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18 February, 2011 Vol. 16, No. 7

THE MATH FORUM @ DREXEL INTERNET NEWS

NCTM Annual Meeting: Early Registration Discount
Whyslopes.com Revamped | Wolfram Fun Facts

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National Council of Teachers of Mathematics by March 4th.

Taking place April 13-16 in Indianapolis, NCTM 2011 will
boast more than 650 presentations on differentiated
instruction, the Common Core Standards, intervention,
technology, and other topics. The theme of the conference is
"Geometry: Constructing and Transforming Perspectives."

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

"This problem wasn't very difficult, but I did get stuck at
one point. I was using substitution, yes, but I plugged in
((9C)/5) + 32 for F in the equation C = (5/9)(F - 32), when I
should have realized...."

- Ramya, reflecting in the Algebra PoW's Latest Solution

http://mathforum.org/pows/solution.htm?publication=3912

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WHYSLOPES.COM REVAMPED

http://www.whyslopes.com/

Alan Selby has overhauled his website of "appetizers and
lessons for mathematics and reason." Look for the math formulas
neatly typeset with LaTeX, Flash videos, and other rich media
supported by his new content management system.

For a version without frames, see

http://whyslopes.com/gwsitemap/

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Now taking place: math education conversation of the hour

"There has been such an emphasis on this listserv about the
mantra 'z is for proportions, t is for means' that we may have
gone a little overboard! The more careful mantra is probably
something like...."

- Daren, posted to the ap-stat discussion

http://mathforum.org/kb/message.jspa?messageID=7387707

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WOLFRAM FUN FACTS

http://blog.wolframalpha.com/2011/02/02/wolfram-fun-facts-comes-to-twitter/

Wolfram|Alpha's computational engine lets you take trillions of
pieces of data and "mash up topic areas such as people,
finance, dates, and more to do impressive, if not outrageous,
computations." Create and share "fun facts" such as

The word love is the 557th most commonly spoken word

You would need to go 311.2684 miles per day to travel the
world in 80 days

It would require 8.4x10^11 gallons of paint to cover the
surface of the moon

If driving a car at 60 miles per hour, it will take 11.18
million years to travel one light year

The average American consumes 125.6 lbs of potatoes per year

Wolfram recently started a Twitter feed for all of the fun
facts that they, and you, discover every day. Follow
@WolframFunFacts and tweet your favorites to #funfact

http://twitter.com/#!/WolframFunFacts

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"This problem wasn't very difficult, but I did get stuck at
one point. I was using substitution, yes, but I plugged in
((9C)/5) + 32 for F in the equation C = (5/9)(F - 32), when I
should have realized...."
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- Ramya, highlighted in the Algebra PoW's Latest Solution
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<a href="http://www.whyslopes.com/">http://www.whyslopes.com/</a>
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Alan Selby has overhauled his website of "appetizers and
lessons for mathematics and reason." Look for the math formulas
neatly typeset with LaTeX, Flash videos, and other rich media
supported by his new content management system.
</p>
<p>
For a version without frames, see
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"There has been such an emphasis on this listserv about the
mantra 'z is for proportions, t is for means' that we may have
gone a little overboard! The more careful mantra is probably
something like...."
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- Daren, posted to the ap-stat discussion
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<a href="http://mathforum.org/kb/message.jspa?messageID=7387707">http://mathforum.org/kb/message.jspa?messageID=7387707</a>
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<a href="http://blog.wolframalpha.com/2011/02/02/wolfram-fun-facts-comes-to-twitter/">http://blog.wolframalpha.com/2011/02/02/wolfram-fun-facts-comes-to-twitter/</a>
</p>
<p>
Wolfram|Alpha's computational engine lets you take trillions of
pieces of data and "mash up topic areas such as people,
finance, dates, and more to do impressive, if not outrageous,
computations." Create and share "fun facts" such as
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It would require 8.4&times;10<sup>11</sup> gallons of paint to cover the surface of the moon
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If driving a car at 60 miles per hour, it will take 11.18
million years to travel one light year
</li>
<li>
The average American consumes 125.6 lbs of potatoes per year
</li>
</ul>
<p>
Wolfram recently started a Twitter feed for all of the fun
facts that they, and you, discover every day. Follow
@WolframFunFacts and tweet your favorites to #funfact
</p>
<p align="center"><a href="http://twitter.com/#!/WolframFunFacts">http://twitter.com/#!/WolframFunFacts</a></p>
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