11 January 1999 Vol. 4, No. 2
THE MATH FORUM INTERNET NEWS
A+ Math  Game Theory  McCain  Metrics Matter  ThinkQuest Jr
A+ MATH
http://www.aplusmath.com/
A site developed to help elementary school students improve
their math skills interactively, offering:
 educational math games: learn basic operations and
geometry by playing MATHO (bingo and math combined),
Hidden Picture, and Concentration
 flash cards for practicing rounding, area, square roots,
inequalities, fractions, counting money, and geometric
shapes
 Homework Helper, which lets you enter your addition,
subtraction, multiplication or division problem and an
answer, then check to see if it's correct
Advanced Problems allow you to select the kind of problem
you want to practice and check your answers.
http://www.aplusmath.com/advanced/
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STRATEGY AND CONFLICT: AN INTRODUCTORY SKETCH OF GAME THEORY
Roger A. McCain
http://williamking.www.drexel.edu/top/eco/game/game.html
Game theory is an interdisciplinary approach to studying
human behavior that touches on computer science, social
sciences, and behavioral sciences.
Designed as a supplement to existing texts in order to make
basic ideas more accessible, this site introduces the role
of game theory with respect to economics. Analyses of more
than 40 games and topics are presented, from the Prisoners'
Dilemma to the Endpoint Problem. Among many discussions
are the following:
 What is Game Theory?
 ZeroSum Games
 The Internet Game
 The Tragedy of the Commons
 The Patenting Game
 College Applications
 Proportional Games: The Commuter Game
 Keynesian Equilibrium as a Nash Equilibrium
 A Theory of Marriage Vows
 The Paradox of Benevolent Authority
 A Theory of Burnout
 The Essence of Bankruptcy
 Deterring Terrorism
 Morality and SelfInterest
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METRICS MATTER  A 1998 ThinkQuest Junior Finalist
 a metric guide for young students 
http://tqjunior.advanced.org/3804/
A simple introduction, starting with a basic explanation of
how the metric system works, created by elementary school
students.
Read about the metric system in relation to other methods
of measuring, and learn how to measure time, length, volume,
mass, and temperature.
Unit conversion calculators show instant results for
converting between units, and except for the unit on time,
sections give the prefix, abbreviation, and multiplier for
the metric measuring units.
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