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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 -|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|- 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 -|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|- 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. \|/ 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). -|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|- 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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