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5 November, 2010 Vol. 15, No. 45

THE MATH FORUM @ DREXEL INTERNET NEWS

Math Bugs Me! | Mathematics Enrichment Posters
TeX the World | Thank You, Melissa

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MATH BUGS ME!

http://www.mathbugsme.com/

These cheerful, illustrated introductions to middle school math
concepts come from Santa Ana (CA) teacher Sherry Skipper-
Spurgeon's 6th and 7th grade classes.

Learn about

- Basic Geometry Terms
- Eek! Percents
- Easy-peasy! Slope & y-intercept
- It Matters: Order of Operations
- Who Is Average anyway?

... and much more.

Thanks to Skipper-Spurgeon for letting us know about her
MathBugsMe.com site through TODOS: Mathematics for ALL.

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Alert: free online seminar with Tom O'Brien tomorrow

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MATHEMATICS ENRICHMENT POSTERS

http://nrich.maths.org/6840?setlocale=en_US

This monthly line-up lists NRICH math challenges available as
large-type, one-page downloadable posters.

Recent and upcoming puzzles include

- Hidden Dimensions
Can you find examples where this rectangle's area is
numerically less than its perimeter?
- Stone-Age Counting
Could these drawings from Spain's La Pileta cave
represent counting?
- Reflecting Squarely
How many ways can you fit all three pieces together to
make shapes with line symmetry?
- Temperature
Is there a temperature at which Celsius and Fahrenheit
readings are the same?
- Curved Square
What is the exact area of the shaded region?

Each poster links to teachers' notes, hints, solutions, and
similar problems.

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PoW taking place: math problem-solving moment of the week

"You don't even have to do the division. You just need to think."

- Rebecca A, highlighted in the Algebra PoW's Latest Solution

http://mathforum.org/pows/solution.htm?publication=3880

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TeX THE WORLD

http://thewe.net/tex/

Avital Oliver's add-on to the Firefox browser takes TeX
typesetting on any website and renders it as an image. TeX the
World runs every 3 seconds on interactive websites, so it
marks up chat sessions as well as HTML-enabled webmail,
embedding symbols on the fly directly into correspondence.

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Now taking place: math education conversation of the hour

"Here's a site with some fun graphics that my students thought
were cool. In particular, take a look at the graphic of
'Facebook Breakups.'"

- Corey Null, posted to the AP-Statistics listserv

http://mathforum.org/kb/thread.jspa?threadID=2167707

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THANK YOU, MELISSA

With this issue, the Math Forum Internet News bids farewell to
editor Melissa Running. Since November 2008, Melissa has
tirelessly tracked drafts, juggled schedules urgent and long-
term, brought good cheer to contributors -- and still combed
over every punctuation mark to make this weekly publication a
rich read enjoyed today by over 4,700 subscribers.

Thank you, Melissa, for your many months of steady-handed
editorship!

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These cheerful, illustrated introductions to middle school math concepts come from Santa Ana (CA) teacher Sherry Skipper-Spurgeon's 6th and 7th grade classes.
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Learn about
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Basic Geometry Terms
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Eek! Percents
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Easy-peasy! Slope & y-intercept
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<li>
It Matters: Order of Operations
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<li>
Who Is Average anyway?
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Thanks to Skipper-Spurgeon for letting us know about her MathBugsMe.com site through TODOS: Mathematics for ALL.
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This monthly line-up lists NRICH math challenges available as large-type, one-page downloadable posters.
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Hidden Dimensions
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Can you find examples where this rectangle's area is numerically less than its perimeter?
</dd>
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Stone-Age Counting
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Could these drawings from Spain's La Pileta cave represent counting?
</dd>
<dt>
Reflecting Squarely
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How many ways can you fit all three pieces together to make shapes with line symmetry?
</dd>
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Temperature
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Is there a temperature at which Celsius and Fahrenheit readings are the same?
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Curved Square
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What is the exact area of the shaded region?
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With this issue, the Math Forum Internet News bids farewell to editor Melissa Running. Since November 2008, Melissa has tirelessly tracked drafts, juggled schedules urgent and long-term, brought good cheer to contributors &mdash; and still combed over every punctuation mark to make this weekly publication a rich read enjoyed today by over 4,700 subscribers.
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Thank you, Melissa, for your many months of steady-handed editorship!
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