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15 July, 2011 Vol. 16, No. 28

THE MATH FORUM @ DREXEL INTERNET NEWS

Interactive Institute on High School Mathematics
Brandenburg's Recommended Math Books | Achievement Gaps

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INTERACTIVE INSTITUTE ON HIGH SCHOOL MATHEMATICS

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The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) has a
new professional development opportunity to prepare high
school teachers to teach the Common Core State Standards for
Mathematics (CCSSM).

Taking place July 28-30 in Orlando, Florida, the NCTM institute
"Infusing the Classroom with Reasoning and Sense Making" will
consist of two and a half days of hands-on workshops, keynote
sessions, discussion groups, and task groups, providing you
with practical strategies for developing math
proficient-students, as defined in the CCSSM.

Keynote speakers and workshop facilitators include

- Gail Burrill, Michigan State University
- Jonathan Choate, Groton School
- W. Gary Martin, Auburn University
- Dan Meyer, Stanford University
- Henri Picciotto, The Urban School of San Francisco
- Michael Serra, SFUSD (Ret.)/Key Curriculum Press
- J. Michael Shaughnessy, NCTM President
- William C. Thill, Harvard-Westlake

Learn more about the program by visiting

http://www.nctm.org/profdev/content.aspx?id=28107

Hurry: registration ends today, July 15th.

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Now taking place: math education conversation of the hour

"Thanks so much for all of your feedback. It's quite helpful,
especially as our darlings have the crazy habit of asking 'why'
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- Noelle, posted to the ap-stat discussion group

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BRANDENBURG'S RECOMMENDED MATH BOOKS

http://mathforum.org/t2t/faq/brandenburg.new.html

Looking for some good summer reading? Check out Brandenburg's
book list, organized into math and science sub-topics, and
annotated with capsule reviews and reading level ratings.

Guy Brandenburg used to assign his 8th and 9th grade algebra
and geometry students to read two of these books each year, and
then write reports on them.

Familiar to students of the Math Forum's Ask Dr. Math service
as "Doctor Guy," Brandenburg recently retired from over 30
years of teaching math in the public schools of Washington, DC.

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Now taking place: math education conversation of the hour

"I'm curious if anyone uses SketchPad in their calculus classes
and if so, how."

- Cindy, posted to the ap-calculus discussion

http://mathforum.org/kb/thread.jspa?threadID=2279221

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ACHIEVEMENT GAPS

http://nces.ed.gov/nationsreportcard/studies/gaps/

The U.S. Department of Education's Institute of Education
Sciences recently published a statistical analysis subtitled
"How Hispanic and White Students in Public Schools Perform in
Mathematics and Reading on the National Assessment of
Educational Progress" (NAEP):

http://nces.ed.gov/nationsreportcard/pubs/studies/2011459.asp

This report "provides detailed information on the size of the
achievement gaps between Hispanic and White public school
students at the national and state levels, and describes how
those achievement gaps have changed over time."

The freely downloadable document follows a previous report that
"provided similar information on the achievement gap between
Black and White students":

http://nces.ed.gov/nationsreportcard/pubs/studies/2009455.asp

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The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) has a
new professional development opportunity to prepare high
school teachers to teach the Common Core State Standards for
Mathematics (CCSSM).
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Taking place July 28-30 in Orlando, Florida, the NCTM institute
"Infusing the Classroom with Reasoning and Sense Making" will
consist of two and a half days of hands-on workshops, keynote
sessions, discussion groups, and task groups, providing you
with practical strategies for developing math
proficient-students, as defined in the CCSSM.
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Gail Burrill, Michigan State University
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Jonathan Choate, Groton School
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W. Gary Martin, Auburn University
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"Thanks so much for all of your feedback. It's quite helpful,
especially as our darlings have the crazy habit of asking 'why'
all the time."
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- Noelle, posted to the ap-stat discussion group
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<a href="http://mathforum.org/t2t/faq/brandenburg.new.html">http://mathforum.org/t2t/faq/brandenburg.new.html</a>
</p>
<p>
Looking for some good summer reading? Check out Brandenburg's
book list, organized into math and science sub-topics, and
annotated with capsule reviews and reading level ratings.
</p>
<p>
Guy Brandenburg used to assign his 8th and 9th grade algebra
and geometry students to read two of these books each year, and
then write reports on them.
</p>
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Familiar to students of the Math Forum's Ask Dr. Math service
as "Doctor Guy," Brandenburg recently retired from over 30
years of teaching math in the public schools of Washington, DC.
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"I'm curious if anyone uses SketchPad in their calculus classes
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- Cindy, posted to the ap-calculus discussion
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<a href="http://mathforum.org/kb/thread.jspa?threadID=2279221">http://mathforum.org/kb/thread.jspa?threadID=2279221</a>
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<p><strong><font color="#003399">Achievement Gaps</font></strong></p>
<p align="center">
<a href="http://nces.ed.gov/nationsreportcard/studies/gaps/">http://nces.ed.gov/nationsreportcard/studies/gaps/</a>
</p>
<p>
The U.S. Department of Education's Institute of Education
Sciences recently published a statistical analysis subtitled
"How Hispanic and White Students in Public Schools Perform in
Mathematics and Reading on the National Assessment of
Educational Progress" (NAEP):
</p>
<p align="center"><a href="http://nces.ed.gov/nationsreportcard/pubs/studies/2011459.asp">http://nces.ed.gov/nationsreportcard/pubs/studies/2011459.asp</a></p>
<p>
This report "provides detailed information on the size of the
achievement gaps between Hispanic and White public school
students at the national and state levels, and describes how
those achievement gaps have changed over time."
</p>
<p>
The freely downloadable document follows a previous report that
"provided similar information on the achievement gap between
Black and White students":
</p>
<p align="center"><a href="http://nces.ed.gov/nationsreportcard/pubs/studies/2009455.asp">http://nces.ed.gov/nationsreportcard/pubs/studies/2009455.asp</a></p>
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