Re: [learningfromeachother] My Math Story - Please comment!
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!
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> 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:
> 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@...
> > +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
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