We are excited to announce the release of the latest book in our Mindset Mathematics curriculum series: Grade 3! Teachers have loved these books, which offer a unique, research-based visual approach to exploring the big ideas in mathematics. Each volume is filled with engaging low floor, high ceiling tasks, and ideas to infuse important brain science messages. They are focused on particular grade levels but the openness of the tasks make them suitable for many different grade levels. You can get a copy here.
If you would like to join us for a day of professional development focused on the new Mindset Mathematics books, consider coming to Stanford on October 15. We are piloting a new one-day workshop based on the book series, and everyone who attends receives a copy of their choice of the Grade 3, 4 or 5 edition. Registration is open now, hope to see you in the fall!
In other news, we are planning to Facebook Live my presentation at the mathematician’s conference: MAA MathFest in Denver this Saturday. It will be from 1:30 - 2:20 MT and you can view it live here. We will leave the recording up if you want to see it later. The session will report some lovely results from a mathematics modeling competition that created a gender equitable environment and changed many of the students’ ideas about mathematics. The undergraduate students share some stories of change and I will consider what this means for mathematics competitions, undergraduate teaching and K-12 teaching. I am told that the Mathematical Association of America (MAA) leaders are excited for the session – which I will co-present with mathematician Sol Garfunkel. I hope you can join us. If you would like to know more about the High School Mathematical Contest in Modeling (HiMCM) you can find more about it here.
Viva La Revolution!