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18 November 2002 Vol. 7, No. 46 THE MATH FORUM INTERNET NEWS Elements of Abstract and Linear Algebra - Connell | CLRN Gender Differences in Student Participation and Achievement in the Sciences: Choice or Chance? ELEMENTS OF ABSTRACT AND LINEAR ALGEBRA - Edwin H. Connell http://www.math.miami.edu/~ec/book/ A free online textbook that can be used as a foundation for courses on linear algebra. With applications to computer science, biology, and other subjects, this book is available in four formats: PDF, DVI, PS, and PSGZ. The chapters are: Background Groups Rings Matrices and Matrix Rings Linear Algebra Appendix Read a message from the author: http://www.math.miami.edu/~ec/book/author.html Discuss the text, as well as topics in modern algebra in the Abstract and Linear Algebra Forum. http://www.math.miami.edu/forum/algebra/ -|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|- CALIFORNIA LEARNING RESOURCE NETWORK (CLRN) http://clrn.org/math/ CLRN-Mathematics is part the California Learning Resource Network that has these goals: - Identify and review supplemental electronic learning resources such as software, video, and Internet resources. - Identify learning units or lessons aligned to resources and the California state academic content standards. - Maintain an interactive web site to provide information about electronic learning resources through an online searchable database, links to standards-based online lessons and to California state education technology projects and resources. Search their database: http://clrn.org/search/ -|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|- GENDER DIFFERENCES IN STUDENT PARTICIPATION AND ACHIEVEMENT IN THE SCIENCES: CHOICE OR CHANCE? Judy Lupart, Principal Investigator, The University of Calgary http://www.geomatics.ucalgary.ca/cwse/edps.html A study investigating the key influences on junior and senior high school students' choices for various activities, courses and careers, particularly in the sciences. Conducted by The Prairie Region Chair for Women in Science and Engineering (CWSE) in the department of Geomatics Engineering at The University of Calgary. Download PDFs of results on - Gender Differences in Junior High School Students Towards Future Plans and Career Choices - Gender Differences in Grades 7 and 10 Students Towards Science, Math, Computers and Future Career Choices - Gender, Grade and Achievement Differences in Student Perceptions of Parental Support - Gender Differences in Science, Math and English, and Adult Life Choices - Gender Differences in Math, English, and Science for Grade 7 and 10 Students - Expectations for Success - Gender Differences in Computer Attitudes, Skills, and Perceived Ability - Impact of Attachment and Anxiety as Indicated by Affective Memories in Relation to Gender and Academic Achievement in Math and Science -|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|- 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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