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Volume 4, Number 18

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3 May 1999                                         Vol. 4, No. 18


Calculator Sites - Math Forum | Math Cove - Mawata |
INTEC - Netcourses CALCULATOR SITES ON THE WEB Are you teaching a course that requires the use of graphing calculators? Looking for suggestions for projects, programs, utilities, FAQs, worksheets, product information? The Math Forum's Math Library can help. You'll find selected starting points and annotated links to sites with a range of information on a variety of calculators currently in use. Online calculators for unit conversions of every sort are also available. For a history of mechanical calculating machines presented from a collector's point of view, including a chronological description of the machines and their inventors, a classification system and image archive, an advertisement archive, and information on some early non-mechanical devices such as the abacus and the slide rule, see Erez Kaplan's CALCULATING MACHINES: -|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|- MATH COVE - C. Mawata Math Cove projects include Java applets for: - exploring rigid transformations: translations, reflections, and rotations - investigating acute and obtuse angles and other concepts in triangle geometry - studying tiling with right trominoes, an example of induction and recursion in the form of a puzzle More than 20 lessons for studying graph theory using the software package Petersen are also provided. Instructors' Notes discuss uses of Java applets in the math classroom, and Java source files and comments are supplied, together with an online paper, "Uses of Java Applets in Education": Dr. Christopher P. Mawata is a member of the Department of Mathematics at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. -|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|- INTEC The International Netcourse Teacher Enhancement Coalition An online professional development course that introduces inquiry-based teaching and learning to mathematics and science classrooms. Network-based netcourses are designed to engage teachers in their own investigations, supplying skills, a knowledge of math and science, and teaching and evaluation strategies, and providing assistance as teachers begin implementing inquiry-based activities in their classrooms. The site provides a description of an eight-week course for middle and high school math and science teachers, including course content and requirements. The year-long schedule, a FAQ, and information on a Summer 1999 netcourse are also available. A printable registration form is on the Web. INTEC is a project of The Concord Consortium: -|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|- 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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