Suzanne Alejandre presented two workshop sessions to the teachers of the Gibraltar Area School District. Part A was designed to be self-directed online activities with peer discussions. Part B (K-3) / Part B (4-12) were activities and discussions led by Suzanne. At the end of the day all of the participants reassembled to discuss next steps and to complete the online workshop evaluation.
The Math Forum Staff hosted a potluck luncheon for Gina DiDomenic, Brianna Guidos, and Casey Sneider who have just completed their Co-ops with us. Read Gina's and Casey's blogs to learn about their experiences!
Delaware State University's SMILE Project (17 September 2013)
Max Ray is working again this year with Dr. Mazen Shahin helping to train the Peer Leaders participating in the SMILE Project.
MacPOW is back! After a semester's hiatus, Stan Wagon, of Macalester College, has resumed posing a mathematics problem to his undergraduates every week. The Math Forum posts these puzzles and keeps an archive of past challenges - almost 380 of them, dating back eighteen years.
Kay Gilliland passed away peacefully Tuesday morning. Kay was a long-serving champion of equity in mathematics and science education. Early in her decades of directorship of the EQUALS Project at the Lawrence Hall of Science, Kay saw to the production of EQUALS materials in Spanish to include Hispanic Latinos. She went on to serve as the president of the National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics (NCSM), which established a lecture series in her honor just last year. View this YouTube video of the presentation of the 2013 Ross Taylor / Glenn Gilbert Awardee: Kay Gilliland. View Kay's interview Moon Memories recorded August 10, 2009.
Max Ray recently added to his growing annotated compilation of videos that "deepen inquiry into teaching math, and student inquiry into learning math." Want to talk about videos that feature math teachers and students? Leave a comment on Max's blog.
The Problems of the Week (PoWs) have kicked off for the 2013-2014 academic year! See when submissions open, solutions post, and free mentoring opportunities become available by consulting the PoW calendar. Teachers with Full Memberships or higher can still view PoWs from the 2012-13 academic year: http://mathforum.org/pow/support/1213index.html
The 2013 Summer Session of the IAS/Park City Mathematics Institute (PCMI) wrapped up in Utah last week. More than sixty teachers from around the US and world participated in PCMI's three week-long Secondary School Teachers Program (SSTP), which consisted of three strands:
Math Course: Probability, Randomization, and Polynomials
Reflecting on Practice: Making Tasks Count
Working Groups that focused on an activity related to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) in Mathematics or to related state standards