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   MATH TOOLS NEWSLETTER - November 23, 2011 - No. 103

***Apply for IAS/PCMI Summer 2012

The Park City Mathematics Institute (PCMI) of the Institute for 
Advanced Study (IAS) has begun accepting applications for the 
2012 Summer Session of IAS/PCMI, a three-week residential program 
taking place in Park City, Utah, from July 1 - July 21, 2012. 
Teachers receive full support and a stipend during the Summer 
Session. In addition, 6 quarter-credits of 400-level mathematics 
are available from the University of Washington. To learn more 
about the Secondary School Teachers Program (SSTP), visit: 

The Math Forum hosts information on PCMI's K-12 programs here, 
including SSTP working sites dating back to 2001:


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Math Tools Orientation Session - help, please
Suzanne announces, "I'm in the process of moving all three of the 
orientation sessions (for Math Tools and also the Problems of 
the Week and also tPoWs).... What might I include to make the 
session most useful?"

Tool: Parachute Drag
Maryland Virtual High School
Explore the effects of mass, displacement, and drag on the 
functioning of a parachute in this simulation.

Tool: Common Core Look-fors (Mathematics) for iPad
This is an observation tool for the Standards for Mathematical 
Practice and Standards of Mathematical Content of the Common Core 
State Standards (CCSSO, 2010). 

Tool: Fun Fraction Game for Kids
Kids Math Games Online
Move between the gallery and testing room, dragging fractions 
into the correct order and cutting pipes into different lengths.

Tool: Tailgating Model
Maryland Virtual High School
Explore how reaction time and following distance affect stopping 
times for two cars in this simulation. Questions prompt students 
to understand the graphs of results.

Tool: Angle Game for Kids
Kids Math Games Online
Users follow the instructions and try to squirt a number of 
different objects on the screen. They are asked to determine how 
far to rotate the water hose to hit their targets.

Technology PoW: A Million Penny Project
Cynthia Lanius
Students use a spreadsheet to show when they will have collected 
their million pennies. NOTE: A free login is required.
Sign up using the link on the login page, or use your existing
KenKen or Problems of the Week login--see this page for details:


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