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    9 December 1996                     Vol. 1, No. 10

MAA Online | Forum Searchers | Eric's Treasure Trove | 1996 Puzzle



The MAA Teaching and Learning Web pages are designed to 
provide useful and thoughtful articles about teaching 

- John and Annie Selden's Research Sampler column is called 
  "Of What Does Mathematical Knowledge Consist?"  It begins 
  with the deliberations of the Summer 1995 ICME-8 Working 
  Group on Forms of Mathematical Knowing and continues on 
  from there. The column will appear every three months.

- The Innovative Teaching Exchange, edited by Bonnie Gold, 
  is a forum for people teaching mathematics at the 
  college level to share new methods they have tried, 
  invented, or discovered. Interested teachers are 
  invited to contribute.


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  to catalogue math Web sites for you, from arithmetic 
  and geometry to nonlinear dynamics and number theory.

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  You can also look for Internet math resources by 
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                    FROM THE E-MAILBAG

   Can you tell me where on the Internet I can find 
   math formulas and information for my son?

Here's a great resource for you: ERIC'S TREASURE TROVE  
OF MATHEMATICS, a comprehensive alphabetical on-line 
encyclopedia of math terms, equations, and derivations.

Organized alphabetically, its cross-referenced factoids 
come fully equipped with explanations, examples, 
references and more. You'll find everything from the 
Abacus and the abc Conjecture to the Zsigmondy Theorem.  


               RUTH CARVER'S 1996 PUZZLE
   Using the digits in 1996 and any operations, try to 
   write equations that have the numbers from 0 to 100 
   as the answer. The solution for each number and the 
   name of the first person to send it will be posted. 

   This puzzle is popular - don't wait to explore it or
   there won't be any empty slots when you get there!


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