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2 December 2002 Vol. 7, No. 48 THE MATH FORUM INTERNET NEWS Learning Math: Geometry | Graph It! - P. Lundin Games for Math and Social Skills LEARNING MATH: GEOMETRY The Annenberg/CPB Channel Starts January 28, 2003 http://www.learner.org/resources/resource.html?uid=167 Available in 2003, Learning Math: Geometry, is a video- and Web-based course for elementary and middle school teachers. Geometric reasoning is introduced as a method for problem solving. Some important geometric ideas, such as symmetry, similarity, and trigonometry, will also be examined. The course material progresses from more visual, intuitive ways of solving problems to more formal explorations of geometric ideas, properties, and proofs. Registration is recommended at least three weeks in advance of the start of a workshop or course to ensure that support materials reach you in time. Register at no cost by calling 1-800-LEARNER or signing up at: http://www.learner.org/channel/workshops/register_info.html -|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|- GRAPH IT! - Patrik Lundin http://www.coolmath.com/graphit/index.html Graph It! provides a functional online graphing calculator. The Java applet has all the common operators and functions as expected from any scientific calculator, combined with function graphing capabilities. The calculator has the ability to graph the hyperbolic functions and symbolically differentiate functions in one variable, making it a tool for higher-level algebra and calculus students. Instructions are listed below the calculator. -|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|- GAMES FOR MATH AND SOCIAL SKILLS http://mathforum.org/alejandre/cooperate.html The Math Forum has started a collection of links to games for building math and social skills. If you have a suggestion of a game that you have used with students, please let us know about it by using the form at the bottom of the page. http://mathforum.org/alejandre/cooperate.html#feedback -|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|- 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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