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12 August, 2011 Vol. 16, No. 32

THE MATH FORUM @ DREXEL INTERNET NEWS

Math Forum PoW Survey | Call for Speakers: HPM-Americas Meeting
New Season of Sesame Street Focuses on STEM

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Now taking place: math education conversation of the hour

"Exactly! When I first read this blog, those were my exact
thoughts, William. When a students says, 'wait, wait, don't
tell me,' you know they are deepening their mathematical
understanding.... The fact that they don't need me and keep
working after the bell rings is such a great moment
in teaching! :)"

- Barbara, posted to the Max Ray Blog

http://mathforum.org/blogs/max/i-know-im-doing-it-right-when/#comment-391

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CALL FOR SPEAKERS: HPM-AMERICAS MEETING

http://www.hpm-americas.org/?p=379

The Americas Section of History and Pedagogy of Mathematics
(HPM) is having a West Coast meeting October 1-2, 2011, on the
campus of Point Loma Nazarene University, in San Diego.

HPM seek a variety of talks on the relation between the history
and pedagogy of mathematics. Talks directly relevant to the use
of the history of mathematics in mathematics classrooms are
especially welcome, as are reports of studies relating history
and pedagogy.

Send the title and abstract of your talk proposal, along with
contact information, to Kathy Clark by
e-mailing drkclark@gmail.com

K-12 teachers and full-time graduate students may save $10 by
registering before September 15, 2011.

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Now taking place: math education conversation of the hour

"I like that concept. It has the potential of developing the
'we' community of learners."

- Glenys, posted to the blog of Suzanne at the Math Forum

http://mathforum.org/blogs/suzanne/2011/08/07/how-do-you-celebrate/#comment-50

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NEW SEASON OF SESAME STREET FOCUSES ON STEM

http://www.sesameworkshop.org/newsandevents/pressreleases/season_42_sesame_street_september_26_2011

The Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) recently announced that
the new season of its popular television series for
pre-schoolers, Sesame Street, will focus on science,
technology, engineering and math (STEM).

Eleven segments will star a new, inquisitive orange monster
named Murray. To the refrain of "Let's find out," Murray poses
a scientific question and sets up an experiment. With help from
some friends, Murray observes, investigates and discovers the
answers to his questions.

Street scenes, animations, and live-action films will also
address science and math topics. The season premiere features
a visit by Hubert the Human Cannonball, who repeatedly hurls
across the yard and misses a bucket of blue gelatin -- until
Baby Bear engineers him a launcher. In a spoof of "The
Deadliest Catch," Captain Heartburn and his crew weigh each
thing they catch. And in another episode, where Telly, Elmo, and
Rosita play Shape-O-Bots, guest Andy Samberg rushes in to ask
the group to transform into octagons, triangles, pentagons,
and rhombuses.

Other celebrities and newsmakers with cameos in the new season
range from Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor to the Harlem
Globetrotters; from actors Emma Stone and Seth Rogen to
musicians Gustavo Dudamel and Jay Sean; and from late-night
hosts Jimmy Kimmel and Conan O'Brien to dance company
Ballet Hispanico.

Over the decades, Sesame Street has aired over 500 segments
about numbers and counting. Browse or search the digital
collection for short videos of Cookie Monster, Bert, Ernie, Big
Bird, Elmo, Count Von Count, and other beloved furry friends:

http://www.sesamestreet.org/browseallvideos?p_p_id=browsegpv_WAR_browsegpvportlet&_browsegpv_WAR_browsegpvportlet_subject=Numbers+%2F+Counting

The most widely viewed children's series in the world, Sesame
Street begins its 42nd season on September 26. For your local
PBS affiliate's broadcast times, visit

http://pbskids.org/tvschedules/index.html

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"Exactly! When I first read this blog, those were my exact
thoughts, William. When a students says, 'wait, wait, don't
tell me,' you know they are deepening their mathematical
understanding.... The fact that they don't need me and keep
working after the bell rings is such a great moment
in teaching! :)"
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- Barbara, posted to the Max Ray Blog
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<a href="http://mathforum.org/blogs/max/i-know-im-doing-it-right-when/#comment-391">http://mathforum.org/blogs/max/</a><br><a href="http://mathforum.org/blogs/max/i-know-im-doing-it-right-when/#comment-391">i-know-im-doing-it-right-when/#comment-391</a>
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campus of Point Loma Nazarene University, in San Diego.
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<a href="http://mathforum.org/blogs/suzanne/2011/08/07/how-do-you-celebrate/#comment-50">http://mathforum.org/blogs/suzanne/2011/08/07/</a><br><a href="http://mathforum.org/blogs/suzanne/2011/08/07/how-do-you-celebrate/#comment-50">how-do-you-celebrate/#comment-50</a>
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pre-schoolers, <i>Sesame Street</i>, will focus on science,
technology, engineering and math (STEM).
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Eleven segments will star a new, inquisitive orange monster
named Murray. To the refrain of "Let's find out," Murray poses
a scientific question and sets up an experiment. With help from
some friends, Murray observes, investigates and discovers the
answers to his questions.
</p>
<p>
Street scenes, animations, and live-action films will also
address science and math topics. The season premiere features
a visit by Hubert the Human Cannonball, who repeatedly hurls
across the yard and misses a bucket of blue gelatin &mdash; until
Baby Bear engineers him a launcher. In a spoof of <i>The
Deadliest Catch</i>, Captain Heartburn and his crew weigh each
thing they catch. And in another episode, where Telly, Elmo, and
Rosita play Shape-O-Bots, guest Andy Samberg rushes in to ask
the group to transform into octagons, triangles, pentagons,
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hosts Jimmy Kimmel and Conan O'Brien to dance company
Ballet Hispanico.
</p>
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Over the decades, <i>Sesame Street</i> has aired over 500 segments
about numbers and counting. Browse or search the digital
collection for short videos of Cookie Monster, Bert, Ernie, Big
Bird, Elmo, Count Von Count, and other beloved furry friends:
</p>
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