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August 25, 2017 Vol. 22, No. 34


Open and Illustrative Math Curriculum
Mathpix Computes More | Budget Challenge



Nonprofit Open Up Resources released its first openly licensed
core program yesterday: a free middle school math curriculum.

Nearly 200 teachers across six school districts helped
fine-tune "Illustrative Mathematics 6-8 Math" during a beta
release that ran all last school year. Among other distinctive
features, the problem-based curriculum offers anticipated
misconceptions, which prepare teachers to recognize, analyze,
and respond to common student struggles with scaffolding
suggestions; and fosters discussion-filled classrooms through
differentiation and mathematical language routines (MLRs).

Check out all the free materials by role -- for teachers, for
students, and for families:

Open Up Resources receives support from philanthropies
including the Charles and Lynn Schusterman Foundation, the
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the William and Flora Hewlett
Foundation, and the Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation. Teaming
up again with Illustrative Mathematics, another non-profit
corporation highlighted here upon the launch of the Common Core
Lesson Math Library, it has already begun to develop a
comprehensive curriculum for high school Algebra 1, Geometry,
and Algebra 2.



The makers of Mathpix have rolled out an iOS version of their
app that incorporates the power of Wolfram|Alpha.

In addition to folding Wolfram's computational knowledge
engine into Mathpix's "snap, solve and go" handheld technology,
last week's update also simplifies picture cropping and better
integrates LaTeX rendering.

The iOS app scans your first 50 pictures and solves your first
equation without charge; in-app purchases for more scans and
solutions start at $1.99.



A free teen financial literacy program kicks off in a couple
weeks; and while it costs nothing to participate, it offers a
total of $200,000 in scholarships.

Featured here upon its debut three years ago, the H&R Block
Budget Challenge is an online game that simulates the real-life
responsibilities of paying bills, managing expenses, saving
money, investing in retirement, paying taxes, and more. The
simulation plays out across classrooms and students, with real
college scholarship dollars on the line.

Freely download financial literacy lessons from the world's
largest tax services provider here:



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