Tuesday, June 9, 2015

VCTM Fall Conference: Call for Proposals

Call for Proposals

Volunteer to present at the Fall VCTM conference on Friday, October 16 at Vermont Technical College in Randolph and share your ideas with colleagues from across the state in a 60-minute session. Sessions traditionally involve a speaker or speakers relating ideas to an audience, and often include handouts and audience participation. Presentations might also take the form of a panel discussion where multiple teachers share ideas and experiences on a particular topic; VCTM welcomes groups of teachers to present their ideas together.

All presenters are encouraged to share and utilize manipulatives, curricula, and effective pedagogical strategies during their presentations. However, conference presentations are not intended to be commercials or promotions of particular products by individuals who may benefit financially from sale of the products.

The deadline for proposals is July 15, 2015. Speakers will be notified by August 15, 2015. Please complete the form linked here.

Multiple submissions are allowed, but priority will be given to including a wide variety of presenters. 

Questions?  Contact Kate McCann at kmccann@u32.org.

Friday, May 15, 2015

May 2015

Busy Busy Busy!  We are all racing to the finish line of the school year, but here are some things that you might want to consider and make note of:  

  • Presidents' Report
  • VCTM 2015 Fall Conference: Save the Date!  
  • Call for Proposals
  • Math Morsels Round 3
  • NCTM Boston
  • Math Educators's Night at Fenway Park
  • Looking Down the Road…(I-89):  New Hampshire Teachers of Mathematics are starting to plan for the ATMNE 2016 Fall Conference
  • Common Core Statistics for Secondary Educators
  • Free Mathematics Teacher Magazines
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Presidents' Report

Hello, and Happy Spring!  

Please read this newsletter for information about our VCTM 2015 Fall Conference (October 16th—mark your calendars!) and our presence at the NCTM Annual Meeting in Boston last month.

VCTM is collaborating with the Vermont Agency of Education to support their “Math Morsels” series of workshops. Through our Liaison with the Vermont Agency of Education, Lara White, VCTM is providing financial support throughout the 2014-2015 school year. These events are geared toward teachers of grades 6-12, and typically take place from 4 to 6pm with ½ hour of socializing and snacking followed by a workshop.  The first round of Math Morsels took place in November/December 2014, with a topic of Proficiency Based Learning. The second round of Math Morsels took place in January/February 2015, with a topic of SBAC summative assessment. Keep your eyes and ears open (or contact Lara White at lara.white@state.vt.us) for the final round of Math Morsels will be hosted in May/June 2015, around the topic of assessment in a proficiency-based system.

It was wonderful to have the NCTM Annual Meeting and Expo in the northeast this spring.  NCTM provided 60 complimentary registrations to ATMIM (Association of Teachers of Mathematics in Massachusetts); ATMIM then voted to share those equally across the ATMNE affiliates.  VCTM gladly gave away free registrations to Sally Conway (Vergennes Union Elementary School), Marlene Allen (Springfield High School), Jennifer Ericson (Riverside Middle School), and VCTM board members: Jean McKenny, Harvie Porter, Sue Abrams, David Rome, Mary Calder, Patty Kelly, Sean Sullivan.

Most exciting is that we have been adding to our VCTM Board of Directors this winter/spring and are still welcoming more members to join us. If you would like to take on a leadership role and share in our work with math teachers around Vermont, please reach out to us. Responsibilities large and small are available, especially related to conference planning!

Best wishes from your VCTM Co-Presidents,
Christine Latulippe and Kate McCann

clatulip@norwich.edu, kmccann@u32.org
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VCTM 2015 Fall Conference: Save the Date!

VCTM invites you to our Annual Mathematics Conference, “Growing Math Minds”, which will be held on Friday, October 16 at Vermont Technical College in Randolph.  We will welcome Dr. Michael Shaughnessy, NCTM Past President 2010-2012, as our keynote speaker. 

“Growing Math Minds” will have presentations focused on instructional strategies to promote the Common Core Mathematical Practices; Growth mindset: mathematical discourse in the mathematics classroom; and Proficiency Based Learning for career and college readiness.
What are YOU doing in your classroom today? Feel the energy that comes with organizing your thoughts for others, getting feedback from colleagues, and taking your professional development beyond the walls of your school.

Join us for a day of conversation, presentations, idea sharing, and resource gathering. Network with mathematics educators from across the state and learn about what’s working well in other teachers’ classrooms.
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Call for Proposals

Volunteer to present at the VCTM conference, and share your ideas with colleagues from across the state in a 60-minute session. Sessions traditionally involve a speaker or speakers relating ideas to an audience, and often include handouts and audience participation. Presentations might also take the form of a panel discussion where multiple teachers share ideas and experiences on a particular topic; VCTM welcomes groups of teachers to present their ideas together.
All presenters are encouraged to share and utilize manipulatives, curricula, and effective pedagogical strategies during their presentations. However, conference presentations are not intended to be commercials or promotions of particular products by individuals who may benefit financially from sale of the products.
The deadline for proposals is July 15, 2015. Speakers will be notified by August 15, 2015. Please complete the form linked here:
Multiple submissions are allowed, but priority will be given to including a wide variety of presenters.
Email Kate McCann at kmccann@u32.org with questions.

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Math Morsels Round 3

We want to develop discussion networks for math educators in grades 6-12, regionally and state-wide.   Share what you are doing; hear what is happening near you.
May/June Regional Meetings: Sharing Assessment Strategies, Grading, Reporting and Retakes (link to registration) Join us for a conversation about assessment in a proficiency-based system.  Educators will share ideas about assessments and discuss important issues around grading and reporting.  How do you know when a student is proficient? What is the retake philosophy? How are you reporting proficiency to students and parents? (Check out our seven regional venues and a virtual option as well!)

Find the place and date that work best for you.
            May 20, South Burlington High School, 4-6 p.m.
May 21, North Country Career Center (Newport), 4-6 p.m.
May 28, Montpelier High School, 4-6 p.m.
June 4, Rutland Intermediate School, 4-6 p.m.

Would you rather join a virtual conversation? I will arrange a GoTo Meeting option.
(Please place a checkmark on the virtual option within the registration form.)

Lara White, M.Ed.;  Secondary Mathematics Program and School Effectiveness Coordinator
Vermont Agency of Education  (802) 479-1364 – lara.white@state.vt.us

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NCTM Boston

I had the pleasure of representing the Vermont Council of Teachers of Mathematics at the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Annual Meeting & Exposition in Boston, MA from April 15-18, 2015 . During this conference time I attended the Eastern Caucus Meeting, the Delegate Assembly, and many conference workshops.

During the Eastern Caucus Meeting we discussed several issues that NCTM is currently navigating. These issues included affiliate (for example, VCTM) membership, creating diverse affiliate and NCTM leadership, computer science and/or coding courses replacing high school math courses, and high stakes testing across the country. We brainstormed what our affiliates are doing to support these issues within our areas. We also shared work that is going on in our affiliates and new ways that we are bringing conferences and new learning to our geographic areas.

The conference itself was an amazing experience! Having the opportunity to be among  many math educators and national leaders such as Jo Boaler, Dan Meyer, and Diana Briars provided me with numerous opportunities for rich discussions and professional development. One of the  conference themes that was overarching many sessions was using the resource, Principles to Actions (published by NCTM in 2014), within schools and districts as a professional development tool to inform instructional practices and drive the shifts in our teaching of mathematics. This resource is available at nctm.org in either book or e-book formats.

Another overarching theme of the workshops that I attended was the importance of making use of teaching strategies that foster the student mathematical practices of the CCSSM. This included providing students with open-ended tasks that can be differentiated and that support deep mathematical discourse. The student-centered practices of engaging in a mathematical task and then expressing reasoning to others provides for a higher level of thinking and embeds a student’s understanding into long-term memory. These tasks are also often hands-on, use manipulatives, and provide students with an engaging classroom experience.

I’m looking forward to using the tools and resources that I gained from the conference and thank VCTM for supporting our learning as math professionals in Vermont.

Patty Kelly
VCTM Board of Directors
K-5 Math Coach, Springfield School District, Springfield, VT



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Math Educators's Night at Fenway Park 

New England Finalists for the 2014 Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics Teaching  were honored with certificates and small gifts from ATMIM and ATMNE 
on Friday April 17, 2015.  Vermont was represented by Laura Botte Fretz (Edmunds Middle School, Burlington) and Tom Young (Waitsfield Elementary School) represented Vemont. Also honored were the 2014 Father Stanley J. Bezsuzka Award Winner from ATMIM (Lisa Mikus from Newton Public Schools) and from ATMNE Dr. Anne Collins from Lesley University.  The night at Fenway coincided with the NCTM Conference that drew over 500 attendees to the game (...in which the Red Sox won 3-2 over the Orioles)


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Looking Down the Road…(I-89):  New Hampshire Teachers of Mathematics are Planning the ATMNE 2016 Fall Conference

NHTM is beginning to plan and prepare for the conference and are looking for some willing folks to assist on their committees.  They are looking for an individual who is willing to work on the program committee who would serve by identifying potential speakers from Vermont and then to be available to review speaker proposals.  If you are interested in assisting, please send your name, grade level(s) and email address to Harvie Porter at hporter@mail.ruhs.k12.vt.us, your ATMNE Representative from VCTM. 

If you would like to get involved in a different committee (Exhibits; Hospitality and Special Events; NCTM Bookstore; Registration and Membership; Session and Workshop Support; Signs and Printing; and Student Hosts), let Harvie know as well and he will pass along the information. 

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Common Core Statistics for Secondary Educators

Stacey Anthony of Essex HS is offering a 3-credit UVM course this summer designed for secondary math teachers desiring a thorough review of all standards included in the Probability and Statistics conceptual category of CCSS.  The course will take place June 22-26, with pre- and post-class readings and discussions.  For more information, contact: santhony@uvm.edu.

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Free Mathematics Teacher Magazines

Former Hartland Elementary teacher (and VCTM Board Member) Mary-Anne Johnson Boyce has about twenty years’ worth of Mathematics teacher and Middle School Math Teacher magazines that she would like for someone to adopt them, as well as some math books as well.  If you are interested in them, drop her a line at doublesignprop@yahoo.com 

Saturday, January 24, 2015

February/March 2015

In this issue:
  • Co-Presidents’ Message and Invitation 
  • How to win one of four FREE registrations to the NCTM National Conference in Boston in April 
  • Math Morsels are making us SBAC our lips! Informal after school meetings around the state to help us understand the SBAC that is soon to be given
  • Presidential Award Finalists 
  • Graduate Study on Effective Programs for Mathematically Talented Youth
  • CCSS Training on the TI-84C Dates in June---and get a free calculator by attending
  • The Talent Search of the Vermont State Mathematics Coalition continues
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Co-Presidents’ Message and Invitation

Hello, and Happy New Year!  Is one of your New Year’s resolutions to become more involved, volunteer, take on a leadership role, or strengthen your ties to the community of mathematics teachers in Vermont? If any of these are on your list, the VCTM Board is the perfect opportunity for you to follow through on those resolutions!  All VCTM members are eligible to serve on the VCTM Board of Directors. We currently have openings for the following positions:
    • NCTM Representative
    • Zone 4 Rep (see attached map)
    • Zone 5 Rep (see attached map)
    • Zone 6 Rep (see attached map)
    • Elementary Rep for Conference Program Committee
    • Middle School Rep for Conference Program Committee
    • Webmaster
Our next meeting is Tuesday, March 24th, 5:00-7:30pm in Montpelier. Would you like to join us? Dinner is provided and mileage is reimbursed—this is a great way to find out more about what the Board does.

In general, the Vermont Council of Teachers of Mathematics (VCTM) is trying to offer more as an organization.  We are looking for active and enthusiastic Board members to help share in the decision making, planning, and execution of that goal. We welcome you to attend the March 24th meeting to better inform you about what we do and how you can help make a difference in shaping the future of Vermont mathematics education.  

Please reply to Christine Latulippe (clatulip@norwich.edu) or Kate McCann (kmccann@u32.org) for more information if you are interested in attending the meeting and joining the board.

Happy 2015!
Christine Latulippe and Kate McCann
VCTM Co-Presidents 
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How to win one of four FREE registrations to the NCTM National Conference in Boston in April

Are you a VCTM member? Would you like to attend the NCTM Annual Meeting and Exposition in Boston this April and save $365?


VCTM will be giving away 4 free registrations for the NCTM annual meeting in a raffle for interested VCTM members. If anyone wants to join VCTM (or renew a lapsed membership) in time to enter the drawing, you need to do so by PayPal at www.vermontmath.org so that you will have your receipt immediately as proof of being a member. Your $15 VCTM membership could save you over $300 in registration fees if you are a lucky winner!  For more membeship information, contact Harvie Porter.

To enter, simply complete this brief online form this special NCTM registration giveaway. All entries must be received by 5:00pm EST on Monday 2/2/15. Winners will be notified by Friday 2/6/15.

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Math Morsels are making us SBAC our lips! 

Informal after school meetings around the state to help us understand and clarify the SBAC

This conversation will begin by looking at the SBAC summative assessment and what teachers and students should know about the new testing format.  We will also explore other resources offered by SBAC, such as the Digital Library of formative assessment practices and professional learning resources for educators. This conversation will emphasize SBAC as one part of a balanced assessment system that provides data for teachers to assess proficiency in mathematics.  Based on feedback from our first meetings, a portion of each Math Morsel event will be reserved for strategy and resource sharing.

Find the place and date that work best for you.

January 28, Rutland High School, 4-6 p.m.
February 3, Montpelier High School, 4-6 p.m.
February 4, North Country Career Center (Newport), 4:30-6:30 p.m.
February 5, Northwest Technical Center (St. Albans), 4-6 p.m.
February 10, Brattleboro Area Middle School, 4-6 p.m.
February 11, Burlington High School, 4-6 p.m.

Please RSVP here.

Refreshments provided by Vermont Council of Teachers of Mathematics. Please bring a friend.
Questions? Contact Lara White at lara.white@state.vt.us or (802)479-1364

Lara White, M.Ed.
Secondary Mathematics Program and School Effectiveness Coordinator
Vermont Agency of Education, 219 North Main Street, Barre, VT 05641

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Presidential Award Finalists 

Incredible as it might seem, the 2013 Presidential Award in Math and Science Teaching (PAEMST) awards for 2013 have not yet been named (yes, this IS 2015), but the organization has named its K-8 finalists for 2014.  So while 2013 finalists Susan Abrams (Montpelier HS), Erin Danner (Woodstock HS), David Rome (Burlington HS), and Julie Martin (Mt. Abraham/CVU) eagerly await word from Washington, 2014 finalists have begun their wait as well.  Congratulations to Laura Botte Fretz (Edmunds Middle School, Burlington), Linda Gilbert (Dothan Brook School,White River Junction), and Thomas Young (Waitsfield Elementary School, Waitsfield). You can read more about the PAEMST luncheon that took place this fall in Montpelier, and find out more about PAEMST as they are now taking 2015 nominations.  The winners (one from math, one from science) each get a trip to DC for Recognition Week, a trip to the White House, and a $10,000 award.
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Graduate Study on Effective Programs for Mathematically Talented Youth

The following letter came to us recently:  
Hello- My name is Michael Poli. I am a doctoral student at Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP) and am currently conducting my dissertation's study on effective programs for mathematically talented youth. I am in need of mathematics instructors to participate in the study and would greatly appreciate the Detroit Area Council of Teachers of Mathematics being a valued contributor. Completion of a brief ten-minute survey is all that is asked of a participating teacher. I truly believe that through collaboration such as yours this study has the potential to greatly benefit our Nation's mathematics students, and optimistically anticipate your participation. At your request, I will be happy to provide my IRB and any additional information you may require. You can also contact me at my IUP email address: zbzq@iup.edu or find more information about me in my electronic portfolio (created as a graduation requirement) at www.drmichaelpoli.com.


Sincerest Thanks,
Mike Poli
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CCSS Training on the TI-84C Dates in June---and get a free calculator by attending

Implementing Common Core State Standards for Mathematics with the TI-84 Plus Family
Designed to give middle grades and high school educators strategies to excite and engage students using the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for Mathematics, this workshop models rich tasks using in-depth discussions about task analysis, questioning strategies and essential TI-84 Plus technology skills to enhance student learning.


The dates to save are June 18 and 19, 2015 at North Country Union High School in Newport, VT. Each participating teacher will get the TI-84 plus C (C is for color) and the emulator software for this handheld.  Contact info is jmckenny@together.net for interested teachers.  


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The Talent Search of the Vermont State Mathematics Coalition continues

The third test is now posted on the web site www.vtmathcoalition.org and all talented math students are invited to participate.  

The Vermont State Mathematics Coalition has sponsored a statewide "Mathematics Talent Search Program" every year since 1993. The Talent Search is conducted in the following manner. Four times during the school year early October, mid November, early January, mid February) eight challenging math problems are posted on this website. Topics covered on the tests are from arithmetic, Geometry, algebra, and pre-calculus. Copies of the test are given to interested students at each of the schools. The students have four weeks to solve the eight problems and then each student submits his/her solutions to the director of the program for grading. If students are only able to solve one or two problems, they are still encouraged to submit their solutions. During the following two week period the tests are scored, statistics are gathered, results are returned to the students, and solutions and top scorers are posted on this website. At the end of the year the top students in the state are given prizes and are honored at a Coalition dinner along with their parents. High school students are also invited to attend a week-long Governor's Institute in Mathematical Sciences at the University of Vermont.



Sunday, May 11, 2014

May must be Latin for 'Hectic'


May 2014 Update

In this issue:  

  • Fall VCTM Conference Date Set
  • Common Core Statistics Course Offering
  • Failing Schools, Again?  Really?
  • 2048 Update

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Mark Your Calendar- the VCTM Fall Conference Date is set;  The Vermont Council of Teachers of Mathematics (VCTM) invites you to our Annual Conference, “Teaching Mathematics Today” to be held on Friday, October 17 at St. Michael’s College in Colchester.

Join us for a day of conversation, presentations, idea sharing, and resource gathering. Network with mathematics educators from across the state and learn about what’s working well in other teachers’ classrooms. If you have ideas to share related to the topics of teaching and assessing the Common Core State Standards in Mathematics; SBAC; Project-based instruction; and Heterogeneous grouping K-12, please keep an eye out for our forthcoming call for presentation proposals. Registration will open in late summer. We hope to see you in October!

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Common Core Stats Course Offering


Common Core Statistics for Secondary Education Teachers (61074  EDCI 200 Z1); Meeting Dates & Times: June 23-27 (8 AM - 4 PM)


The latest research on purposes for including probability and statistics in a mathematics curriculum will be reviewed and discussed.  Methods for employing best practices with respect to teaching probability and statistics will be presented throughout this course.  Participants will explore problems that require them to formulate questions, gather, display, summarize, examine and interpret data.  We will model data and use probability models and random processes to discover patterns and deviations from patterns.

Participants will investigate how students’ learning of statistics and probability is different than mathematics.  Teachers in this course will be given various instructional resources, including lesson plans and activities, technology resources, web applets, data sets and appropriate investigative assignments. At the conclusion of the course, teachers will be familiar with the Common Core probability and statistics standards for high school students and develop an appropriate investigation with a scoring guideline to use for assessment.

UVM Summer University registration can be found using this link.  Or contact Stacey Anthony from Essex HS (santhony@ccsuvt.org) if you would like any additional information.

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The sky is allegedly falling.  Again.  *Sigh*   
Newsflash:  Recent NAEP data reveals that schools are not improving in math.  Again.  Really?  Are teachers really failing?  Or are students failing? Is everyone failing, or is this a measure that is not in sync with the changes that we have and are making in today's schools?  

What's your opinion about what needs to be measured?  Creativity?  Problem solving?  Basic skills?  Our ability to solve pure math problems against the rest of the world?   What is it that will really show the public that we are doing our jobs well?   [And, if we are really failing, then why are most of the new cutting edge computer companies here in the US?] 


We'd love for you to comment on this!!

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2048 Update:  In the last month, 2048 went completely viral and it became cool to tell someone that you reached the 4096 or 8192 level.  Believe it or not, I have a student who reached the 2^17 level- scoring an incredible 2.85 million points!!  Personally, I'm a bit more pedestrian at about 59,000 points- how about you?

In case you are wondering, 2048 is a free app that is way too addictive, but lots of fun.  

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

April 2014

April Update:

Vermont Council of Teachers of Math eNewsletter....   so much is going on in the world of math education, and if you are like me, it all seems a little overwhelming at times.  There are various course and workshop offerings in this posting and being offered by the state.  I encourage you to take the time and go to one or more of them.   The more we know and understand about the changes, the easier they will be in the long run.  

As always, if you have any comments or suggestions, please do not hesitate to send it along to me .  - David Rome, VCTM eNewsletter Editor


In this issue:
  • VCTM Looking to Meet your Needs At a Fall 2014 Conference
  • Interview article:  Looking at math more globally
  • Middle School Free Space!
  • How To Learn Math:  For Parents and Teachers
  • 2048:  The Latest Game Craze 'Crushes' the Competition
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VCTM Looking to Meet your Needs At a Fall 2014 Conference.    The VCTM conference committee is looking for your input as to what you would like to hear about at the upcoming fall conference- would you take just one or two minutes and fill out this brief questionnaire?  

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Interview article:  Looking at math more globally.  This interview with math professor Steven Strogatz recently appeared in Math Horizons.  It speaks to the needs of the common core quite nicely.  A good read, for sure. 

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Middle School Free Space!   A free seminar is available for either May 5, May 15, or May 29th in the comfort of your home from 6:30 to 7:30 EST.  

Engineering (the 'E' in STEM) is a new way to get students engaged in designing their own hands-on projects, and in this webinar you will learn how to make it easier for teachers to do this using everyday materials to keep down that cost. 
Log in from home or from school on your own computer and join this chat-friendly presentation about a satellite engineering hands-on activity (math based and fun for all ages, focused on grades 6-8).  All you need is internet!  The presentation will also focus on best teaching practices aligned with current standards, and provide many NASA resources for hands-on activities for educators K-12.  You receive a certificate for attending plus 1.5 pd hours sent directly to your registered email address.

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How To Learn Math:  For Parents and Teachers  Explore the new research ideas on mathematics learning and student mindsets that can transform students' experiences with math.  Whether you are a teacher preparing to implement the new Common Core State Standards, a parent wanting to give your children the best math start in life, and administrator wanting to know ways to encourage math teachers or another helper of math learners, this course will help you.  The sessions are all interactive and include various thinking tasks to promote active engagement- such as reflecting on videos, designing lessons, and discussing ideas with peers.  Taught by Jo Boaler, professor of mathematics education, Stanford University, you will learn useful ideas and practices that you can apply immediately, for example. 
The course will be self-paced, you can start and end the course at any time in the months it is open.


In the first run of the course many school districts in the US gave 16 professional development hours to the teachers who took the course - which means finishing the course and completing most of the assignments. Stanford University makes no representations that participation in the course, including participation leading to a record of completion, will be accepted by any school district or other entity as evidence of professional development. Participants are solely responsible for determining whether participation in the course, including obtaining a record of completion, will be accepted by a school district, or any other entity, as evidence of professional development coursework.  The course costs $125..  No other materials or textbooks need to be purchased.  Sign up or find more information at this site. 

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2048:  The Latest Game Craze 'Crushes' the Competition  

If you are like me and have all kinds of time to spend on silly video games (this is sarcasm), you might want to check out the new free app on iPhones and iPads '2048'.  Why, you ask?  Is this not just another Angry Birds or Candy Crush?  Well, yes, from a time-waste perspective.....but this one is mathematical!  Invented recently (in one weekend!) by Gabriele Cirulli, a 19 year-old Italian student, it is sweeping the globe in popularity, so stay ahead of your students and boast your personal best  score!  It takes about 1 minute to learn, and one game to figure out ways to get better.  If you do have strategies for getting better scores, make comments below and we'll see who is the first to get to 2048!

Friday, February 21, 2014

February Update

A couple of things to share with you all this month.  A 'full' posting in Mid March to follow....


1.  A workshop offering in mid-MarchMcGraw Hill

2.  Governors Institute Offering: 
Do you know a high school student who is interested in math, but unsure what a career in math would look like? At the Governor's Institute on Mathematical Sciences, students get to find out! The Mathematical Sciences Institute, held at UVM from June 22-27, gives students hands-on experience with advanced math, the chance to explore mathematical concepts alongside other talented math students, and receive valuable mentorship from leading mathematicians. Throughout the week, students make friends from all across Vermont who share the same academic passions while living on the UVM campus and experiencing college life.
 
Here is what some recent GIV Mathematical Sciences grads have to say about the Institute:
 
“The lectures were very insightful and intellectually stimulating, and they also offered several career possibilities if we choose to study math beyond high school. Overall, it was an amazing experience… I enjoy math but I never knew about all the possibilities math has to offer. This camp made me realize that I could make a life out of this subject, something I had never considered before.”
 
“Having the opportunity to delve into interesting fields of mathematics with equally interested and passionate peers was a rare and precious experience.  It was awesome to be in an environment where everyone loved learning and working with math.”
 
All motivated Vermont students should apply to the Governor's Institutes. Other Institutes offered by GIV include Arts, Asian Cultures, Information Technology, Engineering, Entrepreneurship, Environmental Science and Technology, and Food, Farms, and Your Future. Students apply by visiting our website at www.giv.org and completing the application method chosen by their school. 
 
Please encourage interested students to apply!
 
Valerie Russell
Administrative Coordinator
The Governor's Institutes of Vermont
4049 Williston Rd. #4
South Burlington, VT 05403
 
Phone:  802-865-4448