NebraskaMATH October 2012 Newsletter

Angela Blank, Bonnie Saunders of UIC, Virginia Clark, Jeremy Renfro and Janet Beissinger of UIC
Angela Blank, Bonnie Saunders of UIC, Virginia Clark, Jeremy Renfro and Janet Beissinger of UIC

Nebraska teachers attend CryptoClub in Chicago

Four teachers from Nebraska attended the CryptoClub Project workshop in Chicago in June: Angela Blank, Cedar Hollow School in Grand Island; Virginia Clark, Waverly Middle School; Jeremy Renfro, Goodrich Middle School in Lincoln; and Trina Hellbusch, Boone Central Middle School in Petersburg. Continue reading…

Math Teachers' Circles continue meeting

Math Teachers CircleMath Teachers' Circles bring together mathematicians and teachers with the goal of providing an opportunity to discover and share with students the excitement and richness of problem solving in deep yet accessible mathematical topics. Check here for dates and locations near you. Continue reading…

Dinner and a Math Problem in six locations

Dinner and a Math Problem events for Fall 2012 will take place in six locations: Scottsbluff, Grand Island/Hastings, Superior, Norfolk, Seward/Brainard, and Shickley/Hebron. Come enjoy food, fun and a great math problem suitable for adaptation to the middle level or secondary classroom. Continue reading…

Check out this Math Ed blog

UNL Assistant Professor Lorraine Males and Lincoln High math teacher Josh Males write their own blog about math education, "Talking Math Ed with the Males." The couple just moved to Nebraska from Michigan. Join their discussion and check out the resources at: http://themalesfamily.com/mathed/.

'Habits of mind' problem library

NCTMMany of you have wanted a "habits of mind" problem library. NCTM is building a national online (free) library of "reasoning and sense-making tasks." We encourage you to check out what is already there, and to submit your own favorite tasks for inclusion in this library. Continue reading…

Resource: 'The Xs and Whys of Algebra'

In many ways, algebra can be as challenging for teachers as it is for students. With so much emphasis placed on procedural knowledge and manipulations of variables and symbols, it can be easy to lose sight of key ideas and the relevance of algebra in the real world. Continue reading…

Problem to Ponder

Geoboard figures area 2How many different triangles of area 2 can you construct on a 5 x 5 geoboard? How many different quadrilaterals of area 2 can you construct on a 5 x 5 geoboard? What about polygons? Consider challenging your students with these problems and sending their solutions to NCTM. Continue reading…

Originally published October 12, 2012 - Submit an Item