NebraskaMATH November 2012 Newsletter

Dinner and a Math Problem in Seward on Nov. 5
Dinner and a Math Problem in Seward on Nov. 5

It’s not too late! Look for a Dinner and a Math Problem or Math Teachers’ Circle meeting near you

Dinner and a Math Problem and Math Teachers' Circle meetings provide opportunities to discover and share with students the excitement of problem solving in deep yet accessible mathematical topics. One event took place in Seward on Monday, Nov. 5. Check here for more dates and locations near you. Continue reading…

More details at: http://go.unl.edu/2ai

Two TEAC courses offered in spring

Two versions of TEAC 949A (one with a distance option) will be offered during spring semester: TEAC 949A "Assessment Issues in Math & Science Education" and TEAC 949A "Mathematical Ways of Knowing and the Art of Teaching." Continue reading…

Mosier named 2013 Teacher of the Year

Angela MosierAngela Mosier, math department chair at Westside High School in Omaha, was named the 2013 Nebraska Teacher of the Year on Oct. 15, 2012. Mosier, a Nebraska Algebra and NMSSI participant, was given the award by Nebraska Education Commissioner Roger Breed. Continue reading…

98 schools to attend Math Day

Math DayThe 23rd annual UNL Math Day is Thursday, Nov. 15. More than 1,500 students and 98 schools are registered. We hope to see you there for an exciting day of mathematics competition!

The High Hurdle of Low Expectations

Robyn Jackson's newsletter has a guest post by Patrick Harper, the founder, president, and principal consultant at EMIP Group. He is also a former physics and math teacher, math coach, and process and IT consultant. Harper says low expectations are a huge contributor to inequities in education. Continue reading…

Send us a photo of your baby!

Send us a photo of your baby for our December newsletter!Every December we feature photos of babies born to NebraskaMATH families. Email a photo and the baby's name, birth date and weight to laugustyn2@unl.edu by Dec. 4. (And, for the most part, we know who you are, so you may hear from us in a separate email if we don't have your baby's photo already!)

Geometry in Art on display at Sheldon

“Red Sea” (1985) by Felrath Hines is part of  "The Geometric Unconscious" at Sheldon Museum of ArtThe Sheldon Art Museum is hosting a striking exhibit until Jan. 20 called "The Geometric Unconscious." The show features some of Sheldon's own pieces along with some that are borrowed. Patrons and teachers of mathematics and the arts will find much to enjoy in this decidedly geometric display. Continue reading…

Research on PLCs

Does your district mandate PLCs? Do you wish your district set aside regular time for PLC meetings? Learning Forward has been conducting longitudinal research on PLCs, and has just released phase IV of their study. http://tinyurl.com/bcm5uef

Originally published November 8, 2012 - Submit an Item