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Volume 5, Number 38

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18 September 2000                               Vol. 5, No. 38

                 THE MATH FORUM INTERNET NEWS

    Varnelle's Primary Math - Geometry | MathML Conference
                Loans & Interest - Dr. Math FAQ


      VARNELLE'S PRIMARY MATH - INTRODUCTION TO GEOMETRY

           http://mathforum.org/varnelle/kgeo.html

A unit by Varnelle Moore, designed to introduce young 
children (K-2) to beginning concepts in geometry: 

 - describing shapes
 - making patterns
 - building shapes
 - rotational symmetry
 - line symmetry

Each lesson includes an interactive, manipulative-based 
project, technology, paper/pencil practice, and literature 
connections.

Helpful links and teacher support extension ideas are also 
provided:

           http://mathforum.org/varnelle/kgeo6.html         


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            ML INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE 2000
      October 20-21, 2000 - hosted by Wolfram Research
      at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

                http://www.mathmlconference.org/

A forum for presenting and discussing current research and 
applications in which the major emphasis is on MathML and
technologies that ease the use of mathematical and scientific 
content on the Web. The conference embraces all areas of 
MathML technologies, including rendering, authoring, 
converting, and archiving.

A list of presentations, the schedule of events, and 
information on registration, stipends, travel, and 
accommodations are available from the site.
            
                   
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               LOANS AND INTEREST - Dr. Math FAQ
                   Robert L. "Dr. Rob" Ward

      http://mathforum.org/dr.math/faq/faq.interest.html

New from the Frequently Asked Questions area of the 
Math Forum's question-and-answer service, Ask Dr. Math. 
Explanations, examples, and formulas for interest 
calculations include: 

 - simple interest
 - compound interest
 - annual percentage rate (APR)
 - installment loans

Links are provided to the Dr. Math archives, to resources
elsewhere on the Web, and to the Interest Calculation
category in the Forum's Internet Mathematics Library:

      http://mathforum.org/library/topics/interest_calc/


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