NCM news 2010: January

Female teachers' math anxiety can hurt girls' confidence, study says
http://www.chicagotribune.com/health/la-sci-math26-2010jan26,0,1971604.s...
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/chi-teachers-math-anxiety,0,4114031.s...
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/chicago/ct-met-0126-girls-math-...
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/01/100125172940.htm

The Guardian: Do the maths: Special report on how to build up confidence in teaching
and learning maths.

Content
http://www.guardian.co.uk/do-the-maths
* Introduction: How to encourage children to love math
* The challenges of learning and teaching maths
* Maths careers to count on
* How maths made my career
* Maths teachers gain new status
* Early adopter: a 'valuable qualification'
* Early years provision: playing with maths
* Making maths fun: role playing
* Maths made me
* Training for primary school maths specialists
* Maths 'leader' Simon Ansell: 'I want to change the perception of maths in its entirety'
* Maths 'leader' Ken Glyas: Wise to whiteboards
* Self-evaluation tools for maths teachers
* How to tackle maths homework
* Laughing lesson: adult learning
* More professional development for maths teachers
* The benefits of CPD
* Don't forget the parents - maths for all the family
* Maths worshops to win over wary parents
* Ideas to make maths homework a family affair
* A fun way to show the point of learning maths
* Computer games make maths fun in school
* How to use Google Maps in maths teaching
* Marcus de Sautoy says why maths is an everyday skills we all need
* Online tools for maths teachers

World Maths Day - March 3, 2010
Last year, 2 million students from 204 countries participated
http://www.worldmathsday.com/

Homework and pupil achievement in Norway. Evidence from TIMSS
http://www.ssb.no/emner/04/02/20/rapp_201001/rapp_201001.pdf

England: Parents struggle to help with maths homework
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/educationnews/6940792/Parents-strug...

Maths for Mums and Dads
http://www.waterstones.com/waterstonesweb/products/rob+eastaway/mike+ask...

Why Beckham Chose 23, [Oxford univ. (QuickTime film)]
http://media.podcasts.ox.ac.uk/univmus/xmaslectures/2009_dusautoy.mp4

Obama plans $250 million initiative for science, math, [Washington Post] ...
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/01/05/AR201001...

President Obama expands "Educate to innovate" campaign for excellence in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) Education, [whitehouse.gov] ...
http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/president-obama-expands-educa...

79 public university leaders sign letter to president Obama pledging to address national shortage of science and mathematics teachers, [teacher-imperative.org] ...
http://teacher-imperative.org/

Few Gender Differences in Math Abilities, Worldwide Study Finds
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/01/100105112303.htm
Cross-National Patterns of Gender Differences in Mathematics: A Meta-Analysis
http://www.apa.org/pubs/journals/releases/bul-136-1-103.pdf

Why golden ratio pleases the eye
http://www.guardian.co.uk/artanddesign/2009/dec/28/golden-ratio-us-academic

The power of proportion
http://www.guardian.co.uk/artanddesign/2009/dec/28/golden-ratio-leonardo...

Holiday Special: Beauty of Polynomials Highlighted on Scientific American Website
http://mathdl.maa.org/mathDL/?pa=mathNews&sa=view&newsId=748

Unfolding the Earth
http://www.win.tue.nl/~vanwijk/myriahedral/