Monday, March 28, 2016

Math in Romania

The United States is one of the few countries that connects sports to public education.  But Romania's National Football team apparently sees an opportunity, shown wearing math calculations instead of traditional jersey numbers.

Friday, March 18, 2016

Using Google MyMaps in Classrooms

Different than Google Maps, this tool allows for remarkable custimization through its user interface and links with Google Sheets (spreadsheets).

from the DitchThatTextbook blog:

20 ways Google MyMaps can enhance lessons in any class

Google MyMaps
Maps cross all content areas and grade levels. By creating custom MyMaps, students can see the content they’ve studied in a new light. (Public domain image via Pixabay)
Maps are a fundamental part of everyday life. Even if we don’t pull paper maps out of our car glove compartments anymore, we still rely on GPS and digital directions.
Without maps, we’re lost.
With maps, we can clearly see how widespread or concentrated our data and content is.
Maps touch practically every content area and grade level.
MyMaps, a somewhat unnoticed app in the Google Apps suite, lets students create their own highly customized maps to share with others and display. (Teachers and schools can create them, too!)
Below is an example — a MyMaps map I created with everywhere I’ve

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Robotics mentor wanted - Marshall HS

The Marshall High School [ ] Robotics Team is seeking a Mentor for their nationally-recognized Robotics Club.

More info is at:

For information and expression of interest, please contact Joanne Muir:  (703) 795-2173  0r  
(240) 696-2766.

Monday, March 14, 2016

Pi Day savings (32%) from the National Academies Press

The National Academies Press
In case you haven’t already guessed, today we’re celebrating Pi Day! Our love for this irrational holiday is constant, so today only we’re offering 31.415 (32%) off our math titles and merchandise. Unlike Pi, this sale won’t last infinitely so make your purchase by March 21. Enter code PIDAY at checkout to receive this discount.

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Arlington Tech featured in today's Post

Arlington Tech is a new full-day, technical skills / project-based integrative STEM program for high school students. This vision was originally part of the STEM Academy programs developed by Arlington Public Schools in partnership with Northern Virginia Community College, Virginia Tech and Building to Teach programs for then-Governor Kaine's Career and Technical Academies initiative through NGA. Students can graduate the program with a STEM-focused Associate's Degree from NOVA transferable to most any public or private college in Virginia and beyond.

Arlington Tech aims to give high school students a head start in STEM-focused careers.

(Amanda Voisard / For the Washington Post)

At a busy, sprawling campus in Arlington, students are learning how to be car mechanics, physical therapists, emergency medical technicians, chefs, cybersecurity specialists and engineers — all while they are still in high school.
Arlington Career Center hosts a variety of programs aimed to get students ready for the workforce immediately after high school and to give them a head start for careers they might train for in college. But the courses currently are offered as electives, and students must ride buses from their home schools to take part in them.
Arlington Tech aims to change that. The proposed program would put career and technical education at the center of the school’s curriculum, allowing students to take all of their classes — including core academic subjects such as English and history — at the Arlington Career Center. The program would integrate academic lessons through projects and would cater to students who want to pursue higher education as well as those