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Volume 5, Number 46

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13 November 2000                               Vol. 5, No. 46

                  THE MATH FORUM INTERNET NEWS

       Math Adventures - MathMania | Sheppard Software
              Weekly Math Contest - Mathwizz.com


              MATH ADVENTURES - MATHMANIA MAGAZINE

                 http://www.mathadventures.com/

MathMania, a quarterly magazine written by George Gadanidis
and edited by Janette Gadanidis, provides creative, 
classroom-ready activities to help students and teachers 
enjoy mathematics.

The Math Adventures site includes the magazine, plus:
  - math poems written by students
  - games to order for grades 4-6 and 7-10
  - books with reproducible activities
  - Exploring Math, software for grades 4-6 and 7-10
  - random thoughts by George Gadanidis on "Why You're
     Not A Math Moron"
  - an order form
  - free stuff: activities in PDF format from MathMania 
     Magazine, ready for printing
 
Read the current issue of MathMania magazine free as a
non-printable PDF file. Sample activities from MathMania 
issues are available on the site.

    http://www.mathadventures.com/MathMania/mathmania.html


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                      SHEPPARD SOFTWARE

                http://sheppardsoftware.com/

This Windows-only mathematics software includes:

Algebra - One On One: an educational game for learning 
  and practicing algebra, covering 21 functions.

License Plate Math: a wide number of math puzzles, with 
  3 ways to play and 11 levels of difficulty.

Brain Builder - Math: over 500 million puzzles, presented 
  in a multimedia format designed to sharpen problem-solving 
  and critical-thinking skills.

Math Function Mania: a game for grades 7-12 that teaches 
  functions, algebra, and problem-solving skills.

Prime Time Math: helps students improve their word-problem 
  skills and boost their SAT scores. Covers prime numbers, 
  factoring, squares, cubes, remainders, fractions, 
  percentages, algebra, and, most of all, logic.
  
           http://sheppardsoftware.com/teachers.htm

Registered versions of this site's software are free to
teachers and schools. Students may download shareware
versions for home use.


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              WEEKLY MATH CONTEST - Mathwizz.com

                  http://www.mathwizz.com/

Offered at the three levels of elementary, junior high, and
senior high, the weekly math contests pose short-answer
questions; provide a link to help pages; and let students 
know how many answers they got right.

          http://www.mathwizz.com/contest/index.asp

The main page features:
 
  School math:
    - Arithmetic
    - Fractions
    - Integers
    - Decimals
    - Algebra
    - Geometry
    - Statistics
    - Conversion math

  Financial pages:
    - Free report
    - Loan calculators
    - Mortgage calculators
    - RSP calculators
    - Compound interest calculators
    - Stock tip index
    - Six figure income plan
    
Winners receive their choice of the official mathwizz.com
winner's t-shirt; two designs are posted on the contest
Web page.


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