kitchen table math, the sequel: 6th meeting of NMP coming up on April 20 in Aurora IL

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

6th meeting of NMP coming up on April 20 in Aurora IL

Just received notice that the 6th meeting of NMP is April 20 in Aurora IL. To our IL constituents on KTM II, if you are interested in making a public statement, please sign up now. Here is the notice and instructions for signing up:

The Sixth Meeting of the National Math Panel April 20, 2007 Hosted by Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab) and Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy (IMSA) Aurora, IL

Registration (first-come, first-served basis) We are now taking registration for: 1- guests who would like to attend the meeting during the open session time and 2- individuals/organizations who would like to make public comments on the Executive Order and/or the Panel's work.

You are welcome to attend just one or both of the following sessions.

On Friday, April 20th, there is a one-hour open session for public comments and two hours for the public to observe the task groups’ progress reports and discussions on their work to date.
Location: Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy (IMSA) 1500 W Sullivan Road, Aurora, Illinois 60506-1067

8:45 - 9:00 AM Welcome and Opening Remarks 9:00 - 10:00 AM Public Comments 10:15 AM - 12:15 PM Task Group Reports and Discussion

If you wish to provide public comments on the Executive Order and/or the Panel's work, please note that there are limited time slots available, and individual commentators or those representing an organization will be allotted 3-5 minutes to speak.

If space is not available or you cannot attend and would still like to provide comments to the National Math Panel, please email written comments, including your contact information to <> by Thursday, April 12, 2007.

To pre-register, please provide the following information to Jennifer Graban at <> or 202-260-1491:

· Are you interested in providing public comment on April 20th?
· If you would like to make public comments, please provide a brief description of the issue you would like to present as related to the Executive Order,
· Name
· Title
· Organization you represent
· Address
· Phone Number
· Email Address

You will be receiving a confirmation email with more information before the meeting.
Pre-registration will close at 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 12, 2007; however, onsite walk-in registration will be available at the meeting. Please note: Those pre-registered for the public comments session have priority over walk-in registrants. Walk-in registrants will be given an opportunity to register for any remaining timeslots.


Anonymous said...

Hi Barry,

This is not on the topic of your original post but I couldn't find an obvious email listed for you. I have two questions:

1. What are the best editions (year, decade, whatever) of Dolciani? I'm guessing the latest edition is not the same as the first.

2. How's Wayne?

Barry Garelick said...

Dolciani originally published her algebra and other math books in the mid 60's and they've stood the test of time. A new edition came out in the mid-80's and they were updated. They are very good as well. The very latest editions are not as good by a long shot.

Wayne is doing much better but still has a ways to go. He's been sending out spare emails to some of us, but is only able to use one finger to peck out a message, so it's slow going for him to do so.

KDeRosa said...

barry, do you have ISBN's for the 80s editions?

Anonymous said...

My son is using a very new fresh copy. I have no idea which one it is. I can always find out.

It has been much more rigorous than the Heath Algebra one he used last year. He's hit his first wall, in fact, and is struggling for the first time.

At the bottom of the cover is a little banner that says, "The Classic."

Barry Garelick said...


Algebra, Structure and Method, Book 1. Found one from 1981:

Binding: Hardcover Publisher: Houghton Mifflin College Div Date Published: 1981 ISBN-13: 9780395291870 ISBN: 0395291879

KDeRosa said...

Thanks, Barry