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21 June, 2013 Vol. 18, No. 25

THE MATH FORUM @ DREXEL INTERNET NEWS

Bedtime Math Book | Desmos iPad App | Teacher Prep Review

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BEDTIME MATH BOOK

http://bedtimemath.org/bedtime-math-a-fun-excuse-to-stay-up-late/

Bedtime Math, featured in these pages two Aprils ago, has its
first book coming out this Tuesday, 25 June.

Available from Macmillan Publishers in hardcover format (96
pages) or for Kindle, Bedtime Math: A Fun Excuse to Stay Up
Late gives families more than a hundred "mischief-making" math
riddles on everything from jalapenos and submarines to roller
coasters and flamingos, enlivened with full-color
illustrations throughout.

As with the bedtimemath.org website, Bedtime Math's all new
math problems come in three different levels of challenge: big
kids, little kids, and "wee ones."

Watch a trailer for the book:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ibfTn0DGgvM

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Now taking place: math education conversation of the day

"I'm developing some math educational software aimed at high
school kids in algebra, and I'm wondering what the most
important platforms are: Windows, Mac, IOS (iPad, iPhone), or
Android. In the world at large there are an awful lot of
Windows machines, but if you look specifically at high school
students, there may be a greater number of iPads and Android
tablets. The LA unified school district just voted to supply
every kid in K-12 with an iPad! I live in the LA area and I
want to provide my software to the kids I tutor."

- Michael, posted to the math-teach discussion

http://mathforum.org/kb/thread.jspa?threadID=2577338

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DESMOS IPAD APP

http://blog.desmos.com/post/53300111771/the-desmos-ipad-app-is-here

This past Tuesday, Desmos made its first foray into mobile
devices -- and like the online version of this "next
generation" graphing calculator, the Desmos iPad app is free.

Designed for use without Internet connectivity, the iPad app
offers offline support and dozens of built-in examples. Freely
download it from iTunes:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/desmos-graphing-calculator/id653517540

Not familiar with Desmos yet? Check out their online
explorations, most of which also come in the new app:

https://www.desmos.com/explore

As mentioned here in March, Desmos' sliders and other intuitive
features have inspired three teachers to post two new plots
every weekday and ask, "Can you create the following graph?"
The Daily Desmos has since grown to include dozens more
challenges for your plotting puzzlement:

http://dailydesmos.blogspot.com/

To play along -- or learn how to submit your own
challenge -- visit

http://www.dailydesmos.com/p/how-to-play.html

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Now taking place: math education conversation of the day

"It was proof-based Euclidean geometry that turned me onto
mathematics and is part of reason that I so vociferously
condemn its death in US schools in our lifetime. The teacher
wasn't great but he guided us well and the material spoke
for itself."

- Wayne, posted to the math-teach discussion

http://mathforum.org/kb/message.jspa?messageID=9141733

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TEACHER PREP REVIEW

http://www.nctq.org/teacherPrepHome.do

Earlier this week, the National Council on Teacher Quality
(NCTQ) released a study of 2,420 teacher preparation
programs -- undergraduate and graduate; elementary, secondary
and special education -- at 1,130 U.S. institutions of
higher education.

In addition to ratings schools of education, NCTQ offers
materials, some contributed by teacher preparation programs,
specifically for

- Elementary Training Curriculum Math Content
http://www.nctq.org/teacherPrep/resources/elementary/mathContent.jsp

- Elementary Training Curriculum Math Pedagogy
http://www.nctq.org/teacherPrep/resources/elementary/mathPedagogy.jsp

- Special Education Training Curriculum Math Content
http://www.nctq.org/teacherPrep/resources/specialEducation/mathContent.jsp

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<p><font size="2" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">Bedtime Math Book</font></p>
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<a href="http://bedtimemath.org/bedtime-math-a-fun-excuse-to-stay-up-late/">http://bedtimemath.org/</a><br><a href="http://bedtimemath.org/bedtime-math-a-fun-excuse-to-stay-up-late/">bedtime-math-a-fun-excuse-to-stay-up-late/</a>
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<p>
Bedtime Math, featured in these pages two Aprils ago, has its
first book coming out this Tuesday, 25 June.
</p>
<p>
Available from Macmillan Publishers in hardcover format (96
pages) or for Kindle, <i>Bedtime Math: A Fun Excuse to Stay Up
Late</i> gives families more than a hundred "mischief-making" math
riddles on everything from jalape&ntilde;os and submarines to roller
coasters and flamingos, enlivened with full-color
illustrations throughout.
</p>
<p>
As with the <a href="http://bedtimemath.org/">bedtimemath.org</a> website, <i>Bedtime Math</i>'s all new
math problems come in three different levels of challenge: big
kids, little kids, and "wee ones."
</p>
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Watch a trailer for the book:
</p>
<p align="center"><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ibfTn0DGgvM">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ibfTn0DGgvM</a></p>
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<i><font color="#003399">Now taking place: math education conversation of the day</font></i>
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"I'm developing some math educational software aimed at high
school kids in algebra, and I'm wondering what the most
important platforms are: Windows, Mac, IOS (iPad, iPhone), or
Android. In the world at large there are an awful lot of
Windows machines, but if you look specifically at high school
students, there may be a greater number of iPads and Android
tablets. The LA unified school district just voted to supply
every kid in K-12 with an iPad! I live in the LA area and I
want to provide my software to the kids I tutor."
<dd>
- Michael, posted to the math-teach discussion
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<a href="http://mathforum.org/kb/thread.jspa?threadID=2577338">http://mathforum.org/kb/thread.jspa?threadID=2577338</a>
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<p><strong><font color="#003399">Desmos iPad App</font></strong></p>
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<a href="http://blog.desmos.com/post/53300111771/the-desmos-ipad-app-is-here">http://blog.desmos.com/post/53300111771/</a><br><a href="http://blog.desmos.com/post/53300111771/the-desmos-ipad-app-is-here">the-desmos-ipad-app-is-here</a>
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This past Tuesday, Desmos made its first foray into mobile
devices &mdash; and like the online version of this "next
generation" graphing calculator, the Desmos iPad app is free.
</p>
<p>
Designed for use without Internet connectivity, the iPad app
offers offline support and dozens of built-in examples. Freely
download it from iTunes:
</p>
<p align="center"><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/desmos-graphing-calculator/id653517540">https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/</a><br><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/desmos-graphing-calculator/id653517540">desmos-graphing-calculator/id653517540</a></p>
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Not familiar with Desmos yet? Check out their online
explorations, most of which also come in the new app:
</p>
<p align="center"><a href="https://www.desmos.com/explore">https://www.desmos.com/explore</a>
</p>
<p>
As mentioned here in March, Desmos' sliders and other intuitive
features have inspired three teachers to post two new plots
every weekday and ask, "Can you create the following graph?"
The Daily Desmos has since grown to include dozens more
challenges for your plotting puzzlement:
</p>
<p align="center"><a href="http://dailydesmos.blogspot.com/">http://dailydesmos.blogspot.com/</a></p>
<p>
To play along &mdash; or learn how to submit your own
challenge &mdash; visit
</p>
<p align="center"><a href="http://www.dailydesmos.com/p/how-to-play.html">http://www.dailydesmos.com/p/how-to-play.html</a>
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"It was proof-based Euclidean geometry that turned me onto
mathematics and is part of reason that I so vociferously
condemn its death in US schools in our lifetime. The teacher
wasn't great but he guided us well and the material spoke
for itself."
<dd>
- Wayne, posted to the math-teach discussion
<dd>
<a href="http://mathforum.org/kb/message.jspa?messageID=9141733">http://mathforum.org/kb/message.jspa?messageID=9141733</a>
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<a href="http://www.nctq.org/teacherPrepHome.do">http://www.nctq.org/teacherPrepHome.do</a>
</p>
<p>
Earlier this week, the National Council on Teacher Quality
(NCTQ) released a study of 2,420 teacher preparation
programs &mdash; undergraduate and graduate; elementary, secondary
and special education &mdash; at 1,130 U.S. institutions of
higher education.
</p>
<p>
In addition to ratings schools of education, NCTQ offers
materials, some contributed by teacher preparation programs,
specifically for
</p>
<ul>
<li>
Elementary Training Curriculum Math Content
<br>
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;
<a href="http://www.nctq.org/teacherPrep/resources/elementary/mathContent.jsp">http://www.nctq.org/teacherPrep/resources/</a><br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<a href="http://www.nctq.org/teacherPrep/resources/elementary/mathContent.jsp">elementary/mathContent.jsp</a>
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</li>
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Special Education Training Curriculum Math Content
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&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;
<a href="http://www.nctq.org/teacherPrep/resources/specialEducation/mathContent.jsp">http://www.nctq.org/teacherPrep/resources/</a><br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<a href="http://www.nctq.org/teacherPrep/resources/specialEducation/mathContent.jsp">specialEducation/mathContent.jsp</a>
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