Gloria Brown Brooks was instrumental in Starting the San Benito County Math Talks. She says, "The beauty of our Math Teachers Circle is the nurturing and encouraging of middle school teachers to obtain a deeper understanding of mathematics." Math Talks is funded by the American Institute of Mathematics, Monterey Bay Area Math Project, and the San Benito County Office of Education. This group is in its fifth year.
Julie McNamara announces that her new book,"Beyond Invert and Multiply: Making Sense of Fraction Computation," with a forward by Deborah Ball, has just been released by Math Solutions. It is available at: http://store.mathsolutions.com/product-info.php?Beyond-Invert-and-Multiply-pid781.html