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11 January, 2013 Vol. 18, No. 2

THE MATH FORUM @ DREXEL INTERNET NEWS

IAS/PCMI Applications Due for Summer 2013
Math Mistakes | Reel Math Video Contest Voting Has Begun

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Reminder: apply by Thursday, January 31st, to attend the 2013
Summer Session of IAS/PCMI, the Park City Mathematics Institute
(PCMI) of the Institute for Advanced Study (IAS). This three-
week residential program takes place in Park City, Utah, from
June 30 - July 20, 2013.

Teachers receive full support and a stipend during the Summer
Session. In addition, 6 quarter-credits of 400-level
mathematics are available from the University of Washington.

To learn more about the Secondary School Teachers Program
(SSTP), visit

http://pcmi.ias.edu/program-sstp/

The Math Forum hosts information on PCMI's K-12 programs here,
including SSTP working sites dating back to 2001:

http://mathforum.org/pcmi/

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

"This challenge helped me go beyond the content in the textbook
by making me think in different ways about triangle sides,
square roots, and the Pythagorean theorem. I had to make
decisions about how to solve the problem, about the validity
of the different answers I had gotten, and on how to go about
explaining how I got my answers. I investigated by asking my
teacher (Ms. Winne) several questions, and I received a few
small hints that planted the seed of the tall tree that I
climbed to the answer. I have used the Pythagorean theorem in
the past, on sites like Alcumus, but have never used it in a
problem as complex as this one. It was fun and challenging at
the same time. My dad has been talking to me a lot about
proving the Pythagorean theorem. It is a very useful theorem
and I would like to learn more about it and how to prove it."

- Ben, highlighted in the Geometry PoW's Latest Solution

http://mathforum.org/pows/solution.htm?publication=4162

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MATH MISTAKES

http://mathmistakes.org/

Every day since last summer, New York City high school math
teacher Michael Pershan has posted a photo of a math error made
by a student -- and invited other teachers to come analyze and
discuss the misunderstandings behind those mistakes.

Browse his blog by Common Core State Standards (CCSS) or
the categories

- Elementary School
- Geometry
- Middle School
- Algebra 1
- Algebra 2
- Trigonometry
- Calculus

Share interesting student work from your own classroom by
emailing pictures to mathmistakes@gmail.com.

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Now taking place: math education conversation of the day

"Can you recommend iPad apps that are good for integer review
and practice? Can you point me to a place where I can find
reviews of applications for middle school?"

- Sherry, posted to the middle school (grades 5-8) discussion
group of the Association of Math Teachers of New York State

http://mathforum.org/kb/thread.jspa?threadID=2428405

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REEL MATH VIDEO CONTEST VOTING HAS BEGUN

http://reelmath.org/videos

Come watch short math videos made by US middle school
students -- and vote for your favorite before Thursday,
February 28th, in this contest run by MATHCOUNTS!

Browse the newest or "most liked" five minute-long clips; or
search by keyword, school name, Common Core State Standard,
key math topic, US state, or problem number from the 2012-2013
MATHCOUNTS School Handbook, freely available for download here:

http://mathcounts.org/handbook

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(PCMI) of the Institute for Advanced Study (IAS). This three-
week residential program takes place in Park City, Utah, from
June 30 - July 20, 2013.
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Teachers receive full support and a stipend during the Summer
Session. In addition, 6 quarter-credits of 400-level
mathematics are available from the University of Washington.
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To learn more about the Secondary School Teachers Program
(SSTP), visit
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"This challenge helped me go beyond the content in the textbook
by making me think in different ways about triangle sides,
square roots, and the Pythagorean theorem. I had to make
decisions about how to solve the problem, about the validity
of the different answers I had gotten, and on how to go about
explaining how I got my answers. I investigated by asking my
teacher (Ms. Winne) several questions, and I received a few
small hints that planted the seed of the tall tree that I
climbed to the answer. I have used the Pythagorean theorem in
the past, on sites like Alcumus, but have never used it in a
problem as complex as this one. It was fun and challenging at
the same time. My dad has been talking to me a lot about
proving the Pythagorean theorem. It is a very useful theorem
and I would like to learn more about it and how to prove it."
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- Ben, highlighted in the Geometry PoW's Latest Solution
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<a href="http://mathforum.org/pows/solution.htm?publication=4162">http://mathforum.org/pows/solution.htm?publication=4162</a>
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Every day since last summer, New York City high school math
teacher Michael Pershan has posted a photo of a math error made
by a student &mdash; and invited other teachers to come analyze and
discuss the misunderstandings behind those mistakes.
</p>
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Browse his blog by Common Core State Standards (CCSS) or
the categories
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Elementary School
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Geometry
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Middle School
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Algebra 1
</li>
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Algebra 2
</li>
<li>
Trigonometry
</li>
<li>
Calculus
</li>
</ul>
<p>
Share interesting student work from your own classroom by
emailing pictures to <a href="mailto:mathmistakes@gmail.com">mathmistakes@gmail.com</a>.
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"Can you recommend iPad apps that are good for integer review
and practice? Can you point me to a place where I can find
reviews of applications for middle school?"
<dd>
- Sherry, posted to the middle school (grades 5-8) discussion
group of the Association of Math Teachers of New York State
<dd>
<a href="http://mathforum.org/kb/thread.jspa?threadID=2428405">http://mathforum.org/kb/thread.jspa?threadID=2428405</a>
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<p><strong><font color="#003399">Reel Math Video Contest Voting Has Begun</font></strong></p>
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<a href="http://reelmath.org/videos">http://reelmath.org/videos</a>
</p>
<p>
Come watch short math videos made by US middle school
students &mdash; and vote for your favorite before Thursday,
February 28th, in this contest run by MATHCOUNTS!
</p>
<p>
Browse the newest or "most liked" five minute-long clips; or
search by keyword, school name, Common Core State Standard,
key math topic, US state, or problem number from the 2012-2013
MATHCOUNTS School Handbook, freely available for download here:
</p>
<p align="center"><a href="http://mathcounts.org/handbook">http://mathcounts.org/handbook</a></p>
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