Build Math Confidence  February 2020 Volume 129
Math Confidence Events 
Tuesday February 4, 2020 Everyone Reading CUNY Graduate Center NYC
Friday March 20, 2020 Precalculus and More at Rutgers with Natalie Perez
Teach and Learn Online with Ziteboard
Ziteboard, a combination of "Zoomable and whiteboard", is a web-based whiteboard that allows for real-time collaboration.   The Pro version is a great investment as it includes a nonymous whiteboards that don't require students (or clients) to register or login.   
Features like Mirror View ensure that people using various devices see the same area of the board and Lock Image to make sure images are not deletable.  
Since September, I have used this awesome software on my Surface Pro with a Surface Pen with students as near as down the street and as far as across the Atlantic.   I just discovered the  Ziteboard for Math with Graph Plotter  as well as the Android Ziteboard app.
Ziteboard features   
Ziteboard FAQ   Ziteboard Pricing  Ziteboard on Twitter
Nir Eyal studies behavior design and habit formation as well as the influence of technology.   Eyal shares that "The problem is deeper than tech" and is about understanding "why we do things against our best interests". 
Eyal suggests four strategies for indistractability:
1. Master Internal Triggers
2. Make Time for Traction
3. Hack Back External Triggers
4. Prevent Distraction with Pacts
The last 3 parts of this book focus on indistractability in the workplace, with your family and in relationships.  
Eyal's Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products
Next Generation Standards...Post Common Core
The timelines for the next Mathematics (and ELA) standards have been released and will affect grades 3-8 beginning in the 2020-21 school year while the first Next Gen Algebra I, Geometry and Algebra II Regents will be administered in June 2022, 2023 and 2024 respectively.
FAQ About NYS Next Gen
NextGen at a Glance
Brain Puzzler 

In an economy pack of 12 highlighters, 3 are defective.  
If you purchase 2 highlighters (picked randomly), what is the probability that neither highlighter is defective?

Answer to January's Brain Puzzler: Click here
Thanks, Robin the Math Lady Schwartz        
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