NebraskaMATH Newsletter - March 2013

Celebrate Pi Day

Pi Day pieEvery year, math enthusiasts everywhere celebrate pi, a celebrity among mathematical constants, on 3/14, also known as Pi Day. Check out these articles and activities from NCTM, Scientific American and Edutopia. Continue reading…

Waverly school math team makes NCTM news brief

Waverly High School seniors (from left) Bailey Rosecrans, Mariah Zautke and Kyleigh Dixon play a math game while math teachers Cindy Boss and Cody Gregory provide oversight. The three girls and Olivia Freriks brought the idea of starting a math club to thFour seniors at Waverly High School in Nebraska are working to make sure the Waverly Mathletes is a recognized club and honor society next year. The students say they hope to give club members better preparation for math competitions, where students can win scholarships and prize money. Continue reading…

REALLY COOL (and short) videos about math

To help show the fun and useful sides of math, this collection of eight videos highlights ways to think differently about infinity, the importance of math in navigation, how geometry and algebra are used to make movies, and how the doodles in the margins of a notebook can teach factoring. Continue reading…

What can be done about student cheating?

Visualphotos.comNEA Today recently spoke with the co-founder of Challenge Success, Dr. Denise Pope. Challenge Success recently released a white paper about cheating in schools that delves into the reasons why student cheat, misconceptions around the issue and some successful preventive strategies. Continue reading…

Originally published March 13, 2013 - Submit an Item