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Volume 5, Number 4

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24 January 2000                                Vol. 5, No. 4

                 THE MATH FORUM INTERNET NEWS

       Maths Year 2000 | Equity, Access - Math Forum
                  Glass Klein Bottles - Stoll


                        MATHS YEAR 2000
   Department for Education and Employment, United Kingdom

                 http://www.mathsyear2000.org/

      A project celebrating World Mathematical Year 2000.

"What's On" lists MathFests (festivals of mathematics) in 
various locations around the country, as well as other 
activities and promotions, such as a Fantasy Football 
(soccer) league and Free Maths Stuff for Schools. The museum 
offers four illustrated galleries: aids to arithmetic, 
mathematical instruments from world cultures and images of 
mathematics, practical applications, and tools for geometry. 

The site also features a searchable dictionary; an archive 
of one-line daily puzzles; publications; and links to games 
and other sites.


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        KEY ISSUES: EQUITY AND ACCESS - The Math Forum

      http://mathforum.org/social/math.equity.html

The Math Forum's Internet Mathematics Library provides pages 
of links to Internet resources for people concerned about 
educational equity and access. Categories include:

SOCIAL ISSUES AND PUBLIC POLICY: EQUITY

- General
  http://mathforum.org/library/ed_topics/equity/

- Gender equity
  http://mathforum.org/library/ed_topics/equity_women/

- Minorities
  http://mathforum.org/library/ed_topics/equity_minorities/

- People with disabilities
  http://mathforum.org/library/ed_topics/equity_disabled/

- Non-English language resources
  http://mathforum.org/teachers/nonenglish.html

ACCESS IN SPECIAL CONTEXTS

- Adaptive technology resources
  http://mathforum.org/library/ed_topics/contexts_disabled/

- English as a second language (ESL)
  http://mathforum.org/library/ed_topics/contexts_esl/
                
                   
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                ACME KLEIN BOTTLES - Cliff Stoll

                  http://www.kleinbottle.com/

"Searching for a one-sided surface? Need a zero-volume bottle? 
Want the ultimate in non-orientability? Get an ACME Klein 
bottle!" Available in several different models, including 
classical, Erlenmeyer flask, sliced, spiral, "weirdies," and 
special designs. 

The site includes a definition and history of the Klein bottle. 
All copy should be read with a grain of salt and a sense of 
humor. 


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