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This week marks the 200th issue of the Math Forum Internet News. 31 July 2000 Vol. 5, No. 31 THE MATH FORUM INTERNET NEWS Chips A Tally | iFigure Calculators Russian Peasant Multiplication - Dr. Math FAQ Teachers who use the Math Forum's Problems of the Week (http://mathforum.org/pow/) are invited to join our new discussion area to read what others have to say and to share your thoughts: http://mathforum.org/discuss/pow-teach/ CHIPS A TALLY Bayonne, NJ Board of Education / three 5th grade teachers http://www.angelfire.com/nj3/tally/ Are all cookies created equal? Are you getting your fair share of chocolate chips? Classes are invited to submit data to this collaborative math project designed to determine whether the number of chocolate chips in Chips Ahoy cookies is the same everywhere. Registration: August 1 - September 30, 2000 Project Begins: September 1, 2000 Collected Data Due: October 27, 2000 Results Posted: November 30, 2000 The site includes lesson plans that use statistics to analyze number of chips and percentage of chocolate, with directions, data sheets, and evaluation rubrics. Also: related science, social studies, and language arts activities; no-bake recipes; and relevant New Jersey standards. -|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|- iFIGURE http://www.ifigure.com/ Links to online calculators and worksheets to help plan, solve, and make decisions about such problems and tasks as buying a home, investing money, figuring business profits, making statistical comparisons, or calculating pump pressure. A searchable, annotated Mathematics and Statistics area offers calculators for Algebra, Calculus, Geometry, Statistics (descriptive, estimation, multivariate, probability, regression, testing, tutorials), Trigonometry, and Tutorials and Resources. http://www.ifigure.com/math/math.htm For more calculators on the Web, see the Math Forum's Internet Mathematics Library: Resource Types: Ed. Materials: Educational Tools/Objects: Calculators: http://mathforum.org/library/resource_types/calculators/ -|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|- New from the Dr. Math FAQ RUSSIAN PEASANT MULTIPLICATION - Ursula Whitcher http://mathforum.org/dr.math/faq/faq.peasant.html - RULES What is Russian peasant multiplication? How do I use it? - REASONS Why does Russian peasant multiplication work? - CONNECTIONS How is the Russian peasant algorithm related to binary numbers? -|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|- 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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