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11 April, 2014 Vol. 19, No. 15

THE MATH FORUM @ DREXEL INTERNET NEWS

Grants, Scholarships, and Awards
The World's Favourite Number | Math-O-Vision

GRANTS, SCHOLARSHIPS, AND AWARDS

http://www.nctm.org/resources/content.aspx?id=198

Apply now for these grants, scholarships, and awards from the
Mathematics Education Trust (MET):

- PreK-8 Preservice Teacher Action Research Grants
- Professional Development Scholarship Emphasizing the
History of Mathematics
- Program of Mathematics Study & Active
Professionalism Grants
- Prospective Middle School Mathematics Teacher Course
Work Scholarships
- Prospective 7-12 Secondary Teacher Course Work Scholarships
- School In-Service Training Grants

Established 38 years ago by the National Council of Teachers of
Mathematics (NCTM), MET channels the generosity of contributors
through the creation and funding of grants, awards, honors, and
other projects that support the improvement of mathematics
teaching and learning.

The deadline to apply for the opportunities listed above is
Friday, 2 May.

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

"In addition to complete solutions, I also want to share lots
of quotes from your work, because there were so many different
ways to see the patterns and talk about what you saw. The
question about Mom's pattern, I thought of one way ... but you
all thought of SO MANY patterns and shortcuts, from a neat
trick, to place value, to the mean, to actually thinking about
how the dimes look on the table ... and more!"

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

http://mathforum.org/pows/solution.htm?publication=4358

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THE WORLD'S FAVOURITE NUMBER

http://www.theguardian.com/science/alexs-adventures-in-numberland/2014/apr/08/seven-worlds-favourite-number-online-survey

On Tuesday, Alex Bellos released the results of his quest to
find the world's favorite number using an online poll first
featured in these pages two and a half years ago.

Since then, more than 44,000 respondents explained their
feelings about numbers they nominated, with

- numbers between 1 and 10 accounting for almost half of
the submissions
- each number between 1 and 100 chosen
- 472 numbers between 1 and 1000 chosen

"Fascinated by the emotional responses many of us have to
numbers," Bellos created a brief video about the favorite
number's success. Watch it, read some of the most engaging
replies, discover the lowest whole number that received no
favorite nominations, and download a spreadsheet of frequency
data from his home page:

http://pages.bloomsbury.com/favouritenumber

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Now taking place: math education conversation of the day

"I had to leave early this morning, but I woke up my daughter
and we discussed it before I left -- and boy, were we
impressed with your explanations. Once I read both, I realized
where my bias had failed me."

- s, posted to the alt.math.undergrad discussion

http://mathforum.org/kb/message.jspa?messageID=9432525

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MATH-O-VISION

http://math-o-vision.com/

The Dartmouth College Math Department and the Neukom Institute
for Computational Sciences invite teens to create videos that
"show the world of equations that we live in."

Open to any legal resident of the 50 United States or the
District of Columbia registered as a student of a high school
or equivalent home school program, Math-O-Vision will award at
least $7,000 in prize money.

This year's judges include two Dartmouth College math
professors plus

- six-time Emmy award and Golden Globe Award winning actor
and director Alan Alda
- Paul D. Miller, aka DJ Spooky, That Subliminal Kid, the
Professor of Music Mediated Art and hip-hop musician
behind the iOS app DJ Mixer
- Joint Policy Board for Mathematics (JPBM) Communications
Award winner Steven Strogatz
- Eric Kaplan, writer for The Big Bang Theory

Last year's First Prize winning video explores the ways math is
integrated into everyday life -- from swishing a three-pointer,
to recognizing the Fibonacci sequence in nature, to working a
combination lock, to twirling a pen:

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

Submit original stories inspired by math, not more than four
minutes in length, before the deadline of Friday, 2 May.

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History of Mathematics
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Work Scholarships
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"In addition to complete solutions, I also want to share lots
of quotes from your work, because there were so many different
ways to see the patterns and talk about what you saw. The
question about Mom's pattern, I thought of one way ... but you
all thought of SO MANY patterns and shortcuts, from a neat
trick, to place value, to the mean, to actually thinking about
how the dimes look on the table ... and more!"
<dd>
- Max, commenting on the Pre-Algebra PoW's Latest Solution
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<a href="http://mathforum.org/pows/solution.htm?publication=4358">http://mathforum.org/pows/solution.htm?publication=4358</a>
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<a href="http://www.theguardian.com/science/alexs-adventures-in-numberland/2014/apr/08/seven-worlds-favourite-number-online-survey">http://www.theguardian.com/science/</a><br><a href="http://www.theguardian.com/science/alexs-adventures-in-numberland/2014/apr/08/seven-worlds-favourite-number-online-survey">alexs-adventures-in-numberland/2014/apr/08/</a><br><a href="http://www.theguardian.com/science/alexs-adventures-in-numberland/2014/apr/08/seven-worlds-favourite-number-online-survey">seven-worlds-favourite-number-online-survey</a>
</p>
<p>
On Tuesday, Alex Bellos released the results of his quest to
find the world's favorite number using an online poll first
featured in these pages two and a half years ago.
</p>
<p>
Since then, more than 44,000 respondents explained their
feelings about numbers they nominated, with
</p>
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numbers between 1 and 10 accounting for almost half of
the submissions
</li>
<li>
each number between 1 and 100 chosen
</li>
<li>
472 numbers between 1 and 1000 chosen
</li>
</ul>
<p>
"Fascinated by the emotional responses many of us have to
numbers," Bellos created a brief video about the favorite
number's success. Watch it, read some of the most engaging
replies, discover the lowest whole number that received no
favorite nominations, and download a spreadsheet of frequency
data from his home page:
</p>
<p align="center"><a href="http://pages.bloomsbury.com/favouritenumber">http://pages.bloomsbury.com/favouritenumber</a></p>
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<dt>
"I had to leave early this morning, but I woke up my daughter
and we discussed it before I left &mdash; and boy, were we
impressed with your explanations. Once I read both, I realized
where my bias had failed me."
<dd>
- s, posted to the alt.math.undergrad discussion
<dd>
<a href="http://mathforum.org/kb/message.jspa?messageID=9432525">http://mathforum.org/kb/message.jspa?messageID=9432525</a>
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<p><strong><font color="#003399">Math-O-Vision</font></strong></p>
<p align="center">
<a href="http://math-o-vision.com/">http://math-o-vision.com/</a>
</p>
<p>
The Dartmouth College Math Department and the Neukom Institute
for Computational Sciences invite teens to create videos that
"show the world of equations that we live in."
</p>
<p>
Open to any legal resident of the 50 United States or the
District of Columbia registered as a student of a high school
or equivalent home school program, Math-O-Vision will award at
least $7,000 in prize money.
</p>
<p>
This year's judges include two Dartmouth College math
professors plus
</p>
<ul>
<li>
six-time Emmy award and Golden Globe Award winning actor
and director Alan Alda
</li>
<li>
Paul D. Miller, aka DJ Spooky, That Subliminal Kid, the
Professor of Music Mediated Art and hip-hop musician
behind the iOS app DJ Mixer
</li>
<li>
Joint Policy Board for Mathematics (JPBM) Communications
Award winner Steven Strogatz
</li>
<li>
Eric Kaplan, writer for The Big Bang Theory
</li>
</ul>
<p>
Last year's First Prize winning video explores the ways math is
integrated into everyday life &mdash; from swishing a three-pointer,
to recognizing the Fibonacci sequence in nature, to working a
combination lock, to twirling a pen:
</p>
<p align="center"><a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vgYlqtzOIUw">https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vgYlqtzOIUw</a></p>
<p>
Submit original stories inspired by math, not more than four
minutes in length, before the deadline of Friday, 2 May.
</p>
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