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18 March 2002 Vol. 7, No. 11 THE MATH FORUM INTERNET NEWS Slates, Slide Rules, and Software: Teaching Math in America The Secret Lives of Numbers | MathHelp - G. McRae SLATES, SLIDE RULES, AND SOFTWARE: TEACHING MATH IN AMERICA Smithsonian: National Museum of American History http://americanhistory.si.edu/teachingmath/index.htm The Smithsonian's National Museum of American History has opened a small exhibit on mathematics teaching devices. It focuses on innovations in mathematics teaching, from the blackboard to graphing calculators. The exhibit will be on view at the Washington, D.C., museum until at least mid-August, 2002. For general museum information, please visit http://www.americanhistory.si.edu/ -|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|- THE SECRET LIVES OF NUMBERS - Golan Levin, et al. http://www.turbulence.org/Works/nums/ The authors wrote some custom software, ran a lot of searches through public search engines, and applied a heavy dose of statistics to the results to come up with an interactive exploration of numeric associations. What's a numeric association? The number 17, for instance, is associated with the 17-inch computer monitor, the B-17 Flying Fortress, and the Glock 17. This site has a Java applet histogram exploring the relative popularity and cultural associations of every integer between 0 and one million. The Secret Lives of Numbers is a commission of New Radio and Performing Arts, Inc., for its Turbulence.org web site, developed with support from The Greenwall Foundation, and conceived by Golan Levin at Interval Research Corporation. -|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|- MATH HELP - Graeme McRae http://mcraefamily.com/MathHelp/ Math Help provides tips and techniques for sixth grade math through high school, and offers one-on-one help for math students. - Math Tutoring - Basic Principles - Calculus - Physics - Counting - Factoring - Matrix Math - Geometry and Trig - Expansions - Math Jokes - Math Puzzles -|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|- 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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