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13 September 2004 Vol. 9, No. 37 THE MATH FORUM INTERNET NEWS Dr. Math Introduces Geometry | Dr. Math Book Reviews Irene Etkowicz Eizen Grant - MET DR. MATH INTRODUCES GEOMETRY by the Math Forum @ Drexel John Wiley & Sons For almost a decade, kids have been writing to Dr. Math at the Math Forum Web site with questions about their math problems. And the math doctors at The Math Forum @ Drexel have been replying with clear explanations and helpful hints. "Dr. Math Introduces Geometry" is the third book in our series. The book includes dozens of letters from kids who've had trouble understanding the basic math concepts used in geometry, along with answers from trained volunteers drawn from a pool of college students, mathematicians, teachers, and professionals from the mathematical community. Topics covered include introduction to 2-D geometric figures, area and perimeter of 2-D geometric figures, circles, introduction to 3-D geometric figures, symmetry, and much more. For more information and a link to purchase the book from Amazon.com, please visit: http://mathforum.org/pubs/dr.mathbooks.html We hope the books will find a place in classroom, library, and home collections. We invite you to display a link from your school's website to our book information page. Please follow the instructions given on this page: http://mathforum.org/pubs/dr.math.links.html -|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|- DR. MATH BOOK REVIEWS Read This! The MAA Online Book Review Column http://maa.org/reviews/readyforalgebra.html Hema Gopalakrishnan, assistant professor of mathematics at Sacred Heart University, wrote a review of our first book in the Dr. Math series, "Dr. Math Gets You Ready for Algebra." Janie P. Bower, of Hattiesburg High School Freshman Academy (Hattiesburg, MS), wrote a review of "Dr. Math Gets You Ready for Algebra" on page 520 of the May, 2004, issue of the NCTM journal Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School. David Ebert, of Oregon High School (Oregon, WI), wrote a review of "Dr. Math Explains Algebra" published on page 142 of the September, 2004, issue of the NCTM journal Mathematics Teacher. We invite you to post a review on the Amazon.com site: Dr. Math Gets You Ready for Algebra http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0471225568/themathforum/ Dr. Math Explains Algebra http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/047122555X/themathforum/ Dr. Math Introduces Geometry http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0471225541/themathforum/ -|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|- IRENE ETKOWICZ EIZEN GRANT - MATHEMATICS EDUCATION TRUST (MET) http://nctm.org/about/met/eizen.htm The Irene Etkowicz Eizen Grant for Emerging Leaders in Elementary School Mathematics, with a maximum award of $6000, will be given to a classroom teacher working collaboratively with other K-5 teachers to improve mathematics instruction in a school or district. Applications must be postmarked by December 3, 2004. For additional information on grants and scholarships, view: - Mathematics Education Trust http://nctm.org/about/met/ - Tips for Writing Successful Proposals http://nctm.org/about/met/tips.htm -|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|- 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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