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Volume 3, Number 7

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16 February 1998                                   Vol. 3, No. 7

ClarisWorks Spreadsheets | TAP - Ada Project |
Fractal Explorer SPREADSHEET LESSONS: GRAPHS - Suzanne Alejandre Step-by-step directions for using ClarisWorks spreadsheets, written by a teacher active in the middle school classroom. Suzanne Alejandre's students are given lessons on making graphs using a ClarisWorks spreadsheet file and apply what they have learned to team projects involving a survey, data collection, and data display. Basic instructions are included for: Bar Graphs - how to make a bar graph - changing fonts and colors Pie Charts - how to make a pie chart - changing fonts and colors Pictograms - changing graphics - changing icons to picts - how to use Web graphics - suggested sites to download icons Other Graphs - how to make a graph - graphing linear functions - graphing polynomial functions - graphing exponential functions Also see Suzanne's new Math Lessons table of contents: -|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|- TAP: THE ADA PROJECT A clearinghouse for information and resources relating to women in computing. Links include: - bibliographies and online papers - conferences, past and upcoming - employment resources and information - fellowship, grant, and award information - news and announcements about women in computer science - organizations and discussion groups - photo gallery of women and computers - projects and programs on women and computer science - statistics on women in computer science - TAP Junior - information and issues relating to K-12 girls and computing TAP also includes biographies of notable women of mathematics and computing, past and present, and other resources relevant to the history of computing: The authors, Elisabeth Freeman and Susanne Hupfer, invite contributions to this volunteer effort. -|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|- FRACTAL EXPLORER - Neil Kettler A program that lets you zoom in on fractal images. Pick one of the fractal types and click on an interesting part of the image; the program will calculate a new image and you can then zoom again. Control color and zoom options with the pull-down menus below the image. Select from these types and generate many thousands of fractals: - Mandelbrot - Lyapunov - Lee Mandel 1 - Newton - Magnet - Julia The site also offers links to galleries and other fractal sites. For more information, see the Fractal FAQ: -|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|- ALGEBRAIC PROBLEM-SOLVING - Sharon Fox Sharon Fox, a Walden University MS student and Math/Computer teacher at Brookfield Academy in Hubertus, Wisconsin, is looking for colleagues who teach math and/or spreadsheets and are interested in participating in a chat session focus group in support of her graduate research study on the learning processes of algebraic problem-solving techniques. For more information see her proposal: Sharon is also seeking Ph.D. candidates who could be key informants to fill out an email questionnaire. If you are interested, write to her at -|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|- CHECK OUT OUR WEB SITE: The Math Forum Ask Dr. Math Problems of the Week Internet Resources Join the Math Forum Send comments to the Math Forum Internet Newsletter editors _o \o_ __| \ / |__ o _ o/ \o/ __|- __/ \__/o \o | o/ o/__/ /\ /| | \ \ / \ / \ /o\ / \ / \ / | / \ / \

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