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

***Apply for IAS/PCMI Summer 2012
http://pcmi.ias.edu/application-sstp/

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:  
        http://pcmi.ias.edu/program-sstp/

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

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resource, comment on it, review it -- join an existing
conversation, or start a new discussion!

***FEATURED DISCUSSION
Math Tools Orientation Session - help, please
http://mathforum.org/mathtools/discuss.html?&do=m&thread=_____g-173
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?"

***FEATURED TOOL
Tool: Parachute Drag
http://mathforum.org/mathtools/tool/23644/
Maryland Virtual High School
Explore the effects of mass, displacement, and drag on the 
functioning of a parachute in this simulation.

***FEATURED TOOL
Tool: Common Core Look-fors (Mathematics) for iPad
http://mathforum.org/mathtools/tool/144757/
Splaysoft
This is an observation tool for the Standards for Mathematical 
Practice and Standards of Mathematical Content of the Common Core 
State Standards (CCSSO, 2010). 

***FEATURED TOOL
Tool: Fun Fraction Game for Kids
http://mathforum.org/mathtools/tool/146349/
Kids Math Games Online
Move between the gallery and testing room, dragging fractions 
into the correct order and cutting pipes into different lengths.

***FEATURED TOOL
Tool: Tailgating Model
http://mathforum.org/mathtools/tool/23646/
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.

***FEATURED TOOL
Tool: Angle Game for Kids
http://mathforum.org/mathtools/tool/146352/
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.

***FEATURED TECHNOLOGY POW
Technology PoW: A Million Penny Project
http://mathforum.org/mathtools/tpow/18198/
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:
http://mathforum.org/tpow/


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   The Math Forum @ Drexel -- 23 November 2011