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6 April, 2012 Vol. 17, No. 14

THE MATH FORUM @ DREXEL INTERNET NEWS

Feedback Request from MathDash | The Math Forum at NCSM/NCTM
Science of NHL Hockey

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"Imagine a world where technology helps solve the toughest
problems...." To address this theme of the 2012 Microsoft
Imagine Cup, a team from Drexel University developed a game
that reinforces concepts of basic arithmetic -- and their
MathDash game has reached the competition's final round in the
category of game design for Windows-based smartphones.

Learn more about MathDash, download a demo version of the game
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http://www.ntaylormullen.com/MathDash

MathDash's student developers would like your feedback to help
them polish their entry for the Imagine Cup finals later this
month. Please share your comments using this survey:

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"Overall, I thought this problem was easy. The only problem I
had was trying to explain the clues so that my response was
concise and eventually told them in a different order."

- Allen, highlighted in the FunPoW's Latest Solution

http://mathforum.org/pows/solution.htm?publication=4048

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http://mathforum.org/nctm/2012/

Are you attending the National Council of Supervisors of
Mathematics (NCSM) or National Council of Teachers of
Mathematics (NCTM) conferences in Philadelphia later
this month?

Math Forum staff and associates will present sessions at both
conferences:

NCSM
Monday, 23 April, 2:45 - 3:45 (NCSM session 156)
Developing the Mathematical Practices for Productive Student
Math Talk

Tuesday, 24 April, 2:45 - 3:45 (NCSM session 240)
I Tweet, Therefore I Learn

Wednesday, 25 April, 4:00 - 5:00 (NCSM session 360)
Supporting Teachers to Implement a School-wide Focus on the
Mathematical Practices

For more information on these NCSM workshop topics and details
of locations and presenters, see

http://mathforum.org/workshops/ncsm2012/

NCTM
Thursday, 26 April, 2:00 - 3:00 (NCTM session 250)
Supporting Preservice Teachers in Practicing Instructional
Explanations Using Free Technology

Friday, 27 April, 11:00 - 12:00 (NCTM session 455)
Using Technology Problems of the Week to Develop
Mathematical Practices

Friday, 27 April, 12:30 - 1:30 (NCTM session 497)
Creating & Supporting an Online Professional Community
for Teachers

Friday, 27 April, 2:00 - 3:00 (NCTM session 558)
Professional Development That Empowers Teachers - Lesson
Study Online

Friday, 27 April, 3:30 - 4:30 (NCTM session 592)
I Tweet, Therefore I Learn

Friday, 27 April, 3:30 - 4:30 (NCTM session 610)
Using Technology to Increase Conceptual Understanding in
Algebra and Geometry

Saturday, 28 April, 9:30 - 10:30 (NCTM session 665)
Free Tools: Financial Education, Math & Problem Solving

For more information on these NCTM workshop topics and details
of locations and presenters, see

http://mathforum.org/nctm/2012/present.html

MATH POP FORUMS
Come by our booth for fresh popcorn and conversations about

- Working with Students
- Master of Science in Mathematics Learning
and Teaching (MLT)
- Professional Development
- Friends of the Math Forum

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Now taking place: math education conversation of the hour

"I'm trying to re-find a great math talk I liked. It was a
college-aged guy, modern video. In it, he said we need to be
teaching kids math differently (yeah, yeah, I know). One phrase
I remember is, 'If I find myself thinking about triangles, and
I often do, ...'"

- Ben, posted to the math-teach discussion

http://mathforum.org/kb/thread.jspa?threadID=2364605

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SCIENCE OF NHL HOCKEY

http://science360.gov/series/Science+of+NHL+Hockey/41c74cc3-2d9a-40f6-95c1-76c04834afce

The National Hockey League (NHL) wraps up its regular season
tomorrow. The 10-part video series "Science of NHL Hockey"
explores the science behind the sport as the hunt for the
Stanley Cup heats up on the ice.

Running about four to five minutes in length, each video
features a university scientist explaining a selected
scientific principle, while current NHL athletes describe how
these principles apply to their positions on the rink.

Mathematical videos cover

- reflexes and reaction time, with goaltender Pekka Rinne
- vectors, with left winger Matt Moulson
- statistics and averages, with goaltender Jaroslav Halak
- hockey geometry, with left winger Brenden Morrow
- kinematics, with defenseman Erik Johnson

Relevant highlight clips from professional games enliven every
video, along with slow-motion, high-speed camerawork that
allows for frame-by-frame illustration.

The Science of NHL Hockey is a collaboration between NBC Learn
and the National Science Foundation (NSF).

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<p><font size="2" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">Feedback Request from MathDash</font></p>
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problems...." To address this theme of the 2012 Microsoft
Imagine Cup, a team from Drexel University developed a game
that reinforces concepts of basic arithmetic &mdash; and their
MathDash game has been selected as a competition finalist in
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for Windows phones, and vote for team Drexel Dragons here:
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MathDash's student developers would like your feedback to help
them polish their entry for the Imagine Cup finals later this
month. Please share your comments using this survey:
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"Overall, I thought this problem was easy. The only problem I
had was trying to explain the clues so that my response was
concise and eventually told them in a different order."
<dd>
- Allen, highlighted in the FunPoW's Latest Solution
<dd>
<a href="http://mathforum.org/pows/solution.htm?publication=4048">http://mathforum.org/pows/solution.htm?publication=4048/</a>
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<a href="http://mathforum.org/nctm/2012/">http://mathforum.org/nctm/2012/</a>
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Are you attending the National Council of Supervisors of
Mathematics (NCSM) or National Council of Teachers of
Mathematics (NCTM) conferences in Philadelphia later
this month?
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<p>
Math Forum staff and associates will present sessions at both
conferences:
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NCSM
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Monday, 23 April, 2:45 - 3:45 (NCSM session 156)
</dt>
<dd>
Developing the Mathematical Practices for Productive Student
Math Talk
</dd>
<dt>
Tuesday, 24 April, 2:45 - 3:45 (NCSM session 240)
</dt>
<dd>
I Tweet, Therefore I Learn
</dd>
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Wednesday, 25 April, 4:00 - 5:00 (NCSM session 360)
</dt>
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Supporting Teachers to Implement a School-wide Focus on the
Mathematical Practices
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For more information on these NCSM workshop topics and details
of locations and presenters, see
</p>
<p align="center">
<a href="http://mathforum.org/workshops/ncsm2012/">http://mathforum.org/workshops/ncsm2012/</a>
</p>
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<dt>
NCTM
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<dt>
Thursday, 26 April, 2:00 - 3:00 (NCTM session 250)
</dt>
<dd>
Supporting Preservice Teachers in Practicing Instructional
Explanations Using Free Technology
</dd>
<dt>
Friday, 27 April, 11:00 - 12:00 (NCTM session 455)
</dt>
<dd>
Using Technology Problems of the Week to Develop
Mathematical Practices
</dd>
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Friday, 27 April, 12:30 - 1:30 (NCTM session 497)
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Creating &amp; Supporting an Online Professional Community
for Teachers
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Friday, 27 April, 2:00 - 3:00 (NCTM session 558)
</dt>
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Professional Development That Empowers Teachers - Lesson
Study Online
</dd>
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Friday, 27 April, 3:30 - 4:30 (NCTM session 592)
</dt>
<dd>
I Tweet, Therefore I Learn
</dd>
<dt>
Friday, 27 April, 3:30 - 4:30 (NCTM session 610)
</dt>
<dd>
Using Technology to Increase Conceptual Understanding in
Algebra and Geometry
</dd>
<dt>
Saturday, 28 April, 9:30 - 10:30 (NCTM session 665)
</dt>
<dd>
Free Tools: Financial Education, Math &amp; Problem Solving
</dd>
</dl>
<p>
For more information on these NCTM workshop topics and details
of locations and presenters, see
</p>
<p align="center"><a href="http://mathforum.org/nctm/2012/present.html">http://mathforum.org/nctm/2012/present.html</a></p>
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"I'm trying to re-find a great math talk I liked. It was a
college-aged guy, modern video. In it, he said we need to be
teaching kids math differently (yeah, yeah, I know). One phrase
I remember is, 'If I find myself thinking about triangles, and
I often do, ...'"
<dd>
- Ben, posted to the math-teach discussion
<dd>
<a href="http://mathforum.org/kb/thread.jspa?threadID=2364605">http://mathforum.org/kb/thread.jspa?threadID=2364605</a>
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<p><strong><font color="#003399">Science of NHL Hockey</font></strong></p>
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<a href="http://science360.gov/series/Science+of+NHL+Hockey/41c74cc3-2d9a-40f6-95c1-76c04834afce">http://science360.gov/series/Science+of+NHL+Hockey/</a><br><a href="http://science360.gov/series/Science+of+NHL+Hockey/41c74cc3-2d9a-40f6-95c1-76c04834afce">41c74cc3-2d9a-40f6-95c1-76c04834afce</a>
</p>
<p>
The National Hockey League (NHL) wraps up its regular season
tomorrow. The 10-part video series "Science of NHL Hockey"
explores the science behind the sport as the hunt for the
Stanley Cup heats up on the ice.
</p>
<p>
Running about four to five minutes in length, each video
features a university scientist explaining a selected
scientific principle, while current NHL athletes describe how
these principles apply to their positions on the rink.
</p>
<p>
Mathematical videos cover
</p>
<ul>
<li>
reflexes and reaction time, with goaltender Pekka Rinne
</li>
<li>
vectors, with left winger Matt Moulson
</li>
<li>
statistics and averages, with goaltender Jaroslav Halak
</li>
<li>
hockey geometry, with left winger Brenden Morrow
</li>
<li>
kinematics, with defenseman Erik Johnson
</ul>
<p>
Relevant highlight clips from professional games enliven every
video, along with slow-motion, high-speed camerawork that
allows for frame-by-frame illustration.
</p>
<p>
The Science of NHL Hockey is a collaboration between NBC Learn
and the National Science Foundation (NSF).
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