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Steve Weimar

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Newsletter: Math Forum Internet News
Posted: Oct 6, 1996 10:01 PM
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MATH FORUM INTERNET NEWS

Having trouble keeping up with Math and Math Education on the
Internet? The Math Forum is here to serve as your gateway to the Net,
giving you one-stop access to all the math resources you need and
maintaining our own model pages and projects.

As a way to keep you informed about all that's going on we've created

the Math Forum Internet News, an electronic newsletter to be sent
out via email once a week to all those who subscribe.

Each week you can expect to see some of the following:

- Site Tips - what we have at the Math Forum and how to find it
- Notes about new math onsite or on the Internet
- Questions and answers from our interactive math projects:
Ask Dr. Math, Geometry Problem of the Week and Project of
the Month, Elementary Problem of the Week
- Suggestions for K-12 teachers and students
- Queries and responses from the emailbag
- Pointers to key issues in mathematics and math education
- Suggestions from you - send them to comments@forum.swarthmore.edu

TO SUBSCRIBE:

Send a message to

majordomo@forum.swarthmore.edu

and write in the body

subscribe newsletter

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7 October 1996 Vol.1, No.1

MATH FORUM INTERNET NEWS

NEW ON OUR SITE
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Begin to explore the Geometer's Sketchpad the easy way - two
entertaining labs from Mike Reidy, for individuals or to use
in the classroom (middle school and beyond):

Introductory Sketchpad Lab
http://forum.swarthmore.edu/sketchpad/intro/gsp.introlab.html

Intermediate GSP Lab: Spirograph Machine/"Tea Cusps and Saucers"
http://forum.swarthmore.edu/sketchpad/intro/cusplab.toc.html
This lab studies the effects (both mathematical and artistic)
of circular motion as points rotate around circles. Interesting
things occur when a point moves around a circle as the circle
rotates around another circle.


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FEATURED INTERNET RESOURCE
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The Data and Story Library (DASL)
http://lib.stat.cmu.edu/DASL/
Teachers often ask for - but frequently have to create for
themselves - good data collections for students to analyze.
DASL is an online searchable library of datafiles and stories that
illustrate the use of basic statistics methods, providing data
from a wide variety of topics so that statistics teachers can find
real-world examples that will be interesting to their students.
Stories by topic (Archeology through Zoology) and by method
(ANCOVA through Two sample t-test); datafiles by subject
(Agriculture through Weather). A form is available for submitting
your story.

Pat Daley, one of our advanced institute participants, is working on a
set of related web pages known as the Data Library:

http://forum.swarthmore.edu/workshops/sum96/data.collections/datalibrary/


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ASK DR. MATH - AN INTERACTIVE INTERNET PROJECT
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Is your math assignment driving you crazy?

Submit your K-12 math question via the Web or send e-mail to
dr.math@forum.swarthmore.edu. A member of our 'Swat Team'
of math doctors will reply via e-mail, so be sure to send us
the right e-mail address. K-12 questions usually include what
people learn in the U.S. from the time they're 5 years old
through when they're about 18.

A SEARCHABLE ARCHIVE of questions and answers is available. You
may find that your problem has already been answered - some of
the same questions arrive regularly. Here are a few examples:

Why is a negative times a negative a positive?
http://forum.swarthmore.edu/dr.math/problems/neg.times.neg.html

Why was the letter m selected to represent slope?
http://forum.swarthmore.edu/dr.math/problems/m.for.slope.html

Where did the missing dollar go?
http://forum.swarthmore.edu/dr.math/problems/schulz11.20.html

CHECK OUT DR. MATH at http://forum.swarthmore.edu/dr.math/
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FROM THE EMAILBAG... (letters, we get letters...)
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The Suggestion Box at the bottom of our home page is a regular
source of good questions like this one:

Could you please send me some information on mailing lists that
have math problems? - TheOlusola@aol.com

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Sure thing.

The Forum administers two mailing lists that regularly feature
math problems. The first is geometry-pre-college where we post
the Geometry Problem of the Week and Project of the Month, both
targeted at high school students. The other, geometry-puzzles,
attracts less regular postings of higher-level geometry problems.

Instructions for subscribing to these lists and reading the
archives: http://forum.swarthmore.edu/access.html


The "Talking Math" section of the Teachers' Place is a good place
on our site for general information about math mailing lists:
http://forum.swarthmore.edu/teachers/k12.discussions.html
and there are problem and puzzle pages in our Student Center:
http://forum.swarthmore.edu/students/students.high.probs.html

The "Classroom Materials" section of our Teachers' Place also
highlights some puzzle and problem pages, including the rec.puzzles
archives and the Internet Center for Math Problems:

http://forum.swarthmore.edu/teachers/k12.classroom.html
http://www.nova.edu/Inter-Links/puzzles.html
http://www.mathpro.com/math/mathCenter.html.

I hope that helps. Thanks for writing in!


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CHECK OUT OUR WEB SITE:

The Math Forum http://forum.swarthmore.edu/
Problem of the Week http://forum.swarthmore.edu/pow2/
Internet Resources http://forum.swarthmore.edu/~steve/ (Steve's Dump)


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