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Newsletter: Math Forum Internet News No. 18.19 (10 May 13)
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10 May, 2013 Vol. 18, No. 19
THE MATH FORUM @ DREXEL INTERNET NEWS
We're Having a Book! Making Sense of School Mathematics Course  Money as You Learn
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WE'RE HAVING A BOOK!
http://mathforum.org/math_talk_landing_book.html
Our focus on sensemaking and communication is so important, we wrote a book about it!
Powerful Problem Solving gathers what we've learned about helping students become proficient problem solvers, focused through the lens of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for Mathematical Practices.
The book is about what we as a community know and believe about:
 how students develop their abilities to make sense of mathematics  how students develop the habits of mind outlined in the Standards for Mathematical Practice  how the Practices contribute to students' learning to make sense of mathematics  how the Practices align with problemsolving strategies students and teachers already use
Authored by Max Ray  recently named to the Emerging Issues Committee of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM)  the book includes specific activities teachers can use to support their students in engaging in the sensemaking behaviors described in the Standards for Mathematical Practice.
Heinemann Publishing will release this fifth volume of ours, subtitled "Activities for SenseMaking with the Mathematical Practices," in the autumn of 2013.
It's already available for preorder from Amazon.com. If you first click through their icon on the page below before purchasing Powerful Problem Solving (ISBN 0325050902), a little additional revenue will come our way from Amazon.com, at no extra cost to you.
http://mathforum.org/amazon.html
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PoW taking place: math problemsolving moment of the week
"The first thing I will do is choose the variables I will need in order to solve the problem. Instead of solving for the values for if all the students went on the trip, I'll solve straight to the students that did.... The way I did it was a little faster, because I solved it directly. At first I was kind of confused, because I don't really do problems like this, but now I feel that I can probably solve another one if I was given it."
 Vy, highlighted in the Algebra PoW's latest solution
http://mathforum.org/pows/solution.htm?publication=4212
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MAKING SENSE OF SCHOOL MATHEMATICS COURSE
http://mathforum.org/pd/makingsense/
This course considers the two fundamental ideas that underlie the school mathematics curriculum: Numbers and Operations, and Relationships between Quantities. Participants will have the opportunity to practice talking about/presenting and listening for/viewing the big mathematical ideas within the typical problems they are or will be expected to teach, including  whole numbers  fractions  decimals  measurements  unit pricing  rates  ratios  similarity  scaling  conversions  probability By the end of the course, teachers will have had a chance to make sense of the curriculum as a whole, seeing how it is all connected and how to share these cohesively connected ideas with their own students.
Running from June 25 to September 7, 2013, Making Sense of School Mathematics will involve approximately 30 hours of seatwork. It will take place online using Blackboard. The only technical requirements are a web browser and Internet access.
All individuals who successfully complete this pass/fail course will receive a certificate indicating that they have completed 30 hours of professional development. This is equivalent to 3 Continuing Education Units (CEUs).
Please register for this professional development opportunity before 5 pm ET on Friday, June 21, 2013, by calling Tracey Perzan: 2158951080 or 18007567823.
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Now taking place: math education conversation of the day
"I spent almost my entire teaching career teaching Algebra and avoiding Geometry like the plague, because I didn't have the appreciation for its importance that I have now."  sarovaganam, posted to the alt.math.undergrad discussion
http://mathforum.org/kb/message.jspa?messageID=9121787
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MONEY AS YOU LEARN
http://moneyasyoulearn.org/
The United States Department of Treasury has just launched a site for teachers that offers tools to integrate personal finance into the teaching of the CCSS in Mathematics.
View free lessons and activities by CCSS or by these "personal finance big ideas":
 cost/benefit analysis  delayed gratification  inflation  opportunity cost  scarcity  setting goals  value of education  what is money
This initiative of the President's Advisory Council on Financial Capability joins another one that launched last year, called Money as You Grow. That companion site offers parents 20 ageappropriate financial activity prompts for their children:
http://moneyasyougrow.org/
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The Math Forum @ Drexel ** 10 May 2013
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<p><font size="2" face="Arial, Helvetica, sansserif">We're Having a Book!</font></p> <p><font size="2" face="Arial, Helvetica, sansserif">Making Sense of School Mathematics Course</font></p> <p><font size="2" face="Arial, Helvetica, sansserif">Money as You Learn</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">We're Having a Book!</font> </strong> </p> <p align="center"> <a href="http://mathforum.org/math_talk_landing_book.html">http://mathforum.org/math_talk_landing_book.html</a> </p> <p> Our focus on sensemaking and communication is so important, we wrote a book about it! </p> <p> <i>Powerful Problem Solving</i> gathers what we've learned about helping students become proficient problem solvers, focused through the lens of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for Mathematical Practices. </p> <p> The book is about what we as a community know and believe about: </p> <ul> <li> how students develop their abilities to make sense of mathematics </li> <li> how students develop the habits of mind outlined in the Standards for Mathematical Practice </li> <li> how the Practices contribute to students' learning to make sense of mathematics </li> <li> how the Practices align with problemsolving strategies students and teachers already use </li> </ul> <p> Authored by Max Ray — recently named to the Emerging Issues Committee of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) — the book includes specific activities teachers can use to support their students in engaging in the sensemaking behaviors described in the Standards for Mathematical Practice. </p> <p> Heinemann Publishing will release this fifth volume of ours, subtitled "Activities for SenseMaking with the Mathematical Practices," in the autumn of 2013. </p> <p> It's already available for preorder from Amazon.com. If you first click through their icon on the page below before purchasing <i>Powerful Problem Solving</i> (ISBN 0325050902), a little additional revenue will come our way from Amazon.com, at no extra cost to you. </p> <p align="center"><a href="http://mathforum.org/amazon.html">http://mathforum.org/amazon.html</a></p> </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> "The first thing I will do is choose the variables I will need in order to solve the problem. Instead of solving for the values for if all the students went on the trip, I'll solve straight to the students that did.... The way I did it was a little faster, because I solved it directly. At first I was kind of confused, because I don't really do problems like this, but now I feel that I can probably solve another one if I was given it." <dd>  Vy, highlighted in the Algebra PoW's latest solution <dd> <a href="http://mathforum.org/pows/solution.htm?publication=4212">http://mathforum.org/pows/solution.htm?publication=4212</a> </dl> </p> </font></p> <hr>
<p><font size="2" face="Arial, Helvetica, sansserif"> <p><strong><font color="#003399">Making Sense of School Mathematics Course</font></strong></p> <p align="center"> <a href="http://mathforum.org/pd/makingsense/">http://mathforum.org/pd/makingsense/</a> </p> <p> This course considers the two fundamental ideas that underlie the school mathematics curriculum: Numbers and Operations, and Relationships between Quantities. Participants will have the opportunity to practice talking about/presenting and listening for/viewing the big mathematical ideas within the typical problems they are or will be expected to teach, including </p> <ul> <li> whole numbers </li> <li> fractions </li> <li> decimals </li> <li> measurements </li> <li> unit pricing </li> <li> rates </li> <li> ratios </li> <li> similarity </li> <li> scaling </li> <li> conversions </li> <li> probability </li> </ul> <p> By the end of the course, teachers will have had a chance to make sense of the curriculum as a whole, seeing how it is all connected and how to share these cohesively connected ideas with their own students. </p> <p> Running from June 25 to September 7, 2013, Making Sense of School Mathematics will involve approximately 30 hours of seatwork. It will take place online using Blackboard. The only technical requirements are a web browser and Internet access. </p> <p> All individuals who successfully complete this pass/fail course will receive a certificate indicating that they have completed 30 hours of professional development. This is equivalent to 3 Continuing Education Units (CEUs). </p> <p> Please register for this professional development opportunity before 5 pm ET on Friday, June 21, 2013, by calling Tracey Perzan: <nobr>2158951080</nobr> or <nobr>18007567823.</nobr> </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 spent almost my entire teaching career teaching Algebra and avoiding Geometry like the plague, because I didn't have the appreciation for its importance that I have now." <dd>  sarovaganam, posted to the alt.math.undergrad discussion <dd> <a href="http://mathforum.org/kb/message.jspa?messageID=9121787">http://mathforum.org/kb/message.jspa?messageID=9121787</a> </p> </font></p> </dl> <hr>
<p><font size="2" face="Arial, Helvetica, sansserif"> <p><strong><font color="#003399">Money as You Learn</font></strong></p> <p align="center"> <a href="http://moneyasyoulearn.org/">http://moneyasyoulearn.org/</a> </p> <p> The United States Department of Treasury has just launched a site for teachers that offers tools to integrate personal finance into the teaching of the CCSS in Mathematics. </p> <p> View free lessons and activities by CCSS or by these "personal finance big ideas": </p> <ul> <li> cost/benefit analysis </li> <li> delayed gratification </li> <li> inflation </li> <li> opportunity cost </li> <li> scarcity </li> <li> setting goals </li> <li> value of education </li> <li> what is money </li> </ul> <p> This initiative of the President's Advisory Council on Financial Capability joins another one that launched last year, called Money as You Grow. That companion site offers parents 20 ageappropriate financial activity prompts for their children: </p> <p align="center"><a href="http://moneyasyougrow.org/">http://moneyasyougrow.org/</a></p> </font></p>
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