**March, 2002**

BACK TO CONTENTSTo: All Dr. Math Doctors From: Ian Underwood Subject: Ask Dr. Math in March Hi Math Doctors, On average, we received 263 questions per day, and answered 130 of them - just a skooch less than half. However, we answered 4044 questions, which is the first time we've broken the 4000 mark! The number of math doctors who contributed during March was 29. Thanks to all of you, with special thanks to the following: 20/day | | | | Peterson | 15/day | | | | | 10/day | | | Rick | | 5/day | Jeremiah, Twe | Anthony, Douglas, Jerry, Mitteldorf, Paul, Roy, Schwa | Fenton, Jubal, Shawn | Floor, Pete, Tim, Tom 1/day | Achilles, Greenie, Jodi, Wilkinson / 1/wk | Rob, White Welcome to new math doctors Jean and Meyer. New archive format ------------------ We're in the process of integrating the Dr. Math archives with the rest of the Math Forum's Internet Mathematics Library. When the changes are final, the current Browse-By-Level pages will be replaced with the following pages: http://mathforum.org/library/drmath/drmath.elem.html http://mathforum.org/library/drmath/drmath.middle.html http://mathforum.org/library/drmath/drmath.high.html http://mathforum.org/library/drmath/drmath.college.html Things to notice: 1. The topic categories are more descriptive, and less coarse. 2. When you browse a topic, the list of answers under that topic is returned as a series of pages, rather than as one long page. 3. From a browsing page, you now have the option of searching within a particular category, or across the entire archive. 4. Each browsing page contains the hierarchy for the corresponding level (e.g., Elementary) in the left-hand margin; and each individual answer page contains a search form at the bottom. Ideally, these should reduce the amount of backing-and-forthing required to find what you're looking for. 5. The individual answer pages now have multiple back-links, i.e., if an answer is categorized in more than one way, you can get to any of those categories by following a link at the bottom of the page. 6. The URLs of the individual items have changed, from the format http://mathforum.org/dr.math/problems/miller10.12.96.html to the format http://mathforum.org/library/drmath/view/57279.html If you have a list of URLs in the old format that you like to paste into answers, don't worry; references to the old URLs will be forwarded to the library, so they'll still work. If you've got some extra time, I encourage you to take a look at these new pages. We're still tweaking them before making the final switch, so we welcome any feedback that you care to give us. That's it for March! Go forth, be fruitful, and teach kids to multiply... Dr. Ian Attending Physician Ask Dr. Math