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Volume 6, Number 1

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1 January 2001                                 Vol. 6, No. 1

                 THE MATH FORUM INTERNET NEWS

 Calculator Resources - TI | Investing for Kids, StocksQuest
                 2001 Puzzle - Judy Ann Brown


           CALCULATOR RESOURCES - Texas Instruments

                  http://www.ti.com/calc/docs/

Starting points for educators, students, and parents provide
paths to many resources for incorporating TI calculators into
the classroom and helping children succeed, including:

  - classroom products
  - classroom activities
  - professional development
  - calculator research
  - contact information
  - storage solutions
  - a volume purchase program
  - newsletters
  - supplemental materials
  - discussion groups
  - a workshop loan program
  - information on where to buy products
  - an accessory store
  - free downloads
  - links to WWW resources

Teachers will find entry points for mathematics for 
Elementary, Middle Grades, High School, College/
University, and Teacher Preparation levels:

           http://www.ti.com/calc/start/teachers.htm

T3 - TEACHERS TEACHING WITH TECHNOLOGY provides 
professional development training in handheld technology 
for educators at each level. Look for General Information, 
Course Outlines, and International and Regional Conferences:

           http://www.t3ww.org/t3/t3.htm
           http://www.t3ww.org/t3/pdmenu.htm
           http://www.t3ww.org/t3/confmenu.htm


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            INVESTING FOR KIDS - Leung, Ngai, Mirza

               http://library.thinkquest.org/3096/

This ThinkQuest 1998 site, designed by kids for kids, 
explores stocks, bonds, mutual funds, etc. to teach the 
principles of saving and investing to beginners and seasoned 
investors. Included are:

  - ThinkQuest Stock Game: learn to invest with this game
      for all ages, no experience required
  - Stock Game for Educators: an Internet exploration with
      a step-by-step demonstration on how to pick, buy, 
      monitor, and sell stocks, and how to calculate 
      financial goals
  - Stock Learning Center: all kinds of information,
      with kid-friendly investment ideas

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              STOCKSQUEST - Connie, David, Joseph

For more, see StocksQuest, an educational, interactive 
site offering free global stock games, especially for 
educators and contest organizers. Integrated into a realistic
global stock market simulation are lesson plans, stock
guides, and online investing resources.

            http://library.thinkquest.org/C001759/


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            2001 PUZZLE - Judy Ann Brown, Math Forum

               http://mathforum.org/~judyann/2001/

For students in grades 3-12 with a general knowledge of
mathematics. Use the digits in the year 2001 and the
operations +, -, x, /, sqrt (square root), ^ (raise to a
power), and ! (factorial), along with grouping symbols,
to write expressions for the counting numbers 1 through 100.

Students may use the Web form to submit solutions starting 
January 1, 2001; solutions will begin to be posted after 
February 1, 2001.

Pages available for printing:

  Worksheet
    http://mathforum.org/~judyann/2001/2001.worksheet.html

  Rules of the Game
    http://mathforum.org/~judyann/2001/2001.rules.html

  Manipulative Worksheet
    http://mathforum.org/~judyann/2001/2001.manipulative.html


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