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28 July 1999 Vol. 4, No. 30A THE MATH FORUM INTERNET NEWS - JULY 1999 DISCUSSIONS This special issue of the Math Forum's weekly newsletter highlights recent interesting conversations on Internet math discussion groups. For a full list of these groups with links to topics covered and information on how to subscribe, see: http://mathforum.org/discussions/ Replies to individual discussions should be addressed to the appropriate group rather than to the newsletter editor. ______________________________ + ______________________________ JULY SUGGESTIONS: ALT.MATH.UNDERGRAD - an unmoderated group focused on undergraduate mathematics, archived by the Math Forum at http://mathforum.org/epigone/alt.math.undergrad/ - The nature of Infinity (13 July 1999) http://mathforum.org/epigone/alt.math.undergrad/simskoishex/ "Has the infinite changed in the last 20 years or so, and I missed it?" - Chris Vail ______________________________ + ______________________________ K12.ED.MATH - a moderated list on general math teaching questions, archived by the Math Forum at http://mathforum.org/epigone/k12.ed.math/ - Math tests,What % of grade? (12 July 1999) http://mathforum.org/epigone/k12.ed.math/swehdonbron/ "I teach 7th and 8th grade math... My principal tells me that next year, tests should only count for 50% of each student's grade. The rest would be homework, projects and whatever else I am supposed to think of... How much do you count tests?" - Mike ______________________________ + ______________________________ MATHEDU - a mailing list set up to discuss issues in mathematics/education at the post-calculus level, archived at http://mathforum.org/epigone/mathedu/ - Flexible assessment (30 June 1999) http://mathforum.org/epigone/mathedu/khandkhaywhim/ "I have been asked by my Faculty to find some case studies on 'flexible assessment' at university... no definition is given of flexible assessment... Are you doing anything that might fit into this?" - Leigh Wood - Student Centred Learning (1 July 1999) http://mathforum.org/epigone/mathedu/deewhogoo/ "My University has recently announced a Student Centred Learning initiative... some of us in my department are having trouble understanding what IS and what ISN'T student centred in our courses. What does Student Centred Learning mean for University mathematicians?" - D. I. Graham ______________________________ + ______________________________ HISTORIA-MATEMATICA, a virtual forum for scholarly discussion of the history of mathematics (in a broad sense), among professionals and non-professionals with a serious interest in the field, archived by the Math Forum at http://mathforum.org/epigone/historia_matematica/ - Music and Incommensurability (12 July 1999) http://mathforum.org/epigone/historia_matematica/kherddwerdsterd/ "I would like to propose a question concerning the earlier theory of proportions and commensurability, more precisely the respective roles of music and geometry in the discovery of incommensurability." - Luigi Borzacchini ______________________________ + ______________________________ We hope you will find these selections useful, and that you will browse and participate in the discussion group(s) of your choice. CHECK OUT OUR WEB SITE: The Math Forum http://mathforum.org/ Ask Dr. Math http://mathforum.org/dr.math/ Problems of the Week http://mathforum.org/pow/ Mathematics Library http://mathforum.org/library/ Teacher2Teacher http://mathforum.org/t2t/ Discussion Groups http://mathforum.org/discussions/ Join the Math Forum http://mathforum.org/join.forum.html Send comments to the Math Forum Internet Newsletter editors |

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