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8 September 2003 Vol. 8, No. 36 THE MATH FORUM INTERNET NEWS T2T FAQ | Polyhedra - Jorge Rezende Preparing for University Calculus | NOVA Teachers THE MATH FORUM'S TEACHER2TEACHER FAQ http://mathforum.org/t2t/faq/ As many of you greet the new school year, browsing the Teacher2Teacher FAQ can provide you with new ideas: - First Day of School - First Year Suggestions Pages to share with parents: - Homework Help Ideas - Fraction Help - Multiplication Help - Searching for Information Pages to plan ahead with: - 100th Day of School - Assessment Preparation - Literature and Mathematics - Metric Week - Pi Day Have a question about teaching? Submit it here: http://mathforum.org/t2t/ask/ -|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|- POLYHEDRA - JORGE REZENDE http://gfm.cii.fc.ul.pt/Members/JR.en.html Professor Rezende of the Mathematics Department of the Faculty of Science of the University of Lisbon has written a variety of puzzles with polyhedra and numbers. Download PDFs, print them out, and then follow Rezende's instructions to build the polyhedra. For each puzzle, place the number plates over the polyhedron faces in such a way that the two numbers near each edge of the polyhedron are equal. -|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|- PREPARING FOR UNIVERSITY CALCULUS http://www.math.mun.ca/~apics/calculus/Booklet.html The Mathematics and Statistics Committee of the Atlantic Provinces Council on the Sciences has posted a booklet entitled "Preparing for University Calculus." Neither a textbook nor a formal diagnostic test, the booklet offers sample questions and hints of the sort often found on calculus placement tests. Their web page, "Preparing for University Calculus," answers frequently asked questions about university level calculus courses, such as "What math will I need in university?" and "What is calculus?" http://www.math.mun.ca/~apics/calculus/ -|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|- NOVA TEACHERS - PBS http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/teachers/featured/ Teachers' featured stories of a lesson plan using one of the NOVA films. Lesson titles include: - Students Inclined to Study Galileo - Exploring Research Bias - Teaching Science and Literacy - Placing Value on Maya Math - Latin Classes and Roman Baths - What's Up with the Weather - Teaching with Trebuchets - Bridges Form Foundation for Geometry Unit - Melting the Iceman - Teaching with Sextants - Operation Obelisk -|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|- 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/ Math Tools http://mathforum.org/mathtools/ 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 Ask Dr. Math Books http://mathforum.org/pubs/dr.mathbooks.html _o \o_ __| \ / |__ o _ o/ \o/ __|- __/ \__/o \o | o/ o/__/ /\ /| | \ \ / \ / \ /o\ / \ / \ / | / \ / \ |

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