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Volume 7, Number 33

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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

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              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.

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       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.
 
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  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.

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