July 28, 2006
Volume 11 No. 30
 

In This Issue

PowerPoint Tools - Don Link

iWASwondering.org

Mathematical Fiction

 

PowerPoint Tools - Don Link

http://mathforum.org/te/exchange/hosted/link/link.html

Don Link, a sixth grade math teacher at Indian Creek School (Crownsville, Maryland), shares these PowerPoint files that he has developed and used with his students.

  • A Geometric Proof of the Pythagorean Theorem
  • Exponents
  • Jeopardy Template
  • Variables and Unknowns

Download and try Don's files. If you use them with students, visit Math Tools to rate, comment, review, and discuss his and other resources:

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iWASwondering.org

http://iwaswondering.org/

A project of the National Academy of Sciences, iWASwondering.org is intended to showcase the accomplishments of contemporary women in science and to highlight for young people the varied and intriguing careers of some of today's most prominent scientists.

The site draws from and accompanies the publication of a ten-volume series of biographies entitled Women's Adventures in Science, co-published by the Joseph Henry Press (an imprint of the National Academies Press) and Scholastic Library Publishing.

Features include:

  • Parent-Teacher Guide
  • science labs, each with its own journaling activity
  • Flash games
  • an interactive comic book called Creating Kismet the Robot
  • video clips showing robot designer Cynthia Breazeal and her robot in action

Minimum requirements to use the site include Flash Player and Adobe Reader.


Mathematical Fiction

http://math.cofc.edu/faculty/kasman/MATHFICT/

Alex Kasman, Math Department, College of Charleston, offers his collection of information about all significant references to mathematics in fiction.

Users can:

  • view the entire list sorted by author, title or publication date
  • browse through the database to find favorite genres, topics, motifs or media
  • search
  • look at the listing of new/recently modified entries

 

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