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15 April, 2011 Vol. 16, No. 15

THE MATH FORUM @ DREXEL INTERNET NEWS

Tools for the Common Core Standards
NASA Airborne Research Experiences
Visualizing Japan's Earthquake and Tsunami

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TOOLS FOR THE COMMON CORE STANDARDS

http://commoncoretools.wordpress.com/

This blog about the Common Core State Standards (CCSS)
highlights new tools that support its implementation, as well
as other developments related to the CCSS. Posts have included

- Draft of progression on Number and Operations in Base Ten
- Another project for professional development on the Standards
- Curriculum analysis tools for the mathematics Standards
- Technical manual for the Common Core

In particular, check out the linked PDF of the CCSS. Typeset in
TeX, this download features links at the bottom of each page
for navigating to grade levels, and from the grade level
overviews for navigating to domains:

http://commoncoretools.files.wordpress.com/2011/02/ccssi_math_standards_hyperlinked_1-0.pdf

Author Bill McCallum teaches math at the University of Arizona,
where he also chairs the advisory board of the university's
Institute for Mathematics and Education.

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

"Also, special thanks to Bessie for reading over my PoW and
telling me I should add more detail to it so that I could more
clearly explain what I did. I decided to re-write my POW,
because from an audience's point of view, it would not be that
easy to understand what was going on."

- Suniul, highlighted in the current Algebra PoW's
Latest Solution

http://mathforum.org/pows/solution.htm?publication=3933

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NASA AIRBORNE RESEARCH EXPERIENCES

http://www.aeroi.org/K6.php

Are you a middle school educator interested in learning about
how NASA advances science and technology through flight?

The space agency is recruiting Science, Technology, Engineering
and Mathematics (STEM) pre- and in-service educators of grades
6-9 to participate in a three-day experiential workshop
this July.

The Airborne Research Experiences for Educators and Students
(AREES) workshop will anchor participants in a community of
scientific practice through interactions with NASA engineers
and scientists, and visits to the Dryden Flight Research Center
and Dryden Aircraft Operations Facility. Middle grades
educators will engage in professional development activities in
problem-based learning, use of technology in the classroom, and
instructional strategies for inter-disciplinary instruction and
team design.

While based north of Los Angeles, participants will also
receive NASA content-based resources, and learn about an
emergent teacher-student design challenge: "Plan a Flight
Mission - Improving Earthquake Monitoring."

Select participants may get to conduct actual airborne research
in 2012.

To apply by the April 29th deadline, visit the Aerospace,
Education, Research, and Operations (AERO) Institute website,
which also details the availability of continuing education
credits (CEUs) and the financial support package.

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Now taking place: math education conversation of the hour

"I have the potential to earn a $7500 grant but have ONE DAY to
figure out how I would spend it in my classroom, the school, or
the district to enhance math learning. Any great ideas? How
would you spend it?"

- M, posted to the ap-calculus discussion

http://mathforum.org/kb/thread.jspa?threadID=2255668

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VISUALIZING JAPAN'S EARTHQUAKE AND TSUNAMI

For a dynamic timeline of the March 11th earthquake -- and its
aftershocks -- enter the keywords "earthquake Japan" into
Wolfram|Alpha. The computational knowledge engine also
presents seismologic data in table format sortable by
magnitude, time, and distance:

http://www.wolframalpha.com/input/?i=earthquake+japan

Researchers at the University of Hawaii at Manoa's International
Pacific Research Center (IPRC) have predicted the path of the
resulting tsunami's debris in this time-lapse animation:

http://iprc.soest.hawaii.edu/users/nikolai/2011/Pacific_Islands/Simulation_of_Debris_from_March_11_2011_Japan_tsunami.gif

For more on IPRC's oceanographic research into the tsunami's
effects, download the two-page article "Where Will the Debris
from Japan's Tsunami Drift in the Ocean?"

http://iprc.soest.hawaii.edu/news/press_releases/2011/maximenko_tsunami_debris.pdf

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This blog about the Common Core State Standards (CCSS)
highlights new tools that support its implementation, as well
as other developments related to the CCSS. Posts have included
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<li>Draft of progression on Number and Operations in Base Ten</li>
<li>Another project for professional development on the Standards</li>
<li>Curriculum analysis tools for the mathematics Standards</li>
<li>Technical manual for the Common Core</li>
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In particular, check out the linked PDF of the CCSS. Typeset in
TeX, this download features links at the bottom of each page
for navigating to grade levels, and from the grade level
overviews for navigating to domains:
</p>
<p align="center"><a href="http://commoncoretools.files.wordpress.com/2011/02/ccssi_math_standards_hyperlinked_1-0.pdf">http://commoncoretools.files.wordpress.com/2011/02/</a><br><a href="http://commoncoretools.files.wordpress.com/2011/02/ccssi_math_standards_hyperlinked_1-0.pdf">ccssi_math_standards_hyperlinked_1-0.pdf</a></p>
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Author Bill McCallum teaches math at the University of Arizona,
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Institute for Mathematics and Education.
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"Also, special thanks to Bessie for reading over my PoW and
telling me I should add more detail to it so that I could more
clearly explain what I did. I decided to re-write my POW,
because from an audience's point of view, it would not be that
easy to understand what was going on."
<dd>
- Suniul, highlighted in the current Algebra PoW's
Latest Solution
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<a href="http://mathforum.org/pows/solution.htm?publication=3933">http://mathforum.org/pows/solution.htm?publication=3933</a>
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<a href="http://www.aeroi.org/K6.php">http://www.aeroi.org/K6.php</a>
</p>
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Are you a middle school educator interested in learning about
how NASA advances science and technology through flight?
</p>
<p>
The space agency is recruiting Science, Technology, Engineering
and Mathematics (STEM) pre- and in-service educators of grades
6-9 to participate in a three-day experiential workshop
this July.
</p>
<p>
The Airborne Research Experiences for Educators and Students
(AREES) workshop will anchor participants in a community of
scientific practice through interactions with NASA engineers
and scientists, and visits to the Dryden Flight Research Center
and Dryden Aircraft Operations Facility. Middle grades
educators will engage in professional development activities in
problem-based learning, use of technology in the classroom, and
instructional strategies for inter-disciplinary instruction and
team design.
</p>
<p>
While based north of Los Angeles, participants will also
receive NASA content-based resources, and learn about an
emergent teacher-student design challenge: "Plan a Flight
Mission - Improving Earthquake Monitoring."
</p>
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Select participants may get to conduct actual airborne research
in 2012.
</p>
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To apply by the April 29th deadline, visit the Aerospace,
Education, Research, and Operations (AERO) Institute website,
which also details the availability of continuing education
credits (CEUs) and the financial support package.
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"I have the potential to earn a $7500 grant but have ONE DAY to
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the district to enhance math learning. Any great ideas? How
would you spend it?"
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- M, posted to the ap-calculus discussion
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<a href="http://mathforum.org/kb/thread.jspa?threadID=2255668">http://mathforum.org/kb/thread.jspa?threadID=2255668</a>
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<p><strong><font color="#003399">Visualizing Japan's Earthquake and Tsunami</font></strong></p>
<p>
For a dynamic timeline of the March 11th earthquake &mdash; and its
aftershocks &mdash; enter the keywords "earthquake Japan" into
Wolfram|Alpha. The computational knowledge engine also
presents seismologic data in table format sortable by
magnitude, time, and distance:
</p>
<p align="center">
<a href="http://www.wolframalpha.com/input/?i=earthquake+japan">http://www.wolframalpha.com/input/?i=earthquake+japan</a>
</p>
<p>
Researchers at the University of Hawaii at Manoa's International
Pacific Research Center (IPRC) have predicted the path of the
resulting tsunami's debris in this time-lapse animation:
</p>
<p align="center"><a href="http://iprc.soest.hawaii.edu/users/nikolai/2011/Pacific_Islands/Simulation_of_Debris_from_March_11_2011_Japan_tsunami.gif">http://iprc.soest.hawaii.edu/users/nikolai/2011/Pacific_Islands/</a><br><a href="http://iprc.soest.hawaii.edu/users/nikolai/2011/Pacific_Islands/Simulation_of_Debris_from_March_11_2011_Japan_tsunami.gif">Simulation_of_Debris_from_March_11_2011_Japan_tsunami.gif</a></p>
<p>
For more on IPRC's oceanographic research into the tsunami's
effects, download the two-page article "Where Will the Debris
from Japan's Tsunami Drift in the Ocean?"
</p>
<p align="center"><a href="http://iprc.soest.hawaii.edu/news/press_releases/2011/maximenko_tsunami_debris.pdf">http://iprc.soest.hawaii.edu/news/press_releases/</a><br><a href="http://iprc.soest.hawaii.edu/news/press_releases/2011/maximenko_tsunami_debris.pdf">2011/maximenko_tsunami_debris.pdf</a></p>
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