In This Issue
Mathematics Webpages by Cathleen V. Sanders
Using Math Software Tools in the Classroom
Mrs. Glosser's Math Goodies


Mathematics Webpages by Cathleen V. Sanders
http://mathforum.org/~sanders/
We are excited to announce that pages written by Cathleen V. Sanders  formerly available through the Punahou School website in Hawaii up until her retirement earlier this year  are now hosted by the Math Forum.
 The Geometry Pages
 http://mathforum.org/~sanders/geometry/
 The Geometry Pages are designed to intrigue and inspire you to learn more about geometry and its many applications in art, engineering, science, and much more!

 Journey to the Center of a Triangle
 http://mathforum.org/~sanders/centertriangle/
 What is the center of a triangle? This question might be more complicated than you first think it is! During a threeday project, high school geometry students in Honolulu explore this question using interactive geometry software.

 Connecting Geometry
 http://mathforum.org/~sanders/connectinggeometry
 Connecting Geometry will help you discover geometry and its many connections with the world, in science, art, navigation and architecture, through these web pages and the vast resources of the Internet.

 MathArt Connections
 http://mathforum.org/~sanders/mathart/
 MathArt Connections is a class designed to introduce students to many interesting connections between mathematics, art, architecture and design. In this class, students will read the MathArt Connections web pages as a guide to learning the principles that connect mathematics and a variety of art forms.
Using Math Software Tools in the Classroom A TeacherLeadership Development Program
http://mathforum.org/nsdl_mathtech/sum2006/
Two workshops were held simultaneously in Houston, TX, and Philadelphia, PA, June 26  29, 2006. A variety of discussions in Math Tools have started and we invite you to join in, including:
 Creative opening question for a lesson
http://mathforum.org/mathtools/discuss.html?&do=m&thread=__hsf_lesson__g1
 vms writes, "I have a task to write a creative lesson opener question for some lessons on the topics which don't seem to have much relevance to any Real Life or practical application....Any advice is appreciated."

 Runners Activity: Some Observations
http://mathforum.org/mathtools/discuss.html?&do=m&thread=___disc_13171_g16
 Chris T. lists, "A few things I noticed and thought were interesting: 1. Position is used instead of distance. 2. There are no units for either time or position...."

 Static graph versus Simulation Tool
http://mathforum.org/mathtools/discuss.html?&do=m&thread=___disc_13171_g5
 Mylla states, "The static graph is a good place to start the activity and analyze the data. The simulation tool would increase student interest, and give them immediate feedback of their ideas when presented with various situations."
Mrs. Glosser's Math Goodies
http://www.mathgoodies.com/
Math Goodies is a free math help site that launched in 1998. It was a pioneer of interactive math instruction and free math homework help. Volunteer educators from around the world help students with specific math problems. Today this site has over 400 pages of activities for students, educators and parents.
The site is organized into these sections:
 Lessons
For each volume of lessons there is a corresponding set of printable worksheets and crossword puzzles
 Homework
Forums for students, teachers, and parents
 Worksheets
Access premade worksheets, or create your own
 Newsletter
Information about updates to mathgoodies.com, math news, and events
 Puzzles
Interactive crossword puzzles (Java required)
 Articles and Tips
Articles on math education and tips for parents


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