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Volume 10, Number 17

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May 2 2005                                     Vol. 10, No. 18

             THE MATH FORUM @ DREXEL INTERNET NEWS

    DigiQUAL 2005 Survey | From Best Research to What Works
  KidsPsych | Teaching Geometry with The Geometer's Sketchpad


            MATH FORUM LINK TO DIGIQUAL 2005 SURVEY

  Please take a quick survey about the quality of the
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http://survey.libqual.org/digiqual/index.cfm?ID=729109&code=news

  This survey, run by the Association of Research Libraries
  and supported by the National Science Foundation, consists of
  ten multiple-choice questions. The top of many of the Forum's
  web pages will also link to it through the end of May.

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                FROM BEST RESEARCH TO WHAT WORKS:
       IMPROVING THE TEACHING AND LEARNING OF MATHEMATICS

  The Albert Shanker Institute is presenting a forum moderated
  by Antonia Cortese, featuring speakers James Hiebert and
  Deborah Loewenberg Ball on May 5, 2005, from noon to 2:00 pm
  in Washington, DC. For more information, download the MS Word
  document from their listing in the Math Forum's Math
  Education Conferences page:

          http://mathforum.org/mathed/mathed.confs.html

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                 KIDSPSYCH - MAGINATION PRESS

                  http://www.kidspsych.org/

  Designed just for young children, KidPsych develops
  cognitive thinking and deductive reasoning -- and also lets
  kids have some fun! Each game has information about its
  objectives, which helps adults understand more about
  children's development as they play together.

  Games are separated into two levels:

  Ages 1 to 5
    - Oochy's Cube Adventure
    - Eudora's Maze
    - Oochy at the Circus
    - Junior I Spy
    - Fun with Shapes
    - Oochy Goes to the Fair
    - I See You!

  Ages 6 to 9
    - Oochina on the Farm
    - Rotating Faces
    - Oochina in Space
    - I Spy
    - Oochina the Archeologist
    - Oochina's Doughnut Dilemma
    - Oochina the Treasure Hunter

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        TEACHING GEOMETRY WITH THE GEOMETER'S SKETCHPAD

           http://www.keypress.thinkingdistance.org

  Key Curriculum Press is now offering online courses for
  learning how to use The Geometer's Sketchpad to investigate
  and demonstrate mathematics concepts. The course is divided
  into these topics:

    - Week 1: Geometric Constructions
    - Week 2: Geometric Tools
    - Week 3: Transformational Geometry
    - Week 4: Geometric Proof
    - Week 5: Coordinate Geometry
    - Week 6: Dynamic Geometry

  Register for one of the summer sessions that will start on
  June 13:

            http://www.keypress.com/pdc/gsponline/
  
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