### Volume 6, Number 2

 ``` 8 January 2001 Vol. 6, No. 2 THE MATH FORUM INTERNET NEWS ReviseWise - BBC | Curious and Useful Math - Clay Ford Tricks for Learning Math - New T2T FAQ REVISEWISE - BBC Online http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/revisewise/ Part of a set of materials BBC Online has put together to assist students preparing for Key Stage 2 tests. Specific information on test preparation has some good general test- taking points: http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/revisewise/getset/prepare.shtml ReviseWise Maths covers Number: addition, subtraction, multiplication and division Data Handling: read graphs and charts; practice working out the mode, median and mean for a set of numbers Shape, Space and Measure: time, mass and capacity; investigate the properties of different shapes Mental Maths: mental methods and audio test. A Score Card keeps track of activities seen and how well you've done in the questions so far. http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/revisewise/maths/index.shtml Family learning activities are provided: http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/revisewise/parents/familylearning/maths.shtml The ReviseWise Challenge is a quick-fire quiz for more thorough revision: http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/revisewise/challenge/ -|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|- CURIOUS AND USEFUL MATH - Clay Ford http://personal.cfw.com/~clayford/ Tricks and rules for quickly calculating certain types of math problems. The author, Clay Ford, influenced by his grandfather, started this site to share some of what is useful and some of what is curious in mathematics. His challenge to his audience is to decide which is which: - 1729 (the "Taxi-Cab" number), etc. - Age Math - Bible Numbers - Box Tricks - Calendar Math - Can it Divide? - Division Tricks - Finger Math - Multiplication Tricks - Scroll Down Slowly - Square Roots by Hand - Squaring Tricks - Word Roots -|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|- TRICKS FOR LEARNING MATH New from the T2T FAQ Math Forum, Teacher2Teacher Service http://mathforum.org/t2t/faq/faq.tricks.html From the Math Forum's Teacher2Teacher service, answers to a frequently asked question: What are some tricks for remembering math concepts? Suggestions include techniques to use to help students, archived T2T conversations on the subject, resources from the archives of Ask Dr. Math, literature connections, books for reference, and links to relevant Web sites. -|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|- 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\ / \ / \ / | / \ / \ ```