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Volume 4, Number 15

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12 April 1999                                  Vol. 4, No. 15


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Math Forum CWaC at NCTM MAA ONLINE COLUMNS Recent articles and archives of past columns by math writers hosted by the Mathematical Association of America: - MathTrek, a weekly column by Ivars Peterson, mathematics and computers writer and online editor at Science News Peterson is the author of The Mathematical Tourist, Islands of Truth, Newton's Clock, Fatal Defect, and The Jungles of Randomness. His current work in progress is Fragments of Infinity. - Devlin's Angle, a monthly column by Keith Devlin, Dean of Science at Saint Mary's College of California and a Senior Researcher at Stanford University. His latest book is The Language of Mathematics: Making the Invisible Visible. - Math Chat, a semi-monthly challenge to which readers may respond via e-mail, by Frank Morgan, Dept. of Mathematics, Williams College. Prof. Morgan works in minimal surfaces and studies the behavior and structure of minimizers in various dimensions and settings. He has written beginning textbooks for Geometric Measure Theory and Riemannian Geometry; and Calculus Lite. - Cut The Knot! by Alex Bogomolny, a monthly interactive column that uses Java applets. Alex Bogomolny maintains a popular Web site, Interactive Mathematics Miscellany and Puzzles. He holds a degree in Mathematics from Moscow State University and a Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. -|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|- SMILE PROGRAM MATHEMATICS INDEX Over 200 single-concept lesson plans designed to offer a phenomenological approach, indicating materials needed, suggested strategies, and expected outcomes, in the following categories: - geometry and measurement - patterns and logic - probability and statistics - recreational and creative math - practical and applied math - arithmetic - graphs and visuals - algebra and trigonometry - miscellaneous These lessons may be freely copied and used in the classroom, but they remain the copyright property of the authors. They are part of the Science and Mathematics Initiatives for Learning Enhancement site, which also offers lessons for Biology, Chemistry, and Physics. -|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|- MATHEMATICS AND THE INTERNET: CWaC AT NCTM This Conference Within a Conference, hosted by the Math Forum at the annual meetings of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, will focus on the many ways the Internet can be used by the mathematics education community to support the teaching and learning of mathematics. The 1999 session will take place on Saturday, April 24, at the Grand Hyatt Plaza West in San Francisco, California. In addition to a wide variety of talks and demonstrations by Math Forum staff, presenters and presentations include: - Susan Addington, CSU San Bernardino, CA Using Java Applets To Teach Basic Elementary Concepts - Suzanne Alejandre, Frisbie Middle School, Rialto, CA Internet Activities for Middle School Math Classes Creating Tessellations - Jill Britton, Camosun College, Victoria, British Columbia; Cuisenaire/Dale Seymour Publications Investigating Patterns: Symmetry and Tessellations - Larry Cannon and Bob Heal, Dept. of Mathematics/Statistics, Utah State University Web-based Virtual Manipulatives for K-8 - Claudia Carter, Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science Math Class Enrichment: Find It On the Web (10-12) - Bob Coulter, Instructional Technology Coordinator, Missouri Botanical Garden Environmental Monitoring - the Natural Way to Integrate Math and Science - Enrique Galindo, Indiana University School of Education The Electronic Format of Principles and Standards for School Mathematics - Cynthia Lanius, Rice University, Houston, TX Girls and Technology - Megan Murray, Research Associate, TERC, Cambridge, MA Through the Glass Wall: Computer Games for Mathematical Empowerment - Cathleen V. Sanders, Punahou School, Honolulu, HI Creating a Connected Classroom: Distance Learning and Weaving the Web into Traditional Learning For the full list of presenters and presentations, and the 1999 conference schedule, see: -|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|- CHECK OUT OUR WEB SITE: The Math Forum Ask Dr. Math Problems of the Week Mathematics Library Teacher2Teacher Discussion Groups 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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