### Volume 4, Number 17

 ``` 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 information on updates by subscribing to The Guide's 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/ -|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|- MATHSTORIES.COM "House of Math Word Problems for Grades 1-5" 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 -|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|- 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/ -|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|- 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/ Mathematics Library http://mathforum.org/library/ 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\ / \ / \ / | / \ / \ ```