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5 November 2001 Vol. 6, No. 45 THE MATH FORUM INTERNET NEWS Director of the Math Forum @ Drexel - Stephen Weimar Math Puzzles - Math Is Power - NACME | Calculus-help.com - Kelley DIRECTOR OF THE MATH FORUM @ DREXEL http://mathforum.org/staff.html Steve Weimar has been named director of the Math Forum @ Drexel. Steve is looking to enhance the interactive services for which the Math Forum is widely known, and help the Math Forum play a leading role in the evolution of online education. Steve brings to Drexel a history with the Math Forum, starting in 1994 with the Geometry Forum and later as a principal investigator and project director for the Math Forum. Most recently, he served as Vice President of the Learning Partnerships Group at WebCT, the company that purchased the site from Swarthmore College in 2000. At WebCT, he oversaw the development of faculty education and technical consulting services, as well as the growth of online academic communities. Steve is committed to cultivating the unique advantages of the Internet for learning, supporting informal and self-directed learning, along with the bridging of K12, higher education, and professional communities. -|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|- MATH PUZZLES - MATH IS POWER - NACME http://www.mathispower.org/mathnav.html The Math Puzzles section of the Math is Power site features six Shockwave games including: - CodeBreaker This game requires using trial and error to deduce the correct string of colored circles, given feedback on position and quantity. - Space Tag Two players take turns moving on a grid, one of them attempting to occupy the other's grid position in five moves or fewer. - Change the Lightbulb This game draws on the Four Color Map Theorem. - Magic Square Arrange the digits zero through eight so that the sum of the rows, columns, and diagonals are the same. - Imposters Presents fractions, decimals, and percentages, one of which has a value different from all the other expressions. - Make the Change Provides practice in adding and subtracting dollars and cents. -|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|- CALCULUS-HELP.COM - Mike Kelley http://www.calculus-help.com/ A teacher-made site devoted to the subject of calculus. Features include: - Kelley's Problem of the Week http://www.calculus-help.com/problem.html One Calculus AB problem and one Calculus BC problem every week. http://www.calculus-help.com/oldproblems.html Complete answers to the previous week's problems are posted at the same time in the old problem archive. - Interactive Cheat Sheets http://www.calculus-help.com/funstuff/cheatsheet.html Topics include: derivatives, differential equations, integrals, limits, and series. - Links provided to a variety of useful calculus sites on the Web. -|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|- 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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