### Volume 9, Number 23

 ```7 June 2004 Vol. 9, No. 23 THE MATH FORUM INTERNET NEWS BLS Career Information | Exploring Precalculus Music That Teaches Math Facts and Concepts BLS CAREER INFORMATION - MATH http://www.bls.gov/k12/html/edu_math.htm The Bureau of Labor Statistics provides career information to give students an idea of how they might prepare for the following jobs: - Engineer - Mechanic - Computer Scientist - Architect - Cashier - Accountant Each profile includes information on what the workers do, what the job is like, statistics about the job, the pay, similar jobs, and where to find additional information. Also view: Teacher's Guide to BLS Career Information http://www.bls.gov/k12/html/edu_tch.htm Additional subject areas: BLS Career Information http://www.bls.gov/k12/html/edu_over.htm -|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|- EXPLORING PRECALCULUS http://www.wmueller.com/precalculus/ These materials by William Mueller introduce precalculus, using Mathcad or StudyWorks as calculation and visualization tools. Many interactive examples let students explore the concepts and practice the skills necessary for understanding calculus. The materials cover the three central themes of functions, rates of change, and accumulation in these sections: - What Is Precalculus? - Functions and Their Changes - Functions as Models - Families of Functions - Functions Defined by Data - New Functions From Old - Advanced Numbers & Functions - The Number e - Am I Ready for Calculus? -|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|- MUSIC THAT TEACHES MATH FACTS AND CONCEPTS http://www.songsforteaching.com/Math.html After listening to thousands of songs, S. Ruth Harris has selected and categorized a small percentage that she personally enjoys musically and would use in her own teaching. Math Facts and Concepts is one of the categories she has and the songs are subdivided into: - Early Number and Counting Skills - Multiplication and Division Tables - Addition and Subtraction - Miscellaneous Math Songs - Teaching Advanced Math, Algebra, and Geometry - Books with Fun Ideas for Learning Math - More Math Recordings and Books Sound clips are available for some of the songs. -|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|- 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\ / \ / \ / | / \ / \ ```