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15 November, 2013 Vol. 18, No. 46

THE MATH FORUM @ DREXEL INTERNET NEWS

2014 Mathematics Game
Illuminations: Bigger and Brighter
Teaching Math to Young Children

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Get a jump start on our annual arithmetic challenge!

Gearing up for an eighteenth year, the Math Forum's Year Game
puzzle returns this January. We'll be looking for students to
write expressions for each of the counting numbers 1 through
100 using

- the digits in 2014
- standard operations
- grouping symbols

Come preview this year's complete rules, worksheet, and
manipulatives now. Starting Wednesday, 1 January, 2014,
students may submit solutions, which we'll start displaying
1 February.

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

"Using metacognition to find out what you know is a great way
to do this. Next, I decided to draw a little picture of 1.5
gallons of water. You can see the picture at the bottom. It's
the first one that you'll see. Anyways, I drew this diagram so
I could remember this information if I ever needed it later.
After that, I started really solving the problem...."

- Eron, highlighted in the Geometry PoW's latest solution

http://mathforum.org/pows/solution.htm?publication=4307

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ILLUMINATIONS: BIGGER AND BRIGHTER

http://illuminations.nctm.org/

Earlier this week, the National Council of Teachers of
Mathematics (NCTM) unveiled its re-designed website of free
resources for teaching math.

The Illuminations site now sports a right-hand panel for
searching its interactive tools and instructional support
according to the NCTM Principles and Standards along with
Common Core State Standards in Mathematics (CCSSM).

With the re-design, NCTM has also rolled out more than 40 new
lesson plans. Check them out here:

http://illuminations.nctm.org/Lessons-Activities.aspx

Illuminations is a project designed by NCTM and supported by
the Verizon Foundation.

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Now taking place: math education conversation of the day

"Your distinction is crisp enough, and useful. However, it
sheds no light on the origin of Liping Ma's expression. Is she
claiming most students would write down her one liner and
proceed to simplify just by thinking about the word problem?"

- Joe, posted to the math-teach discussion

http://mathforum.org/kb/message.jspa?messageID=9325786

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TEACHING MATH TO YOUNG CHILDREN

http://ies.ed.gov/ncee/wwc/PracticeGuide.aspx?sid=18

The What Works Clearinghouse (WWC) of the Institute of
Education Sciences (IES) recently released a practice guide of
recommendations designed "to capitalize on children's natural
interest in math to make their preschool and school experience
more engaging and beneficial."

Between summaries of evidence and solutions to potential
roadblocks, the document breaks each recommendation down into
specific steps to carry out, such as

- Promote accurate one-to-one counting as a means of
identifying the total number of items in a collection
- Encourage children to look for and identify patterns, and
then teach them to extend, correct, and create patterns
- Use open-ended questions to prompt children to apply
their math knowledge
- Create a math-rich environment where children can
recognize and meaningfully apply math

Illustrated tables in the practice guide include

- Common counting errors
- Using informal representations
- Examples of open-ended questions
- Examples of tools that can be useful in each math
content area

The document further outlines half a dozen fun activities:

- The Basic Hiding game
- The Hiding Stars game
- The Concentration: Numerals and Dots game
- The Shapes game
- The Favorites game
- The Animal Spots game

Freely download the complete report here:

http://ies.ed.gov/ncee/wwc/pdf/practice_guides/early_math_pg_111313.pdf

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Get a jump start on our annual arithmetic challenge!
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<p>
Gearing up for an eighteenth year, the Math Forum's Year Game
puzzle returns this January. We'll be looking for students to
write expressions for each of the counting numbers 1 through
100 using
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the digits in 2014
</li>
<li>
standard operations
</li>
<li>
grouping symbols
</li>
</ul>
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Come preview this year's complete rules, worksheet, and
manipulatives now. Starting Wednesday, 1 January, 2014,
students may submit solutions, which we'll start displaying
1 February.
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"Using metacognition to find out what you know is a great way
to do this. Next, I decided to draw a little picture of 1.5
gallons of water. You can see the picture at the bottom. It's
the first one that you'll see. Anyways, I drew this diagram so
I could remember this information if I ever needed it later.
After that, I started really solving the problem...."
<dd>
- Eron, highlighted in the Geometry PoW's latest solution
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<a href="http://mathforum.org/pows/solution.htm?publication=4307">http://mathforum.org/pows/solution.htm?publication=4307</a>
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<a href="http://illuminations.nctm.org/">http://illuminations.nctm.org/</a>
</p>
<p>
Earlier this week, the National Council of Teachers of
Mathematics (NCTM) unveiled its re-designed website of free
resources for teaching math.
</p>
<p>
The Illuminations site now sports a right-hand panel for
searching its interactive tools and instructional support
according to the NCTM Principles and Standards along with
Common Core State Standards in Mathematics (CCSSM).
</p>
<p>
With the re-design, NCTM has also rolled out more than 40 new
lesson plans. Check them out here:
</p>
<p align="center"><a href="http://illuminations.nctm.org/Lessons-Activities.aspx">http://illuminations.nctm.org/Lessons-Activities.aspx</a></p>
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the Verizon Foundation.
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"Your distinction is crisp enough, and useful. However, it
sheds no light on the origin of Liping Ma's expression. Is she
claiming most students would write down her one liner and
proceed to simplify just by thinking about the word problem?"
<dd>
- Joe, posted to the math-teach discussion
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<a href="http://mathforum.org/kb/message.jspa?messageID=9325786">http://mathforum.org/kb/message.jspa?messageID=9325786</a>
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<p><strong><font color="#003399">Teaching Math to Young Children</font></strong></p>
<p align="center">
<a href="http://ies.ed.gov/ncee/wwc/PracticeGuide.aspx?sid=18">http://ies.ed.gov/ncee/wwc/PracticeGuide.aspx?sid=18</a>
</p>
<p>
The What Works Clearinghouse (WWC) of the Institute of
Education Sciences (IES) recently released a practice guide of
recommendations designed "to capitalize on children's natural
interest in math to make their preschool and school experience
more engaging and beneficial."
</p>
<p>
Between summaries of evidence and solutions to potential
roadblocks, the document breaks each recommendation down into
specific steps to carry out, such as
</p>
<ul>
<li>
Promote accurate one-to-one counting as a means of
identifying the total number of items in a collection
</li>
<li>
Encourage children to look for and identify patterns, and
then teach them to extend, correct, and create patterns
</li>
<li>
Use open-ended questions to prompt children to apply
their math knowledge
</li>
<li>
Create a math-rich environment where children can
recognize and meaningfully apply math
</li>
</ul>
<p>
Illustrated tables in the practice guide include
</p>
<ul>
<li>
Common counting errors
</li>
<li>
Using informal representations
</li>
<li>
Examples of open-ended questions
</li>
<li>
Examples of tools that can be useful in each math
content area
</li>
</ul>
<p>
The document further outlines half a dozen fun activities:
</p>
<ul>
<li>
The Basic Hiding game
</li>
<li>
The Hiding Stars game
</li>
<li>
The Concentration: Numerals and Dots game
</li>
<li>
The Shapes game
</li>
<li>
The Favorites game
</li>
<li>
The Animal Spots game
</li>
</ul>
<p>
Freely download the complete report here:
</p>
<p align="center"><a href="http://ies.ed.gov/ncee/wwc/pdf/practice_guides/early_math_pg_111313.pdf">http://ies.ed.gov/ncee/wwc/pdf/</a><br><a href="http://ies.ed.gov/ncee/wwc/pdf/practice_guides/early_math_pg_111313.pdf">practice_guides/early_math_pg_111313.pdf</a></p>
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