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
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.