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14 May 2001 Vol. 6, No. 20 THE MATH FORUM INTERNET NEWS Archimedes Laboratory - Sarcone & Waeber Math Applets on the Internet | Problems, Problems, Problems ARCHIMEDES LABORATORY - Gianni A. Sarcone and Marie J. Waeber http://www.archimedes-lab.org/ Archimedes' Laboratory invents, creates and develops hands-on thinking games which help teach mathematical applications. They also create and manufacture original educational manipulatives and puzzles to support promotional activities. The resources are available in English, French and Italian. Sections include: - Puzzles to make - Puzzles to solve - Free puzzling E-cards - Puzzlemporium - Puzzle catalog - Optical illusions - Tessellations - Labyrinths & related peculiar puzzles - Math curiosities - World excentricities - Advertising puzzles - Guides/Courses - Shapes & colors -|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|- MATHEMATICS RELATED APPLETS ON THE INTERNET http://www.albertaonline.ab.ca/resources/MathApplets.htm The collection was compiled by Jim Reed and is hosted by the Alberta Online Consortium, an association that advocates and facilitates distance learning in the public school system of Alberta, Canada. The 33 links to Java applets are organized under the NCTM strands: Number, Shape and Space, Patterns and Relations, Statistics and Probability. They cover grades K through 12, with an emphasis on elementary through high school grades. All these applets provide interactive environments or activities in which to learn certain math concepts. Applets range from the usual "Algebra Tiles" to the original "Five in a Row." -|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|- PROBLEMS, PROBLEMS, PROBLEMS - MATHCOUNTS http://mathcounts.org/Problems/problems.html A Problem of the Week contest, with archive of current-events-based math problems. Also included are warm-ups and workouts, problem-solving strategies, extended activities, tips for developing algebraic reasoning skills, a contest for submission of creative math problems, and the math challenge "Go Figure!" The Problem Solving Strategies section features detailed examples of the following techniques: - Compute or Simplify - Use a Formula - Make a Model or Diagram - Make a Table, Chart or List - Guess, Check and Revise - Consider a Simpler Case - Eliminate - Look for Patterns http://www.mathcounts.org/Problems/strategies.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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