Math Forum Internet News

Volume 6, Number 2

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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/


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            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


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                 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.


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