4 October 1999 Vol. 4, No. 40
THE MATH FORUM INTERNET NEWS
National Metric Week | Learning Disabilities Online |
Online World Puzzle Championship
OCTOBER 10-16: NATIONAL METRIC WEEK
October 10-16 is National Metric Week in the United States.
For information and links to useful sites, visit:
THE METRIC SYSTEM (SI): A CONCISE REFERENCE GUIDE - Bartlett
Accurate, concise information for both the layman and the
expert, intended to clarify the mysteries of the Systeme
International d'Unites (SI). The site includes an
introduction, a brief history, the base and supplementary
units, derived units, SI prefixes, other units used with
the SI, proposals for binary multiples, the physical basis
for some of the units, a guide to correct usage of SI units,
and further references.
U.S. METRIC ASSOCIATION (USMA), INC. - Hillger
A national non-profit organization that advocates U.S.
conversion to the International System of Units (SI), also
called the modern metric system.
The process of changing the U.S. system of units to the
metric system is called metric transition or metrication.
This site contains information on the SI metric system, on
the status of metric transition in the United States, and
on USMA accomplishments and activities. Links to relevant
non-commercial Web sites are also provided.
See also the NIST REFERENCE ON CONSTANTS, UNITS, AND
For many more sites about measurement, visit the Math Forum's
Internet Mathematics Library:
Arithmetic/Early : Measurement
Arithmetic/Early : Measurement : Terms/Units of Meas.
LD ONLINE - THE INTERACTIVE GUIDE TO LEARNING DISABILITIES
FOR PARENTS, TEACHERS, AND CHILDREN
A vast array of information on topics within the area of
learning disabilities from CCLD, the Coordinated Campaign
for Learning Disabilities, and the National Joint Committee
on Learning Disabilities.
LD In-Depth offers articles, research findings, and
useful forums, including an area specifically devoted to
dyscalculia, or learning disorders in math.
See also 10 Tips for Software Selection for Math Instruction
(Babbitt), and Accessing Challenging Math Curriculum (U.S.
Dept. of Education).
For more sites with information about math and disabilities,
visit the Forum's Internet Mathematics Library:
Teaching Issues/Strategies: Special Contexts
Social Issues/Public Policy: Equity
ONLINE WORLD PUZZLE CHAMPIONSHIP - 9 OCT '99
RUBIK'S ONLINE - Andras Sindelyes
The World Puzzle Championships have been held annually since
1992. This year the 8th competition will take place in Erno
Rubik's birthplace, Hungary.
On October 9, 1999, the Official Rubik's Web site will host
the first ONLINE World Puzzle Championship, during which
anyone can challenge the world's best puzzle solvers.
Participation is free and prizes are offered; for details,
visit the site.
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