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  • 12/09/2018 5:34 PM | Anonymous

    Flipping for the Interactive Classroom

    Speakers: Audrey Cucci, JoAnn Miltenberg

    Technology Proficiency Level: All

    This session will focus on educational technology that motivates and encourages students to exceed their own expectations in the classroom. Come see how you can use the TI technology to motivate your students. See how you can used the flipped classroom model to encourage student participation. View online video platforms that hold students accountable. Inspire your students to be the teacher. Inspire them to push further than they thought they could.
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    Classroom Strategies for Calculus End-of-Course Exam Success, Part 1

    Speakers: Vicki Carter, Fan Disher

    Technology Proficiency Level: All

    Are your students familiar with the calculator functionality needed for AP® exam questions? During this webinar, the presenters will focus on sound mathematical reasoning and the appropriate use of technology for some released AP® Calculus questions. 

    The presenters will examine technology skills students will be expected to use, including:
    • Limits – Using tables and graphs
    • Derivatives – Derivative at a Point
    • Derivatives – Examining the graph of the first or second derivative
    • Derivatives – Motion along a line and (BC) Parametric Equations
    The presenters will utilize both TI-84 Plus CE and TI‑Nspire™ graphing calculators during the webinar. 
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  • 11/26/2018 11:28 AM | Anonymous

    Dear MoMath enthusiast,

    MoMath is pleased to announce the inaugural public presentation from its 2018-19 Distinguished Chair for the Public Dissemination of Mathematics, Fields Medalist Manjul Bhargava.

    Don’t miss this chance to hear from one of the brightest minds in mathematics on Tuesday, November 27 at “Patterns in Nature: how they inspired my mathematical journey.”  Bhargava's story, from growing up on suburban Long Island, to attending some of the top academic institutions in the world, to winning the most coveted award in all of mathematics, will delight and entertain you while also conveying the amazing beauty of mathematics in the world around us.

    Learn more and register at patterns.momath.org.

    Regards,
    National Museum of Mathematics


  • 11/26/2018 11:26 AM | Anonymous

    Engage Your Students With Math Workshop

    Math workshop is a framework that allows students to learn new math content each day, practice math strategies in a variety of ways and reflect on learning through verbal or written sharing. The predictable structure of Math workshop makes it easier for students to participate in differentiated activities.


    Implementation of Math Workshop in the Elementary Classroom

    Date: 12/12/18 

    Time: 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM

    Price: $60

    This half-day workshop offers an overview of how to begin Math workshop in the elementary classroom. Participants need no prior training of Math workshop this training will offer practical first steps to begin implementation. 

    Register Now

    Math Workshop Next Steps

    Date: 12/12/18 

    Time: 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    Price: $60

    This half-day workshop offers current teachers of Math workshop in their elementary classroom the opportunity to explore common areas of concerns during math workshop. We will examine organization, increasing the rigor of math stations, collecting artifacts, and math conferences.

    Register Now


    CREC | 111 Charter Oak Avenue,  Hartford, CT 06106


  • 11/26/2018 11:26 AM | Anonymous

    Differentiating Learning Through Interactive Math Notebooks

    Interactive notebooks help students to organize and synthesize information with creative, interactive, and easily personalized activities. In this workshop participants will discuss the difficulties they face with note-taking strategies and how an Interactive Notebook could be used to help hold students more accountable for their learning.

    Date: 12/17/2018 

    Time: 9:00AM – 12:00PM 

    Location: 111 Charter Oak Ave Hartford, CT 06106 

    Cost: $60.00 

    Register

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  • 11/01/2018 8:43 AM | Anonymous

    Dear MoMath friends,

    What does West Side Story have to do with mathematics?  It’s all about the rhythm, especially when reimagined by multi-Grammy-nominated Latin percussionist Bobby Sanabria!  Don’t miss a discussion of the math and music featuring Bobby, Leonard Bernstein’s daughter Jamie, and Rutgers math professor Alex Kontorovich, or the live performance featuring the Multiverse Big Band, performed in MoMath's intimate event space.  Practicality more your speed?  Explore the math of transit systems, use modeling to evaluate risk, and learn about the hidden dangers of algorithms embedded in the world around us.  Plus, meet YouTube star Grant Sanderson of 3blue1brown and listen as Fields Medalist Manjul Bhargava shares the story of how his curiosity about patterns in the world around us led him to an award-winning career in mathematics.  Metrics, models, Manjul, and Maria...don’t miss the exciting lineup of events at MoMath!

    MoMath at a Glance  
    Wednesdays PolyPals, MoMath's toddler and preschool program for budding mathematicians!
    Tuesdays & Thursdays Expansions gifted program at MoMath 
    Wednesdays through Dec 12 Math & Magic with Manjul, an eight-week minicourse with Fields Medalist Manjul Bhargava
    Sun, Nov 4 Symmetry Code, Exploring Symmetry Using the Wolfram Language
    Tue, Nov 6 Metros and Metrics — professional development day for educators
    Wed, Nov 7 Math Encounters: "Certain Variation: You Never Step in the Same River Twice" with Gerald van Belle
    Mon, Nov 12 Symmetry Code, Exploring Symmetry Using the Wolfram Language
    Tue, Nov 13 "When to Lie in Teaching Math" with Grant Sanderson of 3blue1brown
    Thu, Nov 15 “Should I Insure My Phone?  Games and Mathematics for Modeling Risk”
    Fri, Nov 16 Math Gym, a workout for your brain!
    Fri, Nov 16 Family Fridays at MoMath presented by Two Sigma: "Recycled Math" with Nick Sayers
    Sat, Nov 17 Equilibriuman evening of mathematical games
    Sun, Nov 18 Folding Fun at MoMath with OrigamiUSA (free with Museum admission)
    Sun, Nov 18 Tween Primes, the MoMath book club for tweens and teens: An Abundance of Katherines by John Green
    Sun, Nov 18 Unlimited, MoMath's mix-n-mingle program for students in 6th through 9th grades
    Fri, Nov 23 through Sun, Nov 25 Escher: The Exhibition and Experience — a special tour of the exhibit with Presidential Award-winner Dave Masunaga 
    Tue, Nov 27 "Patterns in Nature: how they inspired my mathematical journey" with Fields Medalist Manjul Bhargava
    Sat, Dec 1 QuadriviumMoMath's Math plus Music Salon, featuring Marcus Miller and special guests
    Tues, Dec 4 West Side StoryThe Man, the Music, the Math
    Wed, Dec 5 Math Encounters: "Weapons of Math Destruction: How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy" with Cathy O'Neil
    Thurs, Dec 6 Volumesthe MoMath book club: How the Universe Got Its Spots: Diary of a Finite Time in a Finite Space by Janna Levin
    Sat, Dec 8 "West Side Story Reimagined" performed by the multi-Grammy-nominated Bobby Sanabria Multiverse Big Band
    Sun, Dec 9 Tween Primes, the MoMath book club for tweens and teens: The Unknowns by Benedict Carey
    Sun, Dec 9 Unlimited, MoMath's mix-n-mingle program for students in 6th through 9th grades
    Fri, Dec 14 Family Fridays at MoMath presented by Two Sigma: "Reach Out and Touch Space!" with Bjoern Muetzel 
    Sat, Dec 15 Folding Fun at MoMath with OrigamiUSA (free with Museum admission)
    Sat, Dec 15 Equilibrium, an evening of mathematical games
    Wed, Jan 2 Math Encounters: "Golden Textures: The Art of Dissecting Golden Geometries" with Doug McKenna
    Fri, Jan 11 Family Fridays at MoMath presented by Two Sigma
    Sun, Jan 13 Folding Fun at MoMath with OrigamiUSA (free with Museum admission)
    Sun, Jan 13 Tween Primesthe MoMath book club for tweens and teens: Lawn Boy (Tales to Tickle the Funnybone #7) by Gary Paulsen
    Sun, Jan 13 Unlimited, MoMath's mix-n-mingle program for students in 6th through 9th grades
    Sat, Jan 19 Equilibriuman evening of mathematical games
    Mon, Jan 28 M-Cubed — professional development day for educators
    Thurs, Jan 31 Volumesthe MoMath book club: The Art of Logic in an Illogical World by Eugenia Cheng
    Weekends MoMath's Derivatives tour program and Explorations educator-led sessions, available upon request


  • 10/23/2018 8:24 AM | Anonymous
    T³™ Webinar | Deep Dive Into TI-84 Plus Technology Series, No. 3: Using Images and Apps as Tools for Inquiry
    Oct. 23, 7 p.m. Central time
    Presenters: Karen Campe, John LaMaster

    Register now > 

    Dear Amanda,

    You are invited to join us for a live, online session that will cover classroom-proven ways to foster inquiry using images and apps that are pre-loaded on your TI-84 Plus family graphing calculator. 

    This webinar in the TI-84 Plus technology Deep Dive series will explore ways to: 

    • Showcase the pre-built images and develop mathematical models with the Manual-Fit line, as well as QuickPlot and Fit Equation tools
    • Set the stage for rich learning contexts with the Transformation Graphing app
    • Support discovery and exploration with other pre-loaded apps (as time permits)
    Participants will receive a Certificate of Attendance, which may qualify for school- or district-level professional development credit. 

    We hope you will participate in this webinar tomorrow evening. Register now > 

    Best regards,

    Charlyne Young
    TI Educator Support Team


  • 10/15/2018 8:05 AM | Anonymous

    http://www.courant.com/obituaries/hc-extraordinary-life-bob-rosenbaum-0325-story.html


    Bob Rosenbaum was a mathematician with a wry sense of humor and a desire to make math more accessible to all. He taught at Wesleyan University, where he is credited with helping shape it into the prestigious liberal arts institution it is today.


    “He was, hands down, the most influential and constructive faculty member at Wesleyan in the second half of the 20th century,” Prof. Karl Scheibe wrote in a college newsletter. “He was a brilliant teacher, a superb athlete, and a voracious student of the life of the mind, of nature, of art and music — with an infectious sense of humor.”


    Robert A. Rosenbaum, an emeritus professor of mathematics and the sciences at Wesleyan, died Dec. 3 in Colorado, after moving there in 2013 to be closer to his children. He was 102.

    His career at Wesleyan, which began in 1953, encompassed teaching and administration. Although he told an oral biographer that he didn’t think he was very good at administration, he served as dean of sciences, provost, vice-president of academic affairs and acting president, and could have been chosen as president if he had wanted. “He was quite insistent on not becoming head dog permanently,” Scheibe said.


    “I never enjoyed the work,” Rosenbaum told friends of administration. “I enjoyed classroom teaching more.”

    He became very interested in the way math or arithmetic was taught in high schools, and was the organizing spirit behind PIMMS, or Project to Increase Mastery in Mathematics and Science, which ran summer seminars for math and science high school teachers beginning in 1979.


    Along with other faculty members, Rosenbaum proposed that Wesleyan institute graduate programs in math, the sciences and music. He pushed for the construction of a science center, tweaked the curriculum and played a leading role in establishing the Center for African-American Studies and recruited the school’s first professor of African-American studies. “He took the opportunity to make statements about the kind of social justice we are supposed to stand for,” said his son Robert. “He had a very broad idea of what education should contain.”


    As an administrator during the years of student protests in the late 1960’s, Rosenbaum was even-handed. Wesleyan was grappling with the recent re-admission of women, an endowment that was endangered, anti-war sentiment, and the anger and disappointment of many African-American students. When students went on strike after the U.S. bombed Cambodia in May 1970, Rosenbaum supported their protests while opposing violence and retaining academic standards.


    “He recognized, in the energies of protest, the voice of conscience and the chance to join learning with action,” colleague Richard Ohmann wrote in a tribute in Wesleyan Magazine.

    “Bob was at his best … calm, modest, reassuring, listening,” wrote Prof. Nathanael Greene. “As acting president, his was an amazing feat of politics and perseverance.”


    Rosenbaum had a subtle British wit that helped defuse tension. At one faculty meeting, a colleague ended his angry remarks with a threat to sue the college. “Bob’s quick response, ‘Thanks. But not very much,’ evoked laughter, even from the potential litigant. That brief remark served its purpose admirably,” Greene said.

    Rosenbaum was born on Nov. 14, 1915, and grew up in Milford, where his father taught math at a private school. Joseph Rosenbaum, who was born in Russia, had emigrated to the United States and gone to Yale and earned a Ph.D in math. He used to take Bob on long walks where he would pose complicated math problems, such as “imagine the corners on a dodecahedron” — a solid figure with 12 flat faces. Bob recalled that he would have preferred playing with friends, but he grew to appreciate the challenge.


    “My father thought this was a good way of teaching me mathematics, which eventually would become the intellectual field that I enjoyed most,” Rosenbaum told a Wesleyan interviewer. “I thought there could be nothing more beautiful than mathematics, and that I could make anybody see that beauty.”

    When Bob Rosenbaum went to Yale at the age of 16 — he had started schooling early and skipped some grades — he majored in math and followed a narrow curriculum consisting mainly of math and science courses. He found Yale difficult: He had little money and felt isolated. He graduated in 1936, and after a fellowship at Cambridge University, he spent two years at Yale doing graduate work, then accepted a fellowship at Reed College in Portland, Oregon, where he married Louise Johnson, a colleague in the math department.


    Because of his math skills, he served as a navigator with the Naval Air Corps in the Pacific during World War II. He later resumed his studies at Yale and obtained his Ph.D in math in 1947, then returned to teach at Reed, until Victor Butterfield, then the president of Wesleyan, recruited him in 1953 as part of a campaign to strengthen the faculty there.


    Rosenbaum became concerned about the quality of the high school math and science courses his students had taken, and started a small summer program to provide professional development for high school teachers. An executive with the General Electric Foundation called Rosenbaum with idea about improving the way high school math and science were taught, and Rosenbaum went down to GE headquarters in Fairfield to talk about it.


    Rosenbaum outlined his own ideas on helping teachers gain a better background in their subjects, and walked away with a donation of $200,000 as seed money to improve his program. Rosenbaum directed or guided PIMMS, which grew to include pre-school and elementary school teachers from around Connecticut, from 1979 to 1994. Currently, the program, which has offered summer programs to hundreds of teachers, is being administered by Central Connecticut State University.


    Among the courses Rosembaum gave was one called Patterns and Chaos, which he taught along with professors of music, biology and history, “searching for things that defy pattern making, which may be thought of as chaotic.”


    Rosenbaum was always interested in athletics, and became a squash player at Yale. He continued to play, and won several national awards in his age group until he outlived the age categories and played until he turned 90. Wesleyan named its squash center for him, and he carried the Olympic torch on its way to Atlanta in 1996. He went rafting at age 83 and hiked in the Rockies at 10,000 feet when he was 100.


    After his wife died in 1980, Rosenbaum married Marjorie Rice Daltry, a Wesleyan professor. She died in 2013, and he is survived by his three sons, Robert, Joseph and David, eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.


    He received many honors, including Wesleyan’s Baldwin Medal, and the city of Middletown twice honored him with a Robert A. Rosenbaum Day. He wrote articles in many journals and published three books and was active in professional organizations.

    “He was a gifted teacher and loved teaching, said Scheibe. “He’d make the hard parts simple , and made everyone love it.”

    “He was interested in absolutely everything,” Greene said. “He always wanted to get something accomplished and knew how to do it.”

  • 10/10/2018 9:06 AM | Anonymous

    Dear MoMath enthusiast,

    Join Ben Orlin, math educator and author of Math with Bad Drawings, on Friday, October 19 at 6:00 pm as he discusses how seemingly useless bits of pure mathematics often find surprising applications  from the genetics of sibling resemblence to the Death Star.

    How is it that, from knot theory to meta-logic to higher-dimensional geometry, the math that sounds the most fanciful turns out to be the most useful?  Register to find out, and learn more at orlin.momath.org.

    Regards,
    National Museum of Mathematics


  • 09/11/2018 10:29 AM | Anonymous

    A Girls STEM Experience event is being held at the Connecticut Convention Center on October 27th. This event is sponsored by the Petit Family Foundation and the Space Foundation.  Accredited and award-winning educators will lead educational, interactive activities to spark interest in STEM.  See the attached flyer for additional information and to register.

  • 09/07/2018 10:01 AM | Anonymous
    Virtual Learning: Core Advocate Webinar Series

    We are thrilled about the 2018 fall and winter lineup of webinars we have in store for Core Advocates! Mark your calendars and invite colleagues to join you the first Wednesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. ET for learning, collaboration, and an opportunity to hear from Core Advocates about their classrooms and schools! Register today! Even if you can't attend, your registration ensures you get notified once recordings are available! Topics include:
    September Core Advocate Mini-Webinar: Leveraging Pear Deck to Actively Engage Students

    Take your lessons to the next level and see your students interact with instructional content in real-time using the free version of Pear Deck. In this mini-webinar, you’ll learn how to create presentations and interactive student activities that allow teachers to monitor an entire classes’ work at once. You’ll learn how to use the tool to observe trends, understand students’ thought processes, identify where you need to give more support, and more. Discover the many possibilities this user-friendly platform provides to creatively engage your students with standards-aligned content. Join us on Wednesday, September 12 for this mini-webinar from 7:00 to 7:30 p.m. ET!
    Register for the September Core Advocate Mini-Webinar!


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