Welcome to Somerville Mathematics

Welcome to Somerville Mathematics, a blog devoted to exciting mathematical things happening in Somerville MA. I am the founder of The Somerville Mathematics Fund, www.Somervillemathematicsfund.org
The Math Fund was chartered to celebrate and encourage mathematics achievement in Somerville. I hope you will check out my TEDxSomerville talk on the Somerville Math Fund,
I find that there are many other interesting things happening mathematically in Somerville and I hope on this blog to have others share what they are doing. So please contact me at mathfund@gmail.com if you would like to contribute an article.

Friday, February 12, 2010

The Somerville Mathematics Fund Announces Winning Teacher Grants

The Somerville Mathematics Fund, an affiliate of Dollars for Scholars, is pleased to announce the winners of its 2010 Teacher Grants to encourage mathematics achievement in the classrooms in Somerville. Again, the members of the board were pleased with the quality of the applications this year and with the exciting things that are happening in the Somerville classrooms. With out the generosity of ESYL, The Somerville Mathematics Fund would not be able to support so many wonderful projects.

The Math Fund wants to thank ESYL for generously underwriting the following teacher grants:

o Annette Bassett at West Somerville Neighborhood School for “Math Resource Center for Teaching and Learning Mathematics” (1-6)

o Kelly Cronin and Joan McGivney at West Somerville Neighborhood School for “Math Take Home Book Bag Program” (K)

o Sandra Dumas at Brown School for “Mathematics and Literature” (5)

o David Farnsworth, Elizabeth Ticcioni, Audrey Song, Latasha Harris,

Brooke McCaffrey, Laura Berger, Gina Desir and Diane Hurvita at Prospect Hill Academy for “Manipulatives for Developing Number Sense” (K)

o Patrice Hobbs at East Somerville Community School at Edgerly, Unidos for “Classroom Math Library” (3)

o Kathryn Jenks at Prospect Hill Academy, Upper School for “TI-SmartView Computer licenses” (11-12)

o Kelly Miller at Brown School for “Computer Projector” (6)

o Tracy Selig at St. Catherine of Genoa School for “Measuring in Math” (2)

o Celia Taylor at the Healey School for the “9th Annual Kindergarten through Second Grade Family Mathematics Night” (K-2)

o Linda Wiegenfeld at the East Somerville Community School at Edgerly for “Family Math Night” (3-4)

The Somerville Mathematics Fund, an affiliate of the national scholarship organization Dollars for Scholars, was chartered in 2000 to celebrate and encourage achievement in mathematics in the city of Somerville, Massachusetts. In early April, the fund will be seeking applications from students who reside in Somerville for college mathematics scholarships. Copies of the scholarship application form is available at www.somervillemathematicsfund.org For more information, to volunteer or to make a tax-deductible contribution, please contact Erica Voolich (666-0666, evenings, or voolich@aol.com).