December 12, 2008
Volume 13 No. 50
 

In This Issue

Mathematics Benchmarks, Grades K-12

Discovering Polygons and Polyhedra

Calculus Applets at SLU

 

Online PD
Courses

The Math Forum's Problem Solving Process

Problem Solving Strategies

 

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

Technology Tools for Thinking and Reasoning about Probability

 

Mathematics Benchmarks, Grades K-12

http://www.utdanacenter.org/k12mathbenchmarks/

The American Diploma Project benchmarks for K-12 detail the content and skills students need to master throughout their schooling, and which they need for success in post-secondary education and the workplace. Model course sequences and sample tasks help educators see how the benchmarks can be implemented in mathematics classrooms.

Developed by the Charles A. Dana Center at the University of Texas at Austin, in partnership with Achieve, Inc.


Discovering Polygons and Polyhedra

http://internal.maths.adelaide.edu.au/people/pscott/polyhedra/

A page designed to encourage interactive exploration of polygons and polyhedra, and appreciation of their beauty. The site contains diagrams and applets, and invites readers to explore and find answers for themselves.

Site by Paul Scott; applets by Bob Allanson.


Math Applets for Calculus at SLU

http://www.slu.edu/classes/maymk/MathApplets-SLU.html

Mike May, S.J., of Saint Louis University presents this collection of Java applets covering many of the standard topics in the calculus sequence. Some include sample worksheets and discussion topics. The most viewed applets look at Riemann sums, families of functions, and constructing surfaces by cross sections.

May also offers a collection of applets for topics below college-level calculus:

http://www.slu.edu/classes/maymk/AppletsSLUBelowCalc.html

 

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