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18 October 2004 Vol. 9, No. 42 THE MATH FORUM INTERNET NEWS AWM Essay Contest | Mathwords | Mr. R.'s Math Poems AWM ESSAY CONTEST Biographies of Contemporary Women in Mathematics Deadline: October 29, 2004 http://www.awm-math.org/biographies/contest.html To increase awareness of women's ongoing contributions to the mathematical sciences, the Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM) is sponsoring an essay contest: "Biographies of Contemporary Women Mathematicians." The essays will be based primarily on an interview with a woman currently working in a mathematical sciences career, whether academic, industrial, or governmental. This contest is open to students in the following categories: Middle School, High School, Undergraduate, and Graduate. At least one winning submission will be chosen from each category. Winners will receive a prize, and their essays will be published online at the AWM web site. Additionally, a grand prize winner will have his or her submission published in the AWM Newsletter. View Past Results: 2003 - http://www.awm-math.org/biographies/contest/2003.html 2002 - http://www.awm-math.org/biographies/contest/2002.html 2001 - http://www.awm-math.org/biographies/contest/2001.html -|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|- MATHWORDS http://www.mathwords.com/ Bruce Simmons, a math teacher at St. Stephen's Episcopal School in Austin, Texas, designed Mathwords for students who need an easy-to-use, easy-to-understand math resource all in one place. It is a comprehensive listing of formulas and definitions from Algebra I to Calculus. The explanations are readable for average math students, and over a thousand illustrations and examples are provided. Use the alphabetical sidebar to browse, or type the word you are seeking in the search field. -|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|- MR. R.'S MATH POEMS http://mathstory.com/Poems/Mathpoemspage.html Mr. R. has written math poems to introduce different math concepts to his fourth grade students in a fun way. The stories integrate language and math. Math Poems titles include: - Boo-Hoo Math Saga - Eyes Aren't Squares - My Dog, Multiplication - My Ten Fingers - My Dog, Addition - The Day 1 + 1 = 3 - My Dog, Numerator - Math Wrath - Number Thief - Number Thief II - Mr. Geometry - Missing Math Mystery - Infinity - Jenna's Subtraction Problem - Circle - Angles - PEMDAS - The Teenaged Rectangle - Signed Number Suite - Perimeter Paul -|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|- 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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