NCM news 2010: March

American mathematicians take a critical look at national curriculum development
http://ncm.gu.se/node/4349

Mathematics Education Journals and Newsletters Online
http://ncm.gu.se/node/4340

Technology Counts 2010: Powering up Change
http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2010/03/18/26overview.h29.html

Square Dancing
http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/03/14/square-dancing/?scp=1&sq...

Felix Klein and Hans Fruedenthal award
http://ncm.gu.se/node/4339

Clay Institute Millenium Prize to Gregory Perelman
http://ncm.gu.se/node/4345

A historic day in the US: The first draft to a "national" curriculum:

As part of the Common Core State Standards Initiative (CCSSI), the draft K-12 standards are now available for public comment. These draft standards, developed in collaboration with teachers, school administrators, and experts, seek to provide a clear and consistent framework to prepare our children for college and the workforce.
Governors and state commissioners of education from 48 states, 2 territories and the District of Columbia committed to developing a common core of state standards in English-language arts and mathematics for grades K-12. This is a state-led effort coordinated by the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices (NGA Center) and the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO).

The pressrelease
http://www.nga.org/portal/site/nga/menuitem.6c9a8a9ebc6ae07eee28aca95010...

The draft K-12 standards are now available for public comment
http://www.corestandards.org/

Australia:
New Draft K-12 curriculum in math and science
http://www.australiancurriculum.edu.au/Home
http://www.deewr.gov.au/Schooling/Programs/SmarterSchools/Pages/National...

New maths curriculum a feeble tool calculated to bore
http://www.theage.com.au/opinion/society-and-culture/new-maths-curriculu...

Group of Eight releases Maths Review ...
http://www.go8.edu.au/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=280&Item...

Equation for maths warns of disaster ...
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/higher-education/equation-for-maths-warn...

Curricula in math from other countries ...
http://ncm.gu.se/node/3601

Find your roots ...
http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/03/07/finding-your-roots/

European Industry Leaders launch Vision for a competitive Europe. The European Round Table of Industrialists list over 50 recommendations for policy action in the next five years.
http://www.ert.be/DOC/09116.pdf
http://www.ert.be/DOC/09117.pdf
http://www.ert.be/DOC/09118.pdf

Celebrate Pi Day, 3,14
http://www.piday.org/

What are some activities I can use for a Pi Day celebration on March 14 (3.14)?
http://mathforum.org/t2t/faq/faq.pi.html

World Maths Day is all over! Congratulations on a new World R
http://www.worldmathsday.com/2010/Default.aspx?

'Nature' Paper Refigures the Evolution of Altruism
http://www.physorg.com/news186416144.html

The Oxford professor Marcus du Sautoy http://www.simonyi.ox.ac.uk/professor-marcus-du-sautoy  who wrote the serie of articles called "Sexy maths" in The Times
http://findingmoonshine.blogspot.com/2009/07/complete-sexy-maths.html
has written a new serie of articles called "Sexy Science". The last one was about
satisfying symmetry: http://ncm.gu.se/node/4283

UK: A new Centre for Research in Mathematics Education (CRME) "has ambitious aims - to analyse and transform mathematics education policies, curricula, assessment, CPD and classroom teaching through careful, systematic research and development"
http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/Education/Seminars/CRMElaunchevent.aspx

The Joy of X ...
http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/02/28/the-joy-of-x/