Build Math Confidence  October 2017 Volume 101
 Upcoming Math Confidence Events Tuesday October 3 KRVC Parent Math Workshop, Riverdale, Bronx, NYTuesday October 10 Global Math Week worldwide online Thursday Oc tober 26  AMTNJ Annual Conference East Windsor, NJ Saturday October 28 New York City Math Project Lehman College, Bronx, NY
 What is the "New Math"?  This interactive workshop will cover how (and why!) Math has changed since the last millenium.  Tips for Math success will be shared including how studying Math promotes self-discipline, critical thinking and confidence.  We will profile the Math provided by participants as well as actual Common Core test items.  Please RSVP using this link. If you are not able to attend this meeting, please click here and Robin will send you the materials.
 Math Teachers Observing Each Other   Who was your favorite Math teacher?  I had the great fortune to have an amazing Math teacher for both 7th and 8th grades and did not realize I would borrow Mr. Cawley's teacher moves many decades later.  This article in the National Council of Mathematics Supervisors Fall 2017 newsletter "Thanks Mr. Cawley: Mathematics Teachers Observing Each Other" is based on many classrooms and encourages educators to borrow ideas and inspiration from one another whether in person or on Twitter via #mtbos and/or #iteachmath.
 Planning on Paper: The Full Focus Planner This "old fashioned" analog quarterly planner has changed how I organize, plan and think about time.  It starts with a Goal Summary with 10 pages for Goals, 3 monthly calendars, Your Ideal Week, and Daily Rituals.  Each week has a Weekly Big 3, a Weekly Review and a Weekend Optimizer. I started using it in early August and am amazed at how it has helped me organize my days, thoughts and goals.  Pairing this with Google Calendar creates opportunities to review ideas and long term focus while also managing appointments and shorter term goals.   Video on the Full Focus PlannerReview of the Full Focus Planner
 Brain Puzzler Write down all the integers from 1 through 60 to form the number 123456789101112131415161718...495051525354555657585960. Now delete 100 digits from this number.  Without rearranging the digits, what is the largest number possible? Answer to September's Brain Puzzler: 666 Click here for the solution to September's Brain Puzzler Thanks, Robin the Math Lady Schwartz