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Volume 8, Number 21

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26 May 2003                                       Vol. 8, No. 21

                 THE MATH FORUM INTERNET NEWS

  NCTM Research Catalyst Conference | Escher and the Droste Effect
              Javascript School Math Toolkit - LeMieux


              NCTM RESEARCH CATALYST CONFERENCE

          http://www.nctm.org/highered/catalyst.htm

  The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) will
  host a Research Catalyst Conference September 11-13, 2003,
  at the Sheraton Reston in Reston, Virginia.

  This working conference will bring together approximately
  100 participants from various research communities. The goal
  of the conference is to catalyze coordinated research about
  the impact, implementation, and influence of state and
  national standards and related national initiatives,
  including assessments, instructional materials, and teacher
  education programs.

  The conference is being planned by NCTM and is funded by
  NCTM and the National Science Foundation. Financial support
  for travel, hotel, and meals during the conference is
  provided. Applications are due June 15, 2003.

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                ESCHER AND THE DROSTE EFFECT

           http://escherdroste.math.leidenuniv.nl/

  This project is an initiative of Hendrik Lenstra of the
  Universiteit Leiden and the University of California at
  Berkeley. Bart de Smit of the Universiteit Leiden runs the
  project. Their joint paper, Artful Mathematics: The Heritage
  of M.C. Escher, is the main resource for this site. Named
  after a Dutch chocolate maker, the Droste effect refers to an
  image that contains itself on a smaller scale.

    - Introduction
    - Escher
    - Method
    - Five steps
    - Images
    - Animation

  Download the paper in PDF format:

       http://www.ams.org/notices/200304/fea-escher.pdf

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               JAVASCRIPT SCHOOL MATH TOOLKIT

 http://www2.whidbey.net/ohmsmath/webwork/javascript/js_tools.html

  These Javascript activities created by Jeff LeMieux for his
  middle school students range in topic from basic skills
  practice to simulating coin tosses for a probability lesson.
  
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