August 11, 2006
Volume 11 No. 32
 

In This Issue

Homeschool Math Blog Giveaways - Win a PoW Membership!

MathEclipse

Video Math Tutor

 

Homeschool Math Blog Giveaways - Win a PoW Membership!

http://homeschoolmath.blogspot.com/2006/08/homeschool-math-blog-giveaways-win.html

Maria Miller at her Homeschool Math Blog site is hosting a blog contest with PoW memberships as prizes! The winners will be randomly drawn from all entries and the prizes include:

  • one Individual Membership to the Problems of the Week
  • one Class Membership to the Problems of the Week
  • your choice of one of Maria's ebooks:
          Place Value 1
          Multiplication 1
          Geometry

View details for participation on Maria's blog. Also read her write-up, Challenging problems in math education and "Problems of the Week," on her Homeschool Math site:

http://www.homeschoolmath.net/teaching/challenging-problems.php

The Blog Contest starts today, Friday, August 11, and will last two weeks. Maria tailors her information to a homeschooling audience but participation is open to anyone in the mathematics community.


MathEclipse

http://www.matheclipse.org/

Axel Karamer's site can be used to evaluate math expressions symbolically or numerically.

MathEclipse has the following features:

  • two- and three-dimensional function plotting
  • primality checker
  • rule based pattern-matching programming
  • big number and double precision calculation support
  • list manipulations algorithms based on internal Java generics library
  • independent math expression parser

Using MathEclipse:

http://www.plog4u.org/index.php/Using_MathEclipse

MathEclipse is part of the AJAX Online Calculator project.


Video Math Tutor

http://www.videomathtutor.com/index1.html

Luis Anthony Ast's site, Video Math Tutor, provides students from 7th grade through college with free and premium (requiring payment) math videos and printer-friendly notes based on his 23 years of experience as a tutor.

Sections of the site include:

  • What's New
  • FAQ
  • Some Helpful Advice
  • Calculator Clips
  • Fun, Free Videos
  • Video Brain Teasers
  • Basic Math Videos
  • Algebra Videos
  • Geometry Videos
  • iPod Compatible Movies
  • Tutoring Print Shop
  • Get Textbooks and Other Math Goodies
  • My Virtual Office
  • Mobile Phone Videos
  • Other Resources
  • Photos
  • Virtual Whiteboard

Ast recommends and provides links to free downloading of both Adobe Reader and QuickTime.

 

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