Math Forum Internet News

Volume 7, Number 23

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10 June 2002                                       Vol. 7, No. 23

                  THE MATH FORUM INTERNET NEWS

           NECC Annual Meeting | KaleidoTile 2 - Weeks
     PBS Kids Cyberchase | First Year Suggestions - T2T FAQ


     NECC ANNUAL MEETING - MATH FORUM PRESENTATION/EXHIBIT

          http://mathforum.org/workshops/necc2002/

  Attend our Web poster session or come by our booth in the
  Exhibit Hall at the National Educational Computing
  Conference (NECC) meeting to be held in San Antonio, Texas,
  June 17-19, 2002.

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                   KALEIDOTILE 2 - Jeff Weeks

     http://www.northnet.org/weeks/index/KaleidoTile.html

  Explore tessellations of the sphere, Euclidean plane, and
  hyperbolic plane while creating colorful works of art.
  Decorate your tessellation with your own favorite images,
  or select images from the library provided.

  This new PC-only version of KaleidoTile is truly
  kaleidoscopic. Jeff is interested in finding an eager
  programmer to create a Macintosh version.

  KaleidoTile comes with a set of questions on tilings and
  symmetry for small group investigation.
  ftp://ftp.northnet.org/weeks/KaleidoTile/StudyQuestions.rtf

  KaleidoTile 1.5 for Macintosh, which supports solid colors
  only, is also available for download.

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                      PBS KIDS: CYBERCHASE

                 http://pbskids.org/cyberchase/

  A fun mathematics game is available every day at Cyberchase.
  Cyberchase is an animated adventure television series and
  multimedia project for children ages 8-11, about a team of
  kids on daring missions in Cyberspace. To save the day, the
  heroes have to use math and brain power.

  Their theme is "Math is everywhere. Math is about solving
  problems. Math is fun. And boy, does it come in handy!"

  Games Central provides access to previously featured games:
    - Can You Fill It
    - Logic Zoo
    - Symmetrizer
    - Number Machine
    - 13 Ways to a Half
    - Jellybean Jostle
    - Pattern Quest
    - Bike Route
    - Crack Hacker's Safe
    - 2D to 3D Morphing
    - Disguise Combos
    - Maze and Marbles
    - Pattern Player
    - Tangrams
    - Coin Toss
    - Virus Hunt
    - Crack the Code

  Cyberchase for Parents and Teachers provides an overview of
  the series, explains the accompanying Web site, and offers
  lesson plans and activities to use in the classroom.

           http://pbskids.org/cyberchase/classroom/

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                   FIRST YEAR SUGGESTIONS
                    New from the T2T FAQ
              Math Forum, Teacher2Teacher Service
                      
        http://mathforum.org/t2t/faq/faq.teacher.html

  From the Math Forum's Teacher2Teacher service, answers to
  a frequently asked question: Can you give me some helpful
  suggestions for getting through my first year of teaching?

  Suggestions include techniques to use to help students,
  resources from the Library, books for reference, and links
  to open discussions on the following topics:

    - classroom management
    - curriculum
    - first day of school
    - grades/homework
    - parental involvement
    - preparing to be a teacher
    - room environment

  Use the comment form to add your suggestions:

      http://mathforum.org/t2t/faq/faq.teacher.html#sub

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