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15 April 2002 Vol. 7, No. 15 THE MATH FORUM INTERNET NEWS World's Largest Math Event - NCTM Elementary Interactivate Guide | COMPASS Curriculum Showcase WORLD'S LARGEST MATH EVENT - WLME 8 http://nctm.org/wlme/wlme8/ The eighth annual World's Largest Math Event (WLME 8) is slated for April 26, 2002, with the theme "Entertaining Mathematics." WLME 8 continues the spirit of celebrating mathematics as an important part of life itself, inviting the participation of teachers and students in grades K-16 from around the globe. This event sponsored by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) features mathematical investigations and problems related to the entertainment industry. The twelve activities are divided into four sections: - Music - Film and Theater - Print Media - Television Bibliography and Additional Resources http://nctm.org/wlme/wlme8/resources.htm Promoting WLME 8 http://nctm.org/wlme/wlme8/promote.htm \|/ PROBLEMS OF THE WEEK http://mathforum.org/pow/ The themes for the Math Forum's Problems of the Week will be aligned to the four areas of entertainment during the time covered by WLME 8. -|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|- ELEMENTARY INTERACTIVATE GUIDE The Shodor Education Foundation, Inc. http://shodor.org/interactivate/elementary/ Project Interactivate has added to its collection of hands-on, technology-appropriate activities for the middle school curriculum, expanding it with new content for grades 3-5. Categories of concepts include: - Number and Operation - Geometry and Measurement - Function and Algebra - Probability and Data Analysis See also: http://shodor.org/interactivate/piindex.html -|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|- COMPASS CURRICULUM SHOWCASE June 28 - 30, 2002 Charlotte, North Carolina http://www.ithaca.edu/compass COMPASS (Curricular Options in Mathematics Programs for All Secondary Students), a national implementation center funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), hosts its second annual conference, a showcase of five Standards-based secondary mathematics curricula: - Mathematics: Modeling Our World (ARISE) - Contemporary Mathematics in Context (CPMP) - Interactive Mathematics Program (IMP) - MATH Connections: A Secondary Mathematics Core Curriculum - Integrated Mathematics: A Modeling Approach Using Technology (SIMMS) Application forms and a program agenda are available for downloading in PDF format. -|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|- 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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