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Volume 6, Number 29

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16 July 2001                                       Vol. 6, No. 29


   AgentSheets - A. Repenning | Funderstanding Roller Coaster
       Teaching Future Teachers: A Pilot Workshop - MAA

            AGENTSHEETS - Dr. Alexander Repenning


  The combination of AgentSheets tools plus the Ristretto Java 
  generator allows you to build simulations for the Web 
  without any knowledge of Java programming. Trial versions 
  are available for both Macintosh and Windows.

  The User's Forum has the following resources:

    - Showcase Projects
    - Plug-Ins
    - Training Videos 
    - Documentation
    - Behavior Exchange
    - Book Store
    - Publications 
    - FAQ




  This simulator is for students who want to design a 
  roller coaster, and for educators who want to use an 
  interactive activity to simulate the application of physics.

  A Java-enabled browser is needed to run the coaster applet. 
  Information is available on the following topics:

    - Acceleration 
    - Centripetal Force 
    - Energy 
    - Force 
    - g's 
    - Inertia 
    - Momentum 
    - Sir Isaac Newton 
    - Velocity 
    - Weight
    - Weightlessness
    - Work 


                      January 9-14, 2002

  Immediately following the January 2002 Joint Mathematics 
  Meetings, MAA will sponsor a Teaching Future Teachers (TFT) 
  Workshop for 20 participants. The Workshop will be held for 
  five full days, January 9 to January 14, at the Embassy Suites 
  San Diego Bay Hotel in San Diego, California.

  The workshop will be directed by Ed Dubinsky and have 
  Deborah Ball and Hyman Bass as faculty. Funding for the TFT 
  workshop is provided by the ExxonMobil Foundation and the NSF.

  The deadline for applications is September 1, 2001. 
  Notifications on selection of participants will be made by 
  October 8, 2001. You can apply here:



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