11 October 1999 Vol. 4, No. 41
THE MATH FORUM INTERNET NEWS
International Boiling Point Project  MathSURF  Using Numbers  Darling
BOIL, BOIL, TOIL AND TROUBLE
THE INTERNATIONAL BOILING POINT PROJECT
http://k12science.stevenstech.edu/curriculum/boilproj/
A project that will run from Sept. 13 to Dec. 10, 1999 
participation is invited at any time during the project.
people from all over the world boil water at different
elevations and post data to discover which factor in the
experiment (room temperature, elevation, volume of water, or
heating device) has the greatest influence on boiling point.
Students and teachers can boil water, record information,
and send it in for inclusion in the database of results.
Students can analyze all the data to answer the question:
What causes a pot of water to boil?
Instructions are included, and students are encouraged
to predict what the boiling point might be for a school at
a different location, and then to find a school at that
location to do the experiment and confirm their theory.
http://k12science.stevenstech.edu/curriculum/boilproj/analyzedata.html
Examples of how to graph data are also provided:
http://k12science.stevenstech.edu/curriculum/boilproj/example.html
The project is developed and managed by the Center for
Improved Engineering and Science Education (CIESE) at
Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, New Jersey.
http://k12science.stevenstech.edu/
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MATHSURF  Addison Wesley Longman, Inc.
http://www.mathsurf.com/
MathSURF offers activities and teaching tips designed to
supplement Addison Wesley Longman's math teaching materials
for grades K6.
Activities are linked to chapters from textbooks and can be
used as part of classroom instruction or on their own. Tips
for teachers are included for enrichment of activities,
a family section offers ideas for doing math at home, and a
teacher area has site suggestions for finding more resources.
A Problem of the Day is provided for levels 1 (grades 12),
2 (grades 34), and 3 (grades 56):
http://www.mathsurf.com/teacher/
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USING NUMBERS  Charles Darling
http://webster.commnet.edu/hp/pages/darling/grammar/numbers.htm
Advice for how to write numbers in standard academic prose:
when to write them out, how to hyphenate them, how to combine
words and numerals, when to use figures instead of words, and
a note on punctuation.
From the Capital CommunityTechnical College GUIDE TO GRAMMAR
AND WRITING.
http://webster.commnet.edu/HP/pages/darling/original.htm
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