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21 October, 2011 Vol. 16, No. 42

THE MATH FORUM @ DREXEL INTERNET NEWS

The Mathematics Common Core Coalition
Mathematical Girls Novel | Watch TIMSS Videos Offline

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THE MATHEMATICS COMMON CORE COALITION

http://mathccc.org/

Eight leading math education organizations have formed a
coalition to provide expertise and advice on issues related to
effective implementation and assessment of the Common Core
State Standards for Mathematics (CCSSM).

The Mathematics Common Core Coalition (CCC) will

- provide a means to review, research, nurture, and
communicate common messages throughout the implementation
and assessment of the CCSSM;
- provide expertise and advice from the communities of
mathematics education content and assessment experts for
the development of the content frameworks of the
assessment consortia for the CCSSM; and
- collect information about the implementation and
assessment processes of the CCSSM that will inform future
revisions of the CCSSM

Members of the coalition are

- National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM)
- National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics (NCSM)
- Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators (AMTE)
- Association of State Supervisors of Mathematics (ASSM)
- Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO)
- National Governors Association (NGA)
- SMARTER Balanced Assessment Consortium
- Partnership for the Assessment of Readiness for College and
Careers (PARCC)

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

"I noticed how it is becoming automatic for the children to
discuss and share and how quickly the children are coming up
with solutions and number sentences."

- Beverly, sharing her thoughts on teaching suggestions in
the Primary PoW Teacher Packet

http://mathforum.org/pows/documents/packets/packet3359.pdf

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MATHEMATICAL GIRLS NOVEL

http://bentobooks.com/2011/10/math-girls-sample/

A popular Japanese young adult novel about math is being
translated into English.

Currently in its eighteenth printing in Japan, "Mathematical
Girls" explores "the beauty of mathematics, the excitement of
tackling hard problems, and happiness of discussing them
with friends."

The translators at Bento Books describe this YA fiction as a
combination of teen romance and introduction to higher
mathematics -- "like 'Glee' for math nerds."

While they put the finishing touches on complete English
language versions for print and digital publication, Bento
Books have posted the first two chapters for free
download here:

http://bentobooks.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/Math-Girls-Sample.pdf

On his web page, author Hiroshi Yuki outlines the math covered
in the first four volumes, and links to versions in the
original Japanese, as well as Chinese and Korean
language translations:

http://www.hyuki.com/girl/en.html

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Now taking place: math education conversation of the hour

"I received this question and I have no clue how to go about
answering it. There is a + sign with a circle around it, never
been taught that before. I don't even know where to begin...."

- Dave, posted to the discretemath discussion

http://mathforum.org/kb/thread.jspa?threadID=2307539

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WATCH TIMSS VIDEOS OFFLINE

http://timssvideo.com/blog/new-feature-offline-viewing-timss-videos

By popular demand, and with funding from the Gabriella and Paul
Rosenbaum Foundation, timssvideo.com now offers downloading of
the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study
(TIMSS) videos for offline use, complete with subtitles and
interactive transcripts.

Just look underneath the video window of any lesson for the
button labeled "Download Offline Version."

The 28 full-length videos of eighth-grade mathematics lessons
hail from Australia, the Czech Republic, Hong Kong, Japan, the
Netherlands, Switzerland, and the United States of America.

timssvideo.com is a project of UCLA and the Carnegie Foundation
for the Advancement of Teaching. It is funded by a grant from
The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation.

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Eight leading math education organizations have formed a
coalition to provide expertise and advice on issues related to
effective implementation and assessment of the Common Core
State Standards for Mathematics (CCSSM).
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The Mathematics Common Core Coalition (CCC) will
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provide a means to review, research, nurture, and
communicate common messages throughout the implementation
and assessment of the CCSSM;
</li>
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provide expertise and advice from the communities of
mathematics education content and assessment experts for
the development of the content frameworks of the
assessment consortia for the CCSSM; and
</li>
<li>
collect information about the implementation and
assessment processes of the CCSSM that will inform future
revisions of the CCSSM
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National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM)
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National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics (NCSM)
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Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators (AMTE)
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"I noticed how it is becoming automatic for the children to
discuss and share and how quickly the children are coming up
with solutions and number sentences."
<dd>
- Beverly, sharing her thoughts on teaching suggestions in
the Primary PoW Teacher Packet
<dd>
<a href="http://mathforum.org/pows/documents/packets/packet3359.pdf">http://mathforum.org/pows/documents/packets/packet3359.pdf</a>
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<p><strong><font color="#003399">Mathematical Girls Novel</font></strong></p>
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<a href="http://bentobooks.com/2011/10/math-girls-sample/">http://bentobooks.com/2011/10/math-girls-sample/</a>
</p>
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A popular Japanese young adult novel about math is being
translated into English.
</p>
<p>
Currently in its eighteenth printing in Japan, <i>Mathematical
Girls</i> explores "the beauty of mathematics, the excitement of
tackling hard problems, and happiness of discussing them
with friends."
</p>
<p>
The translators at Bento Books describe this YA fiction as a
combination of teen romance and introduction to higher
mathematics &mdash; "like 'Glee' for math nerds."
</p>
<p>
While they put the finishing touches on complete English
language versions for print and digital publication, Bento
Books have posted the first two chapters for free
download here:
</p>
<p align="center"><a href="http://bentobooks.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/Math-Girls-Sample.pdf">http://bentobooks.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/Math-Girls-Sample.pdf</a></p>
<p>
On his web page, author Hiroshi Yuki outlines the math covered
in the first four volumes, and links to versions in the
original Japanese, as well as Chinese and Korean
language translations:
</p>
<p align="center"><a href="http://www.hyuki.com/girl/en.html">http://www.hyuki.com/girl/en.html</a></p>
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"I received this question and I have no clue how to go about
answering it. There is a + sign with a circle around it, never
been taught that before. I don't even know where to begin...."
<dd>
- Dave, posted to the discretemath discussion
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<a href="http://mathforum.org/kb/thread.jspa?threadID=2307539">http://mathforum.org/kb/thread.jspa?threadID=2307539</a>
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<p><strong><font color="#003399">Watch TIMSS Videos Offline</font></strong></p>
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<a href="http://timssvideo.com/blog/new-feature-offline-viewing-timss-videos">http://timssvideo.com/blog/new-feature-offline-viewing-timss-videos</a>
</p>
<p>
By popular demand, and with funding from the Gabriella and Paul
Rosenbaum Foundation, <a href="http://timssvideo.com">timssvideo.com</a> now offers downloading of
the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study
(TIMSS) videos for offline use, complete with subtitles and
interactive transcripts.
</p>
<p>
Just look underneath the video window of any lesson for the
button labeled "Download Offline Version."
</p>
<p>
The 28 full-length videos of eighth-grade mathematics lessons
hail from Australia, the Czech Republic, Hong Kong, Japan, the
Netherlands, Switzerland, and the United States of America.
</p>
<p>
<a href="http://timssvideo.com">timssvideo.com</a> is a project of UCLA and the Carnegie Foundation
for the Advancement of Teaching. It is funded by a grant from
The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation.
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