March 7, 2008
Volume 13 No. 10

In This Issue

NCTM Annual Meeting

NCSM Annual Conference

Zoom Math Starter Edition - App4Math


Free Online

For teachers of students in grades 3-5:
Tools for Building Math Concepts

For teachers of students in grades 5-9:
Using Technology and Problem Solving to Build Algebraic Reasoning

For all students:

For students in grades 9-10:
the MathMentor


NCTM Annual Meeting

Are you visiting Salt Lake City in April for the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics 86th Annual Meeting?

Plan to attend our sessions:

Thursday 3:30 - 4:30
Session 288
An Online Workshop Explores Tools for Building Crucial Elementary Math Concepts
      Annie Fetter

Friday 10:30 - 12:00
Session 411
Developing Probability and Data Analysis Concepts with Technology
      Claire Mead

Friday 11:00 - 12:00
Session 450
Increase the Odds That Your Students Will Be Excited about Probability and Data Analysis!
      Steve Risberg

Saturday 8:00 - 9:30
Session 638
Math Forum Online Workshops - Building an Understanding of Probability
      Suzanne Alejandre

Saturday 12:30 - 1:30
Session 733
Talking Probability in a Collaborative Online Environment
      Stephen Weimar

NCSM Annual Conference

Coming early to Salt Lake City to attend the National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics 40th Annual Conference Monday, April 7 through Wednesday, April 8?

Meet the Math Forum staff at the Sponsor Display Area all day Monday or Tuesday.

Plan to attend our sessions:

Monday 2:15 - 3:15
Session 68
Develop Technology Expertise in Mathematics Teacher Leaders: The Math Forum Hybrid Workshop Model
      Suzanne Alejandre and Jason Silverman

Monday 2:15 - 3:15
Session 69
Using Constructed Response Problems to Enhance Assessment and Increase Students' Connections to Mathematics
      Annie Fetter and Stephen Weimar

Zoom Math Starter Edition - App4Math

App4Math is a free App able to do most of the mathematical and scientific functions your calculator already does. Starting this year, Zoom Math Starter Edition (App4Math) is pre-installed on all TI-84 Plus Silver Edition graphing calculators. All Zoom Math Apps, including this one, work on the TI-83 Plus, TI-84 Plus, TI-84 Plus Silver Edition and TI-Nspire with the 84 Plus keypad installed.

App4Math calculations can include:

  • Pi
  • Fractions
  • Percentages
  • Absolute values
  • Exponents
  • Scientific notation
  • Square roots, cube roots, and other roots
  • Imaginary and complex numbers
  • Logarithms
  • Trigonometric functions

App4Math's answer mode changing allows you to instantly display answers as

  • Decimals
  • Fractions (including improper and mixed fractions)
  • Percentages
  • Scientific notation
  • Quotients with remainders

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