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May 23 2005 Vol. 10, No. 21 THE MATH FORUM @ DREXEL INTERNET NEWS Create A Graph | Interactive Bulletin Boards Learning the Multiplication Combinations CREATE A GRAPH http://nces.ed.gov/nceskids/createagraph/ Due to popular demand, the National Center for Education Statistics has completely redesigned their Create A Graph website with dozens of new features, including: - A tabbed interface feature with active help, examples, and templates - No limitations on the size of numbers - Decimal values allowed - Data source name - Graphs can be saved and edited later - Better printing graphs - Print graphs with table of data - Graphs can be downloaded in many new file formats (PDF, JPG, PNG, SVG, EMF, EPS) - Hundreds of colors to choose from with new Color Picker tool - Choose from 10 different fonts for graph labels - Bubble and Scatter graphs added - Up to six data groups with up to 50 items each For a short period of time, the old Create A Graph website will still be available: http://nces.ed.gov/nceskids/Graphing/classic/ -|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|- INTERACTIVE BULLETIN BOARDS FOR SECONDARY SCHOOL MATHEMATICS http://faculty.kutztown.edu/schaeffe/BulletinBoards/BBs.html Students in Kutztown University professor R. S. Schaeffer's Methods of Teaching Secondary Mathematics class prepared interactive bulletin boards observing five basic requirements: 1. It has to be educational. 2. It has to be fun. 3. It has to be interactive. 4. It has to have an accompanying worksheet. 5. It has to count for credit, either normal or extra. Each sample includes: - link to a larger photo - downloadable copy of a worksheet - directions for use Also visit Schaeffer's homepage: http://faculty.kutztown.edu/schaeffe/home.html For a complete list of his resources, mouse over the "KU" logo at the upper left of the picture of the calculator. -|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|- LEARNING THE MULTIPLICATION COMBINATIONS http://erclc.org/StaffPages/David/MultTables/Multiplication.htm David Chandler, a teacher at the Eleanor Roosevelt Community Learning Center, provides some points on learning and teaching the multiplication combinations to go with resources that can be printed: - 100's Squares (Numbered) - 100's Squares (Blank) - Flash Cards - Flashcard Drill Progress Chart \|/ MATH FORUM RESOURCES - MULTIPLICATION Ask Dr. Math FAQ: Learning Multiplication Facts http://mathforum.org/dr.math/faq/faq.learn.multiply.html Teacher2Teacher FAQ: Learning to Multiply http://mathforum.org/t2t/faq/faq.multiplication.html -|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|- 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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