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12 May 1997 Vol. 2, No. 19 THE MATH FORUM INTERNET NEWS Zimaths | Jobs in Mathematics | Help for Dynamic Geometry Users ZIMATHS - A MATHS JOURNAL FROM ZIMBABWE http://www.geocities.com/CapeCanaveral/Lab/3550/zimaths.htm An electronic maths magazine "meant to educate Zimbabwean schoolkids about the virtues of real maths, as opposed to the spiceless variety taught in most schools." Articles are written to supplement the resources available to Zimbabwean students, most of whom do not have access to extra-syllabus information. Many are clever and amusing. Features include: - How number plates and ISBNs work - Statistical chocolate making - Paul Erdos and me - a reminiscence - Chimbumu and Chikwama get out of jail - Introducing the ellipse - Measuring the height of a tree - Mathematics in World War Three Begun in 1995 by two undergraduates, Tawanda Gwena and Dinoj Surendran, and currently edited by Dr. Gavin Hitchcock, Zimaths involves nearly half the maths department at the University of Zimbabwe. -|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|- JOBS IN MATHEMATICS http://pascal.dartmouth.edu/~gdavis/policy/jobmarket.html A site with information on: - Skills employers are looking for in mathematicians - Statistics about the job market - Jobs and internships advertised on the Internet for undergrads, grad students, and Ph.D.'s - Articles about current job market problems - Advice to departments for improving job prospects for math Ph.D.'s - Pointers to useful sites on science policy, tenure reform, and immigration policy This site is maintained by Geoff Davis, Assistant Professor of Mathematics at Dartmouth College. -|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|- PUBLIC FORUMS FOR DYNAMIC GEOMETRY Dynamic geometry users will find support on public forums like the geometry newsgroups hosted by the Math Forum: http://mathforum.org/discussions/geometry.html \|/ COORDINATE GEOMETRY USING THE GEOMETER'S SKETCHPAD "Am I able to graph equations using [this] software?" - Tim O'Brien See an answer from Nick Jackiw, the author of Sketchpad, by searching the newsgroup geometry-pre-college for the words "coordinate geometry" (just the words, not the quotes): http://mathforum.org/epiquery/geometry-pre-college ROTATIONS WITH SKETCHPAD "Does anyone know how to get something on Sketchpad to animate clockwise rather than counterclockwise?" - Margaret Sinclair Margaret got a speedy answer to her question. Find out how to rotate animations clockwise by searching geometry-software-dynamic for the word "rotation": http://mathforum.org/epiquery/geometry-software-dynamic \|/ For information about the newsgroups and mailing lists hosted or recommended by the Math Forum, see http://mathforum.org/discussions.html -|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|- CHECK OUT OUR WEB SITE: The Math Forum http://mathforum.org/ Ask Dr. Math http://mathforum.org/dr.math/ Problem of the Week http://mathforum.org/geopow/ Internet Resources http://mathforum.org/~steve/ Join the Math Forum http://mathforum.org/join.forum.html Send comments to the Math Forum Internet Newsletter editors _o \o_ __| \ / |__ o _ o/ \o/ __|- __/ \__/o \o | o/ o/__/ /\ /| | \ \ / \ / \ /o\ / \ / \ / | / \ / \ |

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