18 October 1999 Vol. 4, No. 42
THE MATH FORUM INTERNET NEWS
AIMS Education Foundation  Math Webquests  Mcoy  NRICH Maths  Cambridge
AIMS EDUCATION FOUNDATION
http://www.aimsedu.org/
A nonprofit, independent organization established to develop
integrated math/science materials for grades K9, offering:
 the AIMS Puzzle corner, offering a new puzzle each month
http://www.aimsedu.org/puzzle/puzzlelist.html
 the AIMS@Kids Interactive Area, with facts and trivia,
contests, sights and sounds, interactive puzzles, kid
links, and stories
http://www.aimsedu.org/aimskids/izone.html
 a Sample Activities Archive
http://www.aimsedu.org/activities/activities.html
 Sample Math History Activities
http://www.aimsedu.org/Math_History/Samples/samples.html
Also see three articles on AIMS' patternbased curriculum:
http://www.aimsedu.org/documents/pattern/pat.html
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MATH WEBQUESTS  Leah P. Mcoy
http://www.wfu.edu/~mccoy/NCTM99/
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
http://www.wfu.edu/~mccoy/NCTM99/weather.html
 National Park Vacation
http://www.wfu.edu/~mccoy/NCTM99/vacation.html
 Most Thrilling Roller Coaster
http://www.wfu.edu/~mccoy/NCTM99/coasters.html
 World Shopping Spree
http://www.wfu.edu/~mccoy/NCTM99/shopping.html
 Baseball Prediction
http://www.wfu.edu/~mccoy/NCTM99/baseball.html
For more, see The Webquest Page:
http://edweb.sdsu.edu/webquest/webquest.html
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NRICH MATHS, THE ONLINE MATHS CLUB  Univ. of Cambridge, UK
http://www.nrich.maths.org.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):
http://www.nrich.maths.org.uk/mathsf/ask.htm
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.
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