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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 -|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|- 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. -|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|- 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. -|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|- 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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