3 May 1999 Vol. 4, No. 18
THE MATH FORUM INTERNET NEWS
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.
http://mathforum.org/library/browse/static/resource_type/calculators.html
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 nonmechanical
devices such as the abacus and the slide rule, see Erez
Kaplan's CALCULATING MACHINES:
http://www.webcom.com/calc/
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MATH COVE  C. Mawata
http://www.utc.edu/~cpmawata/
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":
http://www.utc.edu/~cpmawata/instructor/tsukuba1.htm
Dr. Christopher P. Mawata is a member of the Department of
Mathematics at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.
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INTEC
The International Netcourse Teacher Enhancement Coalition
http://www.concord.org/intec/
An online professional development course that introduces
inquirybased teaching and learning to mathematics and
science classrooms.
Networkbased 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
inquirybased activities in their classrooms.
The site provides a description of an eightweek course for
middle and high school math and science teachers, including
course content and requirements. The yearlong 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:
http://www.concord.org
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