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20 March 2000 Vol. 5, No. 12 THE MATH FORUM INTERNET NEWS Let's Count! - Lanius | Plus Magazine Maths Posters in the London Underground LET'S COUNT! - Cynthia Lanius http://math.rice.edu/~lanius/counting/ Colorful, animated activities for learning to count. The images are sometimes too busy for adults, but children are drawn to them. The activities can be done on computers with Internet access, or can be printed out and used as a paper-and-pencil exercise. Answers are hidden under tabs so that students can easily check their work. A Spanish-language version (Vamos a contar) is provided: http://math.rice.edu/~lanius/counting/spcount.html From Cynthia Lanius' math lessons, which feature subjects as diverse as infinite series, fractals, cartography, duelling pinwheels, a hot tub (interpreting graphs), and more: http://math.rice.edu/~lanius/Lessons/ -|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|- PLUS MAGAZINE - University of Cambridge Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics http://www.plus.maths.org.uk/ Plus (formerly PASS-Maths) is a triannual online magazine for older pupils and the general public. It publishes articles explaining the diverse applications of mathematics used in solving problems in physics, chemistry, biology, engineering, and economics. New developments in mathematics and mathematical sciences, interviews with mathematicians, information about degree courses, the history of mathematics and science, mathematical biographies, and links to other mathematics Web sites and resources are featured. Articles include the following and many more: - The Art of Numbers http://www.plus.maths.org.uk/issue8/features/art/ - Galloping Gyroscopes http://www.plus.maths.org.uk/issue7/features/gyroscopes/ - Natural frequencies and music, Designing loudspeakers http://www.plus.maths.org.uk/issue4/henwood1/ http://www.plus.maths.org.uk/issue4/henwood2/ - The Origins of Proof (a three-part series) http://www.plus.maths.org.uk/issue7/features/proof1/ - Understanding turbulence http://www.plus.maths.org.uk/issue1/turb/ - Unspinning the Boomerang http://www.plus.maths.org.uk/issue7/features/boomerangs/ Plus also reveals what professional mathematicians do, and explores the wide range of careers open to mathematics graduates. Search or browse back issues from the index: http://www.plus.maths.org.uk/archive.html -|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|- MATHS POSTERS IN THE LONDON UNDERGROUND Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences http://www.newton.cam.ac.uk/wmy2kposters/ During World Mathematical Year 2000, a sequence of maths posters will be displayed month by month in the trains of the London Underground. Designed by Andrew D. Burbanks to stimulate and fascinate, they bring maths to life, illustrating the wide applications of modern mathematics in all branches of science: physical, biological, technological, and financial. The archive of posters includes explanatory notes for each topic. The subjects of the first three months are: - January - Maths Counts: Fibonacci http://www.newton.cam.ac.uk/wmy2kposters/january/ - February - Maths Stirs: Hurricanes http://www.newton.cam.ac.uk/wmy2kposters/february/ - March - Maths Predicts: Chaos http://www.newton.cam.ac.uk/wmy2kposters/march/ -|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|- 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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