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12 June 2000 Vol. 5, No. 24 THE MATH FORUM INTERNET NEWS Project Interactivate Update NY State Regents Exam Prep | New Dr. Math FAQs From July 1 - August 31, 2000, the Annenberg/CPB Channel will present its free Summer 2000 Professional Development Workshops. The registration deadline is JUNE 17, 2000. Program descriptions, broadcast dates, information on how to receive graduate credit or certificates of participation, etc. is online at http://www.learner.org/channel/workshops/summer00/. \|/ PROJECT INTERACTIVATE UPDATE The Shodor Education Foundation, Inc. http://www.shodor.org/interactivate/ Interactive middle-school lessons designed to extend hands-on activities and to teach new content areas, incorporating technology in appropriate ways. Topics include number and operations, geometry and measurement, functions and algebra, and probability and statistics. Java applets are provided for these and other activities: - Venn diagrams - Lock arithmetic - Pythagorean explorer - Tessellate! - Vertical line test - Boxplot - Monty Hall - Stock Exchange - Buffon's Needle http://www.shodor.org/interactivate/activities/ Discussions model mentor-student dialogues, providing ideas that introduce or explain a concept, and pointing out common student misconceptions. See also the site dictionary of important mathematical terms used in the lessons: http://www.shodor.org/interactivate/discussions/ http://www.shodor.org/interactivate/discussions/dictionary.html The materials are designed to be easily adaptable to NCTM Standards-based middle-school mathematics texts, and lessons are linked to chapter headings of four representative texts: Interactive Math (Glencoe, a division of McGraw-Hill); Math Thematics (McDougal Littell); Mathematics in Action (Macmillan/McGraw-Hill); and Middle Grade Mathematics (Prentice Hall). The project is funded in part through the Presidential Technology Initiative. -|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|- MATHEMATICS A - NEW YORK STATE HIGH SCHOOL REGENTS EXAM PREP CENTER http://regentsprep.org/Regents/math/math-a.cfm This site, dedicated to assisting high school students in preparing for the "new" New York State Math A Regents Examination, also offers a general review of high school mathematics. The site contains lessons, interactive student practice pages, and teacher resources for each of the Core Curriculum areas of the syllabus: - Mathematical Reasoning - Numbers and Numeration - Operations - Modeling/Multiple Representation - Measurement - Uncertainty - Patterns and Functions Also included are study strategies and a multiple-choice question archive. -|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|- New from the Dr. Math FAQ GLOSSARY OF NUMBERS http://mathforum.org/dr.math/faq/faq.number.glossary.html What are abundant, amicable, deficient, figurate, happy, narcissistic, palindromic, perfect, polygonal, semiperfect, sociable, square, tetrahedral, triangular, and weird numbers? THREE HOUSES, THREE UTILITIES http://mathforum.org/dr.math/faq/faq.3utilities.html A classic problem: you are to draw a line from each house to each utility, without the lines ever crossing. Can you connect the houses to the utilities? LIARS AND TRUTHTELLERS http://mathforum.org/dr.math/faq/faq.liar.html How to tell whether a proposition P is true or false when questioning someone who might lie to you: a discussion of the general case. -|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|- 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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