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6 September 2004 Vol. 9, No. 36 THE MATH FORUM INTERNET NEWS Claire Mead | Uncle Bob's Puzzle Corner Murderous Maths | Applets with Mathematics in Context CLAIRE MEAD JOINS THE MATH FORUM STAFF Claire Mead, a native of Bristol, PA, has lived in rural New Hampshire since beginning her teaching career in 1972. After teaching grades 2, 3 and 4 for eight years and remedial reading for six, she became the K-6 Enrichment Teacher in Bradford, VT, in 1986 and added Technology Coordinator responsibilities in 1988. Claire states, "My mission has always been to help children learn to think and become independent learners. I believe that mathematics and technology are powerful and exciting vehicles for achieving that end. Where better to work than The Math Forum @ Drexel?" She will be responsible for the Math Fundamentals Problem of the Week and related professional development programs for teachers. Her husband Bob teaches math at Plymouth State University. Together they enjoy classical music (listening and singing), gardening, canoeing, and tennis. Their latest collaboration involves publishing an online monthly for puzzle fanatics. UNCLE BOB'S PUZZLE CORNER http://www.unclebobpuzzles.com/ -|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|- MURDEROUS MATHS http://www.murderousmaths.co.uk/ Kjartan Poskitt presents descriptions of characters, updates, and "extra bits" for the books - Murderous Maths - The Essential Arithmetricks - Desperate Measures - Do You Feel Lucky? - Vicious Circles and other Savage Shapes - The Phantom X - The Fiendish Angletron - The GCSE Book - Professor Fiendish's Diabolical Brainbenders Features on the site include a finger times table, Penrose chickens (a tessellation), Fibonacci and nature, GCSE slips and tips, and a formula for calculating the number of ways that you can tear four stamps from a sheet so that they are all attached to each other. Also, tricks, games, articles, and calculators, and activities such as how to make flexagons, magic squares, and the self-assembling cube. -|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|- APPLETS WITH MATHEMATICS IN CONTEXT http://www.fi.uu.nl/wisweb/en/presentatie_enMC.html The Freudenthal Institute, a Dutch organization for secondary education, provides applets to support or extend the math instruction of the curriculum Mathematics in Context, including the following activities: - Ratio Table - Fraction Times - Jump, Jump Game - Make Five - Tic Tac Go - Algebra Arrows - Solving Equations with Balance Strategies - Number Strips - Number Strips with Fractions - Number Strips with Labels - Spotting Numbers - Shooting Balls - True-makers - Geometric Algebra 2D Problems 1 - Geometric Algebra 2D Problems 2 -|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|- 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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