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26 July, 2013 Vol. 18, No. 30

THE MATH FORUM @ DREXEL INTERNET NEWS

Park City Mathematics Institute, Summer 2013
Open Online K-12 Courses | TI-84+ Tutorials

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PARK CITY MATHEMATICS INSTITUTE, SUMMER 2013

http://mathforum.org/pcmi/hstp/sum2013/

The 2013 Summer Session of the IAS/Park City Mathematics
Institute (PCMI) wrapped up in Utah last week. More than sixty
teachers from around the US and world participated in PCMI's
three week-long Secondary School Teachers Program (SSTP), which
consisted of three strands:

- Math Course: Probability, Randomization, and Polynomials
- Reflecting on Practice: Making Tasks Count
- Working Groups that focused on an activity related to the
Common Core State Standards (CCSS) in Mathematics or to
related state standards

For their problem sets, activities, reflections, handouts, and
many other classroom resources, visit the Class Notes page:

http://mathforum.org/pcmi/hstp/sum2013/morning/

Having hosted the SSTP working sites since 2001, the Math Forum
maintains an index of all its classroom resources here:

http://mathforum.org/pcmi/site.html

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Now taking place: math education conversation of the day

"'I did actually write a book about that.' Powerful Problem
Solving. Check out the blushing."

- Jessica, tweeted to @maxmathforum

https://twitter.com/algebrainiac1/status/360458537446547457

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OPEN ONLINE K-12 COURSES

http://www.saylor.org/majors/math/

Last week, the Saylor Foundation launched a program of free
math courses in geometry, advanced calculus, and advanced
statistics -- each fully aligned to the CCSS -- with Algebra I
partially developed and 6th and 7th grade math courses rolling
out next.

This recent beta release incorporates open educational
resources (OER) such as John Page's Math Open Reference and Sal
Khan's Khan Academy, both previously featured in these pages.
Between these OERs and the foundation's decision to make even
the course frameworks and instructions openly available under
a Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) license, anyone can use
them as-is -- or reuse, revise, remix, and redistribute them
as desired.

"Committed to developing and advancing inventive and effective
ways of harnessing technology in order to drive the cost of
education down to zero," the Saylor Foundation also offers an
elective for educators building K-12 subject courses aligned
with the CCSS:

http://www.saylor.org/courses/common-core-101/

These K-12 courses join the Saylor Foundation's
university-level mathematics courses. They range in topic from
mathematical reasoning to complex analysis to econometrics,
with Beginning Algebra, Calculus I, and Single-Variable
Calculus I the most popular.

http://www.saylor.org/majors/mathematics/

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Now taking place: math education conversation of the day

"Did not know this. Never thought to question it either. You
folks are fun in a nerdy kind of way. ;-)"

- Jeremy, tweeted to @mathforum

https://twitter.com/JeremyMallin/status/360754220107964418

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TI-84+ TUTORIALS

http://www.techpoweredmath.com/book-ti-84-tutorials/

A new book introducing the TI-84+ graphing calculator came out
two days ago -- and through Monday, 29 July, you can download
it at no cost.

Without assuming any prior knowledge about graphing
calculators, "The TI-84+ for Beginners" provides step-by-step
directions and detailed explanations of button presses and
screen captures as it covers topics such as how to

- use fractions
- change modes
- perform trigonometric calculations
- use tables
- perform basic statistics calculations
- use apps
- solve equations, polar equations, and
parametric equations

We first featured author and teacher Lucas Allen's
techpoweredmath.com site shortly after the math team that he
coaches topped those from all other public high schools in an
annual contest run by the Illinois Council of Teachers of
Mathematics. With his team's most recent performance extending
the streak to four straight years, the class of 2013 graduated
from Morton High School having never lost to another public
school in the state-wide competition.

Allen has published this book on Amazon in Kindle format,
making it accessible on any iPad, iPhone, Android device, Mac,
or PC running the free Kindle app. He asks readers just one
favor: please write a review on Amazon!

http://www.amazon.com/TI-84-Tutorials-ebook/dp/B00E4EARHE/

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The 2013 Summer Session of the IAS/Park City Mathematics
Institute (PCMI) wrapped up in Utah last week. More than sixty
teachers from around the US and world participated in PCMI's
three week-long Secondary School Teachers Program (SSTP), which
consisted of three strands:
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Math Course: Probability, Randomization, and Polynomials
</li>
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Reflecting on Practice: Making Tasks Count
</li>
<li>
Working Groups that focused on an activity related to the
Common Core State Standards (CCSS) in Mathematics or to
related state standards
</li>
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For their problem sets, activities, reflections, handouts, and
many other classroom resources, visit the Class Notes page:
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<p align="center"><a href="http://mathforum.org/pcmi/hstp/sum2013/morning/">http://mathforum.org/pcmi/hstp/sum2013/morning/</a></p>
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"'I did actually write a book about that.' Powerful Problem
Solving. Check out the blushing."
<dd>
- Jessica, tweeted to @maxmathforum
<dd>
<a href="https://twitter.com/algebrainiac1/status/360458537446547457">https://twitter.com/algebrainiac1/status/360458537446547457</a>
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<p><strong><font color="#003399">Open Online K-12 Courses</font></strong></p>
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<a href="http://www.saylor.org/majors/math/">http://www.saylor.org/majors/math/</a>
</p>
<p>
Last week, the Saylor Foundation launched a program of free
math courses in geometry, advanced calculus, and advanced
statistics &mdash; each fully aligned to the CCSS &mdash; with Algebra I
partially developed and 6th and 7th grade math courses rolling
out next.
</p>
<p>
This recent beta release incorporates open educational
resources (OER) such as John Page's Math Open Reference and Sal
Khan's Khan Academy, both previously featured in these pages.
Between these OERs and the foundation's decision to make even
the course frameworks and instructions openly available under
a Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) license, anyone can use
them as-is &mdash; or reuse, revise, remix, and redistribute them
as desired.
</p>
<p>
"Committed to developing and advancing inventive and effective
ways of harnessing technology in order to drive the cost of
education down to zero," the Saylor Foundation also offers an
elective for educators building K-12 subject courses aligned
with the CCSS:
</p>
<p align="center"><a href="http://www.saylor.org/courses/common-core-101/">http://www.saylor.org/courses/common-core-101/</a></p>
<p>
These K-12 courses join the Saylor Foundation's
university-level mathematics courses. They range in topic from
mathematical reasoning to complex analysis to econometrics,
with Beginning Algebra, Calculus I, and Single-Variable
Calculus I the most popular.
</p>
<p align="center"><a href="http://www.saylor.org/majors/mathematics/">http://www.saylor.org/majors/mathematics/</a></p>
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"Did not know this. Never thought to question it either. You
folks are fun in a nerdy kind of way. ;-)"
<dd>
- Jeremy, tweeted to @mathforum
<dd>
<a href="https://twitter.com/JeremyMallin/status/360754220107964418">https://twitter.com/JeremyMallin/status/360754220107964418</a>
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<p><strong><font color="#003399">TI-84+ Tutorials</font></strong></p>
<p align="center">
<a href="http://www.techpoweredmath.com/book-ti-84-tutorials/">http://www.techpoweredmath.com/book-ti-84-tutorials/</a>
</p>
<p>
A new book introducing the TI-84+ graphing calculator came out
two days ago &mdash; and through Monday, 29 July, you can download
it at no cost.
</p>
<p>
Without assuming any prior knowledge about graphing
calculators, <i>The TI-84+ for Beginners</i> provides step-by-step
directions and detailed explanations of button presses and
screen captures as it covers topics such as how to
</p>
<ul>
<li>
use fractions
</li>
<li>
change modes
</li>
<li>
perform trigonometric calculations
</li>
<li>
use tables
</li>
<li>
perform basic statistics calculations
</li>
<li>
use apps
</li>
<li>
solve equations, polar equations, and parametric equations
</li>
</ul>
<p>
We first featured author and teacher Lucas Allen's
<a href="http://www.techpoweredmath.com/">techpoweredmath.com</a> site shortly after the math team that he
coaches topped those from all other public high schools in an
annual contest run by the Illinois Council of Teachers of
Mathematics. With his team's most recent performance extending
the streak to four straight years, the class of 2013 graduated
from Morton High School having never lost to another public
school in the state-wide competition.
</p>
<p>
Allen has published this book on Amazon in Kindle format,
making it accessible on any iPad, iPhone, Android device, Mac,
or PC running the free Kindle app. He asks readers just one
favor: please write a review on Amazon!
</p>
<p align="center"><a href="http://www.amazon.com/TI-84-Tutorials-ebook/dp/B00E4EARHE/">http://www.amazon.com/TI-84-Tutorials-ebook/dp/B00E4EARHE/</a></p>
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