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April 25 2005 Vol. 10, No. 17 THE MATH FORUM @ DREXEL INTERNET NEWS iPod Photo Contest Winner - Paul Davis Technology-Supported Mathematics Learning Environments Culturally Situated Design Tools: Teaching Math Through Culture IPOD PHOTO CONTEST WINNER Congratulations to Paul Davis, LaSalle High School, Pasadena, California, the winner of the Math Forum @ Drexel's iPod photo drawing. Thank you to all of the participants who entered our contest at the NCTM Annual Meeting in Anaheim, and also to the PoW Subscribers who responded to our online survey. \|/ MATH FORUM PRESENTATIONS AT NCTM 2005 http://mathforum.org/workshops/nctm2005/ Missed a Math Forum session at NCTM? Want a refresher of a workshop you attended? Get outlines and resources from our index of NCTM 2005 sessions. -|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|- NCTM 2005 YEARBOOK TECHNOLOGY-SUPPORTED MATHEMATICS LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS http://my.nctm.org/store/ecat/product.asp?ID=12850 The sixty-seventh yearbook, edited by William J. Masalski and published by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, was recently unveiled at NCTM's Annual Meeting in Anaheim. The publication reports on overviews of research and findings on the impact of technology. The term technology, as used in this yearbook, refers to all forms of electronic devices, including computers, calculators and other handheld devices, telecommunications equipment, multimedia hardware, and the software applications associated with technology use. Parts of the book include: - Part 1: How Research Informs (articles 1-8) reports on overviews of research and findings on the impact of technology on the learning and teaching of mathematics, K-16. - Part 2: Notes from the Field (articles 9-22) are intended to furnish a rich context in which to observe teachers in prekindergarten through grade 12 and teacher educators using technology to help their students better understand mathematics. - Part 3: Questions about the Future (article 23), gives a glimpse of what the future might hold. Math Forum staffer and Newsletter editor Suzanne Alejandre served on the Editorial Panel for the yearbook and is one of the featured authors. See: Part 2: Notes from the Field, pages 137 - 150 "The Reality of Using Technology in the Classroom" In a separate article, Enrique Galindo describes the Math Forum as "a great starting point for information about mathematics and mathematics education on the Internet": Part 2: Notes from the Field, pages 241 - 262 "Mathematics Teaching and Learning Supported by the Internet" An accompanying CD includes electronic features that enhance an understanding of the articles presented in the printed yearbook. In particular the two articles featured above can be viewed with accessible hyperlinks on the CD version. -|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|- CULTURALLY SITUATED DESIGN TOOLS: TEACHING MATH THROUGH CULTURE http://www.rpi.edu/~eglash/csdt.html This site developed by Ron Eglash at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute offers tools to help teach and learn about the mathematics evident in diverse cultures. - African - African-American - Youth Subculture - Native American - Latino Java applets simulate the mathematics embedded in the virtual bead loom and in 2D and 3D pyramid building. Color photographs and background information on both the featured culture and the mathematics accompany the activities. Lesson plans, evaluation tools, and other teacher materials are also offered. -|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|- 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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