26 April 1999 Vol. 4, No. 17
THE MATH FORUM INTERNET NEWS
The Guide  Learner Online  MathStories.com  Student Tessellations
THE GUIDE TO MATH & SCIENCE REFORM
http://www.learner.org/theguide/
A searchable database of more than 1,500 entries that
describe projects and organizations dedicated to
significantly improving mathematics and science education
in elementary and secondary schools in America.
Two large categories of entries  Reform Initiatives and
Organizations  profile more than 1,100 projects, resources,
and organizations. You can receive the latest news and
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listserv.
The Guide is published by Learner Online, the Annenberg/CPB
Project, a leader in helping schools and community
organizations use telecommunications technologies to improve
learning for all students. Other Learner Online projects
include the Math and Science Collection, the Journey North,
and the Science and Math Initiatives (SAMI) database.
http://www.learner.org/
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MATHSTORIES.COM
"House of Math Word Problems for Grades 15"
http://www.mathstories.com/
MathStories.com offers more than a thousand math word
problems, organized by grade and topic. Worksheets for
basic operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication,
division), fractions, and decimals, with room for students
to show their work, may be printed out. Skills addressed
include estimating, measuring, and learning to tell time.
Math stories based on history and science are included, and
new pages are added regularly.
A page of "Key Words and Catch Phrases" for Word Problems
shows some ways simple words are used for basic operations,
and a link to "Magic with Numbers" leads to number tricks
("...try this trick on a friend. Say 'You may select any
number that you like. Then if you do as I say, I will tell
you the answer.'")
http://www.mathstories.com/fun_numb.htm
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STUDENT TESSELLATIONS
In February and March, students in Ohio and California
created tessellations inspired by Suzanne Alejandre's
Tessellation Tutorials:
http://mathforum.org/sum95/suzanne/tess.intro.html
 Kenston Geometry Students Create Tessellations
http://www.kenston.k12.oh.us/khs/math/top4.html
Over 200 geometry students at Kenston High School in
Chagrin Falls, Ohio participated in a school tessellation
project; 21 of the tessellations were chosen for display
on the Web.
 Student Tessellations, Frisbie Middle School
http://mathforum.org/alejandre/frisbie.html
Tessellations by students in Suzanne Alejandre's Computer
Elective class at Frisbie Middle School are shown. The
students wrote poems to accompany their tessellations.
The Math Forum would be pleased to link to pages with your
students' math projects and mathematical artwork. Send us
the URL(s) and we'll show off your students' creations in
the Math Forum's Student Showcase:
http://mathforum.org/students/showcase/
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