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April 4 2005 Vol. 10, No. 14 THE MATH FORUM @ DREXEL INTERNET NEWS Mathematics: An Overview of NSF Research | Fathom 2 Grants from Dominion Educational Partnership APRIL IS MATHEMATICS AWARENESS MONTH! http://www.mathaware.org/ -|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|- MATHEMATICS: AN OVERVIEW OF NSF RESEARCH http://www.nsf.gov/news/overviews/mathematics/index.jsp "Mathematics is about numbers, shapes, symmetry, chance, change, and more...." The National Science Foundation lists some of the major research topics now being explored in the area of mathematics: - Assembling Information into a Big Picture - Managing and Modeling Complexity - Deciding on the Best Choice - Pattern Hunting and Statistical Learning Other links on the mathematics section of their site include: - More Research Overviews - Mathematics News - Mathematics Discoveries - Related Websites and Other Resources - Classroom Resources - Related NSF Organizations -|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|- FATHOM 2 http://www.keypress.com/fathom/ William Finzer of KCP Technologies has recently announced, "Fathom just got better! Four years of work by the development team has resulted in Fathom Dynamic Data Software, Version 2...." This software for exploring data now lets you: - Add five-number summaries to a summary table by menu command - Create correlation matrices by dragging multiple, continuous attributes to summary tables - Use the Linear Model tool to create simple and multiple regression models - Use functions such as linRegrPredicted and logRelativeError to create visualizations Access U.S. census microdata from 1850 to 2000, with more than 50 attributes. Fathom's 329 sample documents, which include more than 100 new sample documents, are listed with descriptions in the help system, from which you can open them directly. Use the "URL-drop" method of importing data from web pages for a wide variety of sites. Recognizing more than 90 units of measure, Fathom 2 lets you convert from one system to another, and use units in algebraic formulas with simplification. Download a free Instructor's Evaluation Edition: http://www.keypress.com/fathom/pages/product_info/evaluation.php \|/ MATH TOOLS - FATHOM RESOURCES http://mathforum.org/mathtools/cell/ALL,ALL,ALL,hb/ Locate Fathom tools, activities, lesson plans, tPoWs, and support material using the Math Forum's Math Tools site. Join the community to discuss, rate, review, and even submit your own resources. It's free. -|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|- GRANTS FROM DOMINION EDUCATIONAL PARTNERSHIP http://www.dom.com/about/education/grants/grants.jsp Dominion accepts grant applications to encourage the development of new programs to strengthen math and science education in kindergarten through grade 12. Schools and educational institutions in Dominion's service areas -- North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia -- are invited to apply. Applications must be submitted electronically through their website. Applications are due no later than 5 p.m. on Monday, May 2. -|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|- CHECK OUT OUR WEB SITE: The Math Forum @ Drexel http://mathforum.org/ Ask Dr. Math http://mathforum.org/dr.math/ Problems of the Week http://mathforum.org/pow/ Mathematics Library http://mathforum.org/library/ Math Tools http://mathforum.org/mathtools/ Teacher2Teacher http://mathforum.org/t2t/ Discussion Groups http://mathforum.org/kb/ Join the Math Forum http://mathforum.org/join.forum.html Send comments to the Math Forum Internet Newsletter editors Donations http://deptapp.drexel.edu/ia/GOL/giftsonline1_MF.asp Ask Dr. Math Books http://mathforum.org/pubs/dr.mathbooks.html _o \o_ __| \ / |__ o _ o/ \o/ __|- __/ \__/o \o | o/ o/__/ /\ /| | \ \ / \ / \ /o\ / \ / \ / | / \ / \ |

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