April 13, 2007
Volume 12 No. 15

In This Issue

VMT - SpringFest 2007

A Play on Numbers

Celebrating Leonhard Euler's Tercentenary


VMT - SpringFest 2007


The Virtual Math Teams project at the Math Forum will be hosting SpringFest 2007, May 1-11. This year's event will focus on probability problems appropriate for high school and advanced middle school students. Only basic understanding of probability is required.

Using the VMT math chat software with a shared whiteboard, students from your school will be placed in teams with students from other schools (and other countries!) to solve problems and publish their solutions in the VMT Problem Solving Wiki.

We expect to hold four sessions of 1 hour each for every team over the period May 1-11, 2007.

If you are interested in participating, contact us with the following information:

  • School name and address
  • Contact person name and email address
  • Age and Course level of students
  • Estimate of the number of students who will participate
  • Any requirements for the date and time of your students' participation


A Play on Numbers


Eugene Maier offers a series of mathematical vignettes that use visual models to illuminate elementary math topics.

The scenes include:

  • The Counting Numbers
  • Adding Counting Numbers
  • Subtracting Counting Numbers
  • Multiplying Counting Numbers
  • Dividing Counting Numbers
  • The Integers
  • Adding and Subtracting Integers
  • Multiplying & Dividing Integers
  • Fractions
  • Equivalent Fractions
  • Adding/Subtracting Fractions
  • Multiplying/Dividing Fractions
  • Decimals
  • Decimal Operations

Maier's resource is provided for the education community by The Math Learning Center, a nonprofit organization.

Celebrating Leonhard Euler's Tercentenary

April 15, 2007, marks the 300th birthday of the Swiss mathematician and scientist Leonhard Euler (1707-1783).

View these sites to learn more about Euler's life and the celebrations planned in his honor:

Euler 2007
The Euler Archive
The Year of Euler
Euler Postcard - from the MAA
The Euler Society
The Math Forum: Leonhard Euler and the Bridges of Konigsberg
The Math Forum: Ask Dr. Math FAQ: About e


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