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Volume 7, Number 2

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14 January 2002                                  Vol. 7, No. 2

                 THE MATH FORUM INTERNET NEWS

  Elementary Thoughts - Englert | Interactive Tools - Illuminations
               Math Awareness Month - April 2002


                     ELEMENTARY THOUGHTS
            A Collection of Gail's T2T Responses

              http://mathforum.org/t2t/faq/gail/

  Gail Englert, a Teacher2Teacher Associate, has been a teacher
  for over twenty years. Currently she teaches 5th grade at
  Sewells Point Elementary School in Norfolk, Virginia.

  Gail has addressed concerns from elementary and middle school
  teachers, parents, and students who have submitted questions
  to the Teacher2Teacher service, responding comprehensively
  on a range of topics:

    - Addition
    - Classroom Management
    - Decimals
    - Division
    - Estimation
    - Fractions
    - General
    - Geometry
    - Manipulatives
    - Measurement
    - Multiplication
    - Numbers
    - Statistics
    - Subtraction

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                    INTERACTIVE MATH TOOLS
                   Illuminations Site - NCTM

        http://illuminations.nctm.org/tools/index.html

  NCTM's Illuminations site has tools to explore mathematics
  and create interactive lessons. Most of the tools can be used
  at multiple grade levels. Recommended grade levels are given.

  Titles include:
    - Affine Recurrence Plotter
    - Affine Recurrence Spreadsheet
    - Expression Pan Balance
    - Factor Game
    - Fractal Tool
    - Fraction Game
    - Now/Next Recurrence Table Generator
    - Pool Table
    - Product Game
    - Shape Pan Balance
    - Shape Tool
    - Spreadsheet and Graphing Tool
    - Spreadsheet Tool
    - Vector Investigation Tool

  Terms of Use
      http://illuminations.nctm.org/tools/Terms_of_Use.html

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               MATH AWARENESS MONTH - April 2002

                  http://mathforum.org/mam/

  This year, "Mathematics and the Genome" is the theme of
  Mathematics Awareness Month (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.

  Resources include:
    - Announcement
    - Sample Press Release
    - From the Director of the National Human Genome
        Research Institute
    - Theme Poster
    - Theme Essay: Mathematics and the Genome
    - Theme Essay: Microarrays, Mathematics, and Medicine
    - Related Resources
    - Order the 2002 Poster
    - Linking Icons
    - Planning for MAM 2002

  Archived resources from previous years:

               http://mathforum.org/mam/past.html

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