Math Forum Internet News

Volume 7, Number 15

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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

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                      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.

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                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

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                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.
    
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