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11 March, 2011 Vol. 16, No. 10

THE MATH FORUM @ DREXEL INTERNET NEWS

Summer Workshops for Math Teachers | BLOSSOMS Video Modules
Celebrate Women's History Month

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SUMMER WORKSHOPS FOR MATH TEACHERS

http://www.CenterForInnovativeTeaching.org/

The Center for Innovative Teaching has announced its summer
weekend workshops. Taking place at the Urban School of San
Francisco and at Flint Hill School, in Oakton, Virginia, math
offerings include

- Become an Expert Interactive Whiteboard User: Practical
teaching techniques
- No Limits in Upper Level Math: Hands-on and visual approaches
to topics in Algebra 2 and Precalculus
- Meaningful Group Work in the Math Classroom: Applying the
Complex Instruction Framework
- Hands-On Geometry: Labs and activities, plus an authentic
approach to proof

Special for subscribers of the Math Forum Internet News: get a
5% discount by using the code MATH2011.

This discount can only be combined with the early bird discount.

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Teacher reflection after completing PoW Class Membership Course

"When I first started taking this course, I did not see how it
would be possible to use such a complex thinking tool with
primary grade students. This course not only illustrated how
possible it is, but showed me ways that I could do even more to
encourage critical thinking, problem solving, and math
discourse in my classroom."

- Kimberly, grade 2 teacher

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BLOSSOMS VIDEO MODULES

http://blossoms.mit.edu/

The high school lessons in this open repository of interactive
modules are not long lectures to be watched passively, but
rather video clips that engage teachers in a "teaching duet"
with a partner whose own classroom might be a world away.

BLOSSOMS stands for Blended Learning Science or Math Studies.
Created by faculty of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology
and partnering educators in Jordan, Pakistan, Lebanon, and
Saudi Arabia, the first of BLOSSOMS' active, goal-oriented math
modules include

- Flaws of Averages (MIT)
- Flu Math Games (MIT and Wellesley College)
- Guess the Last Ball: An Exercise in Mathematical Modeling
(National University of Computer and Emerging Technologies,
Lahore, Pakistan)
- The Juice Seller's Problem (King Abdullah II Schools for
Excellence, Irbid, Jordan)
- The Pythagorean Theorem: Application and Proof (Jordan
University of Science & Technology, Irbid, Jordan)
- Taking Walks, Delivering Mail: An Introduction to Graph
Theory (MIT)

Engineering and physics videos also integrate math topics in
unique ways. English-language videos come with Arabic
voice-overs or subtitling. All lessons come with teacher's
guides, downloadable hand-outs, and additional resources.

This project, sponsored by MIT's Learning International
Networks Consortium (LINC), will soon roll out new features
such as video tagging with curriculum standards. BLOSSOMS also
plans to solicit new video lessons to extend its open
repository. For a guide of what you need to know before
submitting your own BLOSSOMS video lesson, visit

http://blossoms.mit.edu/guide.html

In the meantime, BLOSSOMS eagerly invites feedback from
teachers. Write blossoms@mit.edu with your experiences
and suggestions.

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

"Aaron from Israel Loring Elementary School used another common
method. I liked the way he explained that finding a percentage
is like finding...."

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

http://mathforum.org/pows/solution.htm?publication=3916

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CELEBRATE WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH

http://www.flickr.com/photos/maaorg/sets/72157626093266357/

In celebration of Women's History Month, the Mathematical
Association of America (MAA) has posted photographs and brief
biographies of notable female mathematicians from its Women of
Mathematics poster. Subjects range from Gabrielle du Chatelet,
a contemporary of Euler and Voltaire, to female winners of
MAA's Putnam Competition.

The complete 36" by 54" poster is available for the cost of
shipping and handling. To order, call (800)331-1622 or complete
this PDF:

http://www.maa.org/pubs/posterW.pdf

For more resources on gender equity, check out the Math Forum's
Internet Mathematics Library:

http://mathforum.org/library/ed_topics/equity_women/

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to topics in Algebra 2 and Precalculus
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Meaningful Group Work in the Math Classroom: Applying the
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would be possible to use such a complex thinking tool with
primary grade students. This course not only illustrated how
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encourage critical thinking, problem solving, and math
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The high school lessons in this open repository of interactive
modules are not long lectures to be watched passively, but
rather video clips that engage teachers in a "teaching duet"
with a partner whose own classroom might be a world away.
</p>
<p>
BLOSSOMS stands for Blended Learning Science or Math Studies.
Created by faculty of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology
and partnering educators in Jordan, Pakistan, Lebanon, and
Saudi Arabia, the first of BLOSSOMS' active, goal-oriented math
modules include
</p>
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<li>Flaws of Averages (MIT)</li>
<li>Flu Math Games (MIT and Wellesley College)</li>
<li>Guess the Last Ball: An Exercise in Mathematical Modeling
(National University of Computer and Emerging Technologies,
Lahore, Pakistan)</li>
<li>The Juice Seller's Problem (King Abdullah II Schools for
Excellence, Irbid, Jordan)</li>
<li>The Pythagorean Theorem: Application and Proof (Jordan
University of Science & Technology, Irbid, Jordan)</li>
<li>Taking Walks, Delivering Mail: An Introduction to Graph
Theory (MIT)</li>
</ul>
<p>
Engineering and physics videos also integrate math topics in
unique ways. English-language videos come with Arabic
voice-overs or subtitling. All lessons come with teacher's
guides, downloadable hand-outs, and additional resources.
</p>
<p>
This project, sponsored by MIT's Learning International
Networks Consortium (LINC), will soon roll out new features
such as video tagging with curriculum standards. BLOSSOMS also
plans to solicit new video lessons to extend its open
repository. For a guide of what you need to know before
submitting your own BLOSSOMS video lesson, visit
</p>
<p align="center"><a href="http://blossoms.mit.edu/guide.html">http://blossoms.mit.edu/guide.html</a></p>
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teachers. Write <a href="mailto:blossoms@mit.edu">blossoms@mit.edu</a> with your experiences
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is like finding...."
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- Max and Suzanne, commenting on the Pre-Algebra PoW's
Latest Solution
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In celebration of Women's History Month, the Mathematical
Association of America (MAA) has posted photographs and brief
biographies of notable female mathematicians from its Women of
Mathematics poster. Subjects range from Gabrielle du Ch&acirc;telet,
a contemporary of Euler and Voltaire, to female winners of
MAA's Putnam Competition.
</p>
<p>
The complete 36" by 54" poster is available for the cost of
shipping and handling. To order, call (800)331-1622 or complete
this PDF:
</p>
<p align="center"><a href="http://www.maa.org/pubs/posterW.pdf">http://www.maa.org/pubs/posterW.pdf</a></p>
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