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28 October, 2011 Vol. 16, No. 43

THE MATH FORUM @ DREXEL INTERNET NEWS

Grants, Scholarships, and Awards
The 2011 Nation's Report Card | Free Apps

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

"Some of the common mistakes we saw were summarized by Student
Thirty at Caughlin Ranch ES: 'Errors I made when I first
attempted this problem are thinking that you couldn't roll a 0,
and thinking that you couldn't flip the numbers you got out of
3 rolls. I changed my answer because discussing the problem
with other students helped me to reread the information and
think deeply into the problem.'"

- Annie, commenting on the FunPoW's Latest Solution

http://mathforum.org/pows/solution.htm?publication=3992

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THE 2011 NATION'S REPORT CARD

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

How well are U.S. students performing in mathematics? Join the
National Assessment Governing Board (NAGB) on Tuesday, 1
November, at 11 AM (ET) for a live webinar release of the
results of The Nation's Report Card: Mathematics and Reading
2011, Grades 4 and 8.

The 2011 report cards will include detailed state-level data on
students' knowledge, as well as trends dating back to 1990, and
demographic and background factors: data on racial-ethnic,
gender, and income-level achievement gaps.

Jack Buckley, Commissioner of the National Center for Education
Statistics (NCES), will present the data. He will be joined by
an expert panel of NAGB members, including David Driscoll, NAGB
chairman and former commissioner of education for Massachusetts;
Doris Hicks, principal and CEO of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
School for Science & Technology (New Orleans, LA); and Keith
Rheault, superintendent of public instruction for Nevada
Public Schools.

Register to watch, and to submit your questions to the NCES
Commissioner and NAGB members:

http://nagb.org/reading-math-2011/

To review results from earlier math assessments, and learn more
about the assessments themselves, visit

http://nces.ed.gov/nationsreportcard/mathematics/

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Now taking place: math education conversation of the hour

"It became my new passion (more like obsession) to find a way
for kids to be successful problem solvers. This process has
been slow but the AHAs are really rolling in now. I have
successfully transformed my classroom into a problem centered
classroom where I pose PoWs and give specific feedback
(noticing and wondering) and then encourage them to resubmit
(revise). Just like mulling over a difficult problem, the
pleasure you get from solving 'the impossible' is unbelievable.
I have started to instill that intrinsic drive in my students
and I can't wait to read more solutions ... it is
an addiction!!!'"

- Ashley, posted to Suzanne's blog

http://mathforum.org/blogs/suzanne/2011/10/21/implementing-the-math-forums-problem-solving-process/#comment-120

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FREE APPS

http://www.venturaes.com/ipadapps/index.html

Ventura Educational Systems offers teachers a free download of
one of its iPad apps, which include

- Hands-On Math: Color Tiles
- Hands-On Math: Hundreds Chart
- Hands-On Math: Number Sense
- Algebra Concepts
- MindTweak
- PuzzleLogic

Ventura also produces math software for desktop computers and
other platforms, which the Math Forum has recently catalogued
in its community library of technology tools. Search Math Tools
to learn more about Ventura software, or to rate, review, and
talk about specific apps:

http://mathforum.org/mathtools/search/index.html?execute=search&database=catalog&keywords=ventura

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<i><font color="#003399">PoW taking place: math problem-solving moment of the week</font></i>
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<dt>
"Some of the common mistakes we saw were summarized by Student
Thirty at Caughlin Ranch ES: 'Errors I made when I first
attempted this problem are thinking that you couldn't roll a 0,
and thinking that you couldn't flip the numbers you got out of
3 rolls. I changed my answer because discussing the problem
with other students helped me to reread the information and
think deeply into the problem.'"
<dd>
- Annie, commenting on the FunPoW's Latest Solution
<dd>
<a href="http://mathforum.org/pows/solution.htm?publication=3992">http://mathforum.org/pows/solution.htm?publication=3992</a>
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<a href="http://nces.ed.gov/nationsreportcard/">http://nces.ed.gov/nationsreportcard/</a>
</p>
<p>
How well are U.S. students performing in mathematics? Join the
National Assessment Governing Board (NAGB) on Tuesday, 1
November, at 11 AM (ET) for a live webinar release of the
results of The Nation's Report Card: Mathematics and Reading
2011, Grades 4 and 8.
</p>
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The 2011 report cards will include detailed state-level data on
students' knowledge, as well as trends dating back to 1990, and
demographic and background factors: data on racial-ethnic,
gender, and income-level achievement gaps.
</p>
<p>
Jack Buckley, commissioner of the National Center for Education
Statistics (NCES), will present the data. He will be joined by
an expert panel of NAGB members, including David Driscoll, NAGB
chairman and former commissioner of education for Massachusetts;
Doris Hicks, principal and CEO of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
School for Science &amp; Technology (New Orleans, LA); and Keith
Rheault, superintendent of public instruction for Nevada
Public Schools.
</p>
<p>
Register to watch, and to submit your questions to the NCES
Commissioner and NAGB members:
</p>
<p align="center"><a href="http://nagb.org/reading-math-2011/">http://nagb.org/reading-math-2011/</a></p>
<p>
To review results from earlier math assessments, and learn more
about the assessments themselves, visit
</p>
<p align="center"><a href="http://nces.ed.gov/nationsreportcard/mathematics/">http://nces.ed.gov/nationsreportcard/mathematics/</a></p>
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"It became my new passion (more like obsession) to find a way
for kids to be successful problem solvers. This process has
been slow but the AHAs are really rolling in now. I have
successfully transformed my classroom into a problem centered
classroom where I pose PoWs and give specific feedback
(noticing and wondering) and then encourage them to resubmit
(revise). Just like mulling over a difficult problem, the
pleasure you get from solving 'the impossible' is unbelievable.
I have started to instill that intrinsic drive in my students
and I can't wait to read more solutions ... it is
an addiction!!!'"
<dd>
- Ashley, posted to Suzanne's blog
<dd>
<a href="http://mathforum.org/blogs/suzanne/2011/10/21/implementing-the-math-forums-problem-solving-process/#comment-120">http://mathforum.org/blogs/suzanne/2011/10/21/</a><br><a href="http://mathforum.org/blogs/suzanne/2011/10/21/implementing-the-math-forums-problem-solving-process/#comment-120">implementing-the-math-forums-</a><br><a href="http://mathforum.org/blogs/suzanne/2011/10/21/implementing-the-math-forums-problem-solving-process/#comment-120">problem-solving-process/#comment-120</a>
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Ventura Educational Systems offers teachers a free download of
one of its iPad apps, which include
</p>
<ul>
<li>
Hands-On Math: Color Tiles
</li>
<li>
Hands-On Math: Hundreds Chart
</li>
<li>
Hands-On Math: Number Sense
</li>
<li>
Algebra Concepts
</li>
<li>
MindTweak
</li>
<li>
PuzzleLogic
</li>
</ul>
<p>
Ventura also produces math software for desktop computers and
other platforms, which the Math Forum has recently catalogued
in its community library of technology tools. Search Math Tools
to learn more about Ventura software, or to rate, review, and
talk about specific apps:
</p>
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