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Comment by Sarita Pillai on March 15, 2012 at 10:36am

Hi everyone,

Happy (almost) Spring! Hope this finds you all enjoying better weather wherever you are.

MSP2 is hoping to schedule a few more Math-focused webinars in the coming months and were wondering if any of the Group members have topics they would like to present on? 

Please contact me if so! 


Comment by Tom Jenkins on November 11, 2011 at 3:45pm

Here's a link to the www.nonamesite.com that was sent to me by a STEM colleague.  Very appropriate for upper middle school math.  My favorite is "Brando the Egghunter."  Funded by a DARPA grant and even offers the students actual prizes for doing well!

Comment by Sarita Pillai on October 5, 2011 at 1:37pm

Dear Math Group Members,

I am hoping to re-start group activity and will be working on facilitating discussions on math related topics of interest in the coming weeks. 

I hope you will join me in making this a vibrant community that engages in rich and productive discussions!

My first order of business is finding out two things:

1.  What math related topics are you looking for/need information on?  These may be topics we discuss within this group, and/or the MSP2 staff may organize webinars on these topics for the MSP2 community at large.

2.  What topics would YOU be interested in sharing your expertise with the group (and the MSP2 community at large)? For e.g., this could occur via a webinar, blog post or other related activity within MSP2.

Please let me know your thoughts, I look forward to hearing from you soon!

Sarita Pillai


Comment by Kim Lightle on September 26, 2011 at 9:38am

You might like NRICH: MATHS (http://nrich.maths.org/public/) from the UK.  It includes work, puzzles, games, and problems for all school ages. I find the approach and content to be original, off-the-wall, and therefore fun as well as productive.  And it's free!

Comment by Kim Lightle on September 23, 2011 at 1:38pm
Tom - Thanks for the link. You can always search in MSP2 Digital Library for resources too - http://www.msteacher2.org/page/search-the-msp2-collection-of. We are always adding/removing resources from the collection so any ideas are always welcome. Kim
Comment by Tom Jenkins on September 23, 2011 at 9:40am

Great site that I use with my STEM class to help with computation as well as generating answers in many forms.



What are some good sites that you use?

Comment by Mary Henton on March 23, 2011 at 9:05pm
Is zero a number? Get in on the discussion here on MSP2. A mildly disturbing incident that has prompted some interesting discussion!
Comment by Kim Lightle on March 17, 2011 at 4:13pm

One of our MSP2 members has posted a question in the MSP2 blog - http://www.msteacher2.org/profiles/blogs/is-zero-a-number. I'm hoping that some of you math folks will help her out. You can find the posting on the main page. Thanks - Kim

Comment by Mary Henton on March 16, 2011 at 10:49am
Wendy Rose Aaron just posted in the Forum about LessonSketch--a site for algebra and geometry teachers.
Comment by Kim Lightle on March 3, 2011 at 1:23pm

This is a comment from Terry Herrera about http://nyti.ms/ebMJ7F - 12 Ways to Use the NYT to Support Math Literacy (see next comment).


These topics from the NYT are excellent examples of applied math.  However, I think they are at the high school interest level---unless a good teacher can really talk them up to the class.  A second factor in presenting such lessons would be the time needed to investigate and analyze the newspaper data.  The teacher would have to be convinced that the class time needed would be a worthwhile expenditure of this increasingly precious commodity.


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