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2 August, 2013 Vol. 18, No. 31

THE MATH FORUM @ DREXEL INTERNET NEWS

Twitter Math Camp 2013
Mathlets for Teaching Elementary Mathematics
Almost a Third Grader

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TWITTER MATH CAMP 2013

http://twittermathcamp.pbworks.com/w/page/66474056/TMC%20FrontPage

This past Sunday, TwitterMathCamp 2013 (TMC13) wrapped up on
the campus of Drexel University -- the Math Forum's home! If
you missed all the fun that we hosted, start with the wiki
above for

- morning sessions
- presentations, afternoon sessions, and "My Favorites"
- project ideas ("things that might be cool to make, build,
create or organize")
- participant Twitter list

Among the participant blogs also listed on the wiki, check out
this reflection about new best friends made, shout-outs, and
"superlative awards" -- illustrated with a running man zebra
and an origami fractal dragon -- all inspired "because TMC13
is totally worth me stretching outside my comfort zone":

http://kalamitykat.com/2013/07/31/relationships-are-twitter-math-camp-13/

The last day alone of this self-styled "guerrilla professional
development for math teachers" inspired 1,500 tweets, and
generated more than two million impressions. One math
education professor has since tweeted about the recent blog
post of a participating math and physics teacher, who wrote,
"OK, I'm three days out of Twitter Math Camp and my brain is so
chock-full of great things I want to implement in my class this
year, I need to write them down...."

Get in on the continuing action with the hashtag #tmc13:

https://twitter.com/hashtag/tmc13&mode=realtime

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Now taking place: math education conversation of the day

"There is one question that remains unanswered in this
Numberphile video...."

- Reinhard, posted to the sci.math discussion

http://mathforum.org/kb/message.jspa?messageID=9185928

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MATHLETS FOR TEACHING ELEMENTARY MATHEMATICS

http://www.commoncoremathlets.com/

Dave Posner recently launched a website of visual models
intended to seed elementary students' "pre-endowed
imaginations with images tailored to evoke patterns that are
the basis of the elementary mathematics curriculum." The
"mathlets" already available touch on the Common Core State
Standards (CCSS) category of Numbers and Operations in Base
Ten for grades K through 3:

- base ten counting
- base ten adding
- laws of addition
- train track addition

Posner welcomes comments for improving existing mathlets,
suggestions for new ones, and bug reports that detail browser
and computing platform specifications.

He let us know about commoncoremathlets.com by suggesting it to
the Internet Math Library, which today boasts some 11,000 math
and math education websites. Share your own by visiting

http://mathforum.org/library/add.html

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Now taking place: math education conversation of the day

"Isn't it interesting that we had to call the state on the fact
that bivariate can be for categorical data -- and then as I
look at the second module for Algebra, one of the lessons is
titled 'Summarizing Bivariate Categorical Data.'"

- Ed, posted to the secondary (grades 9-12) discussion group
of the Association of Math Teachers of New York State

http://mathforum.org/kb/message.jspa?messageID=9186084

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ALMOST A THIRD GRADER

http://www.almostathirdgrader.com/

Every weekday since their school year ended, a group of second
grade teachers in Minnesota has posted an original video
lesson to help rising third graders review what they learned
last year, and introduce them to the content of the coming
autumn. Links to selected quizzes and resources appear under
"review and challenge."

Check the lesson schedule for almost-third-grade math topics,
which already include

- comparing & ordering numbers
- multiple digit subtraction
- fractions
- capacity
- length measurement
- multiple digit addition

For a more visual overview of the short clips -- some narrated
by or starring children, many with prompts to "press pause to
stop and think" -- visit their Pinterest pinboard:

http://pinterest.com/minimeg/almost-a-third-grader/

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<p><font size="2" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">Twitter Math Camp 2013</font></p>
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<a href="http://twittermathcamp.pbworks.com/w/page/66474056/TMC%20FrontPage">http://twittermathcamp.pbworks.com/</a><br><a href="http://twittermathcamp.pbworks.com/w/page/66474056/TMC%20FrontPage">w/page/66474056/TMC%20FrontPage</a>
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<p>
This past Sunday, TwitterMathCamp 2013 (TMC13) wrapped up on
the campus of Drexel University &mdash; the Math Forum's home! If
you missed all the fun that we hosted, start with the wiki
above for
</p>
<ul>
<li>
morning sessions
</li>
<li>
presentations, afternoon sessions, and "My Favorites"
</li>
<li>
project ideas ("things that might be cool to make, build,
create or organize")
</li>
<li>
participant Twitter list
</li>
</ul>
<p>
Among the participant blogs also listed on the wiki, check out
this reflection about new best friends made, shout-outs, and
"superlative awards" &mdash; illustrated with a running man zebra
and an origami fractal dragon &mdash; all inspired "because TMC13
is totally worth me stretching outside my comfort zone":
</p>
<p align="center"><a href="http://kalamitykat.com/2013/07/31/relationships-are-twitter-math-camp-13/">http://kalamitykat.com/2013/07/31/</a><br><a href="http://kalamitykat.com/2013/07/31/relationships-are-twitter-math-camp-13/">relationships-are-twitter-math-camp-13/</a></p>
<p>
The last day alone of this self-styled "guerrilla professional
development for math teachers" inspired 1,500 tweets, and
generated more than two million impressions. One math
education professor has since tweeted about the recent blog
post of a participating math and physics teacher, who wrote,
"OK, I'm three days out of Twitter Math Camp and my brain is so
chock-full of great things I want to implement in my class this
year, I need to write them down...."
</p>
<p>
Get in on the continuing action with the hashtag #tmc13:
</p>
<p align="center"><a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23tmc13&mode=realtime">https://twitter.com/search?q=%23tmc13&mode=realtime</a>
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"There is one question that remains unanswered in this
Numberphile video...."
<dd>
- Reinhard, posted to the sci.math discussion
<dd>
<a href="http://mathforum.org/kb/message.jspa?messageID=9185928">http://mathforum.org/kb/message.jspa?messageID=9185928</a>
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<p><strong><font color="#003399">Mathlets for Teaching Elementary Mathematics</font></strong></p>
<p align="center">
<a href="http://www.commoncoremathlets.com/">http://www.commoncoremathlets.com/</a>
</p>
<p>
Dave Posner recently launched a website of visual models
intended to seed elementary students' "pre-endowed
imaginations with images tailored to evoke patterns that are
the basis of the elementary mathematics curriculum." The
"mathlets" already available touch on the Common Core State
Standards (CCSS) category of Numbers and Operations in Base
Ten for grades K through 3:
</p>
<ul>
<li>
base ten counting
</li>
<li>
base ten adding
</li>
<li>
laws of addition
</li>
<li>
train track addition
</li>
</ul>
<p>
Posner welcomes comments for improving existing mathlets,
suggestions for new ones, and bug reports that detail browser
and computing platform specifications.
</p>
<p>
He let us know about <a href="http://www.commoncoremathlets.com/">commoncoremathlets.com</a> by suggesting it to
the Internet Math Library, which today boasts some 11,000 math
and math education websites. Share your own by visiting
</p>
<p align="center"><a href="http://mathforum.org/library/add.html">http://mathforum.org/library/add.html</a></p>
</font></p>

<hr>
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<i><font color="#003399">Now taking place: math education conversation of the day</font></i>
<p>
<dt>
"Isn't it interesting that we had to call the state on the fact
that bivariate can be for categorical data &mdash; and then as I
look at the second module for Algebra, one of the lessons is
titled 'Summarizing Bivariate Categorical Data.'"
<dd>
- Ed, posted to the secondary (grades 9-12) discussion group
of the Association of Math Teachers of New York State
<dd>
<a href="http://mathforum.org/kb/message.jspa?messageID=9186084">http://mathforum.org/kb/message.jspa?messageID=9186084</a>
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<p><strong><font color="#003399">Almost a Third Grader</font></strong></p>
<p align="center">
<a href="http://www.almostathirdgrader.com/">http://www.almostathirdgrader.com/</a>
</p>
<p>
Every weekday since their school year ended, a group of second
grade teachers in Minnesota has posted an original video
lesson to help rising third graders review what they learned
last year, and introduce them to the content of the coming
autumn. Links to selected quizzes and resources appear under
"review and challenge."
</p>
<p>
Check the lesson schedule for almost-third-grade math topics,
which already include
</p>
<ul>
<li>
comparing & ordering numbers
</li>
<li>
multiple digit subtraction
</li>
<li>
fractions
</li>
<li>
capacity
</li>
<li>
length measurement
</li>
<li>
multiple digit addition
</li>
</ul>
<p>
For a more visual overview of the short clips &mdash; some narrated
by or starring children, many with prompts to "press pause to
stop and think" &mdash; visit their Pinterest pinboard:
</p>
<p align="center"><a href="http://pinterest.com/minimeg/almost-a-third-grader/">http://pinterest.com/minimeg/</a><br><a href="http://pinterest.com/minimeg/almost-a-third-grader/">almost-a-third-grader/</a></p>
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