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29 September 1999 Vol. 4, No. 39A THE MATH FORUM INTERNET NEWS - SEPTEMBER 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. ______________________________ + ______________________________ SEPTEMBER SUGGESTIONS: AP-CALC http://mathforum.org/epigone/ap-calc/ - "counting" homework? (30 Aug. 1999) http://mathforum.org/epigone/ap-calc/jomunthix/ "... a theoretical question as school will begin for me next week - what do you do about 'counting' homework?" - Diggle ______________________________ + ______________________________ GEOMETRY-PRE-COLLEGE http://mathforum.org/epigone/geometry-pre-college/ - Mobius Strip (21 Jan. 1999) http://mathforum.org/epigone/geometry-pre-college/crerdoutwy/ "I am an education student who is looking for a new and exciting way to teach students about the Mobius Strip..." - Tamara ______________________________ + ______________________________ MATHEDU http://mathforum.org/epigone/mathedu/ - Wiles on Doing Mathematics (6 Sept. 1999) http://mathforum.org/epigone/mathedu/zhelflimpvang/ "'Perhaps I can best describe my experience of doing mathematics in terms of a journey through a dark unexplored mansion...' ...suppose we cut the time scale down so that each room of the mansion corresponds to a 50-minute class period...? ... It seems that a crucial question is whether or not you want most of your students [audience] *doing* mathematics along with you ..." - John Pais - Lecturing and Levels (2 Sept. 1999) http://mathforum.org/epigone/mathedu/frimptwerdkoi/ "Is there something fundamentally different about the way that learning takes place at different levels?" - Chris Grant ______________________________ + ______________________________ SCI.MATH http://mathforum.org/epigone/sci.math/ - Literature vs Math (22 Sept. 1999) http://mathforum.org/epigone/sci.math/whaybulvan/ "I am being called on to write an essay comparing the disciplines of math and literature... I've started with the idea that both the written word and mathematics are forms of communication, that both literature and math can be used to describe an idea or to present facts..." - Talia ______________________________ + ______________________________ HISTORIA-MATEMATICA http://mathforum.org/epigone/historia_matematica/ - Marshack & When begins mathematics? (24 Aug. 1999) http://mathforum.org/epigone/historia_matematica/skanfresnol/ - Identifying mathematics [was: Marshack & When begins mathematics?] (29 Aug. 1999) http://mathforum.org/epigone/historia_matematica/fanfrolgen/ - Inborn math thinking (was: Identifying mathematics) (7 Sept. 1999) http://mathforum.org/epigone/historia_matematica/skoizaxdwor/ - Early counting (from: Inborn math thinking) (8 Sept. 1999) http://mathforum.org/epigone/historia_matematica/spilflenwheld/ ______________________________ + ______________________________ NEW LISTS: DISCRETEMATH http://mathforum.org/epigone/discretemath/ Established to facilitate the discussion of teaching and researching of discrete mathematics at all levels, discretemath began as a closed list for the researchers and educators who participated in the Rutgers University Discrete Math and Theoretical Computer Science (DIMACS) 1999 Research and Education Institute (DREI): Graph Theory and Its Applications to Problems of Society. The list now welcomes any individuals interested in discrete math research or pedagogy. FATHOM http://mathforum.org/epigone/fathom/ A list to foster communication within the Fathom user community (Fathom is dynamic statistics software from Key Curriculum Press, http://www.keypress.com/fathom/). Topics appropriate for discussion include how to use Fathom effectively in teaching statistics and mathematics; problems (both technical and pedagogical) in using Fathom; and ideas about the evolving nature of a dynamic statistics environment. WEBMATH - Canadian Mathematical Society (CAMEL) http://www.camel.math.ca/mail/webmath/ A mailing list for anyone interested in mathematics on the Web: educators involved in in technology and pedagogy; companies wanting feedback from users about new products; editors or publishers of online journals engaged in writing, formatting, citing, and archiving math on the Web; or researchers keeping tabs on what's happening on the Web and who's making it happen. To sign up, visit: http://www.camel.math.ca/cgi-bin/wcms/webmath.pl _ + _ Continued participation is encouraged in the Forum's CESAME SUPPORT SITE FOR INVESTIGATIONS DISCUSSIONS, which invites you to share your ideas, questions, and experiences from teaching TERC's Investigations in Number, Data and Space. Levels include grades K-1; 2-3; 4-5; and special needs students. http://mathforum.org/discussions/investigations/ ______________________________ + ______________________________ We hope you will find these selections useful, and that you will browse and participate in the discussion group(s) of your choice. 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