Math Forum Internet News

Volume 8, Number 30

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28 July 2003                                       Vol. 8, No. 30

                 THE MATH FORUM INTERNET NEWS

                    OrigamiUSA | Pentomino
      NASA Education Materials Standard Alignment Review          


                         ORIGAMIUSA

          http://www.origami-usa.org/frames1c.htm

  Resources for origami enthusiasts and for those just
  learning the art of paper folding.

    Events
      - calendar, convention, and exhibit information

    Resources
      - model index, links, email discussion list, folding
        groups directory, and lending library

    Shopping
      - books, videos, CD-ROMs, and supplies

    Fun Stuff
      - Things to Fold
        http://www.origami-usa.org/tofold.htm

      - Origami Puzzles
        http://www.origami-usa.org/puzzles.htm

      - Archived Articles
        http://www.origami-usa.org/archives/index.html

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                          PENTOMINO

       http://home.planetinternet.be/~demeod/indexe.html

  This website started as a pentomino project for students at
  the T.I.D. Ronse school in Belgium and is being continued and
  enhanced by students at K.S.O. Glorieux Ronse.

  Features include:
    Competition
      - pentomino symmetry competition with the possibility of
        a TI calculator as a prize
    Les Conards
      - pentomino drawing competition
    Drawings
      - collection of drawings using pentominoes
    20-Problem
      - make three congruent figures with pentominoes
    Zoo
      - both puzzle pages with grids to fill and solution pages
    Alphabet
      - similar to the zoo pages, letter puzzles and solutions
    Solver
      - pentomino Java applet

  Alternate site:
                  http://www.pentomino.be.tf/

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       NASA EDUCATION MATERIALS STANDARD ALIGNMENT REVIEW

         http://quilt.jpl.nasa.gov/entryform/index.cfm

  The NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory Office of Education is
  seeking volunteers to assist in the alignment of NASA
  instructional lessons to the National Council of Teachers of
  Mathematics (NCTM) Standards. The Office is looking for 
  motivated educators to spend 5-10 hours to help place 
  their NASA curricular lessons into a matrix containing 
  the NCTM Standards.

  If you register to participate in the Review, you will
  receive information by mail including all materials needed to
  complete the assignment, along with a free poster. Upon
  completion of the assignment you will receive a Certificate
  of Participation: NASA Education Materials Standard
  Alignment Review.

  Qualifications for entry are:
    (1) At least one year K-12 math teaching experience
    (2) Knowledge of math content standards (national, state,
        or district)
    (3) Internet access

  The deadline to participate is August 1, 2003.

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