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Volume 8, Number 51

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22 December 2003                                 Vol. 8, No. 51

                  THE MATH FORUM INTERNET NEWS

    CalCPA Online: Community | NewsHour Extra | Solve This!


                    CALCPA ONLINE: COMMUNITY

    http://www.calcpa.org/community/careers/college.html

  The California Society of Certified Public Accountants has
  put together a set of resources to help students and teachers
  learn about the accounting profession. The site includes:

    - What It's Like
    - Resources
    - What It Takes
    - Other Sections
    - Educators
    - Candidate Connection

  Also interesting is the information given in the main
  section of the site called AskaCPA. Questions and answers
  are organized by topic:

    - Personal Finance
    - Tax
    - Small Business
    - Money Management

       http://www.calcpa.org/consumers/ask/index.html

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                     NEWSHOUR EXTRA - PBS

      http://www.pbs.org/newshour/extra/teachers/math/

  The Math and Economics section of NewsHour Extra offers
  stories written for students and reports from the NewsHour
  with Jim Lehrer, the nightly news broadcast on PBS.

  Resources include:

    - Lesson Plans
        A Gigabyte of Music, How Much Is That?
        Sampling Bias and the California Recall
        Mars
        Paying for Crime
        Analyzing the Bush Tax Cut Plan
        Understanding Unemployment
    - NewsHour Packages
    - Transcripts
    - Extra Stories for Teens

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                          SOLVE THIS!

           http://library.thinkquest.org/TQ0312134/

  The winners of the ThinkQuest 2003 contest for the state of
  Vermont designed their site featuring these eight
  mathematicians:

    - Grace Hopper
    - Blaise Pascal
    - Sofia Kovalevsky
    - Leonardo Fibonacci
    - Augustus Ferdinand Mobius
    - Isaac Newton
    - Leonhard Euler
    - Friedrich Gauss

  At the end of each informational page about the
  mathematician, there is a link to a "quiz" presented in a
  variety of interactive formats. In addition to these
  activities there are thirteen problems and three games.

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                  THINKQUEST 2004 COMPETITION

                  http://www.thinkquest.org/

  ThinkQuest is an international competition where student
  teams engage in collaborative, project-based learning to
  create educational websites. The winning entries form the
  ThinkQuest online library. The registration deadline for the
  2004 competition is February 29, 2004, at 11:59 pm (eastern
  time).
    
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