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4 April, 2014 Vol. 19, No. 14

THE MATH FORUM @ DREXEL INTERNET NEWS

Meet the Math Forum Staff: NCSM Booth 313, NCTM Booth 1711
Math Awareness Month | Math Warriors' Kickstarter

MEET THE MATH FORUM STAFF: NCSM BOOTH 313, NCTM BOOTH 1711

http://mathforum.org/neworleans/

Come meet the people behind the Math Forum at the annual
conference of the National Council of Supervisors of
Mathematics (NCSM) or the annual meeting of the National
Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM).

Swing by NCSM booth 313 or NCTM booth 1711 in New Orleans and
talk to

- Max about his book, Powerful Problem Solving
- Suzanne about how to Unsilence Students' Voices
- Steve about the significance of Concept, Method, Procedure
- Annie about how "I Notice, I Wonder" engages all students

While there, enter our drawings for chances to win

- a new iPad mini
- a Current Problems of the Week Membership
- an autographed copy of Powerful Problem Solving
- a Problems of the Week Prize Package

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

"Krupa discovered the famous Triangle Inequality. After that
she was able to set up inequalities and use algebra to
simplify them, and then do another tricky step of interpreting
what those inequalities actually meant for x. I really
appreciated that she tested some different points in her range
to be confident...."

- Max, commenting on the Algebra PoW's Latest Solution

http://mathforum.org/pows/solution.htm?publication=4381

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MATH AWARENESS MONTH

http://www.mathaware.org/

It's April -- which means it's Mathematics Awareness
Month (MAM)!

This year's theme is "Mathematics, Magic, and Mystery." Each
day this month, the mathaware.org website will reveal a new box
on a 5 x 6 calendar grid, linking to videos of mysterious or
magical effects such as card tricks and

- Magic Squares
- Area Puzzles
- Ambigrams
- Crop Circles

Explanations of "The Underlying Mathematics" and "Taking It
Further" supplement every clip.

The theme of MAM 2014 echoes the title of a 1956 book by
renowned math popularizer Martin Gardner, whose extensive
writings introduced the public to hexaflexagons, polyominoes,
John Conway's "Game of Life," Penrose tiles, the Mandelbrot
set, and much more. MAM's theme essay concludes: "Gardner had
an influential column in Scientific American called
'Mathematical Games,' which delighted both amateur and
professional mathematicians for more than a quarter century. It
is particularly fitting to celebrate the centennial of his
birth with MAM activities that engage a new generation, leading
people to their own magical and mysterious Aha! moments."

Unfamiliar with "the best friend mathematics ever had"? Check
out this issue of The College Mathematics Journal devoted
to Gardner:

http://bit.ly/1lq7Ijb

MAM is sponsored each year by the Joint Policy Board for
Mathematics, a collaborative effort of the American
Mathematical Society, the American Statistical Association, the
Mathematical Association of America, and the Society for
Industrial and Applied Mathematics.

For digital and print versions of the MAM 2014 poster, see

http://www.mathaware.org/mam/2014/poster/

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Now taking place: math education conversation of the day

"Guess what lines and surfaces are represented on this surface
of revolution plastic model...."

- Narasimham, posted to the geometry.puzzles discussion

http://mathforum.org/kb/thread.jspa?threadID=2627044

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MATH WARRIORS' KICKSTARTER

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2116354588/math-warriors-season-5-post-production-comedic-web

The comedic webseries featured here last year during its second
successful Kickstarter campaign now seeks your support entering
its fifth season of "love, betrayal.... calculus."

Tuesday's premier of Math Warriors Season 5 featured
skateboard-yoyo-ing mishaps and fashionistas exponentially
lowering the IQ of one member of the fictional college math
team amid turmoil elsewhere on the team, on the college
campus -- and in prison:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jhEWI63nZc4

Donations (of prime number dollar amounts) help the staff cover
the costs of editing, color correction, music composition,
audio mixing, and other post-production needs. In appreciation,
Math Warriors offers "fun funky functional goodies," such as an
official Funky Functions t-shirt, a walk-on role in Season 6,
and opportunities to create a recurring role and to select a
math quote to appear at the end of an episode.

Hurry -- the Math Warriors' fundraiser wraps up Friday,
11 April.

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Come meet the people behind the Math Forum at the annual
conference of the National Council of Supervisors of
Mathematics (NCSM) or the annual meeting of the National
Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM).
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Swing by NCSM booth 313 or NCTM booth 1711 in New Orleans and
talk to
</p>
<ul>
<li>
Max about his book, <em>Powerful Problem Solving</em>
</li>
<li>
Suzanne about how to Unsilence Students' Voices
</li>
<li>
Steve about the significance of Concept, Method, Procedure
</li>
<li>
Annie about how "I Notice, I Wonder"&trade; engages all students
</li>
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While there, enter our drawings for chances to win
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a new iPad mini
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a Current Problems of the Week Membership
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"Krupa discovered the famous Triangle Inequality. After that
she was able to set up inequalities and use algebra to
simplify them, and then do another tricky step of interpreting
what those inequalities actually meant for x. I really
appreciated that she tested some different points in her range
to be confident...."
<dd>
- Max, commenting on the Algebra PoW's Latest Solution
<dd>
<a href="http://mathforum.org/pows/solution.htm?publication=4381">http://mathforum.org/pows/solution.htm?publication=4381</a>
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<p><strong><font color="#003399">Math Awareness Month</font></strong></p>
<p align="center">
<a href="http://www.mathaware.org/">http://www.mathaware.org/</a>
</p>
<p>
It's April &mdash; which means it's Mathematics Awareness
Month (MAM)!
</p>
<p>
This year's theme is "Mathematics, Magic, and Mystery." Each
day this month, the <a href="http://www.mathaware.org/">mathaware.org</a> website will reveal a new box
on a <nobr>5 &times; 6</nobr> calendar grid, linking to videos of mysterious or
magical effects such as card tricks and
</p>
<ul>
<li>
Magic Squares
</li>
<li>
Area Puzzles
</li>
<li>
Ambigrams
</li>
<li>
Crop Circles
</li>
</ul>
<p>
Explanations of "The Underlying Mathematics" and "Taking It
Further" supplement every clip.
</p>
<p>
The theme of MAM 2014 echoes the title of a 1956 book by
renowned math popularizer Martin Gardner, whose extensive
writings introduced the public to hexaflexagons, polyominoes,
John Conway's "Game of Life," Penrose tiles, the Mandelbrot
set, and much more. MAM's theme essay concludes: "Gardner had
an influential column in <em>Scientific American</em> called
'Mathematical Games,' which delighted both amateur and
professional mathematicians for more than a quarter century. It
is particularly fitting to celebrate the centennial of his
birth with MAM activities that engage a new generation, leading
people to their own magical and mysterious Aha! moments."
</p>
<p>
Unfamiliar with "the best friend mathematics ever had"? Check
out this issue of <em>The College Mathematics Journal</em> devoted
to Gardner:
</p>
<p align="center"><a href="http://bit.ly/1lq7Ijb">http://bit.ly/1lq7Ijb</a></p>
<p>
MAM is sponsored each year by the Joint Policy Board for
Mathematics, a collaborative effort of the American
Mathematical Society, the American Statistical Association, the
Mathematical Association of America, and the Society for
Industrial and Applied Mathematics.
</p>
<p>
For digital and print versions of the MAM 2014 poster, see
</p>
<p align="center"><a href="http://www.mathaware.org/mam/2014/poster/">http://www.mathaware.org/mam/2014/poster/</a>
</p>
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<i><font color="#003399">Now taking place: math education conversation of the day</font></i>
<p>
<dt>
"Guess what lines and surfaces are represented on this surface
of revolution plastic model...."
<dd>
- Narasimham, posted to the geometry.puzzles discussion
<dd>
<a href="http://mathforum.org/kb/thread.jspa?threadID=2627044">http://mathforum.org/kb/thread.jspa?threadID=2627044</a>
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<p><strong><font color="#003399">Math Warriors' Kickstarter</font></strong></p>
<p align="center">
<a href="https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2116354588/math-warriors-season-5-post-production-comedic-web">https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2116354588/</a><br><a href="https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2116354588/math-warriors-season-5-post-production-comedic-web">math-warriors-season-5-post-production-comedic-web</a>
</p>
<p>
The comedic webseries featured here last year during its second
successful Kickstarter campaign now seeks your support entering
its fifth season of "love, betrayal.... calculus."
</p>
<p>
Tuesday's premier of Math Warriors Season 5 featured
skateboard-yoyo-ing mishaps and fashionistas exponentially
lowering the IQ of one member of the fictional college math
team amid turmoil elsewhere on the team, on the college
campus &mdash; and in prison:
</p>
<p align="center"><a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jhEWI63nZc4">https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jhEWI63nZc4</a></p>
<p>
Donations (of prime number dollar amounts) help the staff cover
the costs of editing, color correction, music composition,
audio mixing, and other post-production needs. In appreciation,
Math Warriors offers "fun funky functional goodies," such as an
official Funky Functions t-shirt, a walk-on role in Season 6,
and opportunities to create a recurring role and to select a
math quote to appear at the end of an episode.
</p>
<p>
Hurry &mdash; the Math Warriors' fundraiser wraps up Friday,
11 April.
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