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20 January 1997 Vol. 2, No. 3 THE MATH FORUM INTERNET NEWS Jim Wilson's Pages | Critical Thinking Puzzles | Homework Help JIM WILSON - MATH EDUCATION IN ACTION ON THE WEB http://jwilson.coe.uga.edu/ Professor Jim Wilson of the Dept. of Mathematics Education, Univ. of Georgia, uses the Web to explore his interests in mathematics problem-solving processes, curriculum, teacher education, use of technology in mathematics teaching and learning, and the evaluation of math learning. Materials include course syllabi, essay ideas and sample essays, and instructional units. Courses on Computers & Algorithms and Problem Solving in Mathematics Education include libraries of investigations created using The Geometer's Sketchpad. Graphically illustrated math papers explore such topics as: - Ratio of areas of two squares - Capturing Area and A Solution - Curve Building; Orthotravels - Tangents Problem - Explorations with Heron's Formula - Triangle Ratios Problem (Ceva's Theorem) - Witch of Agnesi A small library of GSP lessons with hints on construction is also available to download or view if your browser is configured to use Sketchpad as a helper application. The Forum's Instructions for setting this up can be found at http://mathforum.org/dynamic.html -|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|- CRITICAL THINKING PUZZLES http://mathforum.org/k12/k12puzzles/critical.thinking/ "When we think critically we become better learners. We don't just accept facts, we explore them, uncovering connections and identifying the often hidden cause-and-effect relationships." The Math Forum is featuring a selection of brain teasers from Michael DiSpezio's new book, |

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