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Volume 4, Number 42

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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 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 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' pattern-based curriculum: http://www.aimsedu.org/documents/pattern/pat.html -|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|- 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 -|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|- 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. -|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|- CHECK OUT OUR WEB SITE: The Math Forum http://mathforum.org/ Ask Dr. Math http://mathforum.org/dr.math/ Problems of the Week http://mathforum.org/pow/ Mathematics Library http://mathforum.org/library/ Teacher2Teacher http://mathforum.org/t2t/ Discussion Groups http://mathforum.org/discussions/ Join the Math Forum http://mathforum.org/join.forum.html Send comments to the Math Forum Internet Newsletter editors _o \o_ __| \ / |__ o _ o/ \o/ __|- __/ \__/o \o | o/ o/__/ /\ /| | \ \ / \ / \ /o\ / \ / \ / | / \ / \

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