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Issue 33, February 2014

Welcome to the thirty-third edition of the HP Solve newsletter. Learn about the latest news in STEM education, calculation concepts, and be the first to find out about new HP education solutions and special offers.

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Introducing HP Classroom Manager

A Rose for You: Transforming the Plane

There's a new way students can be taught about transformations in the plane, including translations and reflections. Instead of the geometric approach, the HP Prime Advanced Graphing app allows us to take an algebraic approach.
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Your Articles

The past, present and future of HP Solve
Put the focus back on the students in education
Christi Cole

Teachers are redistributing the responsibility for learning and teaching to focus more on the student. Changing to a mix of formative and summative instruction can allow students to become more self-aware and in charge of their own learning.

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(87KB PDF)
Quadratics and rocketry
HP Prime Connectivity Kit: Better engagement with students
Chris Olley

Engaging students in mathematical conversations is one thing, being aware of what students are doing and thinking while it's happening is another. HP Prime has a full suite of mathematical software to make this possible.

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(160KB PDF)


STEM education moves full-'STEAM' ahead
Incubators for Innovation: How the arts can fostercollaboration
Laura Berlin

The Arts can be accelerators of learning and innovation. Even among strangers from diverse backgrounds, arts-based learning strategies have the ability to develop amazing innovations.

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Navigating the 'common core' maze
Think strategically about teaching, learning, and technology
Jim Vanides

For educators using technology, it's time to stop learning about apps and start learning with apps. Powerful learning experiences are not possible without the combination of great teaching and the right technology.

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STEM is dead, long live STEMx
Seeking roots with the Bisection method
Namir Shammas

For centuries, solving for the roots of nonlinear functions and polynomials has been one of the cornerstones of numerical analysis. The Bisection method remains one of the simplest and slowest root-seeking methods.

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(130KB PDF)
Real-time assessment and applied business math
Meet Namir Shammas

Customer Corner takes a closer look at Namir Shammas, one of our worldwide users of HP’s calculators.

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Learn more about current articles and feedback from the latest HP Solve newsletter, including a new Issue Index and information about the recent HP Handheld Conference.

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