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April 11 2005 Vol. 10, No. 15 THE MATH FORUM @ DREXEL INTERNET NEWS goENC.com | PCMI Resource: Paper Cup Mathematics Smart Skies FlyBy Math goENC.com http://goenc.com Eisenhower National Clearinghouse (ENC) will lose its U.S. Department of Education funding at the end of September, 2005. To keep their resources available to the public they are starting a subscription service. Subscribe your school by June 1, 2005 for $299, a $50 savings on the regular cost. Visit ENC Online for a preview of what goENC.com will offer. http://www.enc.org Features include: - Classroom Calendar - Digital Dozen - ENC Focus - Lessons & Activities - Ask ENC - Web Links - Curriculum Resources - Education Topics - Professional Development - Resource of the Day - New from ENC -|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|- PAPER CUP MATHEMATICS http://mathforum.org/pcmi/hstp/resources/papercup/ In this classroom activity, a PCMI Resource for Teachers, students investigate whether paper cups roll out the pattern of an annulus: - How can you tell? - How do the dimensions of the cup relate to the dimensions of the annulus? - Can you predict the annulus' dimensions from those of the cup? The lesson uses compass and paper activities as well as Geometer's Sketchpad. See student worksheets on the web, or download them in PDF format. View other PCMI Resources for Teachers: http://mathforum.org/pcmi/hstp/resources.html PCMI is an outreach program of the School of Mathematics at the Institute for Advanced Study. Geometry is the theme of one of six working groups meeting this summer in July. For more information on the program, view the PCMI @ MathForum site: http://mathforum.org/pcmi/ -|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|- SMART SKIES FLYBY MATH http://quest.nasa.gov/projects/smart_skies/ FlyBy Math brings interactive real-life mathematics applications to grades 5-9 with a series of six Air Traffic Control problems. Using FlyBy Math, students learn to predict air traffic conflicts using distance, rate, and time relationships. Students assume the roles of pilots, air traffic controllers, and NASA scientists to conduct an experiment and to use guided paper-and-pencil activities to determine the number of seconds it takes each plane to travel a given distance along a jet route. Teachers can assign a variety of mathematics problem-solving methods ranging from counting to plotting points to graphing a system of linear equations. The instructional materials include: - Educator Guide - Video clips to introduce air traffic control - Teacher Guides including answer sheets, student workbooks, and optional pre- and post-tests. All FlyBy Math materials are free and available to download from the FlyBy Math Web site, funded by NASA's Airspace Systems Program and the Ames Research Center. -|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|- 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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