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June 6 2005 Vol. 10, No. 23 THE MATH FORUM @ DREXEL INTERNET NEWS Remote Tool Fest '05 | ESSO Family Math | Statbag REMOTE TOOL FEST '05 http://mathforum.org/workshops/toolfest05/introfest.html Math Tools will hold a Remote Math and Technology Tool Fest June 13 - 17 with the purpose of virtually getting together a group of folks to: - rate resources - submit resources - write reviews - write stories - seed and participate in discussions - have virtual presentations of favorite tools and interesting math We have gathered a group of stakeholders in mathematics, education, and technology who enjoy collaborating across different school levels and technology interests. As the Tool Fest activities begin on Monday, June 13, we hope that you will join in the discussions! Watch the Math Tools site for updates: http://mathforum.org/mathtools/ Last summer's first Tool Fest took place in Philadelphia, August 2-6. View the site: http://mathforum.org/workshops/toolfest04/ -|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|- ESSO FAMILY MATH http://www.edu.uwo.ca/essofamilymath/index.asp The Esso Family Math Project is a community-based program for families that uses everyday materials and math games to help children understand math ideas. Concepts used in the real world such as measurement, estimation and mental math are sometimes difficult for children to grasp during structured classes. Esso Family Math provides a means for parents to reinforce everyday schooling while encouraging their children to have fun as they learn. Areas of the site include: - What Is Family Math - Parental Involvement - Site Leaders - Coordinators - Family Math Resources - Resources en Francais - Materials Price List - Family Math Book Lists - Math Games & Puzzles - Great Math Websites - About Our Research -|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|- STATBAG http://www.statbag.com Worth Swearingen, a statistics teacher at Aiken High School in Aiken, South Carolina, manages Statbag, which he describes as "a repository for high school statistics teachers." "Statistics is generally presented with the real world as its backdrop. It helps when statistics teachers have a broad knowledge of subjects outside their primary discipline. "To meet the contextual demands of the course, each teacher should have a bag of tricks. Teachers spend years developing their own favorites. While acknowledging that experience is the best teacher, one purpose of this site is to help teachers develop their own bag of tricks in less time. Its second purpose is give experienced teachers a place to share ideas." Swearingen invites teachers to participate by uploading tests, activities, and presentations to the file repository. http://www.statbag.com/shared/ -|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|- 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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