As you wind up the academic year, add some fun to your classes. Check out the Mathematical Association of America’s (MAA’s) Fun Math: http://www.maa.org/programs/students/fun-math.

As you think about summer, why not add some award winning mathematics article to your summer reading? Go to http://www.maa.org/programs/maa-awards/writing-awards to explore different awards. Or, explore articles on Jo Boaler’s youcubed site: https://www.youcubed.org/. I also highly recommend her book “Mathematical Mindsets”. The book is loaded with great resources. I’m using several of her ideas in my Mathematical Concepts (for prospective elementary teachers) course.

What interesting things are you doing in your classroom? We’d love to hear about it and see you share it with others, maybe at the 2017 Math Fall Conference at Valley West High School on Monday, October 9. You have until May 15, 2017 to propose a session for this fall’s conference: https://www.iowamath.org/conference/.

Do you work with pre-service teachers? Encourage them to attend ICTM’s Pre-Conference the night before (Sunday, October 8); events at the pre-conference are free (dinner is included) and planned especially for pre-service and new teachers! Check out https://www.iowamath.org/preconference/ for more details; go to the registration form to register.

  — Wendy Weber

      VP-Post-Secondary

      weberw@central.edu