Carnivals of Mathematics, Virtual Conference on Soft Skills

The Carnival of Mathematics #67 is up, and it’s a good one.

There’s a new carnival upcoming called the Mathematics and Multimedia Carnival, taking submissions until July 9.

The articles with the following emphasis will be given priority:

connections between and among different topics in mathematics as well connection to other fields
use of mathematics in solving real life problems
clear, non-bookish conceptual explanations of topics, particularly those which are hard to teach and difficult to learn
integration of technology in teaching mathematics
introduction of new software, Web 2.0 technologies, as well as software tutorials

Math Teachers at Play is still ongoing, with last month’s hosted at Ramblings of a Math Mom and next month’s on July 16th.

The Italian Carnival of Mathematics (Carnevale Della Matematica) has its latest at Science Backstage. (Translated by Google)

Matt Townsley is hosting a Standards-based Grading gala on July 20th.

Feel free to submit something you wrote a year ago or yesterday. If you’re really feeling ambitious, you might even write up something new. Finally, if you’re brand new to the world of standards-based grading, write up a post with your questions so that the experts surrounding us know what you’re thinking.

Finally, the Virtual Conference on Soft Skills has started. Anyone can participate, just make a blog post on the “soft skills” of education and send in a link.

This conference is a great opportunity for us to share the way we bring out the shy kids in our classes, handle teasing, build confidence, create opportunities for leadership, and acknowledge the beauty and importance of the blossoming lives for which we are responsible.

3 Responses

  1. Thanks for sharing all of the great carnivals, Jason.
    If you’ll allow me to do so, I’d like to add a shout out to the upcoming Standards-based Grading gala: http://bit.ly/a9eWct
    This carnival is focused on secondary teachers sharing their implementation plans, ideas and questions related to assessment practices, particularly as it relates to standards-based grading and reporting.

  2. Thank you very much for including my carnival.

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