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May 16 2005 Vol. 10, No. 20 THE MATH FORUM @ DREXEL INTERNET NEWS NECC 2005: Math Forum Full Day Workshop High School Operations Research Modules Celebrating More Than a Century of Science on US Postage Stamps NECC 2005: MATH FORUM FULL DAY WORKSHOP http://mathforum.org/workshops/necc2005/ Are you planning to visit Philadelphia in June to attend the National Educational Computing Conference (NECC)? Join us for our Full Day Workshop: Math Tools: Using Technology in the Mathematics Classroom Sunday, June 26, 2005 9:00 am to 4:00 pm Come explore mathematical topics using Web-based applets, spreadsheets, The Geometer's Sketchpad, and other tools that build mathematical thinking and learning. To register, please visit: http://center.uoregon.edu/ISTE/NECC2005/registration/ -|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|- HIGH SCHOOL OPERATIONS RESEARCH - MODULES http://hsor.org/modules.cfm High School Operations Research's modules provide activities that facilitate conceptual discovery in students as they solve scaled-down problems they can relate to. The ten modules currently available are organized under these topics: - Decision Analysis - Manipulative Functions - Probability & Simulation - Routing Through Networks - Structured Decision Making - Systems of Inequalities Since 1996, High School Operations Research has been developing instructional materials for use in high school mathematics classrooms. The writing team that developed these modules consisted of high school mathematics teachers directed by a mathematics teacher educator and a professor of operations research. High School Operations Research is a project sponsored by the Industrial & Manufacturing Engineering Department of Wayne State University, the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS), and the National Security Agency (NSA). -|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|- CELEBRATING MORE THAN A CENTURY OF SCIENCE ON US POSTAGE STAMPS http://www.usps.com/communications/news/stamps/2005/sr05_024.htm Four American scientists -- thermodynamicist Josiah Willard Gibbs, geneticist Barbara McClintock, mathematician John von Neumann and physicist Richard P. Feynman -- were honored with postage stamps dedicated in a special ceremony May 4, 2005, at Henry R. Luce Hall, Yale University, New Haven, CT. The stamps are available at Post Offices and philatelic centers nationwide starting May 5 and can also be purchased online: http://www.usps.com/shop/ -|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|- 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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