This Week in Math Ed: August 19, 2016

I've been behind in my TWiME posts before, but not by this much! I'll just recap the most-shared posts from August 12-18 and save the other bits for later.

Math Ed Said

Dan Meyer "testifies" about Girl Scout cookies.
I might be missing the point of his latest blog post.
August 12: Dan Meyer says that he cares about what we share, but cares even more how we "Testify" on behalf of our work and the things we care about.

Shared by: Elizabeth Statmore, Rebecca Afghani, Simon Gregg, Jocelyn Dagenais, Danielle Reycer, Alex Jaffurs, John Golden, Jeffrey Mashbitz

August 13: In one of my favorite articles to come out of the 2016 Olympic Games, "This Is Why There Are So Many Ties In Swimming" gives us a little lesson on attending to precision. (And swimming pool engineering.)

Shared by: Anthony Purcell, Steve Phelps, Amy Hogan, MAA, Mike Lawler, Jo Morgan, Mark Dittmer, Christopher Rohde, Pam J. Wilson, Katherine Martin, Janice Cotcher, Patrick Honner, Ilona Vashchyshyn, Chris Harrow, Evelyn Lamb, Mikael Johansson, Carrie Muir, Peter Balyta, Jeremy Babel, Gregory Taylor

August 14: Robert Kaplinsky used some Google whiz-bangery to create a "Problem-Based Lesson Search Engine."

Shared by: Math Coach Rivera, Ann Elise Record, Julia Haun, Bryan Anderson, David Coffey, Tracy Johnston Zager, Cathy Campbell, Laura Wagenman, Margie Pearse, Rosa Serratore

August 15: Robert Kaplinsky comes at us for a second day in a row, this time with "#ObserveMe." I think this is wonderful, as I believe making our practice more public helps professionalize teaching as a field.

Shared by: Robert Kaplinsky, Matt Vaudrey, Math Coach Rivera, Carl Oliver, Ian Kerr, Matt Larson, Glenn Waddell, Jr., Christina Sherman, Heather Kohn, Mary Bourassa, Natalee Peterson, Laura Wagenman, Andrew Stadel

August 16: Ever wish you could high-five a math teacher virtually? Now you kind of can, thanks to Sam Shah's "MTBoS High Fives."

Shared by: Kathy Henderson, John Golden, Mary Bourassa, Casey McCormick, Meg Craig, Megan Hayes-Golding, Anna Blinstein, Ali Grace

August 17: Henri Picciotto explains what he means when he says his stance as an educator is "Eclectic."

Shared by: Henri Picciotto, Marilyn Burns, John Golden, Malke Rosenfeld, Dittmer, Patrick Honner, Justin Lanier

August 18: The folks at Desmos announced their first cohort of Desmos Fellows.

Shared by: Desmos.com, Eli Luberoff, Jocelyn Dagenais, Michael Fenton, Laurie Hailer, Meg Craig, Heather Johnson, Julie Reulbach, Marissa W

Looking for more? Like I said, in an effort to catch up I'll save what's new in research, the news, and other goings-on for upcoming posts.

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