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31 August, 2012 Vol. 17, No. 35

THE MATH FORUM @ DREXEL INTERNET NEWS

Before Your Students Arrive
Dyscalculator | MAA eBooks on Sale

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http://www.nctm.org/resources/content.aspx?id=23463

The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) has
assembled ten suggestions for how to prepare your math
classroom for the coming academic year.

The one paragraph-long tips include

- create a classroom that engages you and your kids
- know and believe in all your students
- have a "NO NAME" folder
- share your success

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Now taking place: math education conversation of the day

"When it becomes well known (hopefully very soon) that the
prevailing curriculum's 'sequence and order' are neither
natural nor healthy ... and that the major reason why so few
are 'good at it' is because of how badly it is sequenced and
ordered (it was designed by guesswork) ... and that a drastic
reorganization produces dramatically improved productivity ...
might we then ask what causes curricular myopia?"

- Clyde, posted to the math-teach discussion

http://mathforum.org/kb/message.jspa?messageID=7882185

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DYSCALCULATOR

http://www.dyscalculator.com/

A new calculator app made its first public demonstration last
month at the 12th International Congress on Mathematical
Education (ICME).

Designed to help dyscalculics, Dyscalculator shows quantities
in multiple representations: as digits, as words, and (for
comparisons) graphically. It also speaks figures aloud and
rounds numbers.

Dyscalculator runs on the iPhone, iPad, and Android. It was
developed with the support of the Danish Ministry of Education.

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Now taking place: math education conversation of the day

"I've had interests similar to yours in finding 2nd roots and a
while back implemented some well-known algorithm. I'm not
revisiting the details tonight, although I did tweak the code
for the latest Python for testing purposes.

- Kirby, posted to the math-teach discussion

http://mathforum.org/kb/message.jspa?messageID=7882141

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MAA EBOOKS ON SALE

http://www.maa.org/ebooks/Sale_Aug.html

The Mathematical Association of America (MAA) recently
discounted several dozen eBooks, including

- An Episodic History of Mathematics: Mathematical Culture
through Problem Solving, by Steven G. Krantz
- Geometry Revisited, by H.S.M. Coxeter and S.L. Greitzer
- Solve This, by James Tanton

To save an additional 5% on this back-to-school sale, look for
the coupon code posted on the MAA Books Blog:

http://maabooks.blogspot.com/

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The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) has
assembled ten suggestions for how to prepare your math
classroom for the coming academic year.
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The one paragraph-long tips include
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create a classroom that engages you and your kids
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know and believe in all your students
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have a "NO NAME" folder
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share your success
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"When it becomes well known (hopefully very soon) that the
prevailing curriculum's 'sequence and order' are neither
natural nor healthy ... and that the major reason why so few
are 'good at it' is because of how badly it is sequenced and
ordered (it was designed by guesswork) ... and that a drastic
reorganization produces dramatically improved productivity ...
might we then ask what causes curricular myopia?"
<dd>
- Clyde, posted to the math-teach discussion
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<a href="http://mathforum.org/kb/message.jspa?messageID=7882185">http://mathforum.org/kb/message.jspa?messageID=7882185</a>
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<a href="http://www.dyscalculator.com/">http://www.dyscalculator.com/</a>
</p>
<p>
A new calculator app made its first public demonstration last
month at the 12th International Congress on Mathematical
Education (ICME).
</p>
<p>
Designed to help dyscalculics, Dyscalculator shows quantities
in multiple representations: as digits, as words, and (for
comparisons) graphically. It also speaks figures aloud and
rounds numbers.
</p>
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Dyscalculator runs on the iPhone, iPad, and Android. It was
developed with the support of the Danish Ministry of Education.
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"I've had interests similar to yours in finding 2nd roots and a
while back implemented some well-known algorithm. I'm not
revisiting the details tonight, although I did tweak the code
for the latest Python for testing purposes."
<dd>
- Kirby, posted to the math-teach discussion
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<a href="http://mathforum.org/kb/message.jspa?messageID=7882141">http://mathforum.org/kb/message.jspa?messageID=7882141</a>
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<a href="http://www.maa.org/ebooks/Sale_Aug.html">http://www.maa.org/ebooks/Sale_Aug.html</a>
</p>
<p>
The Mathematical Association of America (MAA) recently
discounted several dozen eBooks, including
</p>
<ul>
<li>
<i>An Episodic History of Mathematics: Mathematical Culture
through Problem Solving</i>, by Steven G. Krantz
</li>
<li>
<i>Geometry Revisited</i>, by H.S.M. Coxeter and S.L. Greitzer
</li>
<li>
<i>Solve This</i>, by James Tanton
</li>
</ul>
<p>
To save an additional 5% on this back-to-school sale, look for
the coupon code posted on the MAA Books Blog:
</p>
<p align="center"><a href="http://maabooks.blogspot.com/">http://maabooks.blogspot.com/</a></p>
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