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1 December 1997 Vol. 2, No. 48 THE MATH FORUM INTERNET NEWS Math Teacher Link | rec.puzzles Archive | The Proof MATH TEACHER LINK - A NETMATH COALITION PROJECT http://www-cm.math.uiuc.edu/MathLink/ Math Teacher Link provides professional development opportunities and classroom resources to teachers of mathematics, statistics, and related subjects at the high school and lower division college levels. Math Teacher Link's for-credit courses and tutorials cover the following modules: - Calculus and Mathematica for Mathematics Teachers - Using Internet Resources For High School Mathematics Instruction - Using Mathematica in the Mathematics Classroom - Using The Geometer's Sketchpad - Algebra through Modeling with the TI-82 and TI-83 Graphing Calculators - Teaching Statistics in High School - HTML Programming for Teachers - JavaScripting for Teachers - Dynamic Geometry with Geometer's Sketchpad - Logo Programming for the Math Classroom Current non-credit courses for teachers and their students include downloadable and online interactive tutorials for the TI-82 and TI-92 calculators, and "UserActive," an interactive HTML tutorial for teachers. Classroom resources now under construction include links to sites with traditional courses for algebra, geometry, precalculus, trigonometry, and calculus; extended curricula for probability and statistics, discrete mathematics, linear algebra, computer science, and differential equations; teaching strategies for collaborative learning, graphing calculators, and graphics packages, and other topics such as the history of mathematics. -|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|- INTER-LINKS PUZZLE ARCHIVE - rec.puzzles http://alabanza.com/kabacoff/Inter-Links/puzzles.html What is the Arabian Nights factorial? What digits does googol! start with? Can three houses be connected to three utilities without the pipes crossing? Is there a Ham Sandwich Theorem? Brain teasers with their solutions, archived from the newsgroup rec.puzzles. Puzzles are organized into the following categories: - analysis - arithmetic - combinatorics - competition - cryptology - decision - geometry - group - induction - language - logic - physics - pickover - probability - real-life - references - series - trivia To learn more about rec.puzzles, see its FAQ: http://alabanza.com/kabacoff/Inter-Links/fun/puzzles/puzzles-faq -|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|- NOVA ONLINE: THE PROOF http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/proof/ "In a tale of secrecy, obsession, dashed hopes, and brilliant insights, Princeton math sleuth Andrew Wiles goes undercover - for eight years - to solve history's most famous math problem: Fermat's Last Theorem. His success was front-page news around the world. But then disaster struck..." Some of the greatest minds of science struggled for more than 350 years to prove the idea that a simple equation had no solutions. This site offers a variety of resources for teachers to use in discussing Fermat's Last Theorem with their students, extending the NOVA program seen on TV in November, 1997, which may be purchased from PBS. The site includes an interview with Andrew Wiles, the story of Sophie Germain (an 18th-century mathematician who hid her identity in order to work on Fermat's Last Theorem), Pythagorean Theorem activities, and related links. A Teachers' Guide with lesson plans is also provided: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/teachersguide/proof/ For more about Fermat and the theorem, see the letter "F" in the biographical index of the MacTutor math history archive: http://www-groups.dcs.st-and.ac.uk:80/~history/Indexes/F.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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