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Newsletter: Math Forum Internet News No. 16.17 (29 Apr 11)
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29 April, 2011 Vol. 16, No. 17

THE MATH FORUM @ DREXEL INTERNET NEWS

Technology Grants from Vernier
New Graphing Calculator Products Coming in May
BetterExplained

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TECHNOLOGY GRANTS FROM VERNIER

http://www.vernier.com/30years/

To celebrate its 30th birthday, Vernier is awarding $300,000 in
technology grants to 30 schools: ten elementary or middle
schools, ten high schools, and ten college or university
departments. Apply for a grant by June 1.

The maker of EasyLink, Navigator, SmartView, and LabPro will
judge the applications on three criteria: innovative ideas,
concrete plans for implementation, and financial need. Just
submit two essays -- one fewer than 500 words in length, the
second not longer than 250 words.

For more on the company's math curriculum, probes, sensors, and
other data collection devices popularly used with TI graphing
calculators and software such as Fathom Dynamic Data, visit

http://www.vernier.com/math/

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

"At first, I was doing this problem backwards and way over-
thinking it. Then, I organized my thoughts by making a chart.
What started out as an extremely hard problem became MUCH
easier to solve."

- Yamini, highlighted in the Algebra PoW's Latest Solution

http://mathforum.org/pows/solution.htm?publication=3935

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NEW GRAPHING CALCULATOR PRODUCTS COMING IN MAY

Compatible with 55 Vernier sensors, the TI-NSpire Lab Cradle
is a multi-channeled data collection interface that can gather
up to 100,000 samples per second:

http://www.vernier.com/calc/ti-nspire/cradle.html

The Lab Cradle will work with TI's first color graphing
handhelds, the TI-Nspire CX and TI-Nspire CX CAS, which hit
stores in May:

http://education.ti.com/calculators/products/US/Nspire-Family/CX-Handhelds

Also debuting next month, Vernier publishes its newest lab
book, entitled "Science with TI-Nspire Technology":

http://www.vernier.com/cmat/swn.html

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Now taking place: math education conversation of the hour

"Mathematics is also an art. And disciplined does not
mean rigid."

- Alain, posted to the mathedcc discussion

http://mathforum.org/kb/message.jspa?messageID=7442096

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BETTEREXPLAINED

http://betterexplained.com/

In this blog, Kalid Azad shares his "hard-won 'a ha!' moments"
via posts such as

- Intuitive Guide to Angles, Degrees and Radians
- Learning How to Count (Avoiding the Fencepost Problem)
- How to Analyze Data Using the Average
- A Visual, Intuitive Guide to Imaginary Numbers
- Surprising Uses of the Pythagorean Theorem
- Demystifying the Natural Logarithm

Betterexplained.com continues an idea that Azad began at
Princeton University. He has since worked at Microsoft
Corporation, and created InstaCalc, a real-time shareable
calculator that interprets natural language expressions
and equations.

http://www.instacalc.com/

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To celebrate its 30th birthday, Vernier is awarding $300,000 in
technology grants to 30 schools: ten elementary or middle
schools, ten high schools, and ten college or university
departments. Apply for a grant by June 1.
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The maker of EasyLink<sup>&reg;</sup>, Navigator&trade;, SmartView&trade;, and LabPro<sup>&reg;</sup> will
judge the applications on three criteria: innovative ideas,
concrete plans for implementation, and financial need. Just
submit two essays &mdash; one fewer than 500 words in length, the
second not longer than 250 words.
</p>
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For more on the company's math curriculum, probes, sensors, and
other data collection devices popularly used with TI graphing
calculators and software such as Fathom<sup>&reg;</sup> Dynamic Data, visit
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<p align="center"><a href="http://www.vernier.com/math/">http://www.vernier.com/math/</a></p>
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"At first, I was doing this problem backwards and way over-
thinking it. Then, I organized my thoughts by making a chart.
What started out as an extremely hard problem became MUCH
easier to solve."
<dd>
- Yamini, highlighted in the Algebra PoW's Latest Solution
<dd>
<a href="http://mathforum.org/pows/solution.htm?publication=3935">http://mathforum.org/pows/solution.htm?publication=3935</a>
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<p><strong><font color="#003399">New Graphing Calculator Products Coming in May</font></strong></p>
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Compatible with 55 Vernier sensors, the TI-NSpire Lab Cradle&trade;
is a multi-channeled data collection interface that can gather
up to 100,000 samples per second:
</p>
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<a href="http://www.vernier.com/calc/ti-nspire/cradle.html">http://www.vernier.com/calc/ti-nspire/cradle.html</a>
</p>
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The Lab Cradle will work with TI's first color graphing
handhelds, the TI-Nspire&trade; CX and TI-Nspire&trade; CX CAS, which hit
stores in May:
</p>
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<a href="http://education.ti.com/calculators/products/US/Nspire-Family/CX-Handhelds">http://education.ti.com/calculators/products/US/Nspire-Family/CX-Handhelds</a>
</p>
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Also debuting next month, Vernier publishes its newest lab
book, entitled <i>Science with TI-Nspire Technology</i>:
</p>
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<a href="http://www.vernier.com/cmat/swn.html">http://www.vernier.com/cmat/swn.html</a>
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"Mathematics is also an art. And disciplined does not
mean rigid."
<dd>
- Alain, posted to the mathedcc discussion
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<a href="http://mathforum.org/kb/message.jspa?messageID=7442096">http://mathforum.org/kb/message.jspa?messageID=7442096</a>
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<p><strong><font color="#003399">BetterExplained</font></strong></p>
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<a href="http://betterexplained.com/">http://betterexplained.com/</a>
</p>
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In this blog, Kalid Azad shares his "hard-won 'a ha!' moments"
via posts such as
</p>
<ul>
<li>Intuitive Guide to Angles, Degrees and Radians</li>
<li>Learning How to Count (Avoiding the Fencepost Problem)</li>
<li>How to Analyze Data Using the Average</li>
<li>A Visual, Intuitive Guide to Imaginary Numbers</li>
<li>Surprising Uses of the Pythagorean Theorem</li>
<li>Demystifying the Natural Logarithm</li>
</ul>
<p>
Betterexplained.com continues an idea that Azad began at
Princeton University. He has since worked at Microsoft
Corporation, and created InstaCalc, a real-time shareable
calculator that interprets natural language expressions
and equations.
</p>
<p align="center">
<a href="http://www.instacalc.com/">http://www.instacalc.com/</a>
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