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24 May 2004 Vol. 9, No. 21 THE MATH FORUM INTERNET NEWS Math Tools Technology PoW (tPoW) | Moneyopolis Olympic Web Quest MATH TOOLS TECHNOLOGY POW (tPoW) http://mathforum.org/tpow/ The newest area of the Math Forum site, Math Tools, has just unveiled its most recent feature, the Technology PoW. The tPoWs are modeled on the Math Forum's Problems of the Week, with the additional feature that these problems take advantage of online, interactive mathematics tools. Although we are not mentoring submissions to the tPoWs, we do invite students to follow to follow the link to "Submit your answer" to share their solutions, and then "self-mentor" using specially designed hints, checks, and suggestions for extensions. If your students use these features, we would be very interested in receiving feedback from you. Please use the "Discuss this item" links. With more on the way soon, our current tPoWs include: How Many Cubes? http://mathforum.org/tpow/index2.ehtml?puzzle=201 Galactic Exchange http://mathforum.org/tpow/index2.ehtml?puzzle=202 To access the Technology PoW link from within the Math Tools area, look at the right sidebar, under RESOURCES, and select "Technology tPoWs" from: http://mathforum.org/mathtools/ -|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|- MONEYOPOLIS http://www.moneyopolis.com/ Moneyopolis, a free, educational Web site for children in grades six through eight, was created by Ernst & Young LLP. The game uses a virtual city that students must travel through in order to win. As they progress, they can learn financial planning concepts, practice managing money, and work toward defined goals. The site includes these areas: - Play Now! - How to Play - Library - Budget Gadget - Calculator - Glossary - Parent Place - Teacher Town -|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|- OLYMPIC WEB QUEST http://www.berksiu.k12.pa.us/webquest/Verbeke/ Sherri Verbeke created the Olympic Web Quest to integrate math applications into an Olympics study. Students determine the equation of a line given points they determine from their research. Students can print the Research Reporting Form to complete the assignment. View other MathQuests developed at the Berks County Intermediate Unit: http://www.berksiu.k12.pa.us/webquest/math.htm \|/ ATHENS 2004 OLYMPIC GAMES http://www.athens2004.com/athens2004/ This is the official Web site of the Athens 2004 Olympic and Paralympic Games. From the left margin, select the "Key Dates" link and then select, again from the left margin, the "Interesting Facts" to view. -|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|- 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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