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19 February 2001 Vol. 6, No. 8 THE MATH FORUM INTERNET NEWS Mathematics Education Page - Henri Picciotto Highline Advanced Math Program | ESCOT Problems of the Week DIMACS Connect Institute (DCI '01) MATHEMATICS EDUCATION PAGE - Henri Picciotto http://www.picciotto.org/math-ed/index.html A resource for math educators, with articles and sample lessons written by Henri Picciotto, Math Department chairperson at The Urban School of San Francisco. Highlights of the site include - Presentations: "Zome Geometry" and "Geometry Labs" - Publications: links provided to published books and articles - Algebra: articles and sample lessons - Geometry: hands-on lessons, links, activities, and articles - K-8: "Early Mathematics: A Proposal for New Directions" - Manipulatives: sample activities and articles - Problems: problems for secondary school students and teachers - Technology: three graphing calculator activities - Trigonometry: hands-on introduction to the trig ratios -|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|- HIGHLINE ADVANCED MATH PROGRAM - Highline Council PTSA http://www.blarg.net/~math/index.html The Advanced Math Program is a math enrichment program for students in grades 5, 6 and 7. This program was developed by parent volunteers, working with educators, in the Highline School District #401, Seattle, WA. It began with 12 students in 1990 and has grown to include more than 300 students in 15 public and private schools around Puget Sound. Each school has one or more volunteer coaches (parent or educator) using the materials provided at this site. The schedule is specific to the Highline School District, but serves as a template to deliver these same concepts to any student in any school, including home-school. Sections include - Lessons: outlines of first and second year curricula, with a homework suggestions page - Practice quizzes: a variety of review problems, some with sample student responses and rubrics to guide scoring - Links: other math sites - About the program: history, objectives, approach, class format and an explanation of the Math Olympiad - Administration: information for those participating locally - Gifts and Books: gift ideas and a bookstore Additional pages include Fraction and Decimal Math Pak http://www.blarg.net/~math/FDMENU.HTM Math Quizzer http://www.blarg.net/~math/subject1.html Math Definitions http://www.blarg.net/~math/deflist.html Units Conversion http://www.blarg.net/~math/units.html -|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|- EDUCATIONAL SOFTWARE COMPONENTS OF TOMORROW PROBLEMS OF THE WEEK http://mathforum.org/escotpow/ ESCOT (Educational Software Components of Tomorrow) is an NSF-funded research grant to develop interactive Java applets to help middle school learners understand typically difficult math concepts, for example, fractions or probability. These applets can also be used for exploration outside of the Problem of the Week environment. ESCOT TEACHER SUPPORT PAGES http://mathforum.org/escot/teacher.html Each ESCOT Problem of the Week has an accompanying Teacher Support page that provides: - NCTM Standards links - Possible pre-activities - Possible post-activities - Lessons online - Relevant Ask Dr. Math archives - Vocabulary definitions - Other resources on the Web -|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|- DIMACS CONNECT INSTITUTE (DCI '01) RESEARCH EXPERIENCES FOR TEACHERS PROGRAM Rutgers University, July 9 - August 3, 2001 This program for mathematics and computer science high school teachers, sponsored by the National Science Foundation, concentrates on an area of Discrete Mathematics that is relevant to today's world. The theme of the program will be "Graph Theory and its Applications to Problems of Society." Applicants who are selected will have food and lodging provided; limited travel scholarships will be available. All participants will receive a stipend along with six graduate credits in mathematics education from Rutgers University. If you are interested, act right away: the deadline for applications is March 1, 2001. For further information and application forms, call Christine Spassione at (732) 445-4304, send e-mail to spassion@dimacs.rutgers.edu or check the program's Web site: http://dimacs.rutgers.edu/dci/2001/ -|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|- 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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