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3 December 2001 Vol. 6, No. 49 THE MATH FORUM INTERNET NEWS Learning Math - Annenberg/CPB Channel Math Digest and Math in the Media - AMS | Poly Pages - A. Clarke LEARNING MATH: PATTERNS, FUNCTIONS, AND ALGEBRA The Annenberg/CPB Channel http://www.learner.org/resources/resource.html?uid=140 Beginning January 22, the Annenberg/CPB Channel will broadcast the first of five video and Web-based mathematics courses for elementary and middle school teachers. This new ten-part professional development course in mathematics will explore the "big ideas" in algebraic thinking, such as - finding, describing, and using patterns - using functions to make predictions - understanding linearity and proportional reasoning - understanding non-linear functions - understanding and exploring algebraic structure The concluding case studies will show classroom applications of what has been learned. The course consists of 10 two-and-a-half hour sessions, each with a half-hour of video programming, problem-solving activities available in print and on the Web, and class discussions. The deadline for Spring registration is December 31, 2001. Register at no cost by calling 1-800-228-8030, or sign up online: http://www.learner.org/channel/workshops/registration/registerinfo.html -|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|- MATHEMATICAL DIGEST - AMS http://www.ams.org/new-in-math/mathdigest/ Each month, the AMS posts short summaries of articles about mathematics that have recently appeared in the popular press. \|/ MATH IN THE MEDIA - AMS http://www.ams.org/new-in-math/11-2001-media.html Tony Phillips compiles highlights of math news from science literature and the current media. -|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|- THE POLY PAGES - Andrew Clarke http://www.geocities.com/alclarke0/ A searchable site of information on the various polyforms including: - Polyominoes - Polyiamonds - Polycubes - Polyhexes - Polyhes - Polyares - Polybes - Polyaboloes - Reptiles - Isoperimetric Polyforms - Other Polyforms The Poly Pages links to English, French, German, and Italian language sites on polyforms. -|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|- 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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