In This Issue
Math Bugs Me!
Mathematics Enrichment Posters
TeX the World
Thank You, Melissa
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Math Bugs Me!
http://www.mathbugsme.com/
These cheerful, illustrated introductions to middle school math concepts come from Santa Ana (CA) teacher Sherry SkipperSpurgeon's 6th and 7th grade classes.
Learn about

Basic Geometry Terms

Eek! Percents

Easypeasy! Slope & yintercept

It Matters: Order of Operations

Who Is Average anyway?
... and much more.
Thanks to SkipperSpurgeon for letting us know about her MathBugsMe.com site through TODOS: Mathematics for ALL.

Alert: free online seminar with Tom O'Brien tomorrow

http://mathfuture.wikispaces.com/Tom+O'Brien
Mathematics Enrichment Posters
http://nrich.maths.org/6840?setlocale=en_US
This monthly lineup lists NRICH math challenges available as largetype, onepage downloadable posters.
Recent and upcoming puzzles include

Hidden Dimensions

Can you find examples where this rectangle's area is numerically less than its perimeter?

StoneAge Counting

Could these drawings from Spain's La Pileta cave represent counting?

Reflecting Squarely

How many ways can you fit all three pieces together to make shapes with line symmetry?

Temperature

Is there a temperature at which Celsius and Fahrenheit readings are the same?

Curved Square

What is the exact area of the shaded region?
Each poster links to teachers' notes, hints, solutions, and similar problems.

PoW taking place: math problemsolving moment of the week

"You don't even have to do the division. You just need to think."

 Rebecca A, highlighted in the Algebra PoW's Latest Solution

http://mathforum.org/pows/solution.htm?publication=3880
TeX the World
http://thewe.net/tex/
Avital Oliver's addon to the Firefox browser takes TeX typesetting on any website and renders it as an image. TeX the World runs every 3 seconds on interactive websites, so it marks up chat sessions as well as HTMLenabled webmail, embedding symbols on the fly directly into correspondence.

Now taking place: math education conversation of the hour

"Here's a site with some fun graphics that my students thought
were cool. In particular, take a look at the graphic of
'Facebook Breakups.'"

 Corey Null, posted to the APStatistics listserv

http://mathforum.org/kb/thread.jspa?threadID=2167707
Thank You, Melissa
With this issue, the Math Forum Internet News bids farewell to editor Melissa Running. Since November 2008, Melissa has tirelessly tracked drafts, juggled schedules urgent and longterm, brought good cheer to contributors — and still combed over every punctuation mark to make this weekly publication a rich read enjoyed today by over 4,700 subscribers.
Thank you, Melissa, for your many months of steadyhanded editorship!


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