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21 January 2002 Vol. 7, No. 3 THE MATH FORUM INTERNET NEWS AP Central | World!Of Numbers - De Geest Problem Corner | Two Programming Contests AP CENTRAL The College Board's Online Home for AP Professionals http://apcentral.collegeboard.com A site for all those involved in or interested in the AP Program, including new and experienced teachers, coordinators, counselors, college faculty, and school and college administrators. Complete a three-step registration to become a member of the AP Central Community and access its growing set of resources. http://apps.apcentral.collegeboard.com/RegWiz1.jsp Once registered, there are a variety of resources available: Teachers' Resources http://apps.apcentral.collegeboard.com/ResourceSearchParams.jsp These resources are organized by - Assessments - Background Material - Bibliography - Calculator/Computer Programs - Discussion Questions - Experiments - Explorations - Homework Activities - Lesson Plans - Problem Sets - Project Ideas - Reference Material - Scholarship/Research - Simulations/Animations - Student Activities - Syllabi - Teaching Tips - Test Prep Materials - Vocabulary Lists - Web Site Lists Users of the materials are invited to submit reviews, which are then made available to the community. AP Community http://apps.apcentral.collegeboard.com/CommunitySearchParams.jsp Institutes & Workshops http://apps.apcentral.collegeboard.com/EventSearchParams.jsp FAQs http://apps.apcentral.collegeboard.com/FAQListing.jsp Read background and implementation information about: - The Program - The Course - The Exam - Teachers and Schools - Colleges and Universities -|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|- WORLD!OF NUMBERS - Patrick De Geest http://www.worldofnumbers.com/index.html World!of Numbers, a Web site by Patrick De Geest, is about recreational mathematics, with palindromes as the main topic. Patrick explains that he opted for palindromes "...not because of my length (181 cm), my average weight (77 kg) or my house number (141) but because I was attracted by their overall symmetry and the fact that it was a novel and thus insufficiently studied subject." Facts and figures about 2002, the last palindromic year http://www.worldofnumbers.com/year2002.htm Mirror site: http://users.skynet.be/worldofnumbers/ -|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|- PROBLEM CORNER - Les Reid Southwest Missouri State University http://math.smsu.edu/~les/POTW.html Three levels of problems are updated monthly, then archived along with solutions. - High School: Problems are directed primarily towards high school students, although everyone is welcome to participate. - Advanced: Problems are written assuming some college-level mathematics, typically calculus, but occasionally higher-level courses. - Challenge: Knowledge of college-level mathematics is not assumed, but the problems posed tend to be of a more challenging nature. Some of the problems in the archives are marked as not yet solved. \|/ TWO PROGRAMMING CONTESTS: ATTACKING QUEENS http://members.aol.com/DrMWEcker/Contest.html These contests were inspired by the Problem Corner's "Attacking Hyperqueens" problem. -|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|- 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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