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July 4 2005 Vol. 10, No. 27 THE MATH FORUM @ DREXEL INTERNET NEWS The Fireworks Applet | Future of Mathematics Levitated | Paper Mosaics THE FIREWORKS APPLET http://members.aol.com/AppletStu/fireworks.html What's the 4th of July without a fireworks display? Enjoy viewing David O'Brien's applet. -|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|- FUTURE OF MATHEMATICS - Jamie Tubbs http://futureofmath.misterteacher.com/ Jamie Tubbs, a seventh grade mathematics teacher at Verity Middle School in Middletown, Ohio, "believes that there are new avenues to explore to help children learn mathematics. Using certain forms of digital media to enhance student understanding of mathematics is a road less traveled by mathematics teachers." Sections of his site include: - Blogs Journals Problem-solving Learning Logs Math Autobiographies - Discussion Forums Discussing a Project Question & Answer Homework Help Cooperative Learning - Digital Cameras Web Pages Illustrating Concepts Slide Shows Real World Examples - Spreadsheets Charts & Graphs Means & Outliers Conversions Finding Percents - Digital Portfolios What Is a Portfolio? What Is a Blog? Portfolio + Blog = Digital Portfolio From the Classroom Posting Photos with Flickr -|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|- LEVITATED - Jared Tarbell http://www.levitated.net/daily/index.html Jared Tarbell describes his site as "visual poetry and science fun narrated in an object oriented graphic environment." View the interactive, open source Flash modules, each with a title, description, and suggestions for interacting with it. -|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|- PAPER MOSAICS - Alex Bateman http://www.papermosaics.co.uk Alex Bateman's original site on origami and tessellations was first featured in our November 9, 1997, Newsletter. He has recently revised his site, and organized it into: - Gallery - Make Your Own - Software - Books - Links - British Origami Society (BOS) \|/ TESSELLATION TUTORIALS http://mathforum.org/sum95/suzanne/tess.intro.html A series of tutorials that teach students how to tessellate (somewhat in the style of the art of M.C. Escher) using HyperCard for black and white and/or HyperStudio for color, ClarisWorks, LogoWriter, templates, or simple straightedge and compass. -|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|- 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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