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3 April 2000 Vol. 5, No. 14 THE MATH FORUM INTERNET NEWS Math Awareness Month 2000 | National Math Trail U.S. Treasury Educational Links MATH AWARENESS MONTH (MAM) 2000 Math Spans All Dimensions http://mam2000.mathforum.org/ April is Math Awareness Month. This year's theme is Math Spans All Dimensions, with pages and Java applets on the math of car racing, choreography, crystal geometry, data analysis, gravitational lensing, paleoecology, 3D shapes, the fourth dimension, the shape of space, hyperspace, and more. Click on a person or topic on the poster to find out more about work being done in a specific area. Read about outreach activities and submit an announcement to see your event included in the list: http://mathforum.org/mam/activities/ Previous years' themes and materials are on the Web: http://mathforum.org/mam/past.html Coordination for Mathematics Awareness Week is provided by the Joint Policy Board for Mathematics, which includes the American Mathematical Society (AMS), the Mathematical Association of America (MAA), and the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM), with corporate sponsorship from Wolfram Research, Incorporated. -|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|- THE NATIONAL MATH TRAIL - SERC, Texas Instruments http://www.thefutureschannel.com/nationalmathtrail/ An interactive Internet-based project. Students and teachers are invited to submit community-based math problems to be posted at the National Math Trail site (deadline May 15), and to participate in project activities and events. The use of technology in creating submissions is encouraged (photos, drawings, sound recordings, videos, whatever can be adapted to the Internet may be included), and an online professional development tutorial is provided. http://www.thefutureschannel.com/nationalmathtrail/tutor.html Sample videos of Presidential and Disney Award-winning teacher Kay Toliver's math trail, and of professionals whose work requires mathematics, are onsite: http://www.thefutureschannel.com/nationalmathtrail/videos.html http://www.thefutureschannel.com/nationalmathtrail/videospro.html The National Math Trail will also feature an opportunity for K-12 teachers to "chat" live with Kay Toliver over the Internet. Ms. Toliver will discuss in streaming audio how she uses the Math Trail to relate mathematics and other subjects to the real world, and will answer questions submitted by teachers. The chat is scheduled for Wednesday, April 19, at 7:00 P.M. EST. Registration is required. Support for the National Math Trail comes from the U.S. Department of Education's Star Schools Program through SERC (the Satellite Education Resources Consortium), and from Texas Instruments, Inc. -|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|- TREASURY EDUCATIONAL LINKS - U.S. Department of the Treasury http://www.ustreas.gov/education.html Links to educational resources related to the Treasury Department, including a FAQ: http://www.ustreas.gov/opc/opc0002.html Pages for children and students include: - Treasury Kids Page: children follow the paw prints to learn about money http://www.ustreas.gov/kids/ - The Learning Vault: United States coins and paper currency, savings bonds, the budget and the national debt, and the tax system http://www.ustreas.gov/opc/ - STAWRS Kids page: the basics of starting a business http://www.tax.gov/kids/ - The Bureau of Printing and Engraving (BEP) Kids Page: ShockWave games about currency http://www.moneyfactory.com/kids/ - Tax Interactive: modules that educate teenagers about local, state and federal taxes and about how taxes are used in their communities http://www.ustreas.gov/opc/ - OCC Bank School: about the national banking system and its regulator, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency http://www.occ.treas.gov/Pubinf.htm There is also a Savings Bonds Student Poster Contest (winners' posters are shown): http://www.publicdebt.treas.gov/mar/marposte.htm -|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|- 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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