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9 March, 2012 Vol. 17, No. 10

THE MATH FORUM @ DREXEL INTERNET NEWS

Pi Day: Wednesday, March 14th
Presidential Awards for Excellence in Math and Science Teaching
March Mathness

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PI DAY: WEDNESDAY, MARCH 14TH

http://mathforum.org/t2t/faq/faq.pi.html

Celebrate Pi Day in your math class Wednesday, March 14th!
Check out the Forum's Teacher2Teacher FAQ for Problems of the
Week, Ask Dr. Math conversations, book suggestions, and other
web resources on the theme.

The Mathematical Association of America (MAA) has put out its
annual call for pi-related photos:

http://www.facebook.com/events/372865169390582/

See the MAA's gallery of snapshots from last year, also
on Facebook:

http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.334775460418.153744.153302905418

The MAA has collected some of their favorite Pi Day things on a
Pinterest board:

http://t.co/KXuC4TWu

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

"Firstly, I did a whole lot of pointless work until I hit a
dead end and my mom kindly interjected what the question was
actually asking. With this new knowledge in hand, I found each
of Marshay's sibling's weights in relation to hers. Now with
all that tucked away, I could begin solving the equation. In
order to make the equation a little tidier...."

- Chase, highlighted in the Algebra PoW's Latest Solution

http://mathforum.org/pows/solution.htm?publication=4039

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PRESIDENTIAL AWARDS FOR EXCELLENCE IN MATH AND SCIENCE TEACHING

http://www.paemst.org/

The Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and
Science Teaching are the nation's highest honor for teachers of
mathematics and science. The Awards recognize teachers who
"develop and implement a high-quality instructional program
that is informed by content knowledge and enhances
student learning."

Nominate outstanding elementary (grades K-6) teachers for the
2012 awards before the Sunday, April 1st deadline. Nominations
for secondary school teachers (grades 7-12) will be accepted
next year.

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Now taking place: math education conversation of the hour

"The video was made by two women who went to the flip book
presentation [at the recent T^3 International Conference] and
were inspired (no pun intended) to make their own. In the next
24 hours they made the flip book. It was then presented at the
closing session."

- Bobbi, posted to the college level mathematics discussion
group of the Association of Math Teachers of New York State

http://mathforum.org/kb/message.jspa?messageID=7739573

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MARCH MATHNESS

http://press.princeton.edu/blog/march-mathness/

There are more than nine quintillion (9 x 10^18) ways to fill
out a 64-team March Madness bracket -- and almost 150
quintillion permutations for the 68 college basketball teams in
this year's men's tournament of the National Collegiate
Athletic Association (NCAA).

Princeton University Press invites the mathematically inclined
to come pick your own brackets for March Madness and share
them with its ESPN group.

Check the publisher's blog for interviews of sports rankings
experts, coaches, and mathematicians. Their predictions take
the power of mathematical methods of rating and ranking, and
bring them to bear on the NCAA hoops tournaments. The blog will
also provide updates on the group's collective performance, and
the best method for picking the winner.

Blog posts, which date back to March, 2011, have described how
math is used during tournaments, as detailed in Princeton
University Press books such as "Mathletics: How Gamblers,
Managers, and Sports Enthusiasts Use Mathematics in Baseball,
Basketball, and Football," by Wayne Winston, and Amy Langville
and Carl Meyer's "Who's #1?"

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Celebrate Pi Day in your math class Wednesday, March 14th!
Check out the Forum's Teacher2Teacher FAQ for Problems of the
Week, Ask Dr. Math conversations, book suggestions, and other
web resources on the theme.
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The Mathematical Association of America (MAA) has put out its
annual call for pi-related photos:
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<p align="center"><a href="http://www.facebook.com/events/372865169390582/">http://www.facebook.com/events/372865169390582/</a></p>
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See the MAA's gallery of snapshots from last year, also
on Facebook:
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The MAA has collected some of their favorite Pi Day things on a
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"Firstly, I did a whole lot of pointless work until I hit a
dead end and my mom kindly interjected what the question was
actually asking. With this new knowledge in hand, I found each
of Marshay's sibling's weights in relation to hers. Now with
all that tucked away, I could begin solving the equation. In
order to make the equation a little tidier...."
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- Chase, highlighted in the Algebra PoW's Latest Solution
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<a href="http://mathforum.org/pows/solution.htm?publication=4039">http://mathforum.org/pows/solution.htm?publication=4039</a>
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<p><strong><font color="#003399">Presidential Awards for Excellence in Math and Science Teaching</font></strong></p>
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<a href="http://www.paemst.org/">http://www.paemst.org/</a>
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The Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and
Science Teaching are the nation's highest honor for teachers of
mathematics and science. The Awards recognize teachers who
"develop and implement a high-quality instructional program
that is informed by content knowledge and enhances
student learning."
</p>
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2012 awards before the Sunday, April 1st deadline. Nominations
for secondary school teachers (grades 7-12) will be accepted
next year.
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"The video was made by two women who went to the flip book
presentation [at the recent T&sup3; International Conference] and
were inspired (no pun intended) to make their own. In the next
24 hours they made the flip book. It was then presented at the
closing session."
<dd>
- Bobbi, posted to the college level mathematics discussion
group of the Association of Math Teachers of New York State
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<p><strong><font color="#003399">March Mathness</font></strong></p>
<p align="center">
<a href="http://press.princeton.edu/blog/march-mathness/">http://press.princeton.edu/blog/march-mathness/</a>
</p>
<p>
There are more than nine quintillion (9 x 10<sup>18</sup>) ways to fill
out a 64-team March Madness bracket &mdash; and almost 150
quintillion permutations for the 68 college basketball teams in
this year's men's tournament of the National Collegiate
Athletic Association (NCAA).
</p>
<p>
Princeton University Press invites the mathematically inclined
to come pick your own brackets for March Madness and share
them with its ESPN group.
</p>
<p>
Check the publisher's blog for interviews of sports rankings
experts, coaches, and mathematicians. Their predictions take
the power of mathematical methods of rating and ranking, and
bring them to bear on the NCAA hoops tournaments. The blog will
also provide updates on the group's collective performance, and
the best method for picking the winner.
</p>
<p>
Blog posts, which date back to March, 2011, have described how
math is used during tournaments, as detailed in Princeton
University Press books such as <i>Mathletics: How Gamblers,
Managers, and Sports Enthusiasts Use Mathematics in Baseball,
Basketball, and Football</i>, by Wayne Winston, and Amy Langville
and Carl Meyer's <i>Who's #1?</i>
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