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28 June 2004 Vol. 9, No. 26 THE MATH FORUM INTERNET NEWS Convergence | Graphing Linear Equations Technology & Learning Ed Tech Leader of the Year Program CONVERGENCE http://convergence.mathdl.org/jsp/index.jsp Convergence is an online magazine for teachers of grades 9-14 interested in using mathematics history as a learning and teaching tool. This new publication is sponsored by the Mathematical Association of America, with the cooperation of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics and funding from the National Science Foundation. Convergence will include: - Expository articles on the history of mathematics that possess a special pedagogical or learning appeal. - A sharing of classroom experiences. - Animated mathematical demonstrations that can be downloaded for classroom use. - Translations and commentaries of mathematical works that shed light on mathematical discovery and understanding. - Discussions of particular problems from a historical context. - Reviews of materials, books, websites and teaching aids -|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|- GRAPHING LINEAR EQUATIONS http://mathforum.org/alejandre/palm/times.palm.html Suzanne Alejandre at the Math Forum has developed a middle school lesson using ImagiGraph and a Palm OS handheld to help students learn about linear equations. The step-by-step directions include: - Getting Ready - Define an Equation - View Graph - Change Slope and Y-intercept - View Data Table ImagiGraph is one of three software applications included in the ImagiMath suite, a product of ImagiWorks. The suite can be purchased for $39.00. A fourteen day demo version is available for download: http://www.imagiworks.com/Pages/Products/ImagiMath.html -|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|- TECHNOLOGY & LEARNING'S ED TECH LEADER OF THE YEAR PROGRAM http://www.techlearning.com/content/contest/etloy This program recognizes and honors K-12 teachers, technology specialists, and administrators who use technology in innovative ways to motivate students and enrich learning. Enter by submitting the form before midnight, September 10, 2004. -|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|- 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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