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13 July, 2012 Vol. 17, No. 28

THE MATH FORUM @ DREXEL INTERNET NEWS

MathDash Scores Historic Imagine Cup Win
The Bridges Conference| Rex Boggs' Recent Uploads

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MATHDASH SCORES HISTORIC IMAGINE CUP WIN

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/news/Press/2012/Jul12/07-10ImagineCup12PR.aspx

On Tuesday this week, MathDash took First Place at the
Microsoft Imagine Cup World Championship.

Competing against the more than 350 students from 75
countries who reached the finals, held in Sydney -- out of an
original pool of some 250,000 registrants representing more
than 190 nations -- the trio from Drexel University became the
first US team in the competition's ten-year history to score a
victory for a main category entry.

In the semester since we first featured this basic arithmetic
game for Windows phones, its student developers went on to
release a beta version for the PC:

http://www.ntaylormullen.com/MathDash/

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Now taking place: math education conversation of the day

"I am on my way to California (from BC) and the traffic through
Seattle gave me time to think. Would a Dirchlet prior do
the trick [for determining the fairness of 20-sided dice based
on a dataset of 1000 rolls]?"

- Steve, posted to the ap-stat discussion

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THE BRIDGES CONFERENCE

http://bridgesmathart.org/bridges-2012/

The largest mathematics and art interdisciplinary conference in
the world comes to Towson University (Maryland)
July 25-29, 2012.

This year's Bridges Conference features presentations of full
and short papers, hands-on workshops, invited talks, an art
exhibition, a math/art short movie festival, a theatre night, a
music night, a mathematical poetry reading, a math/art
excursion, and a family day.

Hurry: the last day for advanced registration is tomorrow,
Saturday, 14 July.

http://bridgesmathart.org/bridges-2012/2012-registration/

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Now taking place: math education conversation of the day

"Combo is a terrible idea. Would they combine Algebra and
Geometry students in one class? How about French and Spanish?
Same idea. Your results this year were very good... do your
administrators have some kind of death wish?"

- Susan, posted to the ap-calculus discussion

http://mathforum.org/kb/message.jspa?messageID=7849164

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REX BOGGS' RECENT UPLOADS

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/cnfkl1a3enm8r7o/rU3_gtI4Br

At the recent Queensland (Australia) Association of Mathematics
Teachers Annual Conference, Rex Boggs delivered the closing
address. He has since uploaded his presentation, along with a
selection of his all-time favorite middle school math
activities -- all freely downloadable.

Boggs' flipcharts come in two versions: annotated PDFs; and
fully interactive .flipchart files, which require
Promethean ActivInspire.

When not teaching middle school math, which he has done for 40
years in schools from New York City to Papua New Guinea, Boggs
moderates the Technology in Maths Education User Group,
tinspire Google Groups discussion, and math-learn Yahoo!
mailing list -- each featured in these pages before.

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<p><font size="2" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">MathDash Scores Historic Imagine Cup Win</font></p>
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<p><strong><font color="#003399">MathDash Scores Historic Imagine Cup Win</font></strong></p>
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<a href="http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/news/Press/2012/Jul12/07-10ImagineCup12PR.aspx">http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/news/Press/2012/Jul12/</a><br><a href="http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/news/Press/2012/Jul12/07-10ImagineCup12PR.aspx">07-10ImagineCup12PR.aspx</a>
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On Tuesday this week, MathDash took First Place at the
Microsoft Imagine Cup World Championship.
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Competing against the more than 350 students from 75
countries who reached the finals, held in Sydney &mdash; out of an
original pool of some 250,000 registrants representing more
than 190 nations &mdash; the trio from Drexel University became the
first US team in the competition's ten-year history to score a
victory for a main category entry.
</p>
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In the semester since we first featured this basic arithmetic
game for Windows phones, its student developers went on to
release a beta version for the PC:
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<p align="center"><a href="http://www.ntaylormullen.com/MathDash/">http://www.ntaylormullen.com/MathDash/</a></p>
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"I am on my way to California (from BC) and the traffic through
Seattle gave me time to think. Would a Dirchlet prior do
the trick [for determining the fairness of 20-sided dice based
on a dataset of 1000 rolls]?"
<dd>
- Steve, posted to the ap-stat discussion
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<a href="http://mathforum.org/kb/message.jspa?messageID=7849197">http://mathforum.org/kb/message.jspa?messageID=7849197</a>
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<font color="#003399">The Bridges Conference</font>
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<a href="http://bridgesmathart.org/bridges-2012/">http://bridgesmathart.org/bridges-2012/</a>
</p>
<p>
The largest mathematics and art interdisciplinary conference in
the world comes to Towson University (Maryland)
July 25-29, 2012.
</p>
<p>
This year's Bridges Conference features presentations of full
and short papers, hands-on workshops, invited talks, an art
exhibition, a math/art short movie festival, a theatre night, a
music night, a mathematical poetry reading, a math/art
excursion, and a family day.
</p>
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Hurry: the last day for advanced registration is tomorrow,
Saturday, 14 July.
</p>
<p align="center"><a href="http://bridgesmathart.org/bridges-2012/2012-registration/">http://bridgesmathart.org/bridges-2012/2012-registration/</a></p>
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"Combo is a terrible idea. Would they combine Algebra and
Geometry students in one class? How about French and Spanish?
Same idea. Your results this year were very good... do your
administrators have some kind of death wish?"
<dd>
- Susan, posted to the ap-calculus discussion
<dd>
<a href="http://mathforum.org/kb/message.jspa?messageID=7849164">http://mathforum.org/kb/message.jspa?messageID=7849164</a>
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<p><strong><font color="#003399">Rex Boggs' Recent Uploads</font></strong></p>
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<a href="https://www.dropbox.com/sh/cnfkl1a3enm8r7o/rU3_gtI4Br">https://www.dropbox.com/sh/cnfkl1a3enm8r7o/rU3_gtI4Br</a>
</p>
<p>
At the recent Queensland (Australia) Association of Mathematics
Teachers Annual Conference, Rex Boggs delivered the closing
address. He has since uploaded his presentation, along with a
selection of his all-time favorite middle school math
activities &mdash; all freely downloadable.
</p>
<p>
Boggs' flipcharts come in two versions: annotated PDFs; and
fully interactive .flipchart files, which require
Promethean ActivInspire.
</p>
<p>
When not teaching middle school math, which he has done for 40
years in schools from New York City to Papua New Guinea, Boggs
moderates the Technology in Maths Education User Group,
tinspire Google Groups discussion, and math-learn Yahoo!
mailing list &mdash; each featured in these pages before.
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