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  • ACTWID KONGADZEM
    DearAndreas, Thanks for the information. We are interested ,so put us on your proposal list. Thanks. Sincerely ACTWID KONGADZEM NGO led by Wendi from Cameroon.
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      DearAndreas,
      Thanks for the information. We are interested ,so put us on your proposal list. Thanks.
      Sincerely ACTWID KONGADZEM NGO led by Wendi from Cameroon.

      --- On Sat, 1/30/10, Andrius Kulikauskas <ms@...> wrote:

      > From: Andrius Kulikauskas <ms@...>
      > Subject: [learningfromeachother] My Math Story - Please comment!
      > To: earthtreasury@yahoogroups.com, "help group" <holistichelping@yahoogroups.com>, mendenyo@yahoogroups.com, "learningfromeachother" <learningfromeachother@yahoogroups.com>
      > Date: Saturday, January 30, 2010, 1:19 AM
      > Hi, I submitted a $125,000 proposal
      > "My Math Story" for the DML
      > competition.  Please add your comments at:
      > http://dmlcompetition.net/pligg/story.php?title=679
      > or simply reply to this letter.  The more comments we
      > get, the more
      > chance this proposal will win and I will give lots of paid
      > work for our
      > teams.  If you've ever received paid work from Minciu
      > Sodas, or if you'd
      > like us to continue our good work, please do submit your
      > comments or
      > reply to this letter.
      > Thank you!
      > Andrius Kulikauskas
      >
      > Ananya Guha wrote:
      > > Dear Andrius,
      > > 
      > > This is a terrific idea. This will help in subverting
      > the maths
      > > phobia, which we find in students. It will help to
      > connect maths with
      > > real life situations. Great.
      > > 
      > > Ananya S Guha.
      > >
      > > 
      > > On 1/23/10, *Andrius Kulikauskas* <ms@... <mailto:ms@...>> wrote:
      > >
      > >     
      > >
      > >     I send below my application
      > for the Digital Media and Learning
      > >     Competition. On January 25
      > they will invite comments (I ask us for
      > >     them!) and I will then
      > resubmit by February 15th. If you'd like to
      > >     be a
      > >     partner for this application,
      > and get some paid work as part of our
      > >     team, please let me know and
      > also the institution you represent. (I
      > >     took the liberty to include
      > Franz Nahrada of GIVE and Josephat
      > >     Ndibalema
      > >     of UYOGA).
      > >
      > >     Greetings from Franz Nahrada's
      > video communication seminar in Vienna,
      > >     Austria where participants
      > include Pamela McLean, Markus Petz, Thomas
      > >     Chepaitis, Julius Galdikas,
      > Julija Astrauskiene, and today we were
      > >     surprised to have Wael Al Saad
      > of Palestine join us, too, for the
      > >     remaining week.
      > >
      > >     Andrius
      > >
      > >     Andrius Kulikauskas
      > >     Minciu Sodas
      > >     http://www.ms.lt <http://www.ms.lt/>
      > >     ms@...
      > <mailto:ms%40ms.lt>
      > >     +370 699 30003
      > >
      > >     My Math Story
      > >
      > >     $125,000 for one-year
      > >
      > >     We collect mathematical
      > quantities (amounts and units) and classic
      > >     math
      > >     problems (and the deep ideas
      > they illustrate) so as to foster
      > >     mathematical intuition that
      > arises from working with real life
      > >     problems
      > >     as oppose to contrived ones.
      > We link up to help real activists around
      > >     the world.
      > >
      > >     Mathematics is traditionally
      > taught through repetition of contrived
      > >     problems which destroy
      > mathematical intuition because they lack any
      > >     meaningful context. Instead,
      > we create formats to encourage the
      > >     collection of real life
      > applications, and indeed collect many
      > >     ourselves. We start by
      > collecting quantities that arise in the real
      > >     world (including news stories,
      > almanacs, technical specifications)
      > >     and
      > >     organize them by amount
      > (increasing) and unit (such as meters,
      > >     seconds,
      > >     dollars, grams, liters, bits,
      > decibels, watts, meters per second,
      > >     etc.)
      > >     We create navigation tools so
      > students can grasp orders of magnitude
      > >     using their own favorite
      > examples. We also collect illustrative
      > >     problems, for example: suppose
      > a meal at the cafeteria costs X=$9,
      > >     and
      > >     at the restaurant it costs
      > one-third more, but you have a coupon for
      > >     "one-third off" at the
      > restaurant, where is it cheaper? (At the
      > >     restaurant it will be $12
      > minus one-third which is $8, which shows
      > >     that
      > >     the meaning of "one-third"
      > changes, and so this classic problem
      > >     illustrates the deep idea that
      > algebra is thinking step-by-step.) We
      > >     show that several dozen
      > thoughtful problems can teach all of algebra.
      > >     We create interfaces to
      > generate variants of such problems which
      > >     students can post along with
      > comments. We link the problems with real
      > >     life stories of "witnesses"
      > from news, educational, activist and
      > >     social
      > >     networking sites. We
      > especially encourage real life connections with
      > >     witnesses-activists from the
      > developing world, including hundreds
      > >     that
      > >     we organize to help us collect
      > real math applications and to staff a
      > >     chat room for interactive
      > learning. All content will be Public
      > >     Domain.
      > >     We create formats so this
      > activity can be done at wikis (including
      > >     Wikipedia), YouTube, Flickr,
      > and shared via RSS. We help a variety of
      > >     websites host specialized
      > collections and aggregate feeds so that our
      > >     formats take root across the
      > web.
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > >
      >
      >
      >
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