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15 June, 2012 Vol. 17, No. 24

THE MATH FORUM @ DREXEL INTERNET NEWS

The Math Forum @ 20 | Elementary Math Enrichment
NBA Math Hoops' Classroom Kit National Giveaway

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Take a trip down memory lane, and then help us celebrate what
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http://mathforum.org/blogs/happy-birthday-math-forum/

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"A lot of students showed that they know how to read a diagram
when it looks like you aren't given very much information. Nice
work, everyone! But there was one thing in particular that most
students didn't explain very well, if they explained it
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- Annie, commenting on the FunPoW's Latest Solution

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ELEMENTARY MATH ENRICHMENT

http://math.schaubroeck.net/school.html

Earlier this week, a math professor wrote in to share the
enrichment materials she developed last semester in conjunction
with Colorado Springs School District 11. Suitable for
accelerated 4th and 5th graders, Dr. Schaubroeck's 70 lessons,
grouped into units, include solutions and teacher guides:

- Ancient Mathematics (Mayan math, in base 20; and Egyptian
math, which lacks zero)
- Baseball Statistics
- Fibonacci Numbers
- Games of Skill
- Graphs and Networks
- Iteration
- Mobius Bands
- Pick's Theorem
- Polygonal Numbers
- Statistics in the Library
- Tangram Puzzles

Schaubroeck, who teaches at the United States Air Force
Academy, asks that "users voluntarily send a quick email to let
me know that they are using my materials." Just click the
word "email" at the end of the first paragraph of the link
above, or refer to the bottom of her PDF downloads.

Schaubroeck let us know about her lessons by suggesting them to
the Internet Math Library, which today boasts over 10,000
math and math education websites. Share your own by visiting

http://mathforum.org/library/add.html

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Now taking place: math education conversation of the hour

"We understand what is technically mathematically correct, but
the issue is, is it worth taking 33% of the credit off on this
question because of that concept on an Algebra 1 exam?"

- Katherine, posted to the secondary (grades 9-12) discussion
group of the Association of Math Teachers of New York State

http://mathforum.org/kb/message.jspa?messageID=7837547

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NBA MATH HOOPS' CLASSROOM KIT NATIONAL GIVEAWAY

http://nbamathhoops.org/news/

NBA Math Hoops is giving away their math curriculum classroom
kits to middle school teachers and after school
program coordinators.

NBA Math Hoops' card game leverages the influence that National
Basketball Association (NBA) and Women's National Basketball
Association (WNBA) stars have on American youth. Gameplay
simulates a regulation basketball game, with pairs of students
racing against a shot clock to do math correctly for a chance
to take a shot with a member of their personally drafted team
of NBA and WNBA players, complete with those players' real
shooting percentages. Math explorations allow students to
investigate and make meaning of the intricacies of the game, and
provide multiple opportunities for students to apply many of the
Common Core State Standards (CCSS) Mathematical Practices.

The classroom kit giveaway, jumpstarted by the Hasbro
Foundation, anticipates NBA Math Hoops' national launch this
autumn. Apply for your kit, valued at $300, here:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/NBAMHGiveaway

Learn more about NBA Math Hoops, results of their pilot tests,
CEO and recently named Black Male Achievement Fellow Khalil
Fuller, and more at

http://nbamathhoops.org/

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In the course of milestone achievements such as the launch of
Virtual Math Teams and the publication of Ask Dr. Math books,
the Forum has racked up many awards:
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"A lot of students showed that they know how to read a diagram
when it looks like you aren't given very much information. Nice
work, everyone! But there was one thing in particular that most
students didn't explain very well, if they explained it
at all...."
<dd>
- Annie, commenting on the FunPoW's Latest Solution
<dd>
<a href="http://mathforum.org/pows/solution.htm?publication=4078">http://mathforum.org/pows/solution.htm?publication=4078</a>
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<p><strong><font color="#003399">Elementary Math Enrichment</font></strong></p>
<p align="center">
<a href="http://math.schaubroeck.net/school.html">http://math.schaubroeck.net/school.html</a>
</p>
<p>
Earlier this week, a math professor wrote in to share the
enrichment materials she developed last semester in conjunction
with Colorado Springs School District 11. Suitable for
accelerated 4th and 5th graders, Dr. Schaubroeck's 70 lessons,
grouped into units, include solutions and teacher guides:
</p>
<ul>
<li>
Ancient Mathematics (Mayan math, in base 20; and Egyptian
math, which lacks zero)
</li>
<li>
Baseball Statistics
</li>
<li>
Fibonacci Numbers
</li>
<li>
Games of Skill
</li>
<li>
Graphs and Networks
</li>
<li>
Iteration
</li>
<li>
Mobius Bands
</li>
<li>
Pick's Theorem
</li>
<li>
Polygonal Numbers
</li>
<li>
Statistics in the Library
</li>
<li>
Tangram Puzzles
</li>
</ul>
<p>
Schaubroeck, who teaches at the United States Air Force
Academy, asks that "users voluntarily send a quick email to let
me know that they are using my materials." Just click the
word "email" at the end of the first paragraph of the link
above, or refer to the bottom of her PDF downloads.
</p>
<p>
Schaubroeck let us know about her lessons by suggesting them to
the Internet Math Library, which today boasts over 10,000
math and math education websites. Share your own by visiting
</p>
<p align="center"><a href="http://mathforum.org/library/add.html">http://mathforum.org/library/add.html</a></p>
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<dt>
"We understand what is technically mathematically correct, but
the issue is, is it worth taking 33% of the credit off on this
question because of that concept on an Algebra 1 exam?"
<dd>
- Katherine, posted to the secondary (grades 9-12) discussion group of the Association of Math Teachers of New York State
<dd>
<a href="http://mathforum.org/kb/message.jspa?messageID=7837547">http://mathforum.org/kb/message.jspa?messageID=7837547</a>
</p>
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<p><strong><font color="#003399">NBA Math Hoops' Classroom Kit National Giveaway</font></strong></p>
<p align="center">
<a href="http://nbamathhoops.org/news/">http://nbamathhoops.org/news/</a>
</p>
<p>
NBA Math Hoops is giving away their math curriculum classroom
kits to middle school teachers and after school
program coordinators.
</p>
<p>
NBA Math Hoops' card game leverages the influence that National
Basketball Association (NBA) and Women's National Basketball
Association (WNBA) stars have on American youth. Gameplay
simulates a regulation basketball game, with pairs of students
racing against a shot clock to do math correctly for a chance
to take a shot with a member of their personally drafted team
of NBA and WNBA players, complete with those players' real
shooting percentages. Math explorations allow students to
investigate and make meaning of the intricacies of the game, and
provide multiple opportunities for students to apply many of the
Common Core State Standards (CCSS) Mathematical Practices.
</p>
<p>
The classroom kit giveaway, jumpstarted by the Hasbro
Foundation, anticipates NBA Math Hoops' national launch this
autumn. Apply for your kit, valued at $300, here:
</p>
<p align="center"><a href="https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/NBAMHGiveaway">https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/NBAMHGiveaway</a>
<p>
Learn more about NBA Math Hoops, results of their pilot tests,
CEO and recently named Black Male Achievement Fellow Khalil
Fuller, and more at
</p>
<p align="center"><a href="http://nbamathhoops.org/">http://nbamathhoops.org/</a></p>
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