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15 November 2004 Vol. 9, No. 46 THE MATH FORUM INTERNET NEWS Dynamic Web Tools Using webMathematica | Teachers' Lab Salem-Keizer's Math Online! DYNAMIC WEB TOOLS USING WEBMATHEMATICA http://staff.jccc.net/mmartin/webmath.html Johnson County Community College faculty members Steve Wilson and Mike Martin have spent two years developing interactive Web pages that allow students and faculty to compute and visualize mathematical results directly from a Web browser. Wilson and Martin created multiple codes for specific mathematical activities using the software package webMathematica. "The advantage is that students can get beyond complex computations to look at the implications of a mathematical solution," Wilson says. "For example, in medicine, one can calculate the rate of drug delivery to a patient, or, in video games, one can show how a mathematical matrix makes an object move on the screen." "We are not circumventing students' mathematical understanding," Martin says. "We are complementing it." This site recently won the 2004 International Conference of Technology in Collegiate Mathematics (ICTCM) Award for Excellence and Innovation with the Use of Technology in Collegiate Mathematics. \|/ WEBMATHEMATICA http://www.wolfram.com/products/webmathematica/ webMathematica adds interactive calculations and visualizations to a website by integrating "Mathematica" with the Web server technology. -|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|- TEACHERS' LAB http://www.learner.org/teacherslab/ The goal of the Teachers' Lab is to provide teachers and educators with a deeper understanding of commonly taught math and science concepts. Each lab combines online activities with background information, interactive polls or worksheets that participants can use in their classroom, plus links to related material. Labs include: - The Science of Light Learn about light as it relates to color, shadows, and perspective. - Shape and Space in Geometry Discover how geometry is the mathematics of real things. - Patterns in Mathematics Explore patterns as they occur in language and numbers. - A Private Universe Project Investigate ideas about seasonal changes and the phases of the moon. -|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|- SALEM-KEIZER'S MATH ONLINE http://skonline.org/mathonline/default.htm Salem-Keizer Public Schools of Salem, Oregon, designed this collection of daily math problems to help students in the third, fifth, and eighth grades prepare for the State of Oregon CIM Benchmark exams. Student exercises are organized by grade level, concept, and suggested week. - 3rd Grade, 5 problems for weeks 1 through 27 - 5th Grade, 5 problems for weeks 1 through 27 - 8th Grade, 5 problems for weeks 1 through 27 Additional sections include: - CIM Problems - Logic Problems - Math Vocabulary - Math Fun! -|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|- 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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