Math Forum Internet News

Volume 1, Number 2

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     14 October 1996                          Vol. 1, No. 2

    ThinkQuest | Block Scheduling/Tracking | Finding Sites


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   FEATURED INTERNET RESOURCE: THINKQUEST

      http://tqd.advanced.org/ByTitle.html

   Wondering what students are doing on the Web?

   This month the Forum highlights ThinkQuest, a contest
   designed to encourage teams of students to create
   educational tools on the Internet.  From Thinkquest's
   hundreds of contest entries, we've picked out the math
   projects and listed them - with live links - at our
   OCTOBER HOT SPOT:

     http://mathforum.org/~steve/steve/current.html


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   CONTROVERSIAL ISSUES IN MATH EDUCATION

   Is your school moving to block scheduling?
   Do you wonder whether tracking helps or hinders math
      education?

   Initiatives aimed at reforming math education have
   raised concerns in many quarters.  In answer to
   requests for information, we've put together two
   collections of articles and sites designed to cover
   several sides of a couple of controversial issues.

    BLOCK SCHEDULING
      http://mathforum.org/mathed/block.schedules.html
       "Block Scheduling Causes More Problems Than It Solves"
       "The Power of Innovative Scheduling" ...

    GROUPING & TRACKING - PROS & CONS
      http://mathforum.org/mathed/math.grouping.html
       "Reforming Schools in a Climate of Skepticism"
       "The Other Crisis in American Education" ...


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   FROM THE EMAILBAG

   I'm looking for places that have information on teaching
   division to elementary school students.  Do you know
   of a site on the Web that would help me?  Thank you.
         - Elizabeth

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   Hi Elizabeth -

   The Math Forum is designed to help you find such sites!
   Here are some ways of going about finding what you want:

   I. You might start with our COMPLEX SEARCHER of Internet
      math sites:

      http://mathforum.org/~steve/mathall.search.html

      Enter the words  DIVIDE  DIVISION  DIVISIBLE  in the
      keyword space, select the button for AT LEAST ONE of
      these words, check the box for ELEMENTARY LEVEL, and
      submit your search.

      You'll get back a couple of dozen sites to explore
      that have to do with division at the elementary level.

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    * You can find our complex math searcher

      - from our home page: select SEARCH The Annotated Forum
        Collection of Internet Math Resources (Steve's Dump)
        and choose Complex Search of Math Resources; or

      - from the SEARCH LINK in the menu bar at the bottom
        of almost any page on our site - look in the top
        menu bar of the search page that's returned for
        "Complex Search."

        To find what's in our Dr. Math archives and elsewhere
        on our site, try the same search (without specifying
        elementary) from our main search link in the bottom
        menu bar on almost every Forum page.

        http://mathforum.org/grepform.html

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  II. If you'd like to see our list of elementary math sites,
      take a look at

      http://mathforum.org/~steve/steve/mathelem.html

      You can also get there from the link to Steve's Dump
      in the bottom menu bar on our pages. In the Browse
      section you'll find Mathematics by LEVEL.

   We hope you find what you need.  Thanks for writing in!


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