The New York Times Learning Network and the American Statistical Association (ASA) have announced a new partnership to help students understand statistics in context by critically thinking and writing about graphs.
The free monthly feature "What's Going On in this Graph?" (WGOITGraph?) will start with a graph from the archives of the New York Times (NYT). Then a team of ASA teachers will moderate a live discussion focused on three questions:
- What do you notice? - What do you wonder? - What's going on in this graph?
The first two questions may sound familiar to readers of this newsletter and frequent visitors of our website: as the NYT acknowledged, they come from the Math Forum. The newspaper's article last week linked to a "noticing and wondering" video and short explanation by our own Annie Fetter.
Teaching any geometry or proportional reasoning this school year?
The Institute for Innovative Assessment (IIA) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison is seeking middle school math teachers to pilot a computerized classroom assessment system that supports teaching and assessing students' knowledge of complex content -- especially for English learners (EL's) and other students who struggle with language-heavy traditional tests.
IIA's animations, graphics, and other multimedia methods integrate into existing classroom curriculum, allowing teachers to implement tasks at any time while teaching the content.
To apply or learn more about the stipend, training, and opportunities for free professional development, download the PDF announcement:
An app just came out that lets you find, share, and organize YouTube's best math content.
Curated by a team of math teachers and mathematics researchers with PhDs, Epsilon Stream lets you share videos with a simple swipe and tap of the green "share" button. Freely download the iOS app from the iTunes store: