July 21, 2006
Volume 11 No. 29

In This Issue

Integer Jim's Math Squad

Shelley's Mathematics Articles

National Mathematics Advisory Panel



Integer Jim's Math Squad


Jim Bennett offers creative ways to use art, writing, research, and Internet projects to make math more exciting for students. With his art projects, Bennett has created year-long adventure themes for his middle school students at Cincinnati Christian Schools.

Selections include:
  • The Mission
  • Integer Jim
  • Math Journals
  • Treasure Map
  • Mural Painting
  • Student Web Pages
  • Helps, Challenges
  • Posters, Coupons, etc.

Request a free sample curriculum and guide for using art to teach math. See also his TrueType fraction font for formatting numbers with a horizontal bar.


Shelley's Mathematics Articles


Shelly Walsh, Lecturer in the European Division at the University of Maryland, wrote a series of self-contained articles, many of them taken from her class notes. They are organized into the following categories:

  • History
  • Basics
  • Algebra
  • Unit Conversion
  • Geometry
  • Analytical Geometry
  • Trigonometry
  • Graphing Calculator

National Mathematics Advisory Panel


The U.S. Department of Education hosts a site to document the activities of the National Mathematics Advisory Panel. The panel was created on April 18, 2006, by President Bush to "...advise the President and Secretary Spellings on the best use of scientifically based research on the teaching and learning of mathematics."

Areas of the site include:

About the Panel
background, panel members, charter, fact sheets
remarks, transcripts, meeting materials
Public Comment
questions, comments



A "watcher's" view of the deliberations of the National Mathematics Advisory Panel. Blog posts date back to May, 2006.


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