7 February 2000 Vol. 5, No. 6 THE MATH FORUM INTERNET NEWS Math Activities - NASA/Dryden | Elementary Statistics - Weiss Merrill Lynch Saving Center MATH ACTIVITIES FOR K-12 TEACHERS - NASA Dryden http://daniel.calpoly.edu/~dfrc/Robin/ Lesson plans based on aeronautical themes and NASA projects: - Math Activities for Grades K-4 http://daniel.calpoly.edu/~dfrc/Robin/elem.html - Math Activities for Grades 5-8 http://daniel.calpoly.edu/~dfrc/Robin/midd.html - Math Activities for Grades 9-12 http://daniel.calpoly.edu/~dfrc/Robin/high.html The activities were developed at California Polytechnic State University by Dan Biezad, Professor of Aerospace Engineering, and Robin Ward, Assistant Professor of Mathematics, in conjunction with the NASA Dryden Flight Research Center. -|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|- INTERNET PROJECTS FOR ELEMENTARY STATISTICS - Neil Weiss Addison Wesley Longman http://hepg.awl.com/weiss/e_iprojects/ Projects designed to help students understand statistics by analyzing real data and interacting with graphical demonstrations of statistical concepts. Each Web chapter provides a set of simulations, demonstrations, and other activities to supplement Elementary Statistics, a textbook by Neil Weiss that introduces statistics through a streamlined approach to probability designed to prepare students for more advanced topics. Projects include these and many more: - The Titanic Disaster - Infant Mortality - Old Faithful Geyser and a Survey of Wages - The Space Shuttle Challenger - Women Workers and Equality in the U.S. -|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|- MERRILL LYNCH FAMILY SAVING CENTER http://www.plan.ml.com/family/ Money-managing activities for children, parents, and teachers. The site includes a Save Lab for kids ("See what Savin' Dave and the Compounders are up to now!"), a Parents' Plan to help your family save, a Teachers' Page with lesson plans and activities, materials for planning for college, information about the Securities Industry Association Stock Market Game, and an Inflation Calculator ("What will a movie ticket cost in 20 years?"). Developed by Merrill Lynch, with some materials by the Bank Street College of Education and the Wall Street Journal Classroom Edition. -|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|- 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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