# early spring school and math odds and

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The Association of Mathematics Teachers of New York State (AMTNYS) has a summer conference (Summer Math Institute) every year or every other year or something like that. This summer, August 2 – 6, no excuses, I’m going. The area, Wells College in Aurora, New York – it’s supposed to be gorgeous.

I lost track of Jackie (Continuities) for quite some time. Somehow I left her out of my reader (not smart!). Anyhow, she recently linked to a great on-line grapher, GraphSketch. Give it a try.

Many of you know Donors Choose? A (friendly??) competitor, ClassWish, wrote to me asking for a plug. I can’t tell the difference. Maybe you can?

Is Vlorbik right? Is the Carnival of Mathematics really dead? For the record, of fifty carnivals, I hosted four: IX (the best of them) 18 (the biggest) 1000 (cutesy) and 47 (Trekked out).

Now, Denise (Let’s Play Math) does have “Math Teachers at Play” up and running. The fifth is due next Friday. But any chance to revive the old C of M? Even once every four weeks? Anyone?

Also via Denise, More New Math. These are equations, with real life applications.

Onions = Weeping – Catharsis

Rat = (Mouse x 4) – cute

Uniqueness = Uniqueness

You get the picture. Hundreds of them. Go, bookmark, chuckle while wasting time. Like the rest of us…

I’m hoping the Carnival of Mathematics isn’t dead…we’d be happy to host another at some point. My impression is that Alon was having to recruit people to host [as opposed to there being lots of volunteers], and I can see that getting old after a while.

I’m also willing to host another CoM. I’ve been snowed in with the baby so I haven’t been up for it just yet.

Alon replied. It’s lack of volunteers. And there is one coming next week…