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5 October 1998 Vol. 3, No. 40 THE MATH FORUM INTERNET NEWS Secondary Math Units - Sinclair | Moneyopolis | October Math Hunt SECONDARY MATH UNITS - Margaret Sinclair http://mathforum.org/workshops/sum98/participants/sinclair/contents.html Secondary-level units focused on using technology in the classroom. For grades 9 and 10: - Data Collecting in the Classroom Data collected by class members from class members, used as a basis for analysis. - Algebraic Problem-Solving using Spreadsheets Why solve problems with spreadsheets? A week-long unit on setting up formulas and problems, with samples and classroom follow-up. - Skydome Review Unit Practice in basic skills through investigating facts from a newspaper or Web site. For grades 11 and 12: - Three Days in the Lab Sketchpad geometry assignments for when lab time is short. - Linear Transformations using Spreadsheets Investigating the effect of a variety of linear transformations on a unit square and a rectangle. - Show and Tell for Big Kids Math for using computers when lab time is limited: topics for activity-based independent study. - Investigating Functions using Spreadsheets Why use spreadsheets to investigate functions? A unit offering spreadsheets to download (ClarisWorks and Excel), with lessons, question sets, and suggestions for seminars. -|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|- MONEYOPOLIS - Ernst & Young http://www.moneyopolis.com/ A public service educational Web site created to teach basic financial planning concepts to children in grades 6-8, providing tools and programs for enhancing basic skills in math, financial planning, decision-making (logic), reading, and computer use. The project centers around a financial planning game based on a five-step process: assessment, goal setting, strategy setting, implementation, and reviewing and adjusting. Children move through various financial-planning centers in a "virtual city," managing money and working toward defined goals. Materials are available to support math teachers as they help children use the site. The Moneyopolis project can be integrated into classroom activities through suggested lesson plans and related activities. A financial planning curriculum is linked with the math curriculum. -|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|- MATH FORUM'S INTERNET MATH HUNT - OCTOBER 1998 http://mathforum.org/hunt/ The Internet Math Hunt consists of questions about math and mathematicians. The answers can be found somewhere on the Internet. Answers should be in three parts: 1. What did you find? 2. What is the URL (address) where you eventually found the information? 3. How did you find that page? The answers to the questions can be found on the World Wide Web, although ftp and gopher solutions are acceptable. If you find it on the Internet, it's legitimate. A winner will be selected at random each month from all the complete submissions. You could win a Math Forum t-shirt! The OCTOBER 1998 MATH HUNT can be found at: http://mathforum.org/hunt/current.html -|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|- 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/ Teacher2Teacher http://mathforum.org/t2t/ Discussion Groups http://mathforum.org/discussions/ 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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