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17 September 2001 Vol. 6, No. 38 THE MATH FORUM INTERNET NEWS Mathematician's Birthday Calendar - J. Brown | AWM Essay Contest The Lial/Hornsby Algebra Series Web Site - Addison Wesley Longman, Inc. First Day of School - New T2T FAQ SEPT11FOREDUCATORS http://groups.yahoo.com/group/sept11foreducators A Yahoo discussion group for school people to discuss the events of September 11, 2001. Teachers, parents, students, administrators, school board members, etc. are invited to join. -|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|- MATHEMATICIAN'S BIRTHDAY CALENDAR - Judy Ann Brown http://mathforum.org/~judyann/calendar/ Celebrate mathematics through the months by remembering the birthdays of your favorite mathematicians. Includes a lesson idea in which students are asked to design a birthday card, write a report, identify pictures, and create a bulletin board of mathematicians on the calendar. \|/ AWM ESSAY CONTEST Biographies of Contemporary Women in Mathematics Deadline: November 1, 2001 http://www.awm-math.org/biographies/contest.html To increase awareness of women's ongoing contributions to the mathematical sciences, the Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM) is sponsoring an essay contest: "Biographies of Contemporary Women Mathematicians." The essays will be based primarily on an interview with a woman currently working in a mathematical sciences career, whether academic, industrial, or governmental. This contest is open to students in the following categories: Middle School, High School, Undergraduate, and Graduate. At least one winning submission will be chosen from each category. Winners will receive a prize, and their essays will be published online at the AWM web site. Additionally, a grand prize winner will have his or her submission published in the AWM Newsletter. -|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|- THE LIAL/HORNSBY ALGEBRA SERIES WEB SITE Addison Wesley Longman, Inc. http://www.lialalgebra.com/ A site supporting the Lial/Hornsby Algebra series with additional practice, quizzes, tutorials, exercises, and information about the textbook supplements. For every chapter of each textbook, the site provides a glossary; InterAct plug-in tutorial exercises; and a "featured guest" essay discussing the math background and job of a professional working in industry, and how that person uses math at work. Textbooks include: - Beginning Algebra - Intermediate Algebra - Intermediate Algebra, Alternate Version - Beginning and Intermediate Algebra - Algebra for College Students -|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|- FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL New from the T2T FAQ Math Forum, Teacher2Teacher Service http://mathforum.org/t2t/faq/faq.firstday.html From the Math Forum's Teacher2Teacher service, answers to a frequently asked question: What do you do on the first day of school? Suggestions include techniques to use to help students, archived T2T conversations on the subject, resources from the archives of Ask Dr. Math, literature connections, books for reference, and links to relevant Web sites. \|/ THE QUIET GAME - Suzanne Alejandre http://mathforum.org/alejandre/quiet.game.html An activity to use at the beginning of the school year to introduce cooperation in the mathematics classroom. -|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|- 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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