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13 October 2003 Vol. 8, No. 41 THE MATH FORUM INTERNET NEWS Village Math | Science News for Kids Flash Demos for Understanding Statistics VILLAGE MATH http://www.ankn.uaf.edu/VillageMath/village_math.html This site developed by Alan Dick uses examples from Alaskan culture to provide a unique context for problem solving. Themes include: 1906 Native Allotments High School Education Beaver Boards Log Cabin Log Count Berries Mixing Gaw and Oil Canadian Travel Nets Cannery Work vs. Crafts Nonstandard Measurements Charter Math Outboard Gas Consumption Cordwood Parcel Post Limits Dog's Life Round Trip Puzzle Dog Lot Math Sled Runners Electric Bill Tarpaper Cabin Roof Fiberglassing a Boat Trapping Freight Trip Math Fur Sewing Unwise Behavior -|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|- SCIENCE NEWS FOR KIDS http://www.sciencenewsforkids.org Science News for Kids offers timely items of interest to kids, accompanied by suggestions for hands-on activities, books, articles, Web resources, and other useful materials. It invites kids to comment on the subject matter, ask questions of scientists featured in articles, try out mathematical puzzles, and submit their own work for possible Web publication. At the same time, the site's staff is interested in offering teachers creative ways of using science news in their classrooms. Sections of the site include: - PuzzleZone - GameZone - SciFiZone - SciFairZone - LabZone - TeacherZone See also Science News Online http://www.sciencenews.org -|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|- FLASH DEMOS FOR UNDERSTANDING STATISTICS http://www.math.tamu.edu/~dallen/flash-demo/ G. Donald Allen, at Texas A & M University, has developed a set of dynamic demonstrations to help foster an understanding of the graphing and variance for data sets. - Create a histogram and show the variance - Show the mean, variance, and correlation of self-selected data points - Understand variance by creating data sets - For grade data, show a histogram and variance - Compile a pie chart by finding angles and percentages of the whole These demos require the Flash 6 player. Binary files for PC or Macintosh can be downloaded. See also Flash Demos for Understanding Physics http://www.math.tamu.edu/~dallen/physics/ -|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|- 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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