February 9, 2007
Volume 12 No. 6

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Math Forum: Access Amazon.com

Digital Mathematics Archive

Math and Science Education: Critical Skills for the 21st Century


Math Forum: Access Amazon.com


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Just bookmark or select our page as a "favorite" in your browser. The next time you start to shop online, first click through the "amazon.com" or "Target" icons on our page. If you then purchase anything at either site, a little revenue will come our way, at no extra cost to you. Thank you for your help!

Digital Mathematics Archive


The Digital Mathematics Archive is a digital collection of mathematical sources, with a primary focus on documents from the late 19th century through today. The collection includes:

  • Selected Mathematical Work of Robert Langlands
  • Oliver Byrne's Edition of Euclid's Elements
  • Erhard Ratdolt - First Publisher of Euclid

Math and Science Education: Critical Skills for the 21st Century


The U.S. Department of Education's February broadcast of "Education News Parents Can Use" will include U.S. Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings; Chair of the National Math Panel, Dr. Larry Faulkner; CEO of Girl Scouts U.S.A., Kathy Cloninger; and other esteemed guests, including award-winning school practitioners and business leaders.

The show will be broadcast on Tuesday, February 20, 2007, from 8:00 - 9:00 PM EST.

Guests on this edition of Education News will talk about the American Competitiveness Initiative and explore such questions as:

  • What is the "global economy" and what new demands does it place on our students and our schools?
  • How does No Child Left Behind strengthen math and science? How will the 2007 science assessments help?
  • How will the American Competitiveness Initiative help to improve math and science instruction, student competence and achievement, and ultimately close the achievement gaps?
  • How can parents encourage their children to learn mathematics and science outside the classroom?
  • What should students be learning in mathematics and science at the elementary, middle and high school grades? What must change in the way these subjects are currently being taught?
  • How can we encourage all students -- especially girls and minority students -- to pursue math and science careers?

Education News is available through your local education, government or public access channels; The Learning Channel (TLC); some PBS member stations; and the Dish Network and DirecTV. For more information regarding live and archived webcasts of Education News shows:



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