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25 June 2001 Vol. 6, No. 26 THE MATH FORUM INTERNET NEWS Math Medley - WebCT | Singaporemath.com Breaking Away from the Mathbook - Baggett and Ehrenfeucht MATH MEDLEY - hosted by WebCT http://www.webct.com/math/viewpage?name=math_medley Math Medley is a weekly call-in talk radio show, hosted by Pat Kenschaft from the Department of Mathematical Sciences at Montclair State University. Each show features an interview with an exciting guest discussing a topic with an underlying theme of mathematics, such as education, parenting, equity, or the environment. Access the library of archived broadcasts in any of these three ways: - thematically: K-12 teachers, math education reform, parenting, equity issues, real world applications, "What is Math?" - chronologically: organized into 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001 - alphabetically: ordered by guest's last name Past and future schedules are available: http://www.csam.montclair.edu/%7Ekenschaft/WALEsched.html -|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|- SINGAPOREMATH.COM http://www.singaporemath.com/ Formerly "Family Things," SingaporeMath.com provides information, sample pages, and ordering information for the Singapore mathematics and science curricula. Sample placement tests for the New Elementary Math Series: New Elementary Math 1 http://www.singaporemath.com/placement_nem1.htm New Elementary Math 2 http://www.singaporemath.com/placement_nem2.htm Primary Math 1A through Primary Math 6B http://www.singaporemath.com/placement.htm Sample pages from the following titles: - Earlybird Pre-School Math - Primary Mathematics Series - New Elementary Mathematics Series - Additional Mathematics - College Mathematics http://www.singaporemath.com/sample_content.htm A forum is available to talk with Singapore Math and Science users about issues and concerns pertaining to the use of the books: http://www.singaporemath.com/Forum.htm -|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|- BREAKING AWAY FROM THE MATHBOOK: CREATIVE PROJECTS FOR GRADES K-8 Pat Baggett and Andrzej Ehrenfeucht http://www.math.nmsu.edu/breakingaway/index.html This site from the New Mexico State University Department of Mathematical Sciences is suitable for K-8 students. Many of the activities are classroom-based lessons with colorful diagrams, instructions, teaching strategies and some interactive components. Activities include: Cuisenaire Strips, Straw Polyhedra, Four Bugs, Kites, Counting to 100, Chinese Calendar Box, Ancient Knot, Addition Board, Six Pyramids, One Third, Pentagon Puzzles, and Sixteen Square Inches. For a complete list see: http://www.math.nmsu.edu/breakingaway/Lessons/lessons.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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