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4 May, 2012 Vol. 17, No. 18

THE MATH FORUM @ DREXEL INTERNET NEWS

Math Forum Exhibit Hall Handouts from NCSM and NCTM
myMathUniverse | AMS Mathematical Moments

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the annual meeting of the National Council of Teachers of
Mathematics (NCTM), but you would like additional copies of
our handouts?

Feel free to access the printed matter (in PDF format)
distributed recently at our Philadelphia booths, including
information on our Professional Development program and samples
from our Problems of the Week program.

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

"The most common rationale students gave for who would have
more money in the long run went something like, 'Yes, because
eventually 10% of 1,000 (Bill's investment) will exceed adding
$1,000 each year (Curtis).' Avery from Hershey Middle School
took the calculations a bit farther, adding 'Eventually, 10%
of Bill's retirement money may be more than $1000, but his
total would have to be $10,000, and he may or may not retire
that late.' If you weren't sure how to calculate Bill's total
just given the year, you could do what Adam S. of Highlands
Elementary School did, which is write a rule to calculate
Bill's total based on last year's total."

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

http://mathforum.org/pows/solution.htm?publication=4061

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myMathUniverse

http://mymathuniverse.com/

A free site with videos to help students with math homework,
challenge them with new problems, and build their confidence
debuted at the NCTM annual meeting last week.

myMathUniverse supports Pearson's new middle grades math
program, digits, a curriculum written entirely to the Common
Core State Standards (CCSS) which leverages technology to
personalize student learning and optimize class
instructional time.

Featuring actress Danica McKellar, author of "Math Doesn't
Suck" and the forthcoming "Girls Get Curves: Geometry Takes
Shape," myMathUniverse also includes the channels

- The Rappin' Mathematician, fun videos created by 2009
California Teacher of the Year Alex Kajitan with rap songs
about core math concepts
- Alley Oop, online activities for learning math concepts and
free tutoring from math experts
- Manga High, a collection of casual online math games
developed using the Japanese manga style of animation
- Virtual Nerd, which lets students choose their own path
through math content with step-by-step tutorials and a
dynamic whiteboard

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Now taking place: math education conversation of the hour

"I see a lot of math-ed connections with next month's transit
of Venus. One can today probably achieve impressive accuracy on
measuring the distance to Venus, and hence, of the length of 1
AU, by having two widely separated observers each make a single,
simultaneous, hydrogen-alpha image of the sun and the dot of
Venus on its face. Obviously, we can now directly measure the
distance to Venus or Mars by using radar or even our own
spacecraft. But I still think this is a neat idea. After all,
this is why Captain Cook went to the Pacific Ocean!"

- Guy, posted to the mathedcc discussion group

http://mathforum.org/kb/thread.jspa?threadID=2376030

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AMS MATHEMATICAL MOMENTS

http://www.ams.org/samplings/mathmoments/browsemoments?cat=recent

The American Mathematical Society now boasts over 100
Mathematical Moments. Each free PDF sheet describes how
mathematics helps solve a problem in science, nature,
technology, or human culture.

The latest Mathematical Moments include

- Describing the Oceans
- Making Movies Come Alive
- Designing Aircraft
- Securing Internet Communication
- Deciphering DNA

The web portal also offers podcast interviews with experts in
these applied mathematical topics, some of which are translated
into Spanish, French, German, Portuguese, Arabic, Japanese,
Chinese, Hebrew, Greek, and Russian.

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Did you miss us in the Sponsor Display area at the annual
conference of the National Council of Supervisors of
Mathematics (NCSM)? Maybe you found us in the Exhibit Hall at
the annual meeting of the National Council of Teachers of
Mathematics (NCTM), but you would like additional copies of
our handouts?
</p>
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Feel free to access the printed matter (in PDF format)
distributed recently at our Philadelphia booths, including
information on our Professional Development program and samples
from our Problems of the Week program.
</p>
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"The most common rationale students gave for who would have
more money in the long run went something like, 'Yes, because
eventually 10% of 1,000 (Bill's investment) will exceed adding
$1,000 each year (Curtis).' Avery from Hershey Middle School
took the calculations a bit farther, adding 'Eventually, 10%
of Bill's retirement money may be more than $1000, but his
total would have to be $10,000, and he may or may not retire
that late.' If you weren't sure how to calculate Bill's total
just given the year, you could do what Adam S. of Highlands
Elementary School did, which is write a rule to calculate
Bill's total based on last year's total."
<dd>
- Max, commenting on the Algebra PoW's Latest Solution
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<a href="http://mathforum.org/pows/solution.htm?publication=4061">http://mathforum.org/pows/solution.htm?publication=4061</a>
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<p><strong><font color="#003399">myMathUniverse</font></strong></p>
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<a href="http://mymathuniverse.com/">http://mymathuniverse.com/</a>
</p>
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A free site with videos to help students with math homework,
challenge them with new problems, and build their confidence
debuted at the NCTM annual meeting last week.
</p>
<p>
myMathUniverse supports Pearson's new middle grades math
program, digits, a curriculum written entirely to the Common
Core State Standards (CCSS) which leverages technology to
personalize student learning and optimize class
instructional time.
</p>
<p>
Featuring actress Danica McKellar, author of <i>Math Doesn't
Suck</i> and the forthcoming <i>Girls Get Curves: Geometry Takes
Shape</i>, myMathUniverse also includes the channels
</p>
<ul>
<li>
The Rappin' Mathematician, fun videos created by 2009
California Teacher of the Year Alex Kajitan with rap songs
about core math concepts
</li>
<li>
Alley Oop, online activities for learning math concepts and
free tutoring from math experts
</li>
<li>
Manga High, a collection of casual online math games
developed using the Japanese manga style of animation
</li>
<li>
Virtual Nerd, which lets students choose their own path
through math content with step-by-step tutorials and a
dynamic whiteboard
</li>
</ul>
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"I see a lot of math-ed connections with next month's transit
of Venus. One can today probably achieve impressive accuracy on
measuring the distance to Venus, and hence, of the length of 1
AU, by having two widely separated observers each make a single,
simultaneous, hydrogen-alpha image of the sun and the dot of
Venus on its face. Obviously, we can now directly measure the
distance to Venus or Mars by using radar or even our own
spacecraft. But I still think this is a neat idea. After all,
this is why Captain Cook went to the Pacific Ocean!"
<dd>
- Guy, posted to the mathedcc discussion group
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<a href="http://mathforum.org/kb/thread.jspa?threadID=2376030">http://mathforum.org/kb/thread.jspa?threadID=2376030</a>
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<p><strong><font color="#003399">AMS Mathematical Moments</font></strong></p>
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<a href="http://www.ams.org/samplings/mathmoments/browsemoments?cat=recent">http://www.ams.org/samplings/mathmoments/browsemoments?cat=recent</a>
</p>
<p>
The American Mathematical Society now boasts over 100
Mathematical Moments. Each free PDF sheet describes how
mathematics helps solve a problem in science, nature,
technology, or human culture.
</p>
<p>
The latest Mathematical Moments include
</p>
<ul>
<li>
Describing the Oceans
</li>
<li>
Making Movies Come Alive
</li>
<li>
Designing Aircraft
</li>
<li>
Securing Internet Communication
</li>
<li>
Deciphering DNA
</li>
</ul>
<p>
The web portal also offers podcast interviews with experts in
these applied mathematical topics, some of which are translated
into Spanish, French, German, Portuguese, Arabic, Japanese,
Chinese, Hebrew, Greek, and Russian.
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