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Volume 7, Number 46

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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/

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            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/

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          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

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