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15 May 2000                                  Vol. 5, No. 20


 Sports Figures - ESPN | Academic Press Dictionary - Harcourt
                       Infinity - Howald 

                    SPORTS FIGURES - ESPN

How sports can help you learn math and physics. Contents 
for students include: 

- The Rule Book: a glossary of formulas and equations
- The Coaches Playbook: physics and math game plans and 
  off-field exercises
- The Knowledge for College challenge contest
- The Interactive Zone: problems to test skills
- Links to other sites for more information
- The Fan's Point of View: send in your question or comment

For educators, there are:

- Lessons, each with sports examples and a structured lesson 
  plan including academic topics, background, discussion,
  extending the lesson, activity worksheets, and answers

- Classroom materials to order, including videos and 

- Commercial-free educational programming and materials, 
  part of ESPN's commitment to Cable in the Classroom


           MATHEMATICS & COMPUTERS - Harcourt, Inc.

    The largest scientific dictionary ever compiled in 
    the English language is now on the Web. Browse by 
    topic or search by keyword. See, in particular:

    - Mathematics

    - Statistics


                   INFINITY - Jason Howald

An online course dedicated to the concept of infinity, with 
'lectures' and problems, rated by difficulty. Topics include
cardinality, geometry (especially problems of perspective), 
induction, a brief comment on philosophy and mathematical 
formalism, and whether 0.999... really equals 1.

This course is hosted by the University of Michigan Math
Scholars site at: 


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