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Volume 9, Number 11

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15 March 2004                                  Vol. 9, No. 11

                  THE MATH FORUM INTERNET NEWS

              ESTME Week 2004 | Math TODAY | BrainPOP


                        ESTME WEEK 2004

                     http://www.estme.org/

  Excellence in Science, Technology, and Mathematics Education
  (ESTME) Week is co-sponsored by The National Science
  Foundation and the Department of Education as a celebration
  of science and technology during the week of March 15-20,
  2004.

  Highlights and features include:
    - Museum Activity - 2004 Intel Science Talent Search
        Project Exhibition
    - 26th Middle School Excellence in Mathematics Contest
    - LearnStar, Inc., a weekly online competition with other
        schools across the nation
    - Web Site Gallery
    - Ask A Scientist
        During ESTME Week, NSDL's Ask A Scientist service will
        offer quicker responses to your math and science
        questions. Register for an NSDL account by visiting

                   http://nsdl.org/asknsdl/

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                           MATH TODAY

           http://www.usatoday.com/educate/mathtoday/

  The alliance between Texas Instruments and USA TODAY
  Education provides teachers with activities that draw on USA
  Today's newspaper articles and TI graphing calculators to
  explore topics in pre-algebra, algebra, geometry,
  pre-calculus, calculus, and statistics.

  The pre-algebra activities are designed for use with the
  TI-73, TI-73 Explorer, TI-83 Plus and TI-83 Plus Silver
  Edition. All other activities are designed for use with the
  TI-83 Plus and TI-83 Plus Silver Edition.

  Activity resources include a teacher's guide, student
  handout, graphic transparency and technology guide. The
  teacher's guide consists of classroom management tips,
  activity extensions, cross-curricular connections,
  evaluation and assessment tools and correlations to NCTM
  Standards.

  Sign up for a free subscription to Math TODAY activities:

               http://education.ti.com/USAT

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                         BRAINPOP - MATH

                    http://brainpop.com/math/

  BrainPOP produces educational animated Flash movies for K-12.
  View up to two movie clips per day for free; pay for a
  subscription to view more.

  Math movie categories include:

    - Data Analysis and Probability
    - Measurement
    - Problem Solving
    - Algebra
    - Geometry
    - Numbers & Operators

  Each movie has:

    - Ten-question Quiz
    - Activity Page
    - Experiment
    - Timeline
    - Comic Strip
    - Related Topics Map
    
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