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26 April 2004 Vol. 9, No. 17 THE MATH FORUM INTERNET NEWS NetDay Speak Up Day | ESPN Sports Figures Mathemagica Math Tools - The Jason Project NETDAY SPEAK UP DAY http://www.netday.org/speakupday.htm On Thursday, April 29, 2004, teachers will have their say in the first ever NetDay Speak Up Day for Teachers. All staff members with instructional responsibilities are invited to complete a short survey on their personal and professional use of technology. NetDay hosts Speak Up Day events and releases the results to promote local and national conversations regarding the effective use of technology in education. Schools register to participate starting March 29. To learn more, visit the NetDay site. -|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|- ESPN SPORTSFIGURES http://sportsfigures.espn.com/ SportsFigures provides an athlete's perspective into the subjects of math and physics. Middle and high school lesson plans include: - Cheering Energy - Walking on Water - Reflecting on Billiards - The Math Reaction - Surfing Science - Tennis Triangle - The Hoop Variable - Victory with Vectors - Shooting Vectors - Waterskiing in Circles - Making Waves - Cartesian Baseball - The Gear Game - Perpetual Motion -|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|- MATHEMAGICA MATH TOOLS - THE JASON PROJECT http://www.jason.org/ Mathemagica, a new addition in the left sidebar of The Jason Project, is a library of interactive math tools or web-based applets, on core concepts within the strands of - number and operations - algebra - geometry The tools and accompanying "Explore" activities allow teachers to deepen mathematical knowledge and offer interactive models to use with students. Mathemagica is based on a vision of mathematics education in which teachers and students learn mathematics by solving problems, reasoning mathematically, making connections among concepts, and sharing their understanding with others. -|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|- 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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