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April 23, 2010 Vol. 15, No. 17

THE MATH FORUM @ DREXEL INTERNET NEWS

Call for Authors: Encyclopedia of Mathematics and Society
Wolfram|Alpha for Educators | Google Public Data Explorer

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http://mathforum.org/kb/thread.jspa?threadID=2063744

Golson Media invites academic editorial contributors to a new
reference work on the role of mathematics in everyday life to
be published by Salem Press in 2011. This comprehensive
encyclopedia is intended for high-school, college, public,
and academic libraries and includes 3 volumes of approximately
500 articles.

The editors are now making article assignments with a deadline
of July 1, 2010. See the link above for more information.

If you would like to contribute to the Encyclopedia of
Mathematics and Society, please contact Joseph K. Golson at
<math@golsonmedia.com> with a brief summary of your background
in math and social topics.

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Here you'll find:
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- lesson plans (PDFs, with math topics from basic math
through calculus)
- an Education Group in the Wolfram|Alpha Community, a forum
for new ideas
- links to other Wolfram resources, including the Wolfram
Demonstrations project and Mathematica

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Maria Andersen's Teaching College Math site, which we have
previously featured, has built up a category of blog posts
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http://teachingcollegemath.com/?cat=77

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spot trends.

Google invites users to beta-test and comment on the Public
Data Explorer while creating visualizations of public data,
linking to them, or embedding them in their own webpages.
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Demonstrations project and Mathematica</li>
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<p>Maria Andersen's Teaching College Math site, which we have
previously featured, has built up a category of blog posts
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