The free event that has reinvigorated math teachers in St. Louis and Philadelphia - and across the Twitterverse - is now seeking topics and speakers for its next summer gathering. A shared, editable document for the presentations at Twitter Math Camp 2014 (TMC14) is open for your suggestions: http://bit.ly/TMC14-1.
In the coming weeks, many students will be attending school for the 100th day this school year. The 100th Day can be a lot of fun - and a teachable moment! Counting up to 100 for the 100th day of school gives teachers many special opportunities to investigate place value. The discussions and links to Web resources found in the FAQ provide many ideas to make your 100th Day a memorable experience for your students.
The Math Forum's Year Game puzzle has returned for an eighteenth year! Come challenge your students to write expressions for each of the counting numbers 1 through 100 using
the digits in 2014
A program of the Institute for Advanced Study (IAS), PCMI has just begun accepting applications for the 2014 Summer Session of the IAS/PCMI Secondary School Teachers Program (SSTP). Participating teachers receive full support and a stipend during this residential program, which takes place in Park City, Utah, from June 29 - July 19, 2014. Six quarter-credits of 400-level mathematics are available from the University of Washington. Beyond the mathematical foci on fractions, tilings, and geometry, SSTP participants will also consider research about productive discussions and reflect upon how to facilitate them. Learn more about the SSTP by visiting: http://pcmi.ias.edu/program-sstp/.
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Gearing up for an eighteenth year, the Math Forum's Year Game puzzle returns this January. We'll be looking for students to write expressions for each of the counting numbers 1 through 100 using
the digits in 2014
Come preview this year's complete rules, worksheet, and manipulatives now. Starting Wednesday, 1 January, 2014, students may submit solutions, which we'll start displaying 1 February.
We recently posted free Problems of the Week (PoWs) for financial education - one PDF for each grade K-12, all aligned to both the Council for Economic Education (CEE) and Jump$tart national financial literacy standards, as well as to the content and mathematical practices of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). The California Department of Education has included these Financial Education PoWs in its Mathematics Framework.
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