22 February 1999 Vol. 4, No. 8
THE MATH FORUM INTERNET NEWS
April to be Math Awareness Month (MAM)  COMAP  Les Prépublications
APRIL TO BE MATH AWARENESS MONTH (MAM)
The Joint Policy Board for Mathematics (JPBM), comprised
of the MAA, AMS, SIAM, and sponsor Texas Instruments Inc.,
announces that Math Awareness Month  formerly Math Awareness
Week  will be observed during the month of April, 1999.
The Web site will once again be hosted by the Math Forum:
http://mathforum.org/mam/
This year's theme is Mathematics and Biology, with essays
on "Mathematics in the Heart" and "Math and DNA"; the 1999
poster depicts the electrical activity of a normal heart
stimulated at a single point.
http://mathforum.org/mam/99/mam99_heart.html
http://mathforum.org/mam/99/mam99_dna.html
http://mathforum.org/mam/99/poster.html
We encourage you to SUBMIT ANNOUNCEMENTS OF 1999 activities
being planned for your school, company, or community:
http://mathforum.org/mam/activities/submit.taco
Activities will be posted at:
http://mathforum.org/mam/activities/
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Since 1991 yearly MAW themes and activities have included
mathematics and the environment, manufacturing, medicine,
symmetry, decision making, the Internet, and imaging.
Articles, links, and other resources and records of prior
local, state, and regional celebrations are archived by
the Math Forum at:
http://mathforum.org/mam/past.html
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CONSORTIUM FOR MATHEMATICS AND ITS APPLICATIONS (COMAP)
http://www.comap.com/
COMAP is a nonprofit organization developing curriculum
materials and teacher development programs designed to be
multidisciplinary, academically rigorous, and fun to teach
and learn.
COMAP's educational philosophy is centered around mathematical
modeling: using mathematical tools to explore realworld
problems. Its products are developed in print, video, and
multimedia formats, and support the NCTM Standards:
 for college undergraduates: real world mathematics texts,
resources in print, video, and software, and student
contests such as MathServe, which seeks to inspire
collaborative projects that use mathematical skills to
address social, health, or environmental challenges;
MathServe: http://www.comap.com/mathserv.htm
 for grades 912, an integrated core curriculum called
Mathematics: Modeling Our World, preparing students for
collegelevel mathematics and the world of work, with
supplemental teaching resources and professional
development programs;
 for elementary school teachers, an introduction to the
NCTM standards, with an emphasis on curriculum and
professional development.
An electronic catalog for ordering materials is available,
and you can register to receive updates and information.
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For our international readers: preprints in France, Europe,
and the world...
LES PREPUBLICATIONS
http://wwwmathdoc.ujfgrenoble.fr/prepub.html
Index interrogeable par champs (auteur, titre,
classification...) de prépublications et thèses de
mathématiques en France, en Europe, et dans le monde.
An index searchable by field (author, title, category) of
mathematics preprints and dissertations in France, Europe,
and the world.
In addition to the French index, this site provides links to:
MPRESS (Mathematics Preprint Server System)
http://www.mathematik.uniosnabrueck.de/harvest/brokers/FraGer/
Interrogation Globale (Index "MathN"  Osnabrück)
http://www.mathematik.uniosnabrueck.de/harvest/brokers/MathN/
DanEMIR (institutions danoises)
http://danemir.mat.dtu.dk/
Probability Abstract Service (miroir français)
http://www.math.upsud.fr/~paserv/
Liste de divers serveurs de prépublications
http://cirm.univmrs.fr/EMIS/PSUmirror/MathLists/Preprints.html
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The Math Forum http://mathforum.org/
Ask Dr. Math http://mathforum.org/dr.math/
Problems of the Week http://mathforum.org/pow/
Internet Resources http://mathforum.org/~steve/
Teacher2Teacher http://mathforum.org/t2t/
Discussion Groups http://mathforum.org/discussions/
Join the Math Forum http://mathforum.org/join.forum.html
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