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1 July, 2011 Vol. 16, No. 26

THE MATH FORUM @ DREXEL INTERNET NEWS

Q-and-A W|A by SMS
Statistics Workshops for K-12 Teachers | The Math Place

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of ChaCha's incoming questions. To see over half a million math
questions that ChaCha has already answered with its
conversational "ask-a-smart-friend" format, visit

http://www.chacha.com/category/math

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STATISTICS WORKSHOPS FOR K-12 TEACHERS

http://www.amstat.org/education/workshops.cfm

The American Statistical Association (ASA) offers two workshops
in conjunction with the 2011 Joint Statistical Meetings,
July 30 - August 4, Miami Beach, Florida.

The Meeting Within a Meeting (MWM) Statistics Workshop for K-12
Mathematics and Science Teachers -- with grade K-5, 6-8, and
9-12 strands -- seeks to enhance teachers' knowledge and
teaching of data analysis and statistics within the mathematics
and science curriculum. This two day-long workshop will also
provide hands-on, classroom-ready activities aligned to the
Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and the Guidelines for
Assessment and Instruction in Statistics Education (GAISE)
Report: A Pre-K-12 Curriculum Framework.

http://www.amstat.org/education/mwm

The Beyond AP Statistics (BAPS) Workshop, for experienced
Advanced Placement statistics teachers, consists of a day of
enrichment material just beyond the basic AP syllabus.

http://www.amstat.org/education/baps

Workshop registration, which does not require registering for
the overall Joint Statistical Meetings, includes access to the
conference's exhibit hall.

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on mathematics, demographics, definitions, geography, celebrity
facts, and more than a hundred other topic areas.
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questions that ChaCha has already answered with its
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"Thanks to all who replied privately. It is the Clifford
torus again...."
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- Arkadiusz, posted to the geometry.research discussion
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<a href="http://mathforum.org/kb/message.jspa?messageID=7492662">http://mathforum.org/kb/message.jspa?messageID=7492662</a>
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<a href="http://www.amstat.org/meetings/jsm/2011/index.cfm?fuseaction=registration">http://www.amstat.org/meetings/jsm/2011/index.cfm?fuseaction=registration</a>
</p>
<p>
The American Statistical Association (ASA) offers two workshops
in conjunction with the 2011 Joint Statistical Meetings,
July 30 - August 4, Miami Beach, Florida.
</p>
<p>
The Meeting Within a Meeting (MWM) Statistics Workshop for K-12
Mathematics and Science Teachers &mdash; with grade K-5, 6-8, and
9-12 strands &mdash; seeks to enhance teachers' knowledge and
teaching of data analysis and statistics within the mathematics
and science curriculum. This two day-long workshop will also
provide hands-on, classroom-ready activities aligned to the
Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and the Guidelines for
Assessment and Instruction in Statistics Education (GAISE)
Report: A Pre-K-12 Curriculum Framework.
</p>
<p align="center"><a href="http://www.amstat.org/education/mwm">http://www.amstat.org/education/mwm</a></p>
</p>
<p>
The Beyond AP Statistics (BAPS) Workshop, for experienced
Advanced Placement statistics teachers, consists of a day of
enrichment material just beyond the basic AP syllabus.
</p>
<p align="center"><a href="http://www.amstat.org/education/baps">http://www.amstat.org/education/baps</a></p>
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the overall Joint Statistical Meetings, includes access to the
conference's exhibit hall.
</p>
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your selections:
</p>
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officially recognized).... Here's a list of what I have so far.
Have I missed anything?"
<dd>
- Brent, posted to the secondary (grades 9-12) 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=7491938">http://mathforum.org/kb/message.jspa?messageID=7491938</a>
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Frank and Mickey Jo Sobierajski offer their narrated PowerPoint
presentations, problems, and video files of student solutions.
Their work &mdash; some with supporting documents such as Geometer's
Sketchpad sketches, others published in the journal <i>Mathematics
Teacher</i> &mdash; includes
</p>
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Millennium Force Rollercoaster
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Wheelchair Ramp
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The Chaos Game
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Dynagraphs
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Sliders in Sketchpad
</li>
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Think, Communicate, Justify
</li>
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Bead Patterns
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Greedy Bear Story
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