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26 January 2000 Vol. 5, No. 4A THE MATH FORUM INTERNET NEWS - January 2000 DISCUSSIONS This special issue of the Math Forum's weekly newsletter highlights recent interesting conversations on Internet math discussion groups. For a full list of these groups with links to topics covered and information on how to subscribe, see: http://mathforum.org/discussions/ Replies to individual discussions should be addressed to the appropriate group rather than to the newsletter editor. If you are familiar with a site we don't yet catalog, please use our Web form to suggest the link. Your own brief annotation will be much appreciated. http://mathforum.org/library/add.html ______________________________ + ______________________________ JANUARY SUGGESTIONS: AMTE - the mailing list of the Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators, archived by the Math Forum at: http://mathforum.org/epigone/amte/ - Multicultural mathematics activities (18 Jan. 2000) http://mathforum.org/epigone/amte/gulwenzhar/ "I need to be able to present some mathematics activities/ ideas to preservice and inservice teachers that will give them some insight into mathematics as seen and developed by different cultures...." - Mark Klespis A bibliography and links to resources on the Web are offered by those responding to this post. ______________________________ + ______________________________ AP-CALC - the Advanced Placement Calculus mailing list, hosted by the Educational Testing Service (ETS) and archived at: http://mathforum.org/epigone/ap-calc/ - Logistic equation (14 Jan. 2000) http://mathforum.org/epigone/ap-calc/bahwhinpax/ "Can someone DEFINE a logistic equation?" - William J. Larson ______________________________ + ______________________________ K12.ED.MATH - a moderated list on general math teaching questions, archived by the Math Forum at http://mathforum.org/epigone/k12.ed.math/ - Favourite Math Word Problem (21 Dec. 1999) http://mathforum.org/epigone/k12.ed.math/spimpspenzhang/ "I am constantly looking for interesting word problems for my adult students in grade 11 and 12 level math classes. I am convinced that almost every math teacher has been inspired to write one really good word problem... I propose to share my favourite word problem with you in hopes you'll share yours with me." - Velma McKay ______________________________ + ______________________________ HISTORIA-MATEMATICA - a virtual forum for scholarly discussion of the history of mathematics in a broad sense, among professionals and non-professionals with a serious interest in the field, archived at http://mathforum.org/epigone/historia_matematica/ - "President Garfield's Proof" (14 Jan. 2000) http://mathforum.org/epigone/historia_matematica/pherdskangsmon/ "A number of printed sources contain, under the heading 'President Garfield's Proof' (or some variant) an attractive proof of the Pythagorean theorem. The attribution to James Arthur Garfield seems to be widely accepted...." - Clark Kimberling ______________________________ + ______________________________ Quote of the month, from sci.math (see The foot-pound-second is here to stay): "One imperial unit seems to be used outside the U.S.: the milestone which, as the product of a length and a weight, is a unit of energy. Large projects that cost a lot of energy are often divided in smaller sub-projects of a milestone each." - Helmut Richter ______________________________ + ______________________________ We hope you will find these selections useful, and that you will browse and participate in the discussion group(s) of your choice. 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 |

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