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5 August, 2011 Vol. 16, No. 31

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"We are moving from a block schedule to an 8 period day
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this has produced a serious calculator shortage, among other
issues.... Would you take a minute and describe how you
distribute calculators &mdash; or do you require students to
purchase their own?"
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- Ann, 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/thread.jspa?threadID=2283130">http://mathforum.org/kb/thread.jspa?threadID=2283130</a>
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Every week, the Math Forum staff gets together in our
conference room to talk about math. We call these meetings
"Math Mondays" ... even if they don't always occur on a Monday!
</p>
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During Math Mondays, we vet problems and resources, learn about
new math and problem-solving strategies, look at how students
have solved problems, and think up mathematical questions.
</p>
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With this latest blog of ours, we invite you to sit in on Math
Mondays &mdash; no membership required. Come read and comment on
free problem scenarios "in search of questions," student work
that inspires us, and other interesting mathematics that we
post on the PoW blog.
</p>
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"Today's birthday: Rensis Likert was born in Cheyenne, Wyoming.
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which the well-known ordinal scales bearing his name, the
Likert scale(s), come."
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- David, posted to the ap-stat discussion group
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<p><strong><font color="#003399">The Science of NFL Football</font></strong></p>
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<a href="http://www.nsf.gov/news/special_reports/football/index.jsp">http://www.nsf.gov/news/special_reports/football/index.jsp</a>
</p>
<p>
Are you ready for some football? The National Football League
(NFL) kicks off Thursday with pre-season action.
</p>
<p>
Are you ready to teach with football? The 10-part video series
"The Science of NFL Football" explores the science behind the
sport. Running about four to five minutes in length, each
video features a university scientist explaining a selected
scientific principle, while current and former NFL athletes
describe how these principles apply to their positions on
the gridiron.
</p>
<p>
Mathematical videos cover
</p>
<ul>
<li>
vectors, with quarterback Joey Harrington
</li>
<li>
projectile motion and parabolas, with punter Craig Hentrich
</li>
<li>
kinematics, with running backs Deuce McAllister, Marshall
Faulk, and Lousaka Polite
</li>
<li>
the geometric shapes of spheres, ellipses and prolate
spheroids, with wide receiver Antonio Freeman
</li>
<li>
Newton's Second Law of Motion, with kicker Morten Andersen
</li>
<li>
torque, with tackle Orlando Pace
</li>
<li>
the Pythagorean Theorem, with linebacker Hardy Nickerson
</li>
</ul>
<p>
Relevant highlight clips from professional games enliven every
video, along with slow-motion, high-speed camerawork that
allows for frame-by-frame illustration. A lesson from
Lessonopoly accompanies each segment:
</p>
<p align="center"><a href="http://lessonopoly.org/nfl">http://lessonopoly.org/nfl</a></p>
<p>
The Science of NFL Football is a collaboration between NBC
Learn and the National Science Foundation (NSF).
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