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29 November 2004 Vol. 9, No. 48 THE MATH FORUM @ DREXEL INTERNET NEWS Math Forum Resources for Winter Break NASA Explorer Schools | Math TV MATH FORUM RESOURCES FOR WINTER BREAK There are many ways to enter the Math Forum site but if you would like to give students an assignment over the holidays, consider asking them to browse our Student Center. http://mathforum.org/students/ For more specific assignments, consider one of these targeted areas for free resources: - Math Fundamentals Problem of the Week http://mathforum.org/funpow/ - Pre-Algebra Problem of the Week http://mathforum.org/prealgpow/ - Algebra Problem of the Week http://mathforum.org/algpow/ - Geometry Problem of the Week http://mathforum.org/geopow/ - Ask Dr. Math FAQ and Classic Problems http://mathforum.org/dr.math/faq/ http://mathforum.org/dr.math/faq/faq.classic.problems.html - K-12 Math Problems, Puzzles, Tips, & Tricks http://mathforum.org/k12/mathtips/ - Math Tools http://mathforum.org/mathtools/ If your students worked on any exciting projects over the holidays, consider sending us pictures, reports, and/or a URL of your website so that we can add it to our Student Showcase. http://mathforum.org/students/showcase/ -|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|- NASA EXPLORER SCHOOLS http://explorerschools.nasa.gov Each spring, NASA establishes a three-year partnership with 50 new NASA Explorer School teams, consisting of teachers and education administrators from diverse communities across the country. NASA invites the selected teams to work with education specialists from NASA Centers in an effort to spark innovative science and mathematics instruction for students in grades 4 through 9. While partnered with NASA, NASA Explorer School teams will acquire new teaching resources and technology tools using NASA's unique content, experts and other resources -- to provide exciting learning experiences science, mathematics and technology for students. The deadline for submission of the on-line application for NASA Explorer Schools is January 31, 2005. -|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|- MATH TV http://www.mathtv.org/ Math TV is a new Internet learning project designed to help middle school students develop problem solving skills. Each step-by-step solution is followed by an interactive word problem similar to the one students can watch online. The practice area has an online calculator and notepad for testing ideas or making a drawing. The Math TV archive currently contains sixteen Flash movies organized under these categories: - Whole Numbers - Fractions - Ratio/Proportion - Percentages - Geometry - Algebra - Number Sense - Probability A new episode will be added each week throughout the school year. -|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|- CHECK OUT OUR WEB SITE: The Math Forum @ Drexel 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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