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17 June 2002 Vol. 7, No. 24 The Math Forum 15 June, 1992 - 15 June, 2002 Celebrating ten years of service to the math education community THE MATH FORUM INTERNET NEWS The Princeton Mathematics Community in the 1930s CoolMath Algebra | MathWorld Interactive - Mortensen THE PRINCETON MATHEMATICS COMMUNITY IN THE 1930'S An Oral History Project http://infoshare1.princeton.edu:2003/libraries/firestone/rbsc/finding_aids/mathoral/pm02.htm Transcripts, with abstracts, of interviews with mathematics faculty and students at Princeton University during the 1930s, recounting that decade when Kurt Gšdel studied spatially homogeneous cosmological models; Albert Einstein worked on a unified field theory; John von Neumann accepted his one and only doctoral student; Richard Feynman, Arthur Stone, Bryant Tuckerman, and John Tukey created flexagons together -- all in the University's recently constructed Fine Hall. Pick a mathematician from the incredible list of those cited and enjoy. http://infoshare1.princeton.edu:2003/libraries/firestone/rbsc/finding_aids/mathoral/pm05.htm -|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|- COOLMATH ALGEBRA by Karen http://www.coolmath.com/algebra25/ Karen has added CoolMath Algebra to her "amusement park of mathematics" site. Preview some of the algebra lessons, including: Lines: Graphing Lines Using Intercepts Functions: What's a Function? Exponentials and Logarithms: The Exponential Monster Table of Contents http://www.coolmath.com/algebra25/toc_sample.htm Subscriptions cost $19.95 a month for individual users. Discount packages for larger groups are available. Publicly accessible areas of the CoolMath site include: Little Links (for ages 3-5) http://www.coolmath4kids.com/little_links.html CoolMath4Kids http://www.coolmath4kids.com/ CoolMath4Teachers http://www.coolmath4teachers.com/ CoolMath4Parents http://www.coolmath4parents.com/ -|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|- MATHWORLD INTERACTIVE - Carolynn S. Mortensen http://mathforum.org/mathworld/ Middle school students are invited to visit the recently re-launched MathWorld Interactive site and solve its open-ended word problems. Challenges for students in grades 6-8 will be issued every nine weeks. Students are asked to follow a specific format: - write what you know about the problem (the facts) - write what you are looking for (the questions) - write all your problem-solving strategies - write your solutions (the answers) - explain how you checked your work - extend the problem by writing a new problem based on the original Participants use an on-line form or use the MathWorld Interactive email address to submit their solutions. Sweepstakes winners receive email award certificates. All students receive awards highlighting their strengths and achievements posted online in the MathWorld Interactive Hall of Fame. http://mathforum.org/mathworld/fame.html -|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|- 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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