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2 February 2004 Vol. 9, No. 5 THE MATH FORUM INTERNET NEWS Signing Science | CanTeach: Elementary Resources: Math The Wolfram Functions Site SIGNING SCIENCE http://signsci.terc.edu/ The National Technical Institute for the Deaf, TERC, and Vcom3D have collaborated to develop SigningAvatar, a visualization technology that assists the education of deaf and hard of hearing students. Along with the animated sign translator Sign Smith Player, SigningAvatar signs text in American Sign Language (ASL) or Signed English (SE). The Signing Science project will also - evaluate the extent to which the addition of signing promotes achievement of specific learning outcomes - report the lessons learned - create a more robust library for use in SigningAvatar, enabling other science curricula For full functionality, access the Signing Science site from a Windows PC to see SigningAvatar interpret two curriculum units: - What's the Weather? adapted for deaf/hard of hearing students in grades 3-5 - Are We Getting the Oxygen We Need? adapted for deaf/hard of hearing students in grades 5-8 -|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|- CANTEACH: ELEMENTARY RESOURCES: MATH http://www.canteach.ca/elementary/math.html CanTeach was created to assist teachers in finding and using resources online. Although this site has resources all educators will find useful, authors Iram Khan and James Horner have emphasized lesson plans, resources, and links which have a Canadian focus. The elementary math resources are organized into these categories: - Numbers - Patterns and Relations - Shape and Space: geometry, measurement, time, money - Statistics and Probability - A List of Ideas for Math Centres Access all of the CanTeach resources: http://www.canteach.ca/ -|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|- THE WOLFRAM FUNCTIONS SITE http://functions.wolfram.com/ The Wolfram Functions Site is a collection of formulas and graphics about mathematical functions. Created using Mathematica over the course of more than a decade by Wolfram Research, the Functions Site currently contains 87,160 formulas and 10,828 graphics. Function categories include: - Elementary Functions - Constants - Bessel, Airy, Struve Functions - Integer Functions - Polynomials - Gamma, Beta, Erf - Hypergeometric Functions - Elliptic Integrals - Elliptic Functions - Zeta Functions & Polylogarithms - Mathieu Functions - Complex Components - Number Theory Functions - Generalized Functions See also Wolfram's mathematics encyclopedia: ERIC WEISSTEIN'S WORLD OF MATHEMATICS (MATHWORLD) http://mathworld.wolfram.com/ MathWorld is a full-text searchable, comprehensive alphabetical encyclopedia of math terms, equations, and derivations, with explanations, examples, references, and much more. -|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|- 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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