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Volume 5, Number 26A  -  June 2000 Discussions

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28 June 2000                                Vol. 5, No. 26A


  This special issue of the Math Forum's weekly newsletter
  highlights recent interesting conversations on Internet 
  math discussion groups.

  For a full list of these groups with links to topics covered
  and information on how to subscribe, see:


  Replies to individual discussions should be addressed to
  the appropriate group rather than to the newsletter editor.

  If you are familiar with a site we don't yet catalog, please
  use our Web form to suggest the link. Your own brief
  annotation will be much appreciated.


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                       JUNE SUGGESTIONS:

ALT.MATH.UNDERGRAD - an unmoderated group focused on 
undergraduate mathematics, archived by the Math Forum at


 "At the URL's below I posted a lengthy list of web pages
  for Ph.D. qualifying exam problems. Many of these problem
  sites also have solutions provided...." - Dave L. Renfro 

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MATH-TEACH, a list established to facilitate the discussion of 
teaching mathematics, including conversations about the NCTM 
standards (although not officially sponsored by or affiliated 
with the NCTM); open to subscription, unmoderated, and 
archived by the Math Forum at:
- When is CL not appropriate? (13 June 2000)
 "Thanks to everyone who responded to my request for coop 
  learning (CL) topics for a column. When I get all the 
  responses sorted I will share the list with you. There are 
  definitely areas of concern and interest that appear to be 
  pretty universal.... One question came up several times and 
  has me a little stumped... 'When is cooperative learning 
  not appropriate?'" - Ted Panitz

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SCI.MATH, a discussion group focused on general and advanced 
mathematics that can be read as a Usenet newsgroup or on the Web:

- Buses in threes (16 June 2000)
  [Was why do buses always come in 3s?, math book? (22 May 2000)]

 "Buses typically bunch because of inaccuracies in basic
  timepoint-to-timepoint connection time data." - David Reed

- Questions about Moebius strip (12 June 2000)

 "I was heard that if Moebius strip will be cute along it 
  will be again Moebius strip..." - Perisic Dragoljub

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HISTORIA-MATEMATICA - a virtual forum for scholarly discussion 
of the history of mathematics in a broad sense, among 
professionals and non-professionals with a serious interest in 
the field, archived at

- European or South American Long division? (9 June 2000)

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  your choice. 
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