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27 October 1999 Vol. 4, No. 43A THE MATH FORUM INTERNET NEWS - OCTOBER 1999 DISCUSSIONS This special issue of the Math Forum's weekly newsletter highlights recent interesting conversations on Internet math discussion groups. For a full list of these groups with links to topics covered and information on how to subscribe, see: http://mathforum.org/discussions/ Replies to individual discussions should be addressed to the appropriate group rather than to the newsletter editor. If you are familiar with a site we don't yet catalog, please use our Web form to suggest the link. Your own brief annotation will be much appreciated. http://mathforum.org/library/add.html ______________________________ + ______________________________ OCTOBER SUGGESTIONS: AMTE - the mailing list of the Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators, archived by the Math Forum at: http://mathforum.org/epigone/amte/ - Assessment in Problem Solving (18 Oct. 1999) http://mathforum.org/epigone/amte/pelkhendbim/ "How do you assess the mathematical problem-solving ability of your prospective elementary school teachers?" - Ron Ward A discussion of the use of in-class and take-home testing, portfolios, journaling, and small-group problem solving. - What can parents do? (7 Oct. 1999) http://mathforum.org/epigone/amte/behnoipherm/ "I asked this question, what can parents do? of some good high school teachers I know..." - Susan Pustejovsky Parents who are also math educators share experiences. ______________________________ + ______________________________ AP-CALC - the Advanced Placement Calculus mailing list, hosted by the Educational Testing Service (ETS) and archived at: http://mathforum.org/epigone/ap-calc/ - Computers in the MATH classroom (21 Oct. 1999) http://mathforum.org/epigone/ap-calc/quaygrexhay/ "How has your school used computers to improve instruction in mathematics at various levels from Algebra I through Calculus?" - Joe Ward ______________________________ + ______________________________ K12.ED.MATH - a moderated list on general math teaching questions, archived by the Math Forum at http://mathforum.org/epigone/k12.ed.math/ For an exercise in reading the problem carefully, see: - Baseball (20 Oct. 1999) http://mathforum.org/epigone/k12.ed.math/quangrilshe/ "In little league baseball, when the game is over every member of the winning team shakes the hand of every member of the losing team. If there are 11 members on a team, how many handshakes is that overall? "In professional baseball, when the game is over every member of the winning team shakes the hand of every member of the winning team. If there are 25 members on a team, how many handshakes is that overall?" - Michael Lee Spivak ______________________________ + ______________________________ HISTORIA-MATEMATICA - a virtual forum for scholarly discussion of the history of mathematics in a broad sense, among professionals and non-professionals with a serious interest in the field, archived at http://mathforum.org/epigone/historia_matematica/ - History in Mathematics (29 July 1999 and continuing) http://mathforum.org/epigone/historia_matematica/sminphalkhal/ Do mathematicians often treat history with contempt? - Julio Gonzalez Cabillon A discussion of possible reasons, and how this may have been a problem for historians of mathematics, with citations and references. ______________________________ + ______________________________ REMINDER: for help with questions about Mathematica, Matlab, and dynamic geometry software (Sketchpad, Cabri, etc.), visit these active lists: comp.soft-sys.math.mathematica http://mathforum.org/epigone/comp.soft-sys.math.mathematica/ comp.soft-sys.matlab http://mathforum.org/epigone/comp.soft-sys.matlab/ geometry-software-dynamic http://mathforum.org/epigone/geometry-software-dynamic/ ______________________________ + ______________________________ We hope you will find these selections useful, and that you will browse and participate in the discussion group(s) of your choice. 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 |

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