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November 10, 2017 Vol. 22, No. 45


Math Forum Discussions
Team America Rocketry Challenge | "OK Google" for Math Quizzes



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The Team America Rocketry Challenge (TARC) is ready for

First featured here on its debut and now launching into its
16th year, TARC inspires thousands of students annually through
the designing, building, and flying of model rockets.

This year's criteria: Build a model rocket that carries two
raw hen eggs to an altitude of 800 feet, stays airborne for
between 41 and 43 seconds, and returns to the ground with all
rocket sections still connected together.

Scroll down the page of resources for educational activities
and YouTube videos; lessons in science, technology,
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Sponsorship from the Aerospace Industries Association (AIA)
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Hundreds of mentors in all 50 states are standing by to advise
students. Register before the deadline of Friday, December 1.



On Wednesday, announced access to hundreds of quiz
questions in math and three other subject areas through the
Google Assistant on phones or voice-activated speakers, like
Google Home.

Just say, "OK Google, talk to" within range of a
Google Assistant or Google Home, and the device will quiz you
with a series of four multiple-choice questions.

So now instead of the Google Assistant answering questions, it
will ask you!

With their parent's permission, children under 13 can also have
their own personalized Google Assistant experience when they
log in to Google Family Link: offers online courses and study tools to help
students in kindergarten through college excel academically.
Last summer, the company rolled out its first apps; this
summer, received a $100,000 grant to expand its
tuition-free college program.



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