April 2012: GRAPHING QUADRATICS
May 2012: UTILISING SYMMETRY IN QUADRATICS
June 2012: DOES ORDER MATTER?
July 2012: ANGLES IN A TRIANGLE
August 2012: THE PARADOX OF AREA
September 2012: 0.9999….
October 2012: WHY IS NEGATIVE TIMES NEGATIVE POSITIVE?
November 2012: ASSESSMENT THOUGHTS
December 2012: TROUBLESOME ZERO
December 2012 bonus: AMC Inspiration Letter 1 2012
January 2013: ARE CIRCLES SIMILAR?
February 2013: WHO CHOSE THOSE NUMBERS?
March 2013: THE VINCULUM
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April 2012: MEDIANTS AND FORD CIRCLES
May 2012: ASSOCIATIVITY AND COMMUTATIVITY PUZZLERS
June 2012: DRAGONS AND POISON
July 2012: ON AVERAGE
August 2012: CHECKERBOARD WALKING AND COLOURING
September 2012: PASCAL “RING” TRIANGLE
October 2012: THE COUNTING NUMBERS AND BALANCED SUMS
November 2012: MORE SQUARE OR TRIANGULAR NUMBERS?
December 2012: GOING FURTHER WITH AVERAGES
January 2013: SUMS OF SQUARES, CUBES, AND BEYOND!
February 2013: HOW ROUND IS A CUBE?
March 2013: COUNTING PARENTHESIS
James Tanton (PhD, Princeton 1994) who recently relocated to Washington D.C. has been working with the MfA program in D.C. and has been leading MfA DC Professional Development workshops for the Fellows since spring 2012.
Believing that mathematics really is accessible to all, James Tanton is committed to sharing the delight and the beauty of the subject. James founded the St. Mark’s Institute of Mathematics, an outreach program promoting joyful and effective mathematics education. He worked as a full-time high school teacher at St. Mark’s School in Southborough MA, and he conducted, and continues to conduct, mathematics graduate courses for teachers though Northeastern University and American University. He also gives professional development workshops across the nation and Canada.
James is the author of SOLVE THIS: MATH ACTIVITIES FOR STUDENTS AND CLUBS (MAA, 2001), THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF MATHEMATICS (Facts on File, 2005), MATH GALORE! (MAA, 2012), and twelve self-published texts. He is the 2005 recipient of the Beckenbach Book Prize, the 2006 recipient of the Kidder Faculty Prize at St. Mark’s School, and a 2010 recipient of a Raytheon Math Hero Award for excellence in school teaching.
He also publishes research and expository articles, and through his extracurricular research classes for students has helped high school students purse research projects and also publish in mathematical journals.
More about James can be garnered from his website www.jamestanton.com
The MfA-DC Professional Development Calendar for 2012-2013 can be downloaded here.