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17 March 2003 Vol. 8, No. 11 THE MATH FORUM INTERNET NEWS NCTM Annual Meeting | Spreadsheets in Education Online Elementary Mathematics Resource: Mathematics 6 NCTM ANNUAL MEETING - MATH FORUM PRESENTATIONS http://mathforum.org/workshops/nctm2003/ Attend one of our sessions at the NCTM Annual Meeting: Session 17 Connecting Schools to Local and Global Communities using Online Mentoring Thursday, April 10: 8:00 am - 9:00 am Session 823 Success with Online Learning: Engaging with the Math Forum Community Friday, April 11: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm Session 1154 Developing Teachers' Skills through Online Mentoring Services Saturday, April 12: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm You are invited to join us at the Math Forum booth (#531) to talk with us about the Math Forum and, in particular, our newest project, Math Tools. We hope to see you there. http://mathforum.org/workshops/nctm2003/exhibit.html -|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|- SPREADSHEETS IN EDUCATION http://www.sie.bond.edu.au Dr. John Baker and Dr. Steve Sugden are in the process of setting up a new electronic journal devoted to the use of electronic spreadsheets, such as Microsoft Excel, in education. This quarterly journal will be fully peer-reviewed. The editors invite manuscripts from education professionals who make use of spreadsheets for the benefit of their students. The editorial board consists of experts from around the globe who have published in education generally, and on the topic of pedagogical use of spreadsheets, in particular. -|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|- ONLINE ELEMENTARY MATHEMATICS RESOURCE: MATHEMATICS 6 http://www.learnalberta.ca/math/default.asp The Online Elementary Mathematics Resource for Mathematics 6 is one way Alberta Learning, through the LearnAlberta.ca initiative, is meeting its goal of supporting lifelong learning in the Kindergarten to Grade 12 community. The Flash 5 site includes: - Lessons: Decimals Improper Fractions and Mixed Numbers Ratio Percent Solving Problems with Decimals Understanding Integers Factors, Multiples, and Prime Factorization Summarizing and Extending Patterns Rounding Numbers Understanding and Interpreting Graphs Balancing Equations Area and Perimeter Relating Area and Perimeter Surface Area of Prisms Volume and Displacement Working with Angles Slides and Flips Using Ordered Pairs Probability Problem Solving Bank Math Fun - Strategies: Act Out the Problem Look for a Pattern Guess and Check Draw a Diagram Put Data into a Table Multiple Step Problems - Glossary: Organized alphabetically, the glossary explains the mathematical terms used within the program. - Operations: This section contains strategies for helping students learn their basic number facts. Basic number facts are addition and subtraction facts to 18 and multiplication and division facts to 81. -|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|- 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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