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9 December 2002 Vol. 7, No. 49 THE MATH FORUM INTERNET NEWS Virtual Math Lab | Aeronautics Resources - NASA The 12 Days of Christmas VIRTUAL MATH LAB West Texas A&M University http://www.wtamu.edu/academic/anns/mps/math/mathlab/index.htm Kim Peppard, with the assistance of Jennifer Puckett, has written online tutorials covering - College Algebra - Intermediate Algebra - Beginning Algebra - Texas Academic Skills Program (TASP) Test Preparation The tutorials were created as a service to anyone who needs help in these areas of mathematics. First time users are encouraged to review the Guides for each tutorial to learn how they are set up. Each tutorial includes - definitions - formulas - illustrations - step-by-step examples - an introduction with a link to a relevant comic strip - practice problems and tests with answer keys - resource guides - a section called "Need Extra Help on These Topics?" -|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|- AERONAUTICS RESOURCES - NASA http://www.grc.nasa.gov/WWW/K-12/aerores.htm This section of the Learning Technologies Project at the Glenn Research Center includes guides on various aeronautic principles, fun activities to teach students by example, and web-based simulations with pre- and post-simulation exercises. Topics include: - Beginner's Guide to Aerodynamics - Beginner's Guide to Propulsion - Beginner's Guide to Model Rockets - Beginner's Guide to Kites - Activities - Foil Sim - Engine Sim - Rocket Modeler - Kite Modeler - Curve Ball Sim - Range Game - Atmosphere Sim -|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|- THE TWELVE DAYS OF CHRISTMAS - Judy Ann Brown http://dimacs.rutgers.edu/~judyann/LP/lessons/12.days.html A math warmup activity for the 12 days preceding Christmas. This lesson gives the cost of: - a partridge in a pear tree - a pair of turtle doves - one French hen - one calling bird - a simple gold ring - one goose a-laying - one swimming swan - a milkmaid hired for 1 hour - one Lady dancing - one Lord a-leapin' - one Piper piping - one Drummer drumming and students are asked to calculate the total cost of the items in the song, "The Twelve Days of Christmas." Student Worksheet http://dimacs.rutgers.edu/~judyann/LP/lessons/chart.html Price Data: Judy wrote this activity originally in 1996 and every year she updates the prices provided by PNC Bank. http://dimacs.rutgers.edu/~judyann/LP/lessons/pricelist.html -|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|- 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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