Build Math Confidence  May 2020 Volume 132
Good Wishes
Hope you and yours are all well.  Thanks to the health care and essential workers out there.  Heading into an unusual end of the school year and waiting to hear what's in store for Fall.
Mentimeter
I have started many of the online class sessions with a Mentimeter to get input from students.    Below is the feedback from the last day of class (Weds 4/29).  Mentimeter allows you to "Create interactive presentations & meetings, wherever you are."   The free version includes "Unlimited audience size. Unlimited presentations.  Data may be anonymized and used for inspiration."  

Question types include live polls, quizzes, word clouds (as seen above), Q&As and more.  According to Mentimeter's website, it "makes remote work easy."
Mentimeter features            Mentimeter Templates            Mentimeter on Twitter
Mathematics for Human Flourishing
In his farewell speech as President of MAA ( Mathematical Association of America), Francis Su delivered a talk on his unique way of looking at Math.  This book is an extension of that presentation and expounds on Su's 13 virtues of Math each with its own chapter: flourishing, exploration, meaning, play, beauty, permanence, truth, struggle, power, justice, freedom, community and love.   
Reflections at the end of each chapter are from Christopher Jackson, an inmate at a federal security prison who has corresponded with Su for years.  Su and Jackson recently published a paper on topology with 6 other authors. 
Francis Su Twitter          Math4HF Twitter
100 Days of Professional (Math Education) Learning
 
Each Monday through Thursday NCTM (National Council of Teachers of Mathematics) hosts a webinar at 7 p.m. Eastern time on 100 selected days from April 1 leading up to the October NCTM 2020 Annual Meeting in St. Louis.
 Webinars are recorded and will be made available until the October meeting.
The Zoom rooms are limited to 1000 participants. If you are unable to enter the session, you can also watch the session on  Facebook Live or view the recording on  www.nctm.org/100.  
Brain Puzzler 

How many three-digit numbers (without a leading zero) with three different digits have one digit with the  average of the other two digits?

Answer to April's Brain Puzzler:  4 (using perfect squares)  approx .00044 (using non-perfect squares)   click here for the solution
 
Thanks, Robin the Math Lady Schwartz
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