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18 June 2001 Vol. 6, No. 25 THE MATH FORUM INTERNET NEWS Women & Geometry: An Archive of American Patchwork Quilt Designs Theorem of the Month | Varnelle's Primary Math - Fractions WOMEN & GEOMETRY: AN ARCHIVE OF AMERICAN PATCHWORK QUILT DESIGNS Sarah L. Whitworth http://womensearlyart.net/quilts/ American patchwork quilt designs are archived alphabetically. Each patchwork illustration consists of a series of animated line drawings, along with a colorized version of the block. Instructions are available for saving the illustrations of patterns: http://womensearlyart.net/quilts/info.html In addition to listing books about American quilt design, the site links to pattern templates for quilt-making, and to other geometric designs: http://womensearlyart.net/quilts/books.html -|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|- THEOREM OF THE MONTH - Dept. of Pure Mathematics University of Sheffield, United Kingdom http://www.shef.ac.uk/~puremath/theorems/ A monthly discussion and illustration of a well-known theorem. The archive of past theorems includes: - Bezout's Theorem - Cantor's Diagonal Argument - Fermat's Last Theorem - Godel's Theorem - Lagrange's Four-Square Theorem - Pythagoras Animated - Pythagorean Triples and the Congruent Number Problem - The Classification of Finite Simple Groups - The Four Colour Theorem - The Prime Number Theorem - The Tactical Voting Theorem - The Arithmetic-Geometric Mean Inequality - The Date of Easter - The Fundamental Theorem of Algebra - The Solution of Cubics and Quartics http://www.shef.ac.uk/~puremath/theorems/all.html -|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|- VARNELLE'S PRIMARY MATH - INTRODUCTION TO FRACTIONS http://mathforum.org/varnelle/knum.html A unit by Varnelle Moore, designed to guide young children (K-2) through an introduction to fractions: - equal parts - divide and shade - parts to whole - writing fractions Each lesson includes an interactive, manipulative-based project, an activity incorporating technology, paper/pencil practice, and literature connections. Helpful links and teacher support extension ideas are also provided: http://mathforum.org/varnelle/knum5.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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