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4 October, 2013 Vol. 18, No. 40

THE MATH FORUM @ DREXEL INTERNET NEWS

Financial Education Problems of the Week
Explore the MathTwitterBlogosphere | Speak Up

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FINANCIAL EDUCATION PROBLEMS OF THE WEEK

http://mathforum.org/pow/financialed/

We recently posted free Problems of the Week (PoWs) for
financial education -- one PDF for each grade K-12, all aligned
to both the Council for Economic Education (CEE) and Jump$tart
national financial literacy standards, as well as to the
content and mathematical practices of the Common Core State
Standards (CCSS).

The California Department of Education has included these
Financial Education PoWs in its Draft Mathematics Framework. To
comment on the Golden State's proposal, slated for completion
at month's end, visit

http://www.cde.ca.gov/ci/ma/cf/mathpublicreview.asp

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PoW taking place: math problem-solving moment of the week

"We have seen at least 10 unique methods. Naomi G. of Johnson
Middle School used Guess and Check as her first solving method
(she included four!). I was excited to see that two students
used a very unusual method of solving this problem. I say that
it's unusual because I've only seen two people do
it before...."

- Annie, commenting on the Geometry PoW's Latest Solution

http://mathforum.org/pows/solution.htm?publication=4279

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EXPLORE THE MATHTWITTERBLOGOSPHERE

http://exploremtbos.wordpress.com/

Starting Sunday, a quartet "unnaturally obsessed" with
teaching math will introduce teachers to the power of the
online community that freely shares great math teaching
ideas -- the mathtwitterblogosphere, or MTBoS.

More than four hundred math teachers already anticipate
engaging in the fun missions and prompts created by Tina
Cardone, Julie Reulbach, Justin Lanier, and Sam Shah, all of
whom participated in the Twitter Math Camp that took place in
the Forum's back yard two months ago. Plug into the MTBoS by
commenting on the WordPress page above, which also offers a box
to just receive the small tasks via e-mail.

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Now taking place: math education conversation of the day

"Today I picked up a book entitled 'A History of Trumansburg,
NY, 1792-1967,' opened it to a random page, and found the
following passage: 'The Tompkins County Teachers' Association
was organized. The first session was held at the new Opera
Hall. There were discussions on such timely topics as the
wisdom of keeping pupils after school (not wise) and the
absurdity of sending a man from the Department of Education to
talk to the teachers when they could do as well
themselves....' Timely in 1871, still timely 142 years later."

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

http://mathforum.org/kb/thread.jspa?threadID=2600771

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into the federal government shutdown, asks about education
technology funding, CCSS, and online reading comprehension.

Participants may request survey data from previous years here:

http://www.tomorrow.org/speakup/speakup_your_data.html

Download sample survey questions, flyers, and other
promotional materials -- also available in Spanish -- to help
spread the word:

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<p><font size="2" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">Financial Education Problems of the Week</font></p>
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We recently posted free Problems of the Week (PoWs) for
financial education &mdash; one PDF for each grade K-12, all aligned
to both the Council for Economic Education (CEE) and <nobr>Jump$tart</nobr>
national financial literacy standards, as well as to the
content and mathematical practices of the Common Core State
Standards (CCSS).
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The California Department of Education has included these
Financial Education PoWs in its Draft Mathematics Framework. To
comment on the Golden State's proposal, slated for completion
at month's end, visit
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<a href="http://www.cde.ca.gov/ci/ma/cf/mathpublicreview.asp">http://www.cde.ca.gov/ci/ma/cf/mathpublicreview.asp</a>
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"We have seen at least 10 unique methods. Naomi G. of Johnson
Middle School used Guess and Check as her first solving method
(she included four!). I was excited to see that two students
used a very unusual method of solving this problem. I say that
it's unusual because I've only seen two people do
it before...."
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- Annie, commenting on the Geometry PoW's Latest Solution
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<a href="http://mathforum.org/pows/solution.htm?publication=4279">http://mathforum.org/pows/solution.htm?publication=4279</a>
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<a href="http://exploremtbos.wordpress.com/">http://exploremtbos.wordpress.com/</a>
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Starting Sunday, a quartet "unnaturally obsessed" with
teaching math will introduce teachers to the power of the
online community that freely shares great math teaching
ideas &mdash; the mathtwitterblogosphere, or MTBoS.
</p>
<p>
More than four hundred math teachers already anticipate
engaging in the fun missions and prompts created by Tina
Cardone, Julie Reulbach, Justin Lanier, and Sam Shah, all of
whom participated in the Twitter Math Camp that took place in
the Forum's back yard two months ago. Plug into the MTBoS by
commenting on the WordPress page above, which also offers a box
to just receive the small tasks via e-mail.
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"Today I picked up a book entitled <em>A History of Trumansburg,
NY, 1792-1967</em>, opened it to a random page, and found the
following passage: 'The Tompkins County Teachers' Association
was organized. The first session was held at the new Opera
Hall. There were discussions on such timely topics as the
wisdom of keeping pupils after school (not wise) and the
absurdity of sending a man from the Department of Education to
talk to the teachers when they could do as well
themselves....' Timely in 1871, still timely 142 years later."
<dd>
- Evan, 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/thread.jspa?threadID=2600771">http://mathforum.org/kb/thread.jspa?threadID=2600771</a>
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This annual survey facilitated by Project Tomorrow gives
individuals the opportunity to share their viewpoints about
key educational issues &mdash; and to influence local, state and
federal policies and programs.
</p>
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Since its inaugural survey a decade ago, when it went by the
name NetDay, millions of students, educators, and parents have
shared their views through this national online research
project. This year's survey, which happened to go live two days
into the federal government shutdown, asks about education
technology funding, CCSS, and online reading comprehension.
</p>
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Participants may request survey data from previous years here:
</p>
<p align="center"><a href="http://www.tomorrow.org/speakup/speakup_your_data.html">http://www.tomorrow.org/speakup/speakup_your_data.html</a></p>
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