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29 September 2003 Vol. 8, No. 39 THE MATH FORUM INTERNET NEWS Sarah Seastone (1937 - 2003) | IMAGES Juvenile Literature Related to Math - Kimbel Library Fermi Off-the-Wall Math League, Year 4 IN MEMORIAM, SARAH SEASTONE (1937 - 2003) http://mathforum.org/~sarah/ Sarah passed away Tuesday evening. The Newsletter's first editor, she leaves an incredible legacy of people served and yet to be served by her archives, online help, and editing. -|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|- IMAGES - RESEARCH FOR BETTER SCHOOLS http://images.rbs.org/ Improving Measurement and Geometry in Elementary Schools (IMAGES) is an initiative of the Pennsylvania State Team of the Mid-Atlantic Eisenhower Consortium for Mathematics and Science Education at Research for Better Schools (RBS). Their web site contains information and resources that are designed to help teachers develop a deeper understanding of geometry and measurement concepts, and to assist in designing meaningful instruction for elementary students. - Cognitive and Developmental Issues - Content Strands - Teaching Strategies - Instructional Activities and Lesson Plans - Assessment - Resources - Terms and Acronyms -|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|- JUVENILE LITERATURE RELATED TO MATH http://www.coastal.edu/library/mathlit.htm The Kimbel Library at Coastal Carolina University has collected a useful list of storybooks and aligned them to the following topics: Addition Mathematicians Binary Logic Measurement Calculators Money Calendars Multiplication Colors Numbers Counting Patterns Direction Probability Division Shapes Fractions Size Perception History of Mathematics Subtraction Math Anxiety Symmetry Math Games Tangrams Time \|/ Lessons at the primary level that incorporate literature: Varnelle Moore's Primary Math Activities http://mathforum.org/varnelle/ Ideas to teach mathematics using literature: T2T FAQ: Literature and Mathematics http://mathforum.org/t2t/faq/faq.lit.html A list of books for middle and/or high school: Mr. Brandenburg's List of Recommended Books http://mathforum.org/t2t/faq/brandenburg.new.html -|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|- FERMI OFF-THE-WALL MATH LEAGUE, YEAR 4 Minnesota Intermediate School District 287 http://www.int287.k12.mn.us/gifted/ Solve new open-ended problems every week, view hints, and see outstanding solutions to previous problems. A Fermi question - is posed with limited information given - demands communication - utilizes estimation - emphasizes process rather than "the" answer Year 4, Session 1 will start September 29, 2003, and will run for six weeks. There are divisions for grades 1-2, 3-5, and 6-8, with the grade 1-2 problems oriented to a "family math" context. To submit solutions online, register with an entry fee of $30 per person per session. An individual, a pair or a team of four may register for this Internet-based project. Fermi League Rules and Scoring http://www.int287.k12.mn.us/gifted/fermirules.html Fermi Tips and Links http://www.int287.k12.mn.us/gifted/fermitips.html Sample Fermi problems and unique solutions http://www.int287.k12.mn.us/gifted/fermiarchive.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/ 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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