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29 March, 2013 Vol. 18, No. 13

THE MATH FORUM @ DREXEL INTERNET NEWS

Rubric: Implementing Standards for Mathematical Practice
Win a TI-84 Plus C Silver Edition Calculator
Math Awareness Month and Mathematics of Planet Earth 2013

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RUBRIC: IMPLEMENTING STANDARDS FOR MATHEMATICAL PRACTICE

http://mathforum.org/pcmi/hstp/resources/rubric/

Three teachers have developed a rubric that uses the eight
Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for Mathematical Practice to
evaluate classroom tasks and teacher actions.

A product of the Park City Mathematics Institute (PCMI)
Secondary School Teachers Program (SSTP), freely available as a
PDF or Microsoft Word document, join dozens of other PCMI
resources for educators:

http://mathforum.org/pcmi/hstp/resources.html

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"I know this because turning x + 1/x = 5 into a quadratic
equation and breaking out the quadratic formula will just be
too messy. Instead we find a pattern: (x + 1/x)^2 is
x^2 + (2 * x * 1/x) + 1/x^2 = x^2 + 1/x^2 + 2! (where the
explanation point is NOT factorial). But look here!...."

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

http://mathforum.org/pows/solution.htm?publication=4194

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This new, rechargeable model features all the familiar
functionality of TI-84 Plus Technology, now enhanced with
full-color capabilities. The TI-84 Plus C Silver Edition even
imports photos and overlays graphs for display on its back-lit,
high-resolution screen:

http://education.ti.com/84c

Open to legal residents of the United States aged thirteen and
older, this short essay contest opened Wednesday, and ends in
less than a month. Get inspiration -- and not a few
laughs -- by reviewing others' submissions, which so far
include poetic pleas, eulogies to TI-83s and TI-84s now out of
commission, tales of mathematical cunning and survival,
programming pranks, and at least one account of a prom
invitation projected via a TI calculator to a classroom TV:

http://promoshq.wildfireapp.com/website/6/contests/317256/voteable_entries

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Now taking place: math education conversation of the day

"This book is an experiment in a new way to put together an
edited collection of writings. Potential authors are encouraged
to contact David Moursund or Robert Sylwester about submitting
a chapter based on Chapter 10 or other ideas of their own
choice. The book will 'grow' as new chapters are integrated."

- Jerry, posted to the discussion of the National Council of
Supervisors of Mathematics

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MATH AWARENESS MONTH AND MATHEMATICS OF PLANET EARTH 2013

http://www.mathaware.org/

This April, the theme of Mathematics Awareness Month (MAM)
will be the Mathematics of Sustainability. To celebrate, the
Joint Policy Board for Mathematics (JPBM) invites educators to
participate in the Sustainability Counts! National Initiative.
Use your own lessons on sustainability, implement the Energy
Challenge, or teach one of MAM's model lessons:

http://www.mathaware.org/mam/2013/sustainability/#scmlessons

The official announcement of MAM 2013 states, in part:
"Humanity continually faces the challenge of how to balance
human needs against the world's resources while operating
within the constraints imposed by the laws of nature.
Mathematics helps us better understand these complex issues and
is used by mathematicians and practitioners in a wide range of
fields to seek creative solutions for a sustainable way
of life."

Mathematics Awareness Month is sponsored each year by JPBM, a
collaborative effort of the American Mathematical
Society (AMS), the American Statistical Association (ASA), the
Mathematical Association of America (MAA), and the Society for
Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM). Visit mathaware.org
for essays, linking icons, a sample press release template,
and more.

To download an 8.5" x 11" image of this year's MAM poster -- or
order a copy at no charge while supplies last -- visit

http://www.mathaware.org/mam/2013/poster/

This year, JPBM's member organizations also join over a hundred
other scientific societies, universities, research institutes,
and foundations from around the world in dedicating 2013 as a
this year-long initiative's events, competitions, programs,
videos, podcasts, and more by visiting

http://mpe2013.org/

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<p><font size="2" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">Rubric: Implementing Standards for Mathematical Practice</font></p>
<p><font size="2" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">Win a TI-84 Plus C Silver Edition Calculator</font></p>
<p><font size="2" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">Math Awareness Month and Mathematics of Planet Earth 2013</font></p>

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Three teachers have developed a rubric that uses the eight
Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for Mathematical Practice to
evaluate classroom tasks and teacher actions.
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A product of the Park City Mathematics Institute (PCMI)
Secondary School Teachers Program (SSTP), freely available as a
PDF or Microsoft Word document, join dozens of other PCMI
resources for educators:
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"I know this because turning x + 1/x = 5 into a quadratic
equation and breaking out the quadratic formula will just be
too messy. Instead we find a pattern: <nobr>(x + 1/x)&sup2;</nobr> is
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- Evan, highlighted in the Algebra PoW's Latest Solution
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<a href="http://mathforum.org/pows/solution.htm?publication=4194">http://mathforum.org/pows/solution.htm?publication=4194</a>
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<p><strong><font color="#003399">Win a TI-84 Plus C Silver Edition Calculator</font></strong></p>
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<a href="http://promoshq.wildfireapp.com/website/6/contests/317256">http://promoshq.wildfireapp.com/website/6/contests/317256</a>
</p>
<p>
Love your TI-83 or TI-84 graphing calculator? Tell Texas
Instruments why for a chance to win their new TI-84 Plus C
Silver Edition!
</p>
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This new, rechargeable model features all the familiar
functionality of TI-84 Plus Technology, now enhanced with
full-color capabilities. The TI-84 Plus C Silver Edition even
imports photos and overlays graphs for display on its back-lit,
high-resolution screen:
</p>
<p align="center"><a href="http://education.ti.com/84c">http://education.ti.com/84c</a></p>
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Open to legal residents of the United States aged thirteen and
older, this short essay contest opened Wednesday, and ends in
less than a month. Get inspiration &mdash; and not a few
laughs &mdash; by reviewing others' submissions, which so far
include poetic pleas, eulogies to TI-83s and TI-84s now out of
commission, tales of mathematical cunning and survival,
programming pranks, and at least one account of a prom
invitation projected via a TI calculator to a classroom TV:
</p>
<p align="center"><a href="http://promoshq.wildfireapp.com/website/6/contests/317256/voteable_entries">http://promoshq.wildfireapp.com/website/6/</a><br><a href="http://promoshq.wildfireapp.com/website/6/contests/317256/voteable_entries">contests/317256/voteable_entries</a></p>
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"This book is an experiment in a new way to put together an
edited collection of writings. Potential authors are encouraged
to contact David Moursund or Robert Sylwester about submitting
a chapter based on Chapter 10 or other ideas of their own
choice. The book will 'grow' as new chapters are integrated."
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- Jerry, posted to the discussion of the National Council of
Supervisors of Mathematics
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<p><strong><font color="#003399">Math Awareness Month and Mathematics of Planet Earth 2013</font></strong></p>
<p align="center">
<a href="http://www.mathaware.org/">http://www.mathaware.org/</a>
</p>
<p>
This April, the theme of Mathematics Awareness Month (MAM)
will be the Mathematics of Sustainability. To celebrate, the
Joint Policy Board for Mathematics (JPBM) invites educators to
participate in the Sustainability Counts! National Initiative.
Use your own lessons on sustainability, implement the Energy
Challenge, or teach one of MAM's model lessons:
</p>
<p align="center"><a href="http://www.mathaware.org/mam/2013/sustainability/#scmlessons">http://www.mathaware.org/mam/2013/</a><br><a href="http://www.mathaware.org/mam/2013/sustainability/#scmlessons">sustainability/#scmlessons</a></p>
<p>
The official announcement of MAM 2013 states, in part:
"Humanity continually faces the challenge of how to balance
human needs against the world's resources while operating
within the constraints imposed by the laws of nature.
Mathematics helps us better understand these complex issues and
is used by mathematicians and practitioners in a wide range of
fields to seek creative solutions for a sustainable way
of life."
</p>
<p>
Mathematics Awareness Month is sponsored each year by JPBM, a
collaborative effort of the American Mathematical
Society (AMS), the American Statistical Association (ASA), the
Mathematical Association of America (MAA), and the Society for
Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM). Visit mathaware.org
for essays, linking icons, a sample press release template,
and more.
</p>
<p>
To download an 8.5" x 11" image of this year's MAM poster &mdash; or
order a copy at no charge while supplies last &mdash; visit
</p>
<p align="center"><a href="http://www.mathaware.org/mam/2013/poster/">http://www.mathaware.org/mam/2013/poster/</a></p>
<p>
This year, JPBM's member organizations also join over a hundred
other scientific societies, universities, research institutes,
and foundations from around the world in dedicating 2013 as a
this year-long initiative's events, competitions, programs,
videos, podcasts, and more by visiting
</p>
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