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July 18 2005 Vol. 10, No. 29 THE MATH FORUM @ DREXEL INTERNET NEWS Spam Email Attack | Creative Ideas from Ellison: Math Connect-ME | Geometry Step by Step from the Land of the Incas SPAM EMAIL ATTACK Earlier this week, some of us at the Math Forum started to receive bounced mail messages indicative of a systematic attack. We regret this wave of spam forged by third parties to look like it came from us. To find out how you can help off-set this kind of abuse of our shared network resources, please visit: http://mathforum.org/announce/forgedmail.html -|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|- CREATIVE IDEAS FROM ELLISON: MATH http://www.ellison.com/creativeideas/?p=listideas&cat=1&subcat=5 Ellison Educational Equipment Inc. has a list of creative math teaching ideas that use their Ellison Machine, which cuts stock paper into a variety of shapes, letters, and numbers. Some of the fifty-two ideas currently listed in the math subcategory include: - What Comes Next Sequencing - Train Time - Mathematical Pie - Multiplication Fact Packs - Equivalent Fractions Puzzle - Fraction Dominoes - Pattern Block Manipulatives -|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|- CONNECT-ME http://educ.queensu.ca/connectme/ Connect-M(athematics)E(ducators) supports early-career elementary teachers with resources made by teacher candidates and recent graduates of the P/J B. Ed. program at Queen's University, Ontario, Canada. Areas of the site include: - Openers & Problems open-ended problems, organized by strand and division, to capture the attention and imagination of students - Math @ Home Calendar problem, riddle, math fact or activity for every day of the year - Weekly Updates & Bulletins news and updates about the Connect-ME site as well as information on workshops and other professional development opportunities - Shared Resources on-line resources for teaching and learning elementary school mathematics - Web Links links to sites on the web -|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|- GEOMETRY STEP BY STEP FROM THE LAND OF THE INCAS http://agutie.homestead.com/ Created by Antonio Gutierrez, Geometry Step-by-Step from the Land of the Incas "provides an eclectic mix of sound, science, and Incan history in order to raise students' interest in Euclidean geometry." The site includes links to: - Problems - Theorems - Proofs - Inca Geometry - Cuzco - Machu Picchu - Nazca Lines - Lord of Sipan - Quizzes - Puzzles - Quotes - Inspiration Internet Explorer 6.0 or higher is recommended and some sections of the site require Flash Player, Java 1.3 or higher and JavaScript. -|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|- 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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