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Newsletter: Math Forum Internet News No. 18.15 (12 Apr 13)
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12 April, 2013 Vol. 18, No. 15
THE MATH FORUM @ DREXEL INTERNET NEWS
Meet the Math Forum Staff: NCSM Booth 500, NCTM Booth 741 Jobs: Research Assistantships, Software Engineer Publishers' Criteria for CCSS Mathematics
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MEET THE MATH FORUM STAFF: NCSM BOOTH 500, NCTM BOOTH 741
http://mathforum.org/nctm/2013/denver.html
Come meet the people behind the Math Forum at the annual conference of the National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics (NCSM) or the annual meeting of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) in Denver.
Swing by NCSM booth 500 or NCTM booth 741 and talk to
 Max about his forthcoming book, Building Understanding Through ProblemSolving and the Mathematical Practices  Suzanne about how to Unsilence Students' Voices  Steve about the significance of Concept, Method, Procedure  Annie about how "I Notice, I Wonder" engages all students  Valerie about what makes good feedback  Erin about how working with the Math Forum staff has changed her classroom practice  Cheryl about rubrics and the EnCoMPASS Project (Emerging Communities for Mathematical Practices and Assessment)
While there, enter our drawings for a chance to win
 a new iPad  an NCSM membership and registration for next year's conference, in New Orleans  a Current Problems of the Week Membership  a Problems of the Week Prize Package for you, your colleagues, or your school
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PoW taking place: math problemsolving moment of the week
"There are multiple ways this problem could be solved and multiple strategies that could be applied. Students who haven't learned formal calculus won't be able to use integration to calculate the volume exactly. Consider this quote from Bryan, age 16: 'If the donut is sliced in to millions or infinitively many pieces, and stacked up, alternatively in direction, the stack will form a cylinder. Then the height of this cylinder will be (12 pi + 5 pi)/2 = 17 pi/2.' The idea of slicing the donut into infinitely many pieces is a calculus concept, even though Bryan didn't have the background knowledge to fully justify or explain his idea of alternating directions of the slices or show that the 'limit' of the stack of slices is a cylinder."
 Brianna and Max, commenting on the Trig/Calc PoW's Latest Solution
http://mathforum.org/pows/documents/packets/packet1170.pdf
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RESEARCH ASSISTANTSHIPS
http://mathforum.org/pd/encompass_flyer_2013.pdf
We're hiring graduate research assistants!
The Math Forum seeks experienced mathematics teachers and mathematics education professionals for work while they pursue PhDs in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education at Drexel University.
Research assistants will help develop an online professional community for math teachers seeking to implement formative assessment of openended mathematics tasks and mathematical practices. The work may include collecting, organizing and analyzing data, developing and leading project activities, and writing and presenting results.
Read about qualifications, stipend, health insurance, and the overall project by downloading the PDF above, also available from the Math Forum's home page; then apply before the deadline of Monday, 22 April.
For more about the STEM concentration in the PhD in Educational Leadership Development and Learning Technologies from the Drexel University School of Education, see
http://goodwin.drexel.edu/doc/academic_grad_ell_conc.php
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SOFTWARE ENGINEER
https://www.drexeljobs.com/
The Math Forum is also seeking a software engineer.
The engineer will provide a wide variety of operational support and services related to software for faculty, staff, administrators, end users, and researchers within the Math Forum and the Goodwin College of Professional Studies of Drexel University.
We would particularly value someone who has handson experience with
 Java  Groovy  Drupal  frameworks such as Spring or Grails  unit testing  source code control systems  automated builds  performance testing
Read more about and apply for this fulltime position by clicking the DrexelJobs site's "Job Title" pulldown menu and selecting "Supervisor, Software Development," requisition #5113.
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Now taking place: math education conversation of the day
"I was slowly working on that as well, and for me the hard part of the new Algebra curriculum is distinguishing the assessment limits for those dualstandards that are taught in both courses. There are teachers in my BOCES who are working on HS curricula that match the 'modules' sequence and the PARCC's focus areas. Are other districts working on this?"  Gene, posted to the secondary (grades 912) discussion group of the Association of Math Teachers of New York State
http://mathforum.org/kb/message.jspa?messageID=8892993
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PUBLISHERS' CRITERIA FOR CCSS MATHEMATICS
Earlier this week, the lead writers of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for Mathematics released publishers' criteria that "sharpen the alignment question."
Both freely downloadable PDFs emphasize the focus, coherence, and rigor of the CCSS for Math; and conclude with a section entitled "Indicators of quality in instructional materials and tools for mathematics":
K8 http://www.corestandards.org/assets/Math_Publishers_Criteria_K8_Spring%202013_FINAL.pdf
High School http://www.corestandards.org/assets/Math_Publishers_Criteria_HS_Spring%202013_FINAL.pdf
Based on feedback from the field  including districts that started to use them; national groups representing governors, chief state school officers, state boards of education, and large urban districts; and Achieve, the Washingtonbased nonprofit that managed the process for developing the CCSS  these criteria revise those released last summer.
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<p><font size="2" face="Arial, Helvetica, sansserif">Meet the Math Forum Staff: NCSM Booth 500, NCTM Booth 741</font></p> <p><font size="2" face="Arial, Helvetica, sansserif">Jobs: Research Assistantships, Software Engineer</font></p> <p><font size="2" face="Arial, Helvetica, sansserif">Publishers' Criteria for CCSS Mathematics</font></p>
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<center> <table width="100%" cellspacing=0 cellpadding=0> <tr> <td width=40> </td> <td> <p align="center"> <font color="#000000" size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sansserif"> If you prefer to receive a textonly version, please send a note to <a href="http://mathforum.org/electronic.newsletter/mfin.faq.html#feedback">the Math Forum Internet Newsletter editors</a> and we will subscribe you to that list.<br> You can also subscribe via <a href="http://mathforum.org/kb/rss/rssmessages.jsp?forumID=212">RSS feed</a>. </font> </p><hr> <p> <font size="2" face="Arial, Helvetica, sansserif"> <p><strong> <font color="#003399">Meet the Math Forum Staff: NCSM Booth 500, NCTM Booth 741</font> </strong> </p> <p align="center"> <a href="http://mathforum.org/nctm/2013/denver.html">http://mathforum.org/nctm/2013/denver.html</a> </p> <p> Come meet the people behind the Math Forum at the annual conference of the National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics (NCSM) or the annual meeting of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) in Denver. </p> <p> Swing by NCSM booth 500 or NCTM booth 741 and talk to </p> <ul> <li> Max about his forthcoming book, <i>Building Understanding Through ProblemSolving and the Mathematical Practices</i> </li> <li> Suzanne about how to Unsilence Students' Voices </li> <li> Steve about the significance of Concept, Method, Procedure </li> <li> Annie about how "I Notice, I Wonder" engages all students </li> <li> Valerie about what makes good feedback </li> <li> Erin about how working with the Math Forum staff has changed her classroom practice </li> <li> Cheryl about rubrics and the EnCoMPASS Project (Emerging Communities for Mathematical Practices and Assessment) </li> </ul> <p> While there, enter our drawings for a chance to win </p> <ul> <li> a new iPad® </li> <li> an NCSM membership and registration for next year's conference, in New Orleans </li> <li> a Current Problems of the Week Membership </li> <li> a Problems of the Week Prize Package for you, your colleagues, or your school </li> </ul> </font></p>
<hr> <p><font size="2" face="Arial, Helvetica, sansserif"> <p align=center> <dl> <dt> <i><font color="#003399">PoW taking place: math problemsolving moment of the week</font></i> <p> <dt> "There are multiple ways this problem could be solved and multiple strategies that could be applied. Students who haven't learned formal calculus won't be able to use integration to calculate the volume exactly. Consider this quote from Bryan, age 16: 'If the donut is sliced in to millions or infinitively many pieces, and stacked up, alternatively in direction, the stack will form a cylinder. Then the height of this cylinder will be <nobr>(12π + 5π)/2 = 17π/2.'</nobr> The idea of slicing the donut into infinitely many pieces is a calculus concept, even though Bryan didn't have the background knowledge to fully justify or explain his idea of alternating directions of the slices or show that the 'limit' of the stack of slices is a cylinder." <dd>  Brianna and Max, commenting on the Trig/Calc PoW's Latest Solution <dd> <a href="http://mathforum.org/pows/documents/packets/packet1170.pdf">http://mathforum.org/pows/documents/packets/packet1170.pdf</a> </dl> </p> </font></p> <hr>
<p><font size="2" face="Arial, Helvetica, sansserif"> <p><strong><font color="#003399">Research Assistantships</font></strong></p> <p align="center"> <a href="http://mathforum.org/pd/encompass_flyer_2013.pdf">http://mathforum.org/pd/encompass_flyer_2013.pdf</a> </p> <p> We're hiring graduate research assistants! </p> <p> The Math Forum seeks experienced mathematics teachers and mathematics education professionals for work while they pursue PhDs in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education at Drexel University. </p> <p> Research assistants will help develop an online professional community for math teachers seeking to implement formative assessment of openended mathematics tasks and mathematical practices. The work may include collecting, organizing and analyzing data, developing and leading project activities, and writing and presenting results. </p> <p> Read about qualifications, stipend, health insurance, and the overall project by downloading the PDF above, also available from the Math Forum's home page; then apply before the deadline of Monday, 22 April. </p> <p> For more about the STEM concentration in the PhD in Educational Leadership Development and Learning Technologies from the Drexel University School of Education, see </p> <p align="center"><a href="http://goodwin.drexel.edu/doc/academic_grad_ell_conc.php">http://goodwin.drexel.edu/doc/academic_grad_ell_conc.php</a></p>
<p><font size="2" face="Arial, Helvetica, sansserif"> <p><strong><font color="#003399">Software Engineer</font></strong></p> <p align="center"> <a href="https://www.drexeljobs.com/">https://www.drexeljobs.com/</a> </p> <p> The Math Forum is also seeking a software engineer. </p> <p> The engineer will provide a wide variety of operational support and services related to software for faculty, staff, administrators, end users, and researchers within the Math Forum and the Goodwin College of Professional Studies of Drexel University. </p> <p> We would particularly value someone who has handson experience with </p> <ul> <li> Java </li> <li> Groovy </li> <li> Drupal </li> <li> frameworks such as Spring or Grails </li> <li> unit testing </li> <li> source code control systems </li> <li> automated builds </li> <li> performance testing </li> </ul> <p> Read more about and apply for this fulltime position by clicking the DrexelJobs site's "Job Title" pulldown menu and selecting "Supervisor, Software Development," requisition #5113. </p> </font></p>
<hr> <p><font size="2" face="Arial, Helvetica, sansserif"> <p align=center> <dl> <dt> <i><font color="#003399">Now taking place: math education conversation of the day</font></i> <p> <dt> "I was slowly working on that as well, and for me the hard part of the new Algebra curriculum is distinguishing the assessment limits for those dualstandards that are taught in both courses. There are teachers in my BOCES who are working on HS curricula that match the 'modules' sequence and the PARCC's focus areas. Are other districts working on this?" <dd>  Gene, posted to the secondary (grades 912) discussion group of the Association of Math Teachers of New York State <dd> <a href="http://mathforum.org/kb/message.jspa?messageID=8892993">http://mathforum.org/kb/message.jspa?messageID=8892993</a> </p> </font></p> </dl> <hr>
<p><font size="2" face="Arial, Helvetica, sansserif"> <p><strong><font color="#003399">Publishers' Criteria for CCSS Mathematics</font></strong></p> <p> Earlier this week, the lead writers of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for Mathematics released publishers' criteria that "sharpen the alignment question." </p> <p> Both freely downloadable PDFs emphasize the focus, coherence, and rigor of the CCSS for Math; and conclude with a section entitled "Indicators of quality in instructional materials and tools for mathematics": </p> <dl type=compact> <dt> K8 </dt> <dd> <a href="http://www.corestandards.org/assets/Math_Publishers_Criteria_K8_Spring%202013_FINAL.pdf">http://www.corestandards.org/</a><br><a href="http://www.corestandards.org/assets/Math_Publishers_Criteria_K8_Spring%202013_FINAL.pdf">assets/Math_Publishers_Criteria_</a><br><a href="http://www.corestandards.org/assets/Math_Publishers_Criteria_K8_Spring%202013_FINAL.pdf">K8_Spring%202013_FINAL.pdf</a> </dd> <dd> </dd> <dt> High School </dt> <dd> <a href="http://www.corestandards.org/assets/Math_Publishers_Criteria_HS_Spring%202013_FINAL.pdf">http://www.corestandards.org/</a><br><a href="http://www.corestandards.org/assets/Math_Publishers_Criteria_HS_Spring%202013_FINAL.pdf">assets/Math_Publishers_Criteria_</a><br><a href="http://www.corestandards.org/assets/Math_Publishers_Criteria_HS_Spring%202013_FINAL.pdf">HS_Spring%202013_FINAL.pdf</a> </dd> </dt> <p> Based on feedback from the field — including districts that started to use them; national groups representing governors, chief state school officers, state boards of education, and large urban districts; and Achieve, the Washingtonbased nonprofit that managed the process for developing the CCSS — these criteria revise those released last summer. </p> </font></p>
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