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  • 07/31/2017 2:22 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Dear MoMath friends,


    It's an action-packed August at MoMath: education, art, magic, and even chocolate are featured during this month of exciting events, including the return of MoMath favorite Art Benjamin, a brand new hackathon, and the exciting biennial MOVES conference, with magical math for everyone!


    MoMath at a Glance  
    Now Open! MoMath's newest exhibit, Hoop Curves
    Mon, July 31 through
    Fri, August 4
    Roundtable: the MoMath Math Teachers' Circle - Five days of engaging math evenings for K-6 educators
    Wed, August 2 Platonic Solids: Tiffany lamps, art objects, and stepping-stones to higher dimensions
    Wed, August 2 Math Encounters: "Deep Math: Between Combinatorics and Chocolate" with Persi Diaconis
    Fri, August 4 Family Fridays at MoMath presented by Two Sigma: "Magic Squares and Magical Squaring" with Art Benjamin
    Sat, August 5through
    Sun, August 6
    Expressions: the MoMath hackathon, sponsored by Two Sigma
    Sun, August 6 through
    Tues, August 8
    MOVES 2017The Magic of Math, sponsored by Two Sigma — Join MoMath for its biennial research conference on recreational mathematics.  Mathematicians, math educators, and families: all are welcome!
    Fri, August 11 through
    Tues, August 15
    Pythagorize Seattlemulti-day, city-wide puzzle hunt followed by special celebratory event on 8-15-17, sponsored by the Bezos Family Foundation, OppenheimerFunds, and Weyerhaeuser with the support of MOHAI, the Pacific Science Center, and Math 4 Love. 
    Thurs, August 24 Tween Primes, the MoMath book club for tweens and teens: Numbed! by David Lubar
    Thurs, August 24 Volumes, the MoMath book club: Math on Trial: How Numbers Get Used and Abused in the Courtroom by Leila Schneps and Coralie Colmez; don't miss your chance to meet the author!
    Wed, September 6 Math Encounters: "The Mathematics of Doodling" with Ravi Vakil
    Fri, September 8 Family Fridays at MoMath presented by Two Sigma: "Picking Points A-Plenty" with Nat Stahl
    Sat, September 9 Equilibrium, an adult evening of mathematical games
    Sun, September 10 Unlimited, MoMath’s mix-n-mingle program for 6th through 9th graders
    Sat & Sun, September 9 & 10 Grandparents' Weekend: Free admission for grandparents and up to two grandchildren!
    Thurs, September 14 Volumes, the MoMath book club: The Wild Numbers by Philibert Schogt
    Beginning Sat, September 16 Adventures in Algorithms: experimental computational Mathematica
    Wed, September 20 Tween Primes, the MoMath book club for tweens and teens: Do the Math: Secrets, Lies, and Algebra by Wendy Lichtman
    Weekends MoMath's Derivatives tour program and Explorations sessions, available upon request


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  • 07/26/2017 7:06 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    Innov8: Register before October 12 to save!

    Learn to Empower Your Students at Innov8

    The focus of the 2017 Innov8 ConferenceNovember 15–17 in Las Vegas, is access, equity, and empowerment. This conference is not only an opportunity to learn—it is also an opportunity to collaborate as a team to develop an action plan you can take back and implement in your school or district.


    Explore the conference through three different themes:

    • Reflecting on mathematics instruction in terms of access, equity, and empowerment
    • Developing equitable teaching practices that empower students
    • Learning new strategies to identify and remove barriers to access to high-quality mathematics

    What is the Innovation Lounge?

    The Innovation Lounge provides five unique opportunities for participants to learn and collaborate with experts and other conference attendees with similar problems of practice. Opportunities include the Innov8 Bar, where experts will be available to talk to groups or individuals about various issues; the Hangout, which will include author talks and space for casual discussion; and more. 

    Register Now

     

    Make your plans early and save. Early-bird rates are available until October 12.

    Win a Free Night!

    Book your hotel room at the Rio All-Suite Las Vegas Hotel through NCTM's discounted hotel block and be entered to win a FREE night!


    Use #NCTMinnov8 to get the latest updates and engage with others about NCTM's new learning experience on social media.

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  • 07/23/2017 8:50 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    Back-to-School Tips and Tricks for TI-84 Plus Technology
    July 25 | 7 p.m. Central time
    Free webinars for building student understanding through TI technology.
    Start here »
     
     
    Join this webinar to sharpen your TI-84 Plus technology skills during this back-to-school season. Whether you’re new to the TI-84 Plus family of graphing calculators or have been using this technology for years, chances are there are some handy tips and tricks that can be added to your TI-84 Plus toolkit. This session will highlight using:
    • Editing tricks to connect home screen investigations to Y= to graph
    • The Transformation Graphing app as an investigation tool for family of functions
    • Piecewise function entry to support connections between analytic and graphical representations
    • What’s new with the TI-84 Plus CE classroom solution – using TI-SmartView™ CE Emulator Software for the TI-84 Plus graphing family and TI Connect™ CE software application for the TI-84 Plus graphing family to support classroom management
    Webinar participants will receive a Certificate of Attendance, which may qualify for school or district professional development credit.

    Win registration for two to the 2018 T³™ International Conference
    Attend this webinar for a chance to win complimentary registration for two to the 2018 T³™ International Conference. (See rules.)
    Learn more and register »
  • 07/23/2017 8:38 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


    FREE Math Education Webinars
    Summer is a great time to catch up on reading and get teaching tips to bring back to your classroom this fall. NCTM has a new learning opportunity to collaborate with your colleagues for this month. 
     
    Dive deeper into topics about new NCTM publications in one of our upcoming webinars. This July, we will discuss our recently released publication, Enhancing Classroom Practice with Research behind Principles to Actions.
     
    Join us for this free webinar and share your insights before, during, and after the events on social media with the hashtag #NCTMLive. Join your peers in the mathematics education community and let's learn together!
    Webinar Series: Author Talks
    July 26 | 7:00 p.m. ET

    14787.jpgEnhancing Classroom Practice with Research behind Principles to Actions summarizes and synthesizes the research behind each of the guiding principles and essential elements of Principles to Actions: Ensuring Mathematical Success for All and offers examples of what they can look like in classroom practice. During this webinar the editors will provide an overview of the book and describe the various ways in which classroom teachers, teacher educators, instructional coaches, and administrators might use the book. Then we will delve into specific examples from a few chapters to illustrate the direct connections between Principles to Actions, research, and classroom practice.

  • 07/23/2017 8:36 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Dear MoMath friend,


    Spread the word!  MoMath is hosting three fun sessions for K-6 educators this summer.  Sign up now for FREE food, FREE events, and even a FREE t-shirt to the first 25 registrants!


    If you’re a K-6 educator who wants to improve or enjoy your relationship with math, don’t miss MoMath’s new Roundtablesessions.  Three evenings of engaging exploration and play will help you see a side of math you never knew existed!


    Sessions include:

    • Mathematical Magic for Muggles: Learn how the simplest of mathematical ideas, like "an odd plus an odd is even" and "x + -x = 0" can help us to craft magic tricks that seemingly bestow superhuman powers on us.  No skill required!

    • Compositions for Cavepeople: Counting the number of ways to decompose a number into sums is a fiendishly challenging puzzle.  Explore various ways to represent sums and the patterns that emerge from them, and see how changing our point of view can help us get started on a novel problem!

    • Picking Points for Practitioners: Is there a relationship between area and perimeter?  Play with Geo boards and discover connections between boundaries and interiors — then see if you can prove them!


    Sessions will include a lighthearted, engaging approach to math, a shared meal, reflections on pedagogy, and the opportunity to make new friends.  


    Be among the first to sign up for all three sessions and receive a free MoMath t-shirt!  In addition, participants who sign up by July 28 can enjoy priority seating at presentations from two of the nation’s most entertaining math presenters, Persi Diaconis and Art Benjamin.

    Don’t miss this fun-filled week beginning July 31 — you’ll return to school energized about math!  Register now at mtc.momath.org.

  • 07/11/2017 11:05 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


    FREE Math Education Webinars

    Summer is a great time to refresh and recharge. Catch up on reading, interact with peers online, and get teaching tips to bring back to your classroom this fall. This month, NCTM has two new opportunities to learn and collaborate with your colleagues. 

     

    Dive deeper into topics presented in recent messages from NCTM President Matt Larson or learn about new NCTM publications in one of our upcoming webinars. In July, Webinar Wednesdays will discuss STEM education and the recently released publication, Enhancing Classroom Practice with Research behind Principles to Actions.

     

    Join us for these free webinars and share your insights before, during, and after the events on social media with the hashtag #NCTMLive. Join your peers in the mathematics education community and let's learn together!

    SMS_2901(1).jpg?r=1492627769989Webinar Series: President's Messages

    Math Education Is STEM Education

    July 19 | 7:00 p.m. ET

     

    In this webinar, NCTM President Matt Larson discusses design principles which would ensure that an effective science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) program builds mathematics understanding. Larson's argument is that there is only one fundamental and critical design principle necessary. We will address this more during this webinar.   

     

    Register for FREE

    Webinar Series: Author Talks

    Enhancing Classroom Practice with Research behind Principles to Actions

    July 26 | 7:00 p.m. ET


    14787.jpgEnhancing Classroom Practice with Research behind Principles to Actions summarizes and synthesizes the research behind each of the guiding principles and essential elements of Principles to Actions: Ensuring Mathematical Success for All and offers examples of what they can look like in classroom practice. During this webinar the editors will provide an overview of the book and describe the various ways in which classroom teachers, teacher educators, instructional coaches, and administrators might use the book. Then we will delve into specific examples from a few chapters to illustrate the direct connections between Principles to Actions, research, and classroom practice.


    Register for FREE

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  • 07/11/2017 9:11 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Dear MoMath friends,

    Wondering what to do when the fireworks are over?  MoMath keeps the excitement going with the math of zombies, the music of Pete Muller (now with special guest performance by Marcus Miller), and the New York Math Festival.  Good math reads, math in finance, an overnight hackathon, and the math of magic, all await to fill your summer days.  From math in the courtroom to math in the classroom, keep connected with math all summer long, only at MoMath.

    MoMath at a Glance  
    Now Open! MoMath's newest exhibit, Hoop Curves
    Wed, July 5 Math Encounters: "Diffusion of the Dead" with Thomas Woolley
    Thurs, July 6 Pete Muller performs at the Cutting Room to benefit MoMath
    Fri, July 7 Family Fridays at MoMath presented by Two Sigma: "Get into the Game!" with Tim Chartier
    Sun, July 9 Math Metropolis, the New York Math Festival, on the plaza at 28 Liberty
    Thurs, July 13 Tween Primes, the MoMath book club for tweens and teens: Numbed! by David Lubar
    Sat, July 15 Equilibrium, an adult evening of mathematical games at MoMath
    Sun, July 16 Unlimited, MoMath’s mix-n-mingle program for 6th through 9th graders
    Tue, July 18 Bitcoin: A little “bit" of math, featuring Geva Patz
    Thurs, July 20 Volumes, the MoMath book club: A Certain Ambiguity: A Mathematical Novel by Gaurav Suri and Hartosh Singh Bal
    Mon, July 24 Sculptures Come to LifeAward-winning artist Antal Kelle ArtFormer joins MoMath to discuss his artwork, Helix Opus 124
    Tue, July 25 Math on Trial: How Numbers Get Used and Abused in the Courtroom, with Coralie Colmez
    Mon, July 31through
    Fri, August 4
    Roundtable: the MoMath Math Teachers' Circle - Five days of engaging math evenings for K-6 educators
    Wed, August 2 Platonic Solids: Tiffany lamps, art objects, and stepping-stones to higher dimensions
    Wed, August 2 Math Encounters: "Deep Math: Between Combinatorics and Chocolate" with Persi Diaconis
    Fri, August 4 Family Fridays at MoMath presented by Two Sigma: "Magic Squares and Magical Squaring" with Art Benjamin
    Sat, August 5through
    Sun, August 6
    Expressions: the MoMath hackathon, sponsored by Two Sigma
    Sun, August 6 through
    Tues, August 8
    MOVES 2017The Magic of Math, sponsored by Two Sigma — Join MoMath for its biennial research conference on recreational mathematics.  Mathematicians, math educators, and families: all are welcome!
    Fri, August 11 through
    Tues, August 15
    Pythagorize Seattlemulti-day special events and city-wide puzzle hunt, sponsored by the Bezos Family Foundation, OppenheimerFunds, and Weyerhaeuser
    Weekends MoMath's Derivatives tour program and Explorations sessions, available upon request

  • 07/11/2017 9:10 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Free Teacher Webinars - Check out the topics and register.

    Thanks again for the insightful webinars, I've already started using our first one in class and what a profound effect on the thoughts of my students! - T. Whitley  

    Dear Teacher, 


    It's summer, school is out and it's time for professional development! Check out a few of the webinars we'll be offering: 

    Growth Mindset

    • Presenter: Greg Ahlquist, Social Studies teacher 
    • at Webster Thomas High School, Webster, New York 

    • Date: Mon, July 24, 2017 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT

    This webinar challenges teachers and leaders to clearly define our beliefs about learning and examines how these beliefs impact our actions. 

    Can't attend the live webinar? Register to get access to the recorded webinar!

    Register Here

    UPCOMING WEBINARS

    Check them out and register now:

    July 25: Integrating History and Economics: Martin Luther King Jr. DayRegister >>>

    August 16: Economics Register >>>

    Questions? Comments?

    Please don't hesitate to contact me with any questions or comments. Be sure to bookmark and check our website for information about future webinars. We look forward to having you at one or more of these webinars.  

     

    Sincerely,


    Amy Geffen, Ph.D.

    Director, Professional Development

    ageffen@councilforeconed.org

    212-730-6728

  • 07/11/2017 9:09 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
     
    Enhance your curriculum
    Free, ready-to-use activities for your math classroom.
     
     
    FEATURED ACTIVITIES
    Algebra I: Box Plots and Histograms
    Create and explore a box plot and histogram for a data set; compare the two data displays by viewing them together; use the comparison to draw conclusions about the data.
    Download activity »
    Algebra I: Solving Systems by Graphing
    Visualize a solution to a system of equations, and explore a system that intersects in one point and identify the ordered pair that represents the solution.
    Download activity »
    More TI resources
    Browse more free, classroom-ready activities and learn about other resources for your math classroom.
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  • 07/10/2017 12:41 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    We would like to invite you to the National Math Foundation (NMF) Summer Institute this August in beautiful Oswego, New York. Join us on the sparkling shores of Lake Ontario for two days (August 7-8, 2017) or four days (August 7-10, 2017) learning kinesthetic teaching strategies that will help you shift your students to more fun and more success!



    A sponsor has generously offered to donate a 

    Math & Movement "Skip Counting by 2s" floor mat for EVERY teacher that comes to the four-day Institute! 


    This is an exciting new feature of the four-day option of the Summer Institute and we cannot guarantee it will be available in 2018 – so sign up now for 2017! Teachers will be awarded the "Skip Counting by 2s" mat in our final session, Thursday, August 10. All teachers who attend the two-day or the four-day option receive over $300 of books and have access to our grant writer for additional grants.

    Special 2017 bonus! 

     

     

    We encourage classroom teachers, math coaches, PE teachers, special education, RTI specialists, and all other educators to attend this exciting professional development! During the Institute, participants will be fully trained to implement the Math & Movement program and other movement based learning in the classroom, collaborate with same subject teachers, experience a variety of presentations from movement-based learning experts, and, best of all, get to practice what they have learned with students. 


    The NMF will be conducting a four-day School Age Youth Program with students in grades K-5 at the same time as the Institute. Participants of the Summer Institute will work one-on-one and in small groups with these students. Summer Institute participants are invited to bring their own children (grades K-5) to the camp for just $75 for four days of learning and fun! 

    Please download the brochure for more details or visit the NMF website.

    If you are a NYS teacher, we encourage you to register for the Summer Institute on My Learning Plan through TST BOCES. Both the two- and four-day options have been added to My Learning Plan. Following are the links.

     

    Option 1 Two Days, August 7-8, 2017

     

    Option 2 Four Days, August 7-10, 2017



    Please call 607-233-4209 if you have any questions. 

    We look forward to hearing from you!

     

    Sincerely,

    The Math & Movement Team


    Math & Movement • PO Box 4017 Ithaca, NY 14852 • 607.233.4209

    www.mathandmovement.com

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