Build Math Confidence  August 2018 Volume 111
Math Confidence Events 
Wednesday August 22 TMCNYC Twitter Math Camp New York City
 Geogebra: Geometry and Algebra Software
GeoGebra, a combination of Geometry and Algebra, is "dynamic mathematics software for all levels of education that brings together geometry, algebra, spreadsheets, graphing, statistics and calculus in one easy-to-use package."
Visit Classroom Resources for over 1,000,000  free activities, simulations, exercises, lessons, and games for math & science.  The free Geogebra courses offer easy step by step instructions -- start with Functions and Graphs 1, Geometry I or Computer Algebra System I .  This app is available on many platforms including "Free offline GeoGebra apps for iOS, Android, Windows, Mac, Chromebook and Linux".
Exploring a Linear Function                      Geometry App Tutorial               
Turn Phones into Exam Calculators          Geogebra Facebook Page
 Gary Vee K-Swiss Clouds and Dirt Sneakers

"The clouds -the high-end philosophy of what you believe-and the dirt -the low-down subject matter expertise that allows you to execute against it. Forget about everything else."
Gary Vee (Vaynerchuk) is an entrepreneur who shares his work and life philosophies via books and social media.
Instagram link to Gary Vee signing
 SHSAT (Specialized High School Admissions Test) 

The SHSAT exam is for NYC 8th graders who would like to go to one of the 8 specialized high schools.  This test has become controversial in the recent past as the new chancellor has focused on the lack of diversity of these schools.  These practice books by veteran teacher Violetta Dubinina offer extra practice beyond the SHSAT Handbook from the NYCDOE website.
Brain Puzzler

If you only have 4s and 5s to make other numbers (such as 4 + 4 + 5 = 13 and 5 + 5 + 5 + 5 + 5 = 25),  how many numbers from 1 to 1000 have this property ?

Answer to July's Brain Puzzler: 9
Click here  for the solution to July 's Brain Puzzler

Thanks, Robin the Math Lady Schwartz        
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