NebraskaMATH Newsletter - Summer 2013

Jim Lewis speaks at the OPS TLA grant announcement on July 15
Jim Lewis speaks at the OPS TLA grant announcement on July 15

$5.5 million grant forms Teacher Leader Academy

A $5.5 million grant made by two Omaha foundations, The Sherwood Foundation® and the Lozier Foundation, has provided the support for a three-year program between the University of Nebraska–Lincoln's Center for Science, Mathematics and Computer Education and the Omaha Public Schools. Continue reading…

More details at: http://go.unl.edu/chg

400 teachers participate in summer programs

Math 804T in Grand IslandThis summer, 400 distinct teachers took a course through the Nebraska Math and Science Summer Institutes or other NebraskaMATH programs for a total of 733 registrations. We thank all of you for your support of our programs and hope that you will continue your graduate education with us. Continue reading…

MathAlive! coming to SAC Museum

MathAlive! 3D Snowboarding ExperienceMathAlive! is designed to inspire, spark the imagination and reveal math at work. This interactive and inspiring exhibit, currently at the Smithsonian, is coming to the Strategic Air & Space Museum in Ashland on Sept. 21 and will be open through Jan. 12. Continue reading…

Teacher Spotlight: Kacy Heiser and Stacie Lefler

Kacy Heiser and Stacie LeflerMath in the Middle graduates Kacy Heiser and Stacie Lefler teach math for Gordon-Rushville Public Schools. Although nearly a fourth of the students are Native Americans and more than half of the students come from low-income families, students in Grades 7, 8 and 11 are scoring highly on the NeSA-M. Continue reading…

2013 Alice Buffett Teaching Award winners

Congratulations to Math in the Middle teachers Tanya Archie and Patrick Derr and Primarily Math Cohort 2 teacher Heather Bryan, who are 2013 Alice Buffett Outstanding Teacher award winners from Omaha Public Schools. The Omaha World-Herald announced the 15 winners on May 13. Continue reading…

Big News on Primes!

Enjoy studying properties of primes? Two recent discoveries may grab your attention. Results related to the Goldbach Conjecture (even integers >2 can be written as the sum of 2 primes) and the Twin Primes Conjecture (there are infinitely many pairs of primes that differ by 2) have been proven. Continue reading…

Pick-a-Path Mobile App

Developed by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics with funding from Verizon Foundation, the Pick-a-Path mobile app is based on the Decimal Maze from the popular lesson Too Big or Too Small. Continue reading…

NATM annual meeting Sept. 30

A message from Nebraska Association of Teachers of Mathematics: Don't forget to attend this upcoming event: Annual Meeting, Monday, September 30, 2013 at 8:00 AM, Holiday Inn, 110 S. 2nd Ave, Kearney, NE 68847. Continue reading…

M2 C2 Kelly's cancer returns

Megan Kelly and LiamMegan Kelly, a graduate of Math in the Middle in Cohort 2, announced this summer on her blog that her breast cancer returned but she had surgery in July and is waiting for the results from the PET scan and ultrasound. Continue reading…

Originally published August 6, 2013 - Submit an Item