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27 July, 2012 Vol. 17, No. 30

THE MATH FORUM @ DREXEL INTERNET NEWS

Math Forum Open House
Park City Mathematics Institute (PCMI), Summer 2012
Publishers' Criteria for Common Core

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PARK CITY MATHEMATICS INSTITUTE (PCMI), SUMMER 2012

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The 2012 Summer Session of the IAS/Park City Mathematics
Institute (PCMI) just wrapped up in Park City, Utah, last week.
More than sixty teachers from around the US and world
participated in PCMI's Secondary School Teachers Program
(SSTP). For their three weeks of problem sets, activities,
reflections, handouts, and many other resources, visit the
Class Notes page:

http://mathforum.org/pcmi/hstp/sum2012/morning/

Math for America has sent Teaching Fellows and Master Teachers
to PCMI since 2009:

http://mathforum.org/pcmi/mfa/

The Committee on Teachers as Professionals (c-TaP) met the
first week of PCMI, revising and refining the CCSS toolkit.
Check out their PowerPoint presentations:

http://mathforum.org/pcmi/ctap/

The Service, Teaching and Research (STaR) Project is an
induction program for recent doctoral graduates in mathematics
education, held in conjunction with PCMI:

http://mathforum.org/pcmi/star/

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Now taking place: math education conversation of the day

"All you need now is a geometric interpretation of log i. For
an imaginary number the log is i times the phase, but I'm not
sure that is really an interpretation."

- Richard, posted to the sci.math discussion

http://mathforum.org/kb/message.jspa?messageID=7853898

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PUBLISHERS' CRITERIA FOR COMMON CORE

http://corestandards.org/assets/Math_Publishers_Criteria_K-8_Summer%202012_FINAL.pdf

The lead writers of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) in
mathematics have finalized a set of guidelines for curricular
materials. The freely downloadable 24-page document aims to
guide the work of educational publishers in developing
textbooks and other instructional materials, as well as states
and school districts as they evaluate and select materials or
revise existing ones.

The second paragraph of the "Publishers' Criteria" document
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"Standards by themselves cannot raise achievement. Standards
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who do that. And standards don't implement themselves.
Education leaders from the state board to the building
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Publishers too have a crucial role to play in providing the
tools that teachers and students need to meet higher standards.
This document, developed by the CCSSM writing team, aims to
support faithful CCSSM implementation by providing criteria for
materials aligned to the Common Core State Standards for
Mathematics."

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"It was an enormous honor and privilege to be welcomed to
Twitter Math Camp. There were lots of things that made this
one of the best PD experiences ever: ..."
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- Max, posted to his blog
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The 2012 Summer Session of the IAS/Park City Mathematics
Institute (PCMI) just wrapped up in Park City, Utah, last week.
More than sixty teachers from around the US and world
participated in PCMI's Secondary School Teachers Program
(SSTP). For their three weeks of problem sets, activities,
reflections, handouts, and many other resources, visit the
Class Notes page:
</p>
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<a href="http://mathforum.org/pcmi/hstp/sum2012/morning/">http://mathforum.org/pcmi/hstp/sum2012/morning/</a>
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Math for America has sent Teaching Fellows and Master Teachers
to PCMI since 2009:
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<a href="http://mathforum.org/pcmi/mfa/">http://mathforum.org/pcmi/mfa/</a>
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The Committee on Teachers as Professionals (c-TaP) met the
first week of PCMI, revising and refining the CCSS toolkit.
Check out their PowerPoint presentations:
</p>
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<a href="http://mathforum.org/pcmi/ctap/">http://mathforum.org/pcmi/ctap/</a>
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The Service, Teaching and Research (STaR) Project is an
induction program for recent doctoral graduates in mathematics
education, held in conjunction with PCMI:
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"All you need now is a geometric interpretation of log i. For
an imaginary number the log is i times the phase, but I'm not
sure that is really an interpretation."
<dd>
- Richard, posted to the sci.math discussion
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<p><strong><font color="#003399">Publishers' Criteria for Common Core</font></strong></p>
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<a href="http://corestandards.org/assets/Math_Publishers_Criteria_K-8_Summer%202012_FINAL.pdf">http://corestandards.org/assets/</a><br><a href="http://corestandards.org/assets/Math_Publishers_Criteria_K-8_Summer%202012_FINAL.pdf">Math_Publishers_Criteria_</a><br><a href="http://corestandards.org/assets/Math_Publishers_Criteria_K-8_Summer%202012_FINAL.pdf">K-8_Summer%202012_FINAL.pdf</a>
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The lead writers of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) in
mathematics have finalized a set of guidelines for curricular
materials. The freely downloadable 24-page document aims to
guide the work of educational publishers in developing
textbooks and other instructional materials, as well as states
and school districts as they evaluate and select materials or
revise existing ones.
</p>
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The second paragraph of the "Publishers' Criteria" document
states:
</p>
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"Standards by themselves cannot raise achievement. Standards
don't stay up late at night working on lesson plans, or stay
after school making sure every student learns &mdash; it's teachers
who do that. And standards don't implement themselves.
Education leaders from the state board to the building
principal must make the Standards a reality in schools.
Publishers too have a crucial role to play in providing the
tools that teachers and students need to meet higher standards.
This document, developed by the CCSSM writing team, aims to
support faithful CCSSM implementation by providing criteria for
materials aligned to the Common Core State Standards for
Mathematics."
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