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Volume 4, Number 3

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18 January 1999                                    Vol. 4, No. 3


Educational Object Economy | Measure 4 Measure |
Mrs. Glosser's Math Goodies EDUCATIONAL OBJECT ECONOMY (EOE) A global community for Web-based learning tools in Java. Search the applet database for math to find more than 100 interactive lessons. Search resources for curricula, organizations, projects, etc., with links to sites and contact information. An applet of the week is featured, e.g.: - Visual Fractions: Adding and Subtracting A simple applet that allows students to manipulate and compare fractions, with Lab exercises by PCC, Inc. in conjunction with Tristan de Frondeville: -|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|- MRS. GLOSSER'S MATH GOODIES - Gisele Glosser Math lessons that work online and offline in a Web browser, and provide immediate feedback to students. Each lesson includes examples and interactive exercises. There are three volumes, which may be used free online or downloaded for a shareware fee: - Perimeter and area of polygons: squares, rectangles, parallelograms, triangles, and trapezoids, and a polygon puzzle - Circumference and area of circles, and a circle puzzle - Number theory: factors and greatest common factors, multiples and least common multiples, prime and composite numbers, divisibility tests, exponents, patterns and exponents, and a number theory puzzle In addition the site offers a math chat board, math puzzles, a math image library, educational links, and suggestions for managing homework. -|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|- MEASURE 4 MEASURE Sites That Do the Work For You - Judy Wolinsky An extensive collection of more than 30 annotated Science/Math links to interactive sites on the Web that estimate, calculate, evaluate, translate, etc. Other main topics include Health, Finance, and Everything Else. Among many other calculators linked to this page are: - Countdown! - Objective Consulting Inc. (OCI) Calculate the number of seconds between any two events: find out how long it will be until the millennium, until your birthday, or simply how long you have been alive. Answers are also expressed in days, hours, and minutes. - How Far Is It? - Bali Online This service uses data from the U.S. Census and a supplementary list of cities around the world to find the latitude and longitude of two places, and then calculates the distance between them (as the crow flies). It also provides a map showing the two places, using the Xerox PARC Map Server, and can supply driving directions. -|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|- CHECK OUT OUR WEB SITE: The Math Forum Ask Dr. Math Problems of the Week Internet Resources 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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