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5 March 2001 Vol. 6, No. 10 THE MATH FORUM INTERNET NEWS The National Math Trail | Math with Mr. Herte Segments of Circles - Dr. Math FAQ 2nd International Conference on the Teaching of Mathematics THE NATIONAL MATH TRAIL - SERC, Texas Instruments http://www.nationalmathtrail.org/ In this interactive Internet-based project, registered students and teachers post community-based math problems to the National Math Trail site, and participate in project activities and events. The use of technology in creating submissions is encouraged: photos, drawings, sound recordings, videos -- whatever can be adapted to the Internet may be included. Included on the site: - Registration page http://www.nationalmathtrail.org/signup.html Participation in all National Math Trail events is free - How to Sample submissions, guidelines and instructions for submission and a step-by-step guide to using the National Math Trail in the classroom - Math Standards An alignment of the classroom activity to the NCTM Standards - Technology Tutorial Explanations of digital communication, hardware, and HTML - Submission Forms Electronic submission form and mail-in forms to print are both available - National Math Trail Map Click on a state to view the classroom submissions and the videos of professionals in the workplace across the United States explaining how mathematics is used in their jobs. Download the free Real Media player required to view the videos. - Kay Toliver Read about Kay Toliver, a Presidential and Disney Award-winning teacher, and view her Math Trail video. Support for the National Math Trail comes from the U.S. Department of Education's Star Schools Program through SERC (the Satellite Education Resources Consortium), and from the Verizon Foundation and Texas Instruments, Inc. -|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|- MATH WITH MR. HERTE http://www.mathwithmrherte.com/ Mr. Herte, a Presidential Awardee, gives us a glimpse into the workings of a middle school mathematics classroom, providing other teachers with ideas and resources to enhance their own mathematics curriculum. Currently developed areas of his site include: - What's New Mr. Herte shares class news with his students - Photos A photograph of Sierpinski's Pyramid Stage 4 - Links References, associations, resources and news - Family Math Suggested activities for families to do together - Discrete Math TI 83 program to use in teaching about fractals - Workshops Brief descriptions of workshops given by Mr. Herte - Materials Printer-friendly pages of tangrams, cubes (to use in games to reinforce polygon vocabulary, integers, and fractions), Pascal's triangle, and a tetrahedron net. - Contests Descriptions of three contests Mr. Herte sponsors for his students - Student Work Examples of student reports on mathematicians and colorful geometric constructions - NYS Test Information on the New York State Assessment - Pi Day Pi Day activities for elementary through high school level and links to others' Pi Day suggestions \|/ Mr. Herte's Pi Day page, and other useful resources to help teachers and students celebrate Pi Day on March 14th, are highlighted in: T2T FAQ - PI DAY http://mathforum.org/t2t/faq/faq.pi.html -|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|- New from the Dr. Math FAQ SEGMENTS OF CIRCLES http://mathforum.org/dr.math/faq/faq.circle.segment.html Given an arc of a circle and the chord subtending it, how do you find the apothem? In general, when given partial information about a segment of a circle, how do you compute what you want to know? -|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|- 2ND INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON THE TEACHING OF MATHEMATICS at the undergraduate level Crete, Greece, July 1-6, 2002 Following the successful 1st International Conference on the Teaching of Mathematics (Samos, Greece, July 1998), the 2nd International Conference will address new ways of teaching undergraduate mathematics. It will provide a unique forum, bringing together faculty from countries with varied educational systems who are committed to introducing innovative teaching methods and new pedagogies. For more information: http://www.math.uoc.gr/~ictm2/index.html -|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|- 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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