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13 April, 2012 Vol. 17, No. 15

THE MATH FORUM @ DREXEL INTERNET NEWS

Meet the Math Forum Staff: NCSM Booth 1-400, NCTM Booth 220
Rosenthal Prize for Innovation in Math Teaching | Mathlanding

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Attending the annual meeting of the National Council of
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the Exhibit Hall for a chance to win a new iPad, Teacher's Gift
Basket, or the Math Forum's Problem of the Week Prize Package!

While you meet the Math Forum staff, you can also enter our
raffle for Math Forum Prize Packs and receive a coupon for 30%
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Check our schedule with days, times, titles, and presenter names
so that you don't miss an opportunity to engage in conversations
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PoW taking place: math problem-solving moment of the week

"OK, so I do this, but the answer seems a bit too high. I get
25 inches for the diameter of the pizza, which is about 2 feet.
So I went back and checked my work. I even went back to see how
many centimeters were in an inch. I'm glad I did because that's
when it hit me. I didn't notice this before, but 1 is LESS than
2.54, and earlier in my problem solving I converted 9 square cm
into inches and got 22.86 square inches -- and 22.86 is GREATER
than 9 instead of LESS than. This got me a bit frustrated, but
I still kept going."

- Katherine, highlighted in the Pre-Algebra PoW's
Latest Solution

http://mathforum.org/pows/solution.htm?publication=4050

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ROSENTHAL PRIZE FOR INNOVATION IN MATH TEACHING

http://rosenthalprize.momath.org/

Are you an innovative math teacher of grades 4-12? Have you
changed your classroom to inspire your students to love math?
Is your classroom a center of hands-on learning?

The Museum of Mathematics welcomes applications for the
inaugural Rosenthal Prize for Innovation in Math Teaching. The
winning teacher will have the opportunity to share his or her
innovation with interested teachers across the country -- and
pockets a cash award of $25,000.

Apply before the deadline of Friday, 11 May:

https://in.momath.org/rosenthalprize/

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Now taking place: math education conversation of the hour

"Being a new teacher to AP Statistics, I was wondering if
anyone can help me with this question. The answer given is
'matched pairs t-test,' but many of my students are saying that
it's 'different intersection,' and also since it's in Chapter
10, it should be 'two-sample t-test.' How can I further
convince my students?"

- Peter, posted to the ap-stat discussion

http://mathforum.org/kb/thread.jspa?threadID=2366863

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MATHLANDING

http://mathlanding.org/

A new website for elementary math specialists, coaches,
mentors, and teachers soft-launched last week.

Mathlanding.org supports the professional development needs of
elementary educators in building mathematical knowledge and
instructional practice.

Browse or search over a thousand online resources, every single
one of which was touched with an expert hand and underwent a
rigorous process of review and evaluation, including alignment
to both the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for Mathematics
and the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
(NCTM) Standards.

Check out, in particular, the two sets of
Collections -- curated selections of interactives, games,
videos and learning tools:

Classroom Collections

- Getting off to a Good Start with Fractions
- Place Value
- Rectangular Arrays
- Building Classroom Culture
- Learning Math through Problem Solving
- Facilitating Student Communication

Professional Development Collections

- K-2 Algebraic Thinking
- Basic Operations
- Useful Tech Tools
- Great Sources of Rich Problems
- Math Conversation Starters
- Great Sites for Real Data

Register to rate and comment on resources, save and organize
them into personal folders, upload your own resources to share
with others, and participate in discussion groups and forums:

http://mathlanding.org/user/register

Mathlanding is a project of Maryland Public Television (MPT),
the Math Forum @ Drexel, International Society for Technology
in Education (ISTE), and the National Service for Distributed
Learning (NSDL).

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and your school
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Attending the annual meeting of the National Council of
Teachers of Mathematics in Philadelphia? Look for our coupon in
the NCTM conference Program Book and bring it to Booth 220 in
the Exhibit Hall for a chance to win a new iPad&reg;, Teacher's Gift
Basket, or the Math Forum's Problem of the Week Prize Package!
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While you meet the Math Forum staff, you can also enter our
raffle for Math Forum Prize Packs and receive a coupon for 30%
off Problems of the Week class, school, or district
memberships, or our online PD courses.
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Check our schedule with days, times, titles, and presenter names
so that you don't miss an opportunity to engage in conversations
targeted on topics that interest you.
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"OK, so I do this, but the answer seems a bit too high. I get
25 inches for the diameter of the pizza, which is about 2 feet.
So I went back and checked my work. I even went back to see how
many centimeters were in an inch. I'm glad I did because that's
when it hit me. I didn't notice this before, but 1 is LESS than
2.54, and earlier in my problem solving I converted 9 square cm
into inches and got 22.86 square inches &mdash; and 22.86 is GREATER
than 9 instead of LESS than. This got me a bit frustrated, but
I still kept going."
<dd>
- Katherine, highlighted in the Pre-Algebra PoW's
Latest Solution
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<a href="http://mathforum.org/pows/solution.htm?publication=4050">http://mathforum.org/pows/solution.htm?publication=4050</a>
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<p><font size="2" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">
<p><strong><font color="#003399">Rosenthal Prize for Innovation in Math Teaching</font></strong></p>
<p align="center">
<a href="http://rosenthalprize.momath.org/">http://rosenthalprize.momath.org/</a>
</p>
<p>
Are you an innovative math teacher of grades 4-12? Have you
changed your classroom to inspire your students to love math?
Is your classroom a center of hands-on learning?
</p>
<p>
The Museum of Mathematics welcomes applications for the
inaugural Rosenthal Prize for Innovation in Math Teaching. The
winning teacher will have the opportunity to share his or her
innovation with interested teachers across the country &mdash; and
pockets a cash award of $25,000.
</p>
<p>
Apply before the deadline of Friday, 11 May:
</p>
<p align="center"><a href="https://in.momath.org/rosenthalprize/">https://in.momath.org/rosenthalprize/</a></p>
</font></p>

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<i><font color="#003399">Now taking place: math education conversation of the hour</font></i>
<p>
<dt>
"Being a new teacher to AP Statistics, I was wondering if
anyone can help me with this question. The answer given is
'matched pairs t-test,' but many of my students are saying that
it's 'different intersection,' and also since it's in Chapter
10, it should be 'two-sample t-test.' How can I further
convince my students?"
<dd>
- Peter, posted to the ap-stat discussion
<dd>
<a href="http://mathforum.org/kb/thread.jspa?threadID=2366863">http://mathforum.org/kb/thread.jspa?threadID=2366863</a>
</p>
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<p><strong><font color="#003399">Mathlanding</font></strong></p>
<p align="center">
<a href="http://mathlanding.org/">http://mathlanding.org/</a>
</p>
<p>
A new website for elementary math specialists, coaches,
mentors, and teachers soft-launched last week.
</p>
<p>
<a href="http://mathlanding.org/">Mathlanding.org</a> supports the professional development needs of
elementary educators in building mathematical knowledge and
instructional practice.
</p>
<p>
Browse or search over a thousand online resources, every single
one of which was touched with an expert hand and underwent a
rigorous process of review and evaluation, including alignment
to both the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for Mathematics
and the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
(NCTM) Standards.
</p>
<p>
Check out, in particular, the two sets of
Collections &mdash; curated selections of interactives, games,
videos and learning tools:
</p>
<p>
Classroom Collections
</p>
<ul>
<li>
Getting off to a Good Start with Fractions
</li>
<li>
Place Value
</li>
<li>
Rectangular Arrays
</li>
<li>
Building Classroom Culture
</li>
<li>
Learning Math through Problem Solving
</li>
<li>
Facilitating Student Communication
</li>
</ul>
<p>
Professional Development Collections
</p>
<ul>
<li>
K-2 Algebraic Thinking
</li>
<li>
Basic Operations
</li>
<li>
Useful Tech Tools
</li>
<li>
Great Sources of Rich Problems
</li>
<li>
Math Conversation Starters
</li>
<li>
Great Sites for Real Data
</li>
</ul>
<p>
Register to rate and comment on resources, save and organize
them into personal folders, upload your own resources to share
with others, and participate in discussion groups and forums:
</p>
<p align="center"><a href="http://mathlanding.org/user/register">http://mathlanding.org/user/register</a></p>
<p>
Mathlanding is a project of Maryland Public Television (MPT),
the Math Forum @ Drexel, International Society for Technology
in Education (ISTE), and the National Service for Distributed
Learning (NSDL).
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