AAAS News: June 26
April is Mathematics Awareness Month
As part of this year’s theme, the Mathematics of Sustainability, there will be two nationwide initiatives:
(1) Sustainability Counts! provides K–16 math educators and students with model lessons that connect mathematics and sustainability. The showcase lesson is the Energy Challenge where students learn about the mathematics of energy use in their school/college and then develop and implement an action plan to reduce energy use.
(2) A Speakers’ Bureau offers names of mathematicians, scientists, and sustainability professionals who can speak to school audiences on the sustainability of mathematics. Free posters and other resources are available.
Bonnie Lasorsa, Master Teaching Fellow in NSF TEACH! SouthCoast Program, Wins PBS Innovator Award
Bonnie Lasorsa, a 7th grade math teacher at Wareham Middle School, earned the award for her Ladder of Success curriculum, part of the school’s iPad pilot program which utilizes apps to help students demonstrate their understanding of Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks. Bonnie is part of the NSF Noyce program at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth.