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21 September, 2012 Vol. 17, No. 38

THE MATH FORUM @ DREXEL INTERNET NEWS

Elmo Does the Math Musically
Fall Fermi Math League | Toshiba America Foundation Grants

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ELMO DOES THE MATH MUSICALLY

http://www.sesameworkshop.org/season43/news/press-release/

This coming Monday, 24 September, Sesame Workshop launches the
43rd season of Sesame Street with a new segment and interactive
experience. Entitled "Elmo: The Musical," each of the ten
11-minute episode invites kids to sing, dance, play and imagine
along with Elmo on a math-filled adventure.

"We took what everyone loves best about Elmo, his singing and
dancing, and created imaginative mini-musicals that highlight
a math curriculum in a really fun way," according to
Carol-Lynn Parente, Executive Producer of Sesame Street.

"Elmo: The Musical" will be a "transmedia property" accessible
to kids on multiple platforms, including mobile devices. Visit
sesamestreet.org for new games, clips, and activities to learn
math skills and play with Elmo.

Other season highlights include new "Super Grover 2.0"
segments and celebrity appearances by athletes Blake Griffin
and Matt Kemp; musicians Colbie Caillat and Common; Supreme
Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor; and actors ranging from Don
Cheadle and Amy Ryan to Maya Rudolph and Jon Hamm.

Over the decades, Sesame Street has aired more than 500
segments about numbers and counting. Browse or search the
digital collection for short videos of Cookie Monster, Bert,
Ernie, Big Bird, Elmo, Count Von Count, and other beloved
furry friends:

http://www.sesamestreet.org/videos#media/video_85eeb1a7-3066-4d61-b815-73d9c0f4594e

For your local PBS affiliate's broadcast times of Sesame
Street, the most widely viewed children's series in the
world, visit

http://pbskids.org/tvschedules/index.html

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

"For this problem, I used reasoning and an understanding of
functions rather that computation to solve this problem."

- Nicholas, highlighted in the Algebra PoW's Latest Solution

http://mathforum.org/pows/solution.htm?publication=4114

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FALL FERMI MATH LEAGUE

http://district287.org/fermi/

Do you like to measure, estimate, and play around with
technology? Then join the Fermi Off-the-Wall Math League!

This Internet-based math competition welcomes students in
grades 1-9 from around the world who seek enrichment, small
group work, and creative, technology-rich experiences.

A Fermi question is posed with limited information given.
For example,

- How many water balloons would it take to fill
grandma's bathtub?
- How many cockroaches will fill the trunk of a VW Beetle?
- How much fabric would it take to make a camo-suit for
Moby Dick?
- How many eggs would fit in the Trojan Horse's body?

Fermi questions require that students ask many more questions;
emphasize process rather than "the" answer; demand
communication and writing; and utilize estimation, rounding
numbers and guesses.

The six-week Fall '12 season of Fermi Math starts Tuesday,
25 September.

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

"...congratulations to the first submitter in the new
Trig & Calculus Problems of the Week, Alex N. from West Mercer
Elementary School,...."

- Max Ray, commenting on the Trig & Calculus Problem of the
Week: Goose Bay Mountain

http://mathforum.org/pows/solution.htm?publication=4116

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TOSHIBA AMERICA FOUNDATION GRANTS

http://www.toshiba.com/taf/k5.jsp

Passionate about making mathematics more engaging for your
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See the Toshiba America Foundation site for past recipients,
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Monday, 1 October!

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<a href="http://www.sesameworkshop.org/season43/news/press-release/">http://www.sesameworkshop.org/season43/news/press-release/</a>
</p>
<p>
This coming Monday, 24 September, Sesame Workshop launches the
43rd season of Sesame Street with a new segment and interactive
experience. Entitled "Elmo: The Musical," each of the ten
11-minute episode invites kids to sing, dance, play and imagine
along with Elmo on a math-filled adventure.
</p>
<p>
"We took what everyone loves best about Elmo, his singing and
dancing, and created imaginative mini-musicals that highlight
a math curriculum in a really fun way," according to
Carol-Lynn Paren!
te, Executive Producer of Sesame Street.
</p>
<p>
"Elmo: The Musical" will be a "transmedia property" accessible
to kids on multiple platforms, including mobile devices. Visit
<a href="http://sesamestreet.org">http://sesamestreet.org</a> for new games, clips, and activities to learn
math skills and play with Elmo.
</p>
<p>
Other season highlights include new "Super Grover 2.0"
segments and celebrity appearances by athletes Blake Griffin
and Matt Kemp; musicians Colbie Caillat and Common; Supreme
Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor; and actors ranging from Don
Cheadle and Amy Ryan to Maya Rudolph and Jon Hamm.
</p>
<p>
Over the decades, Sesame Street has aired more than 500
segments about numbers and counting. Browse or search the
digital collection for short videos of Cookie Monster, Bert,
Ernie, Big Bird, Elmo, Count Von Count, and other beloved
furry friends:
</p>
<p align="center"><a href="http://www.sesamestreet.org/videos#media/video_85eeb1a7-3066-4d61-b815-73d9c0!
f4594e">
http://www.sesamestreet.org/videos#media/video_</a><br><a href="http://www.sesamestreet.org/videos#media/video_85eeb1a7-3066-4d61-b815-73d9c0f4594e">85eeb1a7-3066-4d61-b815-73d9c0f4594e</a></p>

<p>For your local PBS affiliate's broadcast times of Sesame
Street, the most widely viewed children's series in the
world, visit</p>
<p align="center"><a href="http://pbskids.org/tvschedules/index.html">http://pbskids.org/tvschedules/index.html</a></p>
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"For this problem, I used reasoning and an understanding of functions rather that computation to solve this problem."</dt>
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- Nicholas, highlighted in the Algebra PoW's Latest Solution</dd>
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<a href="http://mathforum.org/pows/solution.htm?publication=4114">http://mathforum.org/pows/solution.htm?publication=4114</a></!
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<p><strong><font color="#003399">Fall Fermi Math League</font></strong></p>
<p align="center">
<a href="http://district287.org/fermi/">http://district287.org/fermi/</a>
</p>
<p>
Do you like to measure, estimate, and play around with
technology? Then join the Fermi Off-the-Wall Math League!
</p>
<p>
This Internet-based math competition welcomes students in
grades 1-9 from around the world who seek enrichment, small
group work, and creative, technology-rich experiences.
</p>
<p>A Fermi question is posed with limited information given.
For example,</p>
<ul>
<li>How many water balloons would it take to fill grandma's bathtub?</li>
<li>How many cockroaches will fill the trunk of a VW Beetle?</li>
<li>How much fabric would it take to make a camo-suit for Moby Dick?</li>
<li>How many eggs would fit in the Trojan Horse's body?</li>
</ul>
<p>
Fermi questions require that students ask many more!
questions;
emphasize process rather than "the" answer; demand
communication and writing; and utilize estimation, rounding
numbers and guesses.
</p>
<p>The six-week Fall '12 season of Fermi Math starts Tuesday, 25 September.</p>
</font></p>

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"...congratulations to the first submitter in the new Trig &amp; Calculus Problems of the Week, Alex N. from West Mercer Elementary School,...."</dt>
<dd>
- Max Ray, commenting on the</dd>
<dd>Trig &amp; Calculus Problem of the Week: Goose Bay Mountain</dd>
<dd>
<a href="http://mathforum.org/pows/solution.htm?publication=4116">http://mathforum.org/pows/solution.htm?publication=4116</a></dd>
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Passionate about making mathematics more engaging for your
students in grades K-5? The Toshiba America Foundation is
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<p>See the Toshiba America Foundation site for past recipients,
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