CIESEmath News
June, 2006


It’s not too late to participate in the ongoing CIESEmath projects before school ends in June. The two that we are currently running are:


The Noon Day Project

Kids find that it's a big, big world. They use an old measuring shadows trick to chart earth's circumference just like Eratosthenes did 2200 years ago. Check out students at Westminster Academy doing this worldwide project.

See http://www.k12science.org/noonday/westminster/index.html


Please let me know if you are interested in doing this activity with your class. For more details see the official website at http://www.ciese.org/noonday


The Great Green Globs Contest

Students try to get the best score by "shooting down" globs on a coordinate X,Y axis by entering in equations. Several schools have already participated. See the McAuliffe Rocket for a description of the contest between Battin and McAuliffe that was held on April 13th at


http://www.ciese.org/math/elizabeth/globs/rocketnews.html

We will have a new round of contests starting in June. If you are interested in having your 7th or 8th grade students participate please let me know.


Also coming this Summer
TI 84 Calculator Workshop in August


Teaching Algebra with the TI-84 Graphing Calculator

A two day workshop for math teachers, grades 8-12


Dates: Thursday & Friday, August 10-11, 2006
Repeated: Monday & Tuesday, August 14-15, 2006
 Place: Media Center, Westminster Academy, Elizabeth, NJ
Time: 9:00am - 1:00pm 


Download the flyer: http://www.ciese.org/ciesemath/flyer.doc



You can find out more about these and other activities on the CIESEmath Website:
http://www.ciese.org/ciesemath




Ihor Charischak
CIESEmath & Matrix Elizabeth Projects
Stevens Institute of Technology
Hoboken, NJ 07030
(w) 201.216.5076
Ihor.charischak@stevens.edu