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Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Sciences are open. Anyone – principals, teachers, parents, students or members of the general public – may nominate exceptional mathematics or science teachers who are currently teaching grades K-6 for the 2014 award year.

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Just got this note from my friend Jeff Stanzler at U Michigan. This looks very cool and is a website dedicated to flipping physics, algebra, and calculus. Lots of great videos and resources. 

The note from Jeff to me about this site and his student:
" I wanted to share the work of a former student of mine named Jon Palmer, a Physics teacher who has done some wonderfully creative work "flipping" his classroom. He’s now devoting himself to making videos for free use by Physics teachers everywhere.
Knowing you, I figured you might appreciate his work. Here’s an intro video about his vision of the flipped classroom model. Here’s a link to his you tube channel, with more goodies.”
(via What Does It Mean to Flip a Class? (A Visual Answer) - Flipping Physics)

Just got this note from my friend Jeff Stanzler at U Michigan. This looks very cool and is a website dedicated to flipping physics, algebra, and calculus. Lots of great videos and resources. 

The note from Jeff to me about this site and his student:

" I wanted to share the work of a former student of mine named Jon Palmer, a Physics teacher who has done some wonderfully creative work "flipping" his classroom. He’s now devoting himself to making videos for free use by Physics teachers everywhere.

Knowing you, I figured you might appreciate his work. Here’s an intro video about his vision of the flipped classroom model. Here’s a link to his you tube channel, with more goodies.”

(via What Does It Mean to Flip a Class? (A Visual Answer) - Flipping Physics)

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Wolfram Technology for STEM Education: Virtual Conference for Education 2013 #mathchat

This September 17, Wolfram Alpha has a Virtual Learning Education Conference. I suggest that math teachers everywhere should take advantage of this free conference. They have 2 tracks - one where you learn how to use their technologies in the classroom and the other is emerging methods of using it in STEM education. All of this is online and free.

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How do you fit the Geometry Standard into your Preschool Classroom?

1) Patterning Blocks! Let kids manipulate different shapes. Ask questions about the different shapes? How many sides does the hexagon have? Are they all the same length?

2-4) Art! Let kids explore different shapes - this ‘circle art’ is great for young learners who are just learning their shapes.

5-6) Building! The kids need to be able to experiment with different 3 dimensional shapes. This is a great math concept because the kids can actually SEE that it takes more blocks to build the longer side of a shape.

Cool

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Grad Student Who Shook Global Austerity Movement -- Daily Intelligencer

If you want to know why math and excel are important, read this article. A major study which had influenced countries to slash debt in order to grow has been found to have serious flaws. A grad student found the math error and finally convinced his professors after a month of back and forth that he was right. Economics profs everywhere are discussing this one. As I share with my students the importance of math and spreadsheets, this is one of those I’ll be discussing. And yes, high schools CAN understand this. I think this also begs to ask why all research studies should include their data sets and spreadsheets to be transparent and verifiable.

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High School Publisher's Criteria for Common Core Mathematics Standards

Last week a 20 page document was issued from the Common Core Math standards writers to make “more clearly visible” where materials faithfully reflect both the letter and spirit of the math standards… I read in this… just because it SAYS it is common core math aligned, doesn’t mean it is. Read this before buying and tread with caution.

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