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28 March, 2014 Vol. 19, No. 13

THE MATH FORUM @ DREXEL INTERNET NEWS

The Math Forum at NCSM | The Math Forum at NCTM
Stack Exchange for Mathematics Educators Goes Public

THE MATH FORUM AT NCSM

http://mathforum.org/nctm/2014/ncsmpresent.html

Are you attending the annual conference of the National
Council of Supervisors of Mathematics (NCSM)?

Math Forum staff will present two sessions in New Orleans:

Monday, April 7, 12:15 PM - 1:15 PM (NCSM session 139)
Annie Fetter -- @MFAnnie
Sense Making? Aren't We Already Doing That in Literacy?

Monday, April 7, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM (NCSM session 163)
Max Ray -- @maxmathforum
Does That Make Sense in the Story? Front-loading Formative
Assessment During Problem Solving

Ignite talks return, too -- this year, as a joint collaboration
between the Forum and NCSM. Wednesday afternoon at NCSM session
366, each of our featured speakers will show what makes them
passionate mathematical educators, as 20 PowerPoint slides
auto-advance every 15 seconds ... whether they are ready
or not!

- Christopher Danielson
- Rafranz Davis
- Sadie Estrella
- Annie Fetter
- Linda Fulmore
- Lani Horn
- Justin Lanier
- Steve Leinwand
- Harshil Parikh
- Max Ray

http://mathforum.org/nctm/2014/session366.html

New to Ignite's five minute-long format? Check out videos of
our breathless, impassioned talks from conferences past:

http://mathforum.org/math_talk_landing_ignite.html

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

"First, I made a table. I did this because I know that when
you make a table, you can always find a pattern and it makes
it easier to find the answer. Once I wrote 5 steps of my
table, I realized a pattern was taking place. To get the next
number in this sequence, you have to ..."

- Saachi, highlighted in the Pre-Algebra PoW's Latest Solution

http://mathforum.org/pows/solution.htm?publication=4357

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THE MATH FORUM AT NCTM

http://mathforum.org/nctm/2014/present.html

Coming to the annual meeting of the National Council of
Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM)? Check us out:

Monday, April 7, 5:45 PM - 6:45 PM (NCTM Research Session 5)
Jason Silverman
Describing vs. Deducing: Characterizing Teachers' Analysis
of Student Work

Tuesday, April 8, 3:30 PM - 4:45 PM (NCTM Research Session 79)
Annie Fetter -- @MFAnnie
Colleagues 2.0: The MathTwitterBlogoSphere and Mathematics
Teachers' Professional Learning

Thursday, April 10, 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM (NCTM session 8)
Suzanne Alejandre -- @sumaczanne
Unsilence Students' Voices

Saturday, April 12, 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM (NCTM session 573)
Annie Fetter -- @MFAnnie and Debbie Wile -- @debwile
Sense Making? Aren't We Already Doing That in Literacy?

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Now taking place: math education conversation of the day

"We are having discussions on who can take a Regents exam and
have some major differences of opinion. There are good
arguments for both sides. Why not give a student a chance, no
matter how slim? But this would negatively impact state
reporting of a district's results, since a very high percentage
of this type of student would not pass."

- Bob, 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=2625566

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STACK EXCHANGE FOR MATHEMATICS EDUCATORS GOES PUBLIC

https://matheducators.stackexchange.com/

On Tuesday, a new Q&A site for math teachers went live -- and
over 400 educators and professors there have already answered
hundreds of each others' questions at a clip above 95%.

The Mathematics Educators Stack Exchange has, after a month in
development, reached public beta bubbling with questions
such as

- How can we help students who are very anxious about math?
- Should I design my exams to have time-pressure or not?
- What are the arguments for and against learning
multiplication table by heart?
- How to assign homework when answers are freely available
or attainable online?
- Advantages on repeating question in student's answer
- What is fairly new theorem one can teach (and prove) to
an undergraduate student?

Come freely ask your own question, answer a question, or "vote
up" the best answers. Voters get reputation within the
community, which plans to periodically hold democratic
moderator elections. Especially fruitful questions, helpful
answers, and other forms of participation earn badges such as
"famous question," "guru," "mortarboard," "booster," and
"Strunk & White."

Described as "all about getting answers -- no chit-chat," this
question-and-answer site requires no cost or registration. For
more about the Mathematics Educators Stack Exchange, consult

https://matheducators.stackexchange.com/about

Stack Exchange has for years also operated a popular Q&A for
people studying math at any level. Nowadays, the Mathematics
Stack Exchange boasts nearly 100,000 members:

http://math.stackexchange.com/

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Monday, April 7, 12:15 PM - 1:15 PM (NCSM session 139)
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Annie Fetter &mdash; @MFAnnie
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Sense Making? Aren't We Already Doing That in Literacy?
</dd>
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Monday, April 7, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM (NCSM session 163)
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Max Ray &mdash; @maxmathforum
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Does That Make Sense in the Story? Front-loading Formative
Assessment During Problem Solving
</dd>
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<p>
Ignite talks return, too &mdash; this year, as a joint collaboration
between the Forum and NCSM. Wednesday afternoon at NCSM session
366, each of our featured speakers will show what makes them
passionate mathematical educators, as 20 PowerPoint slides
auto-advance every 15 seconds ... whether they are ready
or not!
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<ul>
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Christopher Danielson
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Rafranz Davis
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Sadie Estrella
</li>
<li>
Annie Fetter
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Linda Fulmore
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Lani Horn
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<li>
Justin Lanier
</li>
<li>
Steve Leinwand
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<li>
Harshil Parikh
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<li>
Max Ray
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</ul>
<p align="center"><a href="http://mathforum.org/nctm/2014/session366.html">http://mathforum.org/nctm/2014/session366.html</a></p>
<p>
New to Ignite's five minute-long format? Check out videos of
our breathless, impassioned talks from conferences past:
</p>
<p align="center"><a href="http://mathforum.org/math_talk_landing_ignite.html">http://mathforum.org/math_talk_landing_ignite.html</a>
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"First, I made a table. I did this because I know that when
you make a table, you can always find a pattern and it makes
it easier to find the answer. Once I wrote 5 steps of my
table, I realized a pattern was taking place. To get the next
number in this sequence, you have to ..."
<dd>
- Saachi, highlighted in the Pre-Algebra PoW's Latest Solution
<dd>
<a href="http://mathforum.org/pows/solution.htm?publication=4357">http://mathforum.org/pows/solution.htm?publication=4357</a>
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<a href="http://mathforum.org/nctm/2014/present.html">http://mathforum.org/nctm/2014/present.html</a>
</p>
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Coming to the annual meeting of the National Council of
Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM)? Check us out:
</p>
<dl compact>
<dt>
Monday, April 7, 5:45 PM - 6:45 PM (NCTM Research Session 5)
</dt>
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Jason Silverman
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Describing vs. Deducing: Characterizing Teachers' Analysis
of Student Work
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Tuesday, April 8, 3:30 PM - 4:45 PM (NCTM Research Session 79)
</dt>
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Annie Fetter &mdash; @MFAnnie
</dd>
<dd>
Colleagues 2.0: The MathTwitterBlogoSphere and Mathematics
Teachers' Professional Learning
</dd>
<dt>
Thursday, April 10, 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM (NCTM session 8)
</dt>
<dd>
Suzanne Alejandre &mdash; @sumaczanne
</dd>
<dd>
Unsilence Students' Voices
</dd>
<dt>
Saturday, April 12, 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM (NCTM session 573)
</dt>
<dd>
Annie Fetter &mdash; @MFAnnie and Debbie Wile &mdash; @debwile
</dd>
<dd>
Sense Making? Aren't We Already Doing That in Literacy?
</dd>
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"We are having discussions on who can take a Regents exam and
have some major differences of opinion. There are good
arguments for both sides. Why not give a student a chance, no
matter how slim? But this would negatively impact state
reporting of a district's results, since a very high percentage
of this type of student would not pass."
<dd>
- Bob, 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=2625566">http://mathforum.org/kb/thread.jspa?threadID=2625566</a>
</p>
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<p><font size="2" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">
<p><strong><font color="#003399">Stack Exchange for Mathematics Educators Goes Public</font></strong></p>
<p align="center">
<a href="https://matheducators.stackexchange.com/">https://matheducators.stackexchange.com/</a>
</p>
<p>
On Tuesday, a new Q&amp;A site for math teachers went live &mdash; and
over 400 educators and professors there have already answered
hundreds of each others' questions at a clip above 95%.
</p>
<p>
The Mathematics Educators Stack Exchange has, after a month in
development, reached public beta bubbling with questions
such as
</p>
<ul>
<li>
How can we help students who are very anxious about math?
</li>
<li>
Should I design my exams to have time-pressure or not?
</li>
<li>
What are the arguments for and against learning
multiplication table by heart?
</li>
<li>
How to assign homework when answers are freely available
or attainable online?
</li>
<li>
Advantages on repeating question in student's answer
</li>
<li>
What is fairly new theorem one can teach (and prove) to
an undergraduate student?
</li>
</ul>
<p>
Come freely ask your own question, answer a question, or "vote
up" the best answers. Voters get reputation within the
community, which plans to periodically hold democratic
moderator elections. Especially fruitful questions, helpful
answers, and other forms of participation earn badges such as
"famous question," "guru," "mortarboard," "booster," and
"Strunk &amp; White."
</p>
<p>
Described as "all about getting answers &mdash; no chit-chat," this
question-and-answer site requires no cost or registration. For
more about the Mathematics Educators Stack Exchange, consult
</p>
<p align="center"><a href="https://matheducators.stackexchange.com/about">https://matheducators.stackexchange.com/about</a></p>
<p>
Stack Exchange has for years also operated a popular Q&amp;A for
people studying math at any level. Nowadays, the Mathematics
Stack Exchange boasts nearly 100,000 members:
</p>
<p align="center"><a href="http://math.stackexchange.com/">http://math.stackexchange.com/</a>
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