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Volume 7, Number 10

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11 March 2002                                   Vol. 7, No. 10

                  THE MATH FORUM INTERNET NEWS

 Math in the Media Sites - Euchler | Creative Classroom Online
                 Dr. Math FAQ: Working Together


              MATH IN THE MEDIA SITES - John Euchler

  John Euchler has shared with us a list of "math in the media"
  references, assembled by his 12th graders when they presented
  a project on math as portrayed in popular film.

    Math in the Movies Page - A. G. Reinhold
    http://world.std.com/~reinhold/mathmovies.html

    Letters to Math in the Movies - A. G. Reinhold
    http://world.std.com/~reinhold/math/mathmoviesletters.html

    Mathematical Fiction - Alex Kasman
    http://math.cofc.edu/faculty/kasman/MATHFICT/mf-all-ttl.html

    Math in Fiction - Nik Weaver
    http://www.math.wustl.edu/~nweaver/fiction.html

    Bad Astronomy - Phil Plait
    http://www.badastronomy.com/bad/movies/index.html

    Insultingly Stupid Movie Physics - Intuitor.com
    http://intuitor.com/moviephysics/index.html

  John's class site:

    http://www.mccanntech.org/showPersonal.asp?ID=JE&area=MAT

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  CREATIVE CLASSROOM ONLINE - Creative Classroom Publishing, LLC

             http://www.creativeclassroom.com/

  Updated bimonthly, Creative Classroom Online is drawn from
  the pages of past and present issues of Creative Classroom,
  a professional magazine for K-8 teachers. Math Matters
  highlights mathematics activities. The current feature is:

  A Special Statistic: Putting the meaning back in averages
  http://www.creativeclassroom.com/ma02aplus/math.html

  Paul Giganti, Jr., presents statistics activities for three different 
  grade bands, all addressing the topic of "average":

    K-3: How Long is the Average Name?
    4-6: Don't Be Mean, Split the Beans
    6-8: Making Averages "Mean"-ingful

  Submit a tip to Math Matters:
  http://www.creativeclassroom.com/ma02aplus/submit.html

  View Online Archives:
  http://www.creativeclassroom.com/archive.html
  Links to Math Matters articles are listed under the
  A+ Activities.

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                  New from the Dr. Math FAQ

                       WORKING TOGETHER

  http://mathforum.org/dr.math/faq/faq.working.together.html

  Jack can paint a house in 5 days, and Richard can paint the
  same house in 7 days. Working together, how long will it
  take them to finish the job?

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