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16 July 2001 Vol. 6, No. 29 THE MATH FORUM INTERNET NEWS AgentSheets - A. Repenning | Funderstanding Roller Coaster Teaching Future Teachers: A Pilot Workshop - MAA AGENTSHEETS - Dr. Alexander Repenning http://www.agentsheets.com/main.html 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. http://www.agentsheets.com/download/index.html The User's Forum has the following resources: - Showcase Projects - Plug-Ins - Training Videos - Documentation - Behavior Exchange - Book Store - Publications - FAQ http://www.agentsheets.com/usersforum/index.html -|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|- FUNDERSTANDING ROLLER COASTER http://www.funderstanding.com/k12/coaster/ 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 -|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|- TEACHING FUTURE TEACHERS: A PILOT WORKSHOP - MAA January 9-14, 2002 http://www.maa.org/pfdev/tft/pilot.html 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: http://www.maa.org/pfdev/tft/pilotapp.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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