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25 March 2002 Vol. 7, No. 12 THE MATH FORUM INTERNET NEWS Math Awareness Month - April 2002 | eTAP - Math PROMYS: The Program in Mathematics for Young Scientists Summer Math Camps and Programs for High School Students (AMS) MATH AWARENESS MONTH - APRIL 2002 http://mathforum.org/mam/ Mathematics Awareness Month provides the mathematical sciences community with opportunities for promoting the importance and versatility of mathematics, and its relationship to our daily lives. The theme of MAM 2002 is Mathematics and the Genome. -|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|- eTAP - MATH http://www.etap.org/math.html The math section of eTAP, the electronic Teaching Assistance Program, provides mathematics instructional material designed to assist students in grades 6-10 and their parents. Materials include lesson plans, instructions with examples and exercises, and assessments similar to those used on standardized tests such as the SAT, state high school exit and equivalency exams. 1. The Language of Mathematics 2. Basic Operations 3. Order of Operations and Combining Terms 4. Fractions 5. Multiplying and Dividing Fractions 6. Operations with Decimals 7. Geometric Lines, Figures and Relationships 8. Powers, Roots and Radicals 9. Geometric Formulas 10. Basic Operations with Literal Numbers 11. Solving Basic Equations 12. Solving Problems with Algebra 13. Using Functions in Solving Right Triangle Problems 14. Further Applications of Formulas and Functions 15. Simultaneous Linear Equations 16. Quadratic Equations 17. Graphs 18. Statistics and Probability 19. High School Exit Exam 20. Glossary -|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|- PROMYS: THE PROGRAM IN MATHEMATICS FOR YOUNG SCIENTISTS http://math.bu.edu/people/promys/ PROMYS encourages ambitious high school students to explore the creative world of mathematics. From July 7 to August 17, approximately 60 high school students from around the country will gather on the campus of Boston University for six weeks of rigorous mathematical activity. Through their intensive efforts to solve an assortment of challenging problems in number theory, participants practice the art of mathematical discovery. PROMYS for Teachers supports current efforts in Massachusetts to enhance problem-solving and open-ended exploration in high school mathematics classrooms. The 2002 Student, Counselor, and Teacher applications are now available. \|/ SUMMER MATH CAMPS AND PROGRAMS FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS (AMS) http://www.ams.org/employment/mathcamps.html The American Mathematical Society has a listing of titles, locations, and links of summer programs that provide high school students experience in the world of mathematics research. \|/ MATH CAMPS & SUMMER PROGRAMS http://mathforum.org/students/high/opps.html The Math Forum maintains an annotated list of math camps and summer programs. -|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|- 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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