science and math.

Finalists get to present their projects before a panel of
scientists that includes Nobel Laureates and tech visionaries.
Prizes range from cash scholarships to a 10-day trip to the
Galapagos Islands with National Geographic Expeditions; from
Android phones to three days visiting the labs of CERN, home of
the Large Hadron Collider, in Geneva, Switzerland; and from a
year-long virtual internship with LEGO MINDSTORMS conducting
research and development to Chrome notebook computers.

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Now taking place: math education conversation of the hour

"This discussion has been very interesting to me. It is a topic
that has been debated in my district for many years, and my
opinions about it have changed a number of times...."

- Ginny, posted to the secondary discussion group of the
Association of Math Teachers of New York State

http://mathforum.org/kb/message.jspa?messageID=7370923

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NCTM ILLUMINATIONS: MATHEMATICS AND FOOTBALL

http://illuminations.nctm.org/LessonDetail.aspx?id=U85

Turn next Sunday's Super Bowl into an opportunity to connect
mathematics and football with this unit of three activities,
for students in grades 3-8.

Like all Illuminations resources of the National Council of
Teachers of Mathematics, Mathematics and Football includes
downloadable activity sheets, learning objectives, extensions,
and alignments to NCTM Standards and Expectations.

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"I belive that the second question is a more interesting
extension of the main question. This is my belief because it
begins to derive a formula that you can use on any polygon &mdash;
not just pentagons &mdash; and it makes you think more...."
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- Doug, highlighted in Geometry PoW's Latest Solution
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the Large Hadron Collider, in Geneva, Switzerland; and from a
year-long virtual internship with LEGO MINDSTORMS conducting
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opinions about it have changed a number of times...."
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- Ginny, posted to the secondary discussion group of the
Association of Math Teachers of New York State
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<a href="http://mathforum.org/kb/message.jspa?messageID=7370923">http://mathforum.org/kb/message.jspa?messageID=7370923
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<p><strong><font color="#003399">NCTM Illuminations: Mathematics and Football</font></strong></p>
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<a href="http://illuminations.nctm.org/LessonDetail.aspx?id=U85">http://illuminations.nctm.org/LessonDetail.aspx?id=U85</a>
</p>
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Turn next Sunday's Super Bowl into an opportunity to connect
mathematics and football with this unit of three activities,
for students in grades 3-8.
</p>
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Like all Illuminations resources of the National Council of
Teachers of Mathematics, Mathematics and Football includes
downloadable activity sheets, learning objectives, extensions,
and alignments to <i>NCTM Standards and Expectations</i>.
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