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14 September 1998 Vol. 3, No. 37 THE MATH FORUM INTERNET NEWS SMARD | Apple Learning Interchange | MathPro Problem Database SECONDARY MATHEMATICS ASSESSMENT AND RESOURCE DATABASE (SMARD) http://smard.cqu.edu.au/ This Queensland, Australia site offers an opportunity for secondary maths teachers to share assessment tools and other resources, including classroom activities. The searchable database is divided into six main sections, which may also be browsed: - Junior mathematics strands (years 8-10): number, space, measurement, algebra, chance and data - Senior Mathematics (years 11-12): resources for Australia's senior subjects, including: financial math, applied geometry, statistics and probability, functions, sequences and series, calculus, groups, matrices, vectors, dynamics, number theory - Puzzles - Competitions - Teaching mathematics - Mathematics for pleasure http://smard.cqu.edu.au/Database/ In addition there are more than 220 annotated links, organized by topic, to software and Web pages that support secondary mathematics. http://smard.cqu.edu.au/Links/ -|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|- THE APPLE LEARNING INTERCHANGE http://ali.apple.com/ An online resource for teaching, learning, research, and collaboration for educators interested in professional development, creating and sharing curriculum resources, and building a worldwide community committed to finding better ways to teach using technology. The site includes: - examples and ideas for lessons and activities, - forums and chats, - a database of members, - news items of interest to educators, - collaborative investigations and explorations by students, and thousands of documents, images, sounds, and video in every subject area. Resources are searchable by subject, level, content type, and language, and Units by subject and level. Teacher contributions are invited, and search tips are provided: http://ali.apple.com/ali/searchhelp.html -|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|- ONLINE REFERENCE TO MATHEMATICAL PROBLEMS - MathPro http://problems.math.umr.edu/ A searchable database of journal and contest math problems compiled by MathPro Press and hosted by the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at the Univ. of Missouri - Rolla. The database references upwards of 20,000 math problems from dozens of journals and contests, including the American Mathematical Monthly, the Journal of Recreational Mathematics, Mathematical Questions and Solutions from the Educational Times, and national and international mathematical olympiads. Search for problems by subject, keyword, source, problem number (this requires a publication source), year, proposer, solver, or author; or request a randomly served problem. Search or view comments, search commenters, and post your own comments on problems. You may also contribute problems, referring to the list of problems to determine which ones are needed. The site also outlines technical details of database publishing with TeX. -|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|- CHECK OUT OUR WEB SITE: The Math Forum http://mathforum.org/ Ask Dr. Math http://mathforum.org/dr.math/ Problems of the Week http://mathforum.org/pow/ 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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