### Volume 5, Number 45

 ``` 6 November 2000 Vol. 5, No. 45 THE MATH FORUM INTERNET NEWS Math Contest - Texas A&M Univ. | GRAFEQ - Pedagoguery Software Inc. Tips for Writing Solutions - ElemPoW FAQ Ninth Annual Texas A&M University High School Mathematics Contest http://www.math.tamu.edu/~jmorgan/contest/ Texas A&M University will be hosting its ninth annual high school mathematics competition on November 18th. Approximately 400 students participated last year, and many more are expected this year. Schools that cannot attend the contest can register online to participate in the Power Team Competition, which accepts solutions by fax and costs \$8. There is a \$2.50 fee for each student per individual exam. Students may prepare for this and similar competitions by reviewing PDF copies of the Texas A&M University High School Mathematics Contest exams from 1997, 1998, and 1999. http://www.math.tamu.edu/~jmorgan/contest/past_exams.htm http://www.math.tamu.edu/~jmorgan/contest/exams98/ http://www.math.tamu.edu/~jmorgan/contest/exams99/ -|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|- GRAFEQ - Pedagoguery Software http://www.peda.com/grafeq/Welcome.html GRAFEQ is shareware for graphing equations encountered in the secondary pre-calculus mathematics curriculum, which includes: - linear functions - inequalities - conics - polynomial functions - trigonometric functions - exponential functions - implicit equations - multiple constraints - polar coordinates, and more It also plots equalities such as y - x = |y - x| and y = x^x and illustrates the difference between equalities such as y = x^(1/3) and y = x^0.333333 Fully functional demo versions for both Windows and Macintosh are available for downloading: http://www.peda.com/grafeq/download.html -|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|- New from the Elementary Problem of the Week FAQ Tips for Writing Solutions http://mathforum.org/elempow/writing.html From the Math Forum's Elementary Problem of the Week service, answers to a frequently asked question: How do you write a good math solution? Suggestions are given to the student on writing a complete solution, keeping work organized, checking the math, and re-reading the explanation. -|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|- 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\ / \ / \ / | / \ / \ ```