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19 August 2002 Vol. 7, No. 33 THE MATH FORUM INTERNET NEWS The Math Forum's Problems of the Week Service Activities & Information Supporting Pi Day Celebration - Morehouse THE MATH FORUM'S PROBLEMS OF THE WEEK http://mathforum.org/pow/ Since posting our first Problem of the Week (PoW) in December of 1993, one of our goals has been to engage students in non-routine mathematics investigations while encouraging clear mathematical communication. During the 2002-2003 school year, we will offer these five problems: Math Fundamentals Problem of the Week For students working on problems in numbers, operations, and measurement, as well as introductory geometry, data, and probability. Pre-Algebra Problem of the Week For students learning algebraic reasoning, identifying and applying patterns, ratio and proportion, and geometric ideas such as similarity. Algebra Problem of the Week For students learning and exploring introductory algebra. Geometry Problem of the Week For students learning and exploring topics commonly covered in a high school geometry course. PreCalculus Problem of the Week For students who have finished studying topics commonly covered in first-year algebra and high school geometry. Problems may also involve probability, statistics, discrete math, and trigonometry. We will post new problems every two weeks, giving students two weeks to submit their solutions. The first problem of the year for Pre-Algebra and Geometry will be in preview on Thursday, August 29. Students will be able to submit their solutions starting Monday, September 2. The first problem of the year for the Fundamental Math, Algebra, and Precalculus problems will be in preview on Thursday, September 5. Students will be able to submit their solutions starting Monday, September 9. Read more about our new rubric scoring and the problems that we are offering: http://mathforum.org/pow/powstatus.html \|/ LIBRARY OF PROBLEMS OF THE WEEK http://mathforum.org/library/problems/ The Math Forum's Library of Problems of the Week organizes the archives of the services for browsing by mathematics and story topic, rates problems for difficulty level, and provides for searching by keyword. PROBLEMS OF THE WEEK BOOK, VOLUME 1 http://mathforum.org/powbook.html Drawn from the 1999-2000 school year, the Problems of the Week, Volume 1 book has a section for Elementary, Middle School, Algebra, Geometry, Trig/Calculus, and Discrete Math Problems of the Week. Each section has: - a table of contents with annotations - twenty problems in print-ready format - an answer key with URLs pointing to the full archived answer on the Math Forum site. Packaged in a three-hole binder with introductory pages, the book is available for $20.00 plus $5.00 shipping and handling. -|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|- ACTIVITIES & INFORMATION SUPPORTING PI DAY CELEBRATION by Carolyn M. Morehouse http://mathforum.org/te/exchange/hosted/morehouse/ Prepare to celebrate Pi Day with Carolyn M. Morehouse's resources, hosted by the Math Forum's Teacher Exchange: Pi Day: A Mathematical Celebration http://mathforum.org/te/exchange/hosted/morehouse/piday.html Lesson plan for Pi Day activities. Pi Day Songs http://mathforum.org/te/exchange/hosted/morehouse/songs.pi.html Use these songs as part of your Pi Day celebration. The Pi Trivia Quiz || Answers http://mathforum.org/te/exchange/hosted/morehouse/trivia.pi.html Use the trivia quiz as an activity for the classroom or as a take-home assignment for the whole family. Refreshments for Pi Day http://mathforum.org/te/exchange/hosted/morehouse/refreshments.pi.html Use this as a sign-up refreshment list for a Pi Day celebration. \|/ TEACHER EXCHANGE http://mathforum.org/te/ If you have a lesson idea that you would like to contribute to the Math Forum @ Drexel site, please visit the Teacher Exchange area of our site. -|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|- 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 Donations http://deptapp.drexel.edu/ia/GOL/giftsonline1_MF.asp _o \o_ __| \ / |__ o _ o/ \o/ __|- __/ \__/o \o | o/ o/__/ /\ /| | \ \ / \ / \ /o\ / \ / \ / | / \ / \ |

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