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Volume 4, Number 42

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18 October 1999                                 Vol. 4, No. 42


AIMS Education Foundation | Math Webquests - Mcoy |
NRICH Maths - Cambridge AIMS EDUCATION FOUNDATION A non-profit, independent organization established to develop integrated math/science materials for grades K-9, offering: - the AIMS Puzzle corner, offering a new puzzle each month - the AIMS@Kids Interactive Area, with facts and trivia, contests, sights and sounds, interactive puzzles, kid links, and stories - a Sample Activities Archive - Sample Math History Activities Also see three articles on AIMS' pattern-based curriculum: -|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|- MATH WEBQUESTS - Leah P. Mcoy Math webquests are projects that use Internet resources to obtain data to analyze and use in various mathematical exercises. Most math webquests involve cooperative groups where students work together in a constructivist setting to explore and understand mathematics. Sample lesson plans on this site include: - Best Weather City - National Park Vacation - Most Thrilling Roller Coaster - World Shopping Spree - Baseball Prediction For more, see The Webquest Page: -|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|- NRICH MATHS, THE ONLINE MATHS CLUB - Univ. of Cambridge, UK A permanent national centre for curriculum enrichment and mathematical learning support for very able children of all ages. The learning and enjoyment of mathematics are promoted through an Internet newsletter and the participation of university students as peer teachers for an electronic answering service, Ask a Mathematician (AskNRICH): NRICH Maths provides support, advice, and inservice training to teachers. There are also resources for mathematics clubs, and Interact Magazine offers mathematical challenges, articles, and news. In addition, a Resource Bank of competitions, stored articles, problems, solutions, inspirations, and discussions can be found at the site. -|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|- CHECK OUT OUR WEB SITE: The Math Forum Ask Dr. Math Problems of the Week Mathematics Library 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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