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20 August 2001 Vol. 6, No. 34 THE MATH FORUM INTERNET NEWS Regular Tessellations - S. Alejandre | ODE Resources Place Value - T2T FAQ REGULAR TESSELLATIONS - Suzanne Alejandre Math Forum Companion Lesson for BoxerMath.com's Tessellation Tool http://mathforum.org/pubs/boxer/tess.html Suzanne Alejandre at the Math Forum has developed a middle school lesson utilizing Boxer's Tessellation Tool Java applet to help students understand why equilateral triangles, squares, and regular hexagons tessellate regularly in the Euclidean plane. In addition to alignment to NCTM Standards and a step-by-step guide, the Teacher Lesson Plan links to Math Forum resources such as: - Information and Lessons - Problems of the Week - Teacher2Teacher - Ask Dr. Math The Student Page is here: http://mathforum.org/pubs/boxer/student.tess.html BoxerMath.com offers on-line curricula for Pre-algebra, Algebra I & II, Geometry, and Trigonometry. All courses include practice problems, tests, lesson plans and enrichment activities. BoxerMath.com also correlates course lessons with state and national mathematics standards. A free trial is available: http://www.boxermath.com/tryit.html -|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|- ORDINARY DIFFERENTIAL EQUATION (ODE) RESOURCES http://www2.spsu.edu/math/dillon/oderesources ODE Resources collected by the Park City Mathematics Institute's Undergraduate Faculty Program participants. The sites are organized into the following categories: - Animations - Bifurcations - Circuits - Classroom Demos - Data Sets - Explorations, Labs, Modules - General Resources - IDE (Interactive Differential Equations software) - Java Applets - Linear Algebra Supplements - Maple - Mathematica - Matlab - Pedagogy - Pendulum - Project - Short Problems - Solvers - Springs - Tutorials \|/ Read more about the IAS/Park City Mathematics Institute Undergraduate Faculty Program here: http://www.admin.ias.edu/ma/UFP2001.htm -|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|- PLACE VALUE New from the T2T FAQ Math Forum, Teacher2Teacher Service http://mathforum.org/t2t/faq/faq.placevalue.html From the Math Forum's Teacher2Teacher service, answers to a frequently asked question: How do I provide my students with practice on their place value skills? Suggestions include techniques to use to help students, archived T2T conversations on the subject, resources from the archives of Ask Dr. Math, literature connections, and links to relevant Web sites. -|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|- 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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