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24 February, 2012 Vol. 17, No. 8

THE MATH FORUM @ DREXEL INTERNET NEWS

T^3 International Conference
Science and Engineering Indicators 2012
Oxford's IB Mathematics Course Companions Online

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Learn, energize and connect at the
2012 T3(TM) International Conference, Chicago, IL,
TI's largest professional development event
for math educators from elementary through college.

http://education.ti.com/calculators/pd/US/International/2012/
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T^3 INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE

http://mathforum.org/workshops/t3/chicago2012/

Coming to Texas Instruments' T^3 International Conference in
Chicago, March 2-4, 2012? Swing by booth No. 16 in the Exhibit
Hall and meet the Math Forum's Director of Professional
Development, Suzanne Alejandre, and Max Ray, the Forum's
Professional Collaboration Facilitator:

10:00 to 5:30, Friday, March 2, 2012
9:00 to 5:00, Saturday, March 3, 2012

They are looking forward to talking with you about the Math
Forum, in general, and in particular about

- professional development
- Technology Problems of the Week (tPoWs)
- Problems of the Week (PoWs)
- Math Tools
- Dr. Math Books

Max and Craig Russell, who teaches at University of Illinois
Laboratory High School (Urbana, IL) will deliver two
presentations together:

Saturday 11:15 - 12:45
Session 276
Using Technology to Assess Mathematical Understanding (Without
Getting Lost in the Technology)

Saturday 1:00 - 2:00
Session 315
Crime Scene Investigation: Exploring Similarity the Common
Core Way, with the TI-Nspire Family of Handhelds

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

"I just recently solved this problem with a bunch of math
teachers. All together, I've probably read almost two dozen
solutions from adults, and almost three dozen from school-age
students. The school-age students won the contest of having the
most varied methods for solving this problem. Every single
adult whose solution I read used the same method. The students
used every possible method I could imagine (and a few I could
barely imagine)!"

- Max, commenting on the Algebra PoW's Latest Solution

http://mathforum.org/pows/solution.htm?publication=4034

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SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING INDICATORS 2012

http://www.nsf.gov/statistics/seind12/

The National Science Board of the National Science Foundation
(NSF) recently released its biennial "Science and Engineering
Indicators" (SEI). SEI 2012 provides a broad base of
quantitative information on the U.S. and international science
and engineering enterprise.

Chapter 1 of SEI 2012, entitled "Elementary and Secondary
Mathematics and Science Education," details

- student learning in mathematics and science
- student coursetaking in high school mathematics
and science
- teachers of mathematics and science
- transition to higher education

This free report comes with downloadable spreadsheets of
supporting appendix tables, an interactive digest, and the
State Data Tool, which provides information on science and
technology infrastructure for each of the nation's 50 states,
the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico.

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Now taking place: math education conversation of the hour

"I want to find the number of combinations for any 30 A 220 B
distributed around 250 locations. So I am looking for some
dedicated software which may help me to obtain these results
and perhaps identify the relevant equations. Does any one know
of any software that would help me to do more complex cases?"

- Andrew, posted to the discretemath discussion

http://mathforum.org/kb/thread.jspa?threadID=2348050

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OXFORD'S IB MATHEMATICS COURSE COMPANIONS ONLINE

http://www.oup.com/oxed/international/ibdiploma/mathccs1/

Oxford University Press has freely posted complete copies of
its new International Baccalaureate (IB) Mathematics Course
Companions for the 2012 syllabus -- now online until Monday,
March 5th.

Browse or search through these eBooks of student
resource materials:

- Mathematics Standard Level
- Mathematics Higher Level
- Mathematical Studies: Standard Level

The 2012 IB syllabus will place more emphasis on models,
real-life applications of theory, and the use of graphic
display calculators. All three titles listed above include the
color-coded special features

- investigations
- examiner's tip
- did you know?
- exploration suggestions
- theory of knowledge
- historical exploration

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Hall and meet the Math Forum's Director of Professional
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Professional Collaboration Facilitator:
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10:00 to 5:30, Friday, March 2, 2012
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They are looking forward to talking with you about the Math
Forum, in general, and in particular about
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professional development
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<li>
Technology Problems of the Week (tPoWs)
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<li>
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<li>
Math Tools
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<li>
Dr. Math Books
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Max and Craig Russell, who teaches at University of Illinois
Laboratory High School (Urbana, IL) will deliver two
presentations together:
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Saturday 11:15 - 12:45
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Session 276
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<b>Using Technology to Assess Mathematical Understanding (Without
Getting Lost in <nobr>the Technology)</nobr></b>
</dd>
</p>
<p>
<dd>
Saturday 1:00 - 2:00
</dd>
<dd>
Session 315
</dd>
<dd>
<b>Crime Scene Investigation: Exploring Similarity the Common
Core Way, with the TI-Nspire&trade; Family <nobr>of Handhelds</nobr></b>
</dd>
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<i><font color="#003399">PoW taking place: math problem-solving moment of the week</font></i>
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"I just recently solved this problem with a bunch of math
teachers. All together, I've probably read almost two dozen
solutions from adults, and almost three dozen from school-age
students. The school-age students won the contest of having the
most varied methods for solving this problem. Every single
adult whose solution I read used the same method. The students
used every possible method I could imagine (and a few I could
barely imagine)!"
<dd>
- Max, commenting on the Algebra PoW's Latest Solution
<dd>
<a href="http://mathforum.org/pows/solution.htm?publication=4034">http://mathforum.org/pows/solution.htm?publication=4034</a>
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<p><strong><font color="#003399">Science and Engineering Indicators 2012</font></strong></p>
<p align="center">
<a href="http://www.nsf.gov/statistics/seind12/">http://www.nsf.gov/statistics/seind12/</a>
</p>
<p>
The National Science Board of the National Science Foundation
(NSF) recently released its biennial "Science and Engineering
Indicators" (SEI). SEI 2012 provides a broad base of
quantitative information on the U.S. and international science
and engineering enterprise.
</p>
<p>
Chapter 1 of SEI 2012, entitled "Elementary and Secondary
Mathematics and Science Education," details
</p>
<ul>
<li>
student learning in mathematics and science
</li>
<li>
student coursetaking in high school mathematics
and science
</li>
<li>
teachers of mathematics and science
</li>
<li>
transition to higher education
</li>
</ul>
<p>
This free report comes with downloadable spreadsheets of
supporting appendix tables, an interactive digest, and the
State Data Tool, which provides information on science and
technology infrastructure for each of the nation's 50 states,
the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico.
</p>
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<i><font color="#003399">Now taking place: math education conversation of the hour</font></i>
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<dt>
"I want to find the number of combinations for any 30 A 220 B
distributed around 250 locations. So I am looking for some
dedicated software which may help me to obtain these results
and perhaps identify the relevant equations. Does any one know
of any software that would help me to do more complex cases?"
<dd>
- Andrew, posted to the discretemath discussion
<dd>
<a href="http://mathforum.org/kb/thread.jspa?threadID=2348050">http://mathforum.org/kb/thread.jspa?threadID=2348050</a>
</p>
</font></p>
</dl>
<hr>

<p><font size="2" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">
<p><strong><font color="#003399">Oxford's IB Mathematics Course Companions Online</font></strong></p>
<p align="center">
<a href="http://www.oup.com/oxed/international/ibdiploma/mathccs1/">http://www.oup.com/oxed/international/ibdiploma/mathccs1/</a>
</p>
<p>
Oxford University Press has freely posted complete copies of
its new International Baccalaureate (IB) Mathematics Course
Companions for the 2012 syllabus &mdash; now online until Monday,
March 5th.
</p>
<p>
Browse or search through these eBooks of student
resource materials:
</p>
<ul>
<li>
Mathematics Standard Level
</li>
<li>
Mathematics Higher Level
</li>
<li>
Mathematical Studies: Standard Level
</li>
</ul>
<p>
The 2012 IB syllabus will place more emphasis on models,
real-life applications of theory, and the use of graphic
display calculators. All three titles listed above include the
color-coded special features
</p>
<ul>
<li>
investigations
</li>
<li>
examiner's tip
</li>
<li>
did you know?
</li>
<li>
exploration suggestions
</li>
<li>
theory of knowledge
</li>
<li>
historical exploration
</li>
</ul>
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