17 May 1999 Vol. 4, No. 20
THE MATH FORUM INTERNET NEWS
Teacher Change  ENC  Interactive Workshops  Annenberg/CPB  Euler's Equation
TEACHER CHANGE: IMPROVING K12 MATHEMATICS  ENC
http://change.enc.org/
A project from the Eisenhower National Clearinghouse,
offering materials designed to stimulate discussion and
reflection among teachers and professional development
providers. See, in particular:
 EXAMINING CURRICULA: a searchable database of curriculum
resources; an overview of how to select materials to
support improved math teaching and learning; the NCTM
Guide for Reviewing School Mathematics Programs; and more
http://change.enc.org/change/04exam/
 EXPLORING TEACHER PRACTICE: how teachers work in the
classroom; the process of change for school improvement
http://change.enc.org/change/02expl/
 IMPROVING STUDENT LEARNING: the TIMSS study, how students
performed, and how achievement might be improved
http://change.enc.org/change/03impr/
 LEARNING FROM TIMSS  data and reports from the 4th, 8th,
and 12th grade studies; Internet resources for TIMSS
material; education experts' responses; and strategies
for discussing TIMSS with groups of educators
http://change.enc.org/change/06lrng/
 RESOURCES FOR CHANGE  existing professional development
programs and how to find others; technical assistance
providers and math education organizations; an annotated
bibliography linked to texts exploring change and
professional development; and much more
http://change.enc.org/change/05resc/
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INTERACTIVE WORKSHOP SERIES  Annenberg/CPB Channel
http://www.learner.org/channel/workshops/
From July 1 to August 28, the Annenberg/CPB Channel will
broadcast professional development workshops for K12 math
and science teachers. Each series focuses on aspects of
improved teaching and learning in math or science, and can
be used by any educator interested in improving classroom
practice.
Series for math teachers include:
 Assessment in Math and Science: What's the Point?
(K12 Math and Science)
 Looking at Learning (K12 Math and Science)
 Mathematics: What's the Big Idea? (K8 Math)
 The Next Move: Steps Toward Change in Elementary Math
and Science (K5 Math and Science)
More workshops:
 Principles for Principals (new, for K12 Administrators)
 Private Universe Teacher Workshops (K12 Science)
 The Science of Teaching Science (K12 Science)
All of the workshops are free. Consult your media specialist
to find out whether you have the necessary satellite
equipment. Some public access cable stations and public
television stations offer the Channel's programs to their
communities, so if your school does not have the digital
equipment you need, check with your local carrier.
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IMAGINARY EXPONENTS AND EULER'S EQUATION
Robert L. "Dr. Rob" Ward
http://mathforum.org/dr.math/faq/faq.euler.equation.html
What does it mean to have an imaginary exponent? Read
about Leonhard Euler's equation, proved two different ways;
the equation that involves the five most important constants
in mathematics (0, 1, i, pi, and e); and an application.
See also IMAGINARY NUMBERS, from the Dr. Math FAQ:
http://mathforum.org/dr.math/faq/faq.imag.num.html
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