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20 April, 2012 Vol. 17, No. 16

THE MATH FORUM @ DREXEL INTERNET NEWS

Grants, Scholarships, and Awards
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PoW taking place: math problem-solving moment of the week

"It was neat to see all the different ways that people thought
about this problem, and all the successful solutions.
Congratulations to the nine students whose work is shown here.
Well done!"

- Riz, commenting on the FunPoW's Latest Solution

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SUMMER WORKSHOPS FOR MATH TEACHERS

http://www.CenterForInnovativeTeaching.org/

The Center for Innovative Teaching has announced its summer
weekend workshops. Taking place at the Urban School of San
Francisco and at Chapin School, in New York, math
offerings include

- Hands-On Geometry: Kinesthetic, hands-on, and electronic
activities to make geometry more accessible, deeper, and
more fun
- Visual Algebra: Visual, manipulative, and technological
approaches to increase access, challenge, and variety
- Reimagining High School Mathematics: Rethinking pedagogy,
learning tools, curriculum, and assessment in the context
of one's actual students, consistent with one's school
values and mission

Special for subscribers of the Math Forum Internet News: get a
5% discount by using the code MATH2012.

This discount can only be combined with the early
bird discount.

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Now taking place: math education conversation of the hour

"I was wondering if any schools out there make an effort to
prevent students from using notes or programs added to their
calculators. Do any of you have a process in place, or do you
simply warn the kids not to cheat and assume they are
not cheating?"

- Rolf, posted to the ap-stat discussion

http://mathforum.org/kb/message.jspa?messageID=7794767

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WHYSLOPES.COM UPDATED

http://whyslopes.com/index.php/0400Secondary_Mathematics_-_A_Practical_Approach/

Alan Selby has added a new section to his site, entitled
"Secondary Mathematics for Ages 11+, a Practical Approach."

"Secondary Mathematics" provides a coherent guide to technical
innovations that simplify the learning and teaching of
arithmetic and number theory practices, elementary and
advanced algebra, elementary and advanced geometry. The new
section ends with two calculus previews with a description of
a light calculus course, more descriptive than deductive, aimed
at introducing the key ideas in differential and integral
calculus. The appendix "Calculus with Proofs for the Keen or
Gifted" describes how to reform calculus.

To better reflect his site's extent and intent, Selby has also
re-christened his site -- originally called "Appetizers and
Lessons for Mathematics and Reason," and now "Logic and
Mathematics Skill & Concept Development."

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Mathematics Education Trust (MET):
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PreK-8 Preservice Teacher Action Research Grants
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<li>
Professional Development Scholarship Emphasizing the
History of Mathematics
</li>
<li>
Program of Mathematics Study &amp; Active
Professionalism Grants
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<li>
Prospective Middle School Mathematics Teacher Course
Work Scholarships
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Prospective 7-12 Secondary Teacher Course Work Scholarships
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School In-Service Training Grants
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through the creation and funding of grants, awards, honors, and
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"It was neat to see all the different ways that people thought
about this problem, and all the successful solutions.
Congratulations to the nine students whose work is shown here.
Well done!"
<dd>
- Riz, commenting on the FunPoW's Latest Solution
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<a href="http://mathforum.org/pows/solution.htm?publication=4053">http://mathforum.org/pows/solution.htm?publication=4053</a>
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<a href="http://www.CenterForInnovativeTeaching.org/">http://www.CenterForInnovativeTeaching.org/</a>
</p>
<p>
The Center for Innovative Teaching has announced its summer
weekend workshops. Taking place at the Urban School of San
Francisco and at Chapin School, in New York, math
offerings include
</p>
<p>
<ul>
<li>
Hands-On Geometry: Kinesthetic, hands-on, and electronic
activities to make geometry more accessible, deeper, and
more fun
</li>
<li>
Visual Algebra: Visual, manipulative, and technological
approaches to increase access, challenge, and variety
</li>
<li>
Reimagining High School Mathematics: Rethinking pedagogy,
learning tools, curriculum, and assessment in the context
of one's actual students, consistent with one's school
values and mission
</li>
</ul>
</p>
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Special for subscribers of the Math Forum Internet News: get a
5% discount by using the code MATH2012.
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bird discount.
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"I was wondering if any schools out there make an effort to
prevent students from using notes or programs added to their
calculators. Do any of you have a process in place, or do you
simply warn the kids not to cheat and assume they are
not cheating?"
<dd>
- Rolf, posted to the ap-stat discussion
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<a href="http://mathforum.org/kb/message.jspa?messageID=7794767">http://mathforum.org/kb/message.jspa?messageID=7794767</a>
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<p><strong><font color="#003399">Whyslopes.Com Updated</font></strong></p>
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<a href="http://whyslopes.com/index.php/0400Secondary_Mathematics_-_A_Practical_Approach/">http://whyslopes.com/index.php/0400Secondary_Mathematics_-_A_Practical_Approach/</a>
</p>
<p>
Alan Selby has added a new section to his site, entitled
"Secondary Mathematics for Ages 11+, a Practical Approach."
</p>
<p>
"Secondary Mathematics" provides a coherent guide to technical
innovations that simplify the learning and teaching of
arithmetic and number theory practices, elementary and
advanced algebra, elementary and advanced geometry. The new
section ends with two calculus previews with a description of
a light calculus course, more descriptive than deductive, aimed
at introducing the key ideas in differential and integral
calculus. The appendix "Calculus with Proofs for the Keen or
Gifted" describes how to reform calculus.
</p>
<p>
To better reflect his site's extent and intent, Selby has also
re-christened his site &mdash; originally called "Appetizers and
Lessons for Mathematics and Reason," and now "Logic and
Mathematics Skill &amp; Concept Development."
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