12 April 1999 Vol. 4, No. 15
THE MATH FORUM INTERNET NEWS
MAA Online Columns  SMILE Mathematics Index  Math Forum CWaC at NCTM
MAA ONLINE COLUMNS
http://www.maa.org/news/columns.html
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 semimonthly challenge to which readers may
respond via email, 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.
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SMILE PROGRAM MATHEMATICS INDEX
http://www.iit.edu/~smile/mathinde.html
Over 200 singleconcept 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.
http://www.iit.edu/~smile/
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MATHEMATICS AND THE INTERNET: CWaC AT NCTM
http://mathforum.org/workshops/cwac/
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
Webbased Virtual Manipulatives for K8
 Claudia Carter, Mississippi School for Mathematics and
Science
Math Class Enrichment: Find It On the Web (1012)
 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:
http://mathforum.org/workshops/cwac/1999.html
http://mathforum.org/workshops/cwac/1999.schedule.html
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