Would You Rather?—a collection of quick and fun math challenges for students—presents a picture with a problem that has two paths. Students then choose one of the paths and justify their choice with mathematical reasoning. Most of the questions have a financial aspect to them. For example, one problem asks, “Would you rather go on a five-minute shopping spree in the store of your choice, or get a $2,000 gift card to the store of your choice? Would You Rather? provides a simple, downloadable worksheet that students can use to analyze the choices presented to them.
The Knowles Science Teaching Foundation offers Teaching Fellowships in the areas of biological sciences, mathematics, technology, and physical sciences. The fellowships are designed to lead new high school math and science teachers through the first and second years of their career and provide financial and professional resources for successful STEM teaching.
Honeywell Hometown Solutions, in partnership with the US Space and Rocket Center, sponsors the annual Honeywell Educators at Space Academy, a five-day program consisting of 45 hours of classroom, laboratory, and training sessions that focus on space science and exploration.
The Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST) is currently accepting nominations in honor of outstanding math and science (including computer science) teachers of K–6. The award recognizes those teachers who develop and implement a high-quality instructional program that is informed by content knowledge and enhances student learning. Awardees join a network of more than 4,700 past recipients and receive a certificate from the President of the United States, a trip to Washington, DC, and $10,000. Educators are invited to nominate a teacher or begin an application on the PAEMST website. Nominations close on April 1, 2018; applications must be completed by May 1, 2018.