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29 May 2000 Vol. 5, No. 22 THE MATH FORUM INTERNET NEWS U.K. & U.S. Numeracy Standards | MatheMUSEments - Peterson Economic & Game Theory - Levine THE NATIONAL NUMERACY STRATEGY Department for Education and Employment, United Kingdom http://www.standards.dfee.gov.uk/numeracy/ The Standards Site: Numeracy. Frameworks for teaching mathematics from Reception through Year 7, key elements of the training materials that will support the U.K.'s Numeracy Strategy. The site includes assessment in and planning the National Numeracy Strategy, schools and class organisation, Numeracy Framework material in PDF format, and key objectives. Read or download professional development materials: main objectives, teaching strategies, key mathematical ideas, mental and written methods, lesson plans, activities and worksheets, other ideas, organisation, and notes for each year-group's lessons. Other resources include: - "Follow me" (or "Loop") cards, downloadable in PDF and Microsoft Word files - mathematical vocabulary dictionaries and checklists that identify words and phrases children need to understand and use, addressing how children develop their understanding of mathematical vocabulary, the skill of questioning, and questions to promote good dialogue and interaction - a "Maths from Stories" booklist with suggestions of literature that links with work in mathematics - term planning grid sheets - numeracy research documents, and more. \|/ Compare U.K. examples and outcomes with the PRINCIPLES AND STANDARDS FOR SCHOOL MATHEMATICS of the U.S. National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM), a compilation of the lessons learned and experiences gained over the years since the 1989 Standards were released. The 2000 Standards site features: an online version of the Standards (including illustrations, Java applets, and video clips); information about the Standards and the process used in their creation; information on the different formats available; previous standards; and related resources. http://www.nctm.org/standards/ -|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|- MATHEMUSEMENTS: MATH MUSE FOR KIDS - Ivars Peterson http://home.att.net/~mathtrek/muse0500.htm Weird Dice, like other MatheMUSEment articles written by Peterson for children eight years old and up, provides early access to mathematics usually reserved for older students or adults. Topics such as probability, statistics, logic, symmetry, and geometry are introduced by means of investigations into dice and lizard games, reflections in mirrors and holiday ornaments, playground decisions, tying shoelaces, and numbers in nature. Browse the archive at: http://www.maa.org/news/muse_archives.html Muse is produced 10 times a year by the publishers of Cricket magazine, in association with Smithsonian magazine. http://www.maa.org/news/mathmuse.html -|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|- ECONOMIC AND GAME THEORY David K. Levine, Department of Economics, UCLA http://levine.sscnet.ucla.edu/ "Practical men, who believe themselves to be quite exempt from any intellectual influences, are usually the slaves of some defunct economist." - John Maynard Keynes A site that uses the tools of modern economic theory and game theory to explore how the interaction of intelligent goal-seeking individuals determines social outcomes. General interest material, undergraduate and graduate course material, and original research are provided. Play interactive games; download papers in PDF format, or post questions and answers to the moderated Economic and Game Theory Forum: http://levine.sscnet.ucla.edu/General/forum.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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