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10 July 2000 Vol. 5, No. 28 THE MATH FORUM INTERNET NEWS Searching for Solutions - Campf | StatSoft Electronic Textbook Roman Numerals - Dr. Math FAQ SEARCHING FOR SOLUTIONS - Judy Campf http://www.gouchercenter.edu/chatsworth/searching_for_solutions.htm A Web-based unit that introduces students to strategies and real-life practice activities for applying problem-solving skills. Individual lesson activities are grouped under: - finding a pattern - reading and making a table - making an organized list - using a graph - drawing a diagram - choosing an operation/multi-step problems - working backward - solving a simpler problem Real-life applications provide problems for students to practice solving. With a list of relevant Web sites, and a rubric for evaluating students' independent activities: http://www.gouchercenter.edu/chatsworth/rubric.htm -|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|- STATSOFT ELECTRONIC TEXTBOOK - StatSoft, Inc. http://www.statsoft.com/textbook/stathome.html "The Encyclopedia Britannica for non-mathematical statistics users." This searchable virtual textbook includes hundreds of illustrations and offers quick, easy, and free unlimited access to training in the understanding and application of statistics. It covers a wide variety of applications: laboratory research (biomedical, agricultural, etc.), business statistics and forecasting, social science statistics and survey research, data mining, engineering and quality control applications, and many others. Beginning with an overview of relevant elementary/pivotal concepts, the text continues with in-depth explorations of specific areas of statistics, organized by modules representing classes of analytic techniques. Includes a glossary and references. -|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|- New from the Dr. Math FAQ ROMAN NUMERALS http://mathforum.org/dr.math/faq/faq.roman.html An introduction to Roman numerals, and further explorations: Basics - How do I read and write Roman numerals? - What are the rules for subtracting letters? Can I write MIM? What about IIII? - How do I write large numbers? - Web resources: introductions, charts, calculators, and converters Calculations - Did the Romans use fractions? - How can I use Roman numerals to do arithmetic problems? Uses Past and Present - How did the Romans use math? - How are Roman numerals used today? - Resources for other numeral systems -|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|- 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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