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11 February, 2011 Vol. 16, No. 6

THE MATH FORUM @ DREXEL INTERNET NEWS

2011 T^3 International Conference
Calculation Nation Unveils New Game
Conduct Experiments on Board the Final Space Shuttle Flight

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2011 T^3 INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE

http://education.ti.com/educationportal/sites/US/nonProductMulti/pd_conferences_sanantonio.html

The T^3 program, sponsored by Texas Instruments, will host the
annual T^3 International Conference in San Antonio, February
25-27, 2011.

Come network with teachers from across the US and abroad; learn
from experienced educators; participate in hands-on and
demonstration sessions -- and visit the Math Forum's booth!

http://mathforum.org/workshops/t3/sanantonio/

Suzanne Alejandre and Max Ray will staff booth No. 303 in the
Exhibit Hall:

10:00 to 5:30, Friday, February 25, 2011
9:00 to 5:00, Saturday, February 26, 2011

They are looking forward to talking with you about the Math
Forum, in general, and in particular about

- Professional Development
- Technology Problems of the Week (tPoWs)
- Problems of the Week (PoWs)
- Math Tools
- Dr. Math Books

Max is also leading conference session 106, titled "Solving
Problems to Learn Math (Quadratic Relationships) with
TI-Nspire(TM) Technology." The session is on Friday,
February 25, 1:15 - 2:15 PM.

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

"Among the incorrect solutions, the biggest mistake was to make
assumptions without checking them. When I first saw the
problem, I assumed the shape had to be a square because it
looked square and was made out of squares. But I knew that I
was making an assumption. Boy was I surprised to find out...."

- Max and Suzanne, commenting on the Pre-Algebra PoW's
Latest Solution

http://mathforum.org/pows/solution.htm?publication=3904

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CALCULATION NATION UNVEILS NEW GAME

http://calculationnation.nctm.org/Games/AboutGames.aspx

Calculation Nation recently unveiled its tenth free online math
game. Called neXtu, it starts with a tessellation consisting of
hexagons, squares, and triangles, and challenges students to
strategically place geometric pieces -- or capture
their opponent's.

Part of NCTM's Illuminations project, Calculation Nation uses
the power of the Web to let students from anywhere in the world
challenge each other. At the same time, students challenge
themselves by investigating significant mathematical content and
practicing fundamental skills at the elementary and middle
grades levels. Each game provides parents and educators with an
explanation of the math in the game and lists related resources
from Illuminations.

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Now taking place: math education conversation of the hour

"I know the written response to the AP Calculus AB exam will be
changed this year to have TWO Calculator, and FOUR Non-Calculator
questions. Are there any other significant changes to be aware
of? I only ask since I heard through the grapevine that...."

- Malcolm, posted to the ap-calculus discussion

http://mathforum.org/kb/thread.jspa?threadID=2235781

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CONDUCT EXPERIMENTS ON BOARD THE FINAL SPACE SHUTTLE FLIGHT

http://ssep.ncesse.org/

The National Center for Earth and Space Science Education
(NCESSE) invites school districts across the U.S. to participate
in the Student Spaceflight Experiments Program (SSEP).

Designed as a keystone national science, technology,
engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education initiative to
engage and inspire America's next generation of scientists and
engineers through immersion in real science, SSEP provides a
unique and historic opportunity for students to propose
experiments to fly aboard the final flight of STS-135, Space
Shuttle Atlantis.

Apply by March 15, 2011, for an experiment slot in a real
microgravity research mini-laboratory flying on Atlantis.
NCESSE will then guide your district through an experiment
design competition. Additional SSEP programming leverages the
flight experiment design competition to engage your entire
community -- students, teachers, families and the public --
embracing a Learning Community Model for STEM education.

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The T&sup3; program, sponsored by Texas Instruments, will host the
annual T&sup3; International Conference in San Antonio, February
25-27, 2011.
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Come network with teachers from across the US and abroad; learn
from experienced educators; participate in hands-on and
demonstration sessions &mdash; and visit the Math Forum's booth!
</p>
<p align="center">
<a href="http://mathforum.org/workshops/t3/sanantonio/">http://mathforum.org/workshops/t3/sanantonio/</a>
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Suzanne Alejandre and Max Ray will staff booth No. 303 in the
Exhibit Hall:
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<li>9:00 to 5:00, Saturday, February 26, 2011</li>
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<li>Technology Problems of the Week (tPoWs)</li>
<li>Problems of the Week (PoWs)</li>
<li>Math Tools</li>
<li>Dr. Math Books</li>
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Max is also leading conference session 106, titled "Solving
Problems to Learn Math (Quadratic Relationships) with
TI-Nspire&trade; Technology." The session is on Friday,
February 25, 1:15 - 2:15 PM.
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"Among the incorrect solutions, the biggest mistake was to make
assumptions without checking them. When I first saw the
problem, I assumed the shape had to be a square because it
looked square and was made out of squares. But I knew that I
was making an assumption. Boy was I surprised to find out...."
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- Max and Suzanne, commenting on the Pre-Algebra PoW's
Latest Solution
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<a href="http://mathforum.org/pows/solution.htm?publication=3904">http://mathforum.org/pows/solution.htm?publication=3904</a>
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<a href="http://calculationnation.nctm.org/Games/AboutGames.aspx">http://calculationnation.nctm.org/Games/AboutGames.aspx</a>
</p>
<p>
Calculation Nation recently unveiled its tenth free online math
game. Called neXtu, it starts with a tessellation consisting of
hexagons, squares, and triangles, and challenges students to
strategically place geometric pieces &mdash; or capture
their opponent's.
</p>
<p>
Part of NCTM's Illuminations project, Calculation Nation uses
the power of the Web to let students from anywhere in the world
challenge each other. At the same time, students challenge
themselves by investigating significant mathematical content and
practicing fundamental skills at the elementary and middle
grades levels. Each game provides parents and educators with an
explanation of the math in the game and lists related resources
from Illuminations.
</p>
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"I know the written response to the AP Calculus AB exam will be
changed this year to have TWO Calculator, and FOUR Non-Calculator
questions. Are there any other significant changes to be aware
of? I only ask since I heard through the grapevine that...."
<dd>
- Malcolm, posted to the ap-calculus discussion
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<a href="http://mathforum.org/kb/thread.jspa?threadID=2235781">http://mathforum.org/kb/thread.jspa?threadID=2235781</a>
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<p><strong><font color="#003399">Conduct Experiments on Board the Final Space Shuttle Flight</font></strong></p>
<p align="center">
<a href="http://ssep.ncesse.org/">http://ssep.ncesse.org/</a>
</p>
<p>
The National Center for Earth and Space Science Education
(NCESSE) invites school districts across the U.S. to participate
in the Student Spaceflight Experiments Program (SSEP).
</p>
<p>
Designed as a keystone national science, technology,
engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education initiative to
engage and inspire America's next generation of scientists and
engineers through immersion in real science, SSEP provides a
unique and historic opportunity for students to propose
experiments to fly aboard the final flight of STS-135, Space
Shuttle Atlantis.
</p>
<p>
Apply by March 15, 2011, for an experiment slot in a real
microgravity research mini-laboratory flying on Atlantis.
NCESSE will then guide your district through an experiment
design competition. Additional SSEP programming leverages the
flight experiment design competition to engage your entire
community &mdash; students, teachers, families and the public &mdash;
embracing a Learning Community Model for STEM education.
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