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22 July, 2011 Vol. 16, No. 29

THE MATH FORUM @ DREXEL INTERNET NEWS

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Now taking place: math education conversation of the hour

"Yes, that result is obvious ... however, you want to integrate
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that Mathematica/Maple's integration numerical error is indeed
the issue...."

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TEACHERSFIRST FEATURES MATH

http://www.teachersfirst.com/feature-arch.cfm?id=273

With the current edition of its weekly Update, TeachersFirst
has highlighted math as its featured topic. Rate, comment on,
resources, which include practice games, real world
applications, and formative assessment fun.

At this ad-free site, teaching professionals review all of the
third-party materials (purple) or post original "TeachersFirst
Exclusives" (blue). In particular, click the "more" links of
resources bearing the green "E" icons for specific tips on how
to safely and effectively use podcasts, digital storytelling,
Facebook, concept maps, animation, wikis, microblogging, and
other web 2.0 technologies within school policies.

TeachersFirst has helped teachers since 1998; and last month's
launch of TeachersFirst 3.0 rolled out improvements and new
features, such as search boxes on every page, clickable tags,
collapsible resource listings, and one-click sharing via email,

A free service of the non-profit company The Source for
Learning, TeachersFirst has catalogued or created over a
thousand math resources:

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Now taking place: math education conversation of the hour

"For the last two years, I have been teaching a senior-level
statistics course. I will still be teaching this 'regular'
stats course, but we have added a section of AP statistics this
year. Looking at the textbook I have and the one I will be
using for AP - Stats, the content of the class is very similar
and I at least feel prepared on a knowledge level basis. I have
even had 3 students try taking the AP exam during the last two
years and my students received a 4, 2, and 2.... I have many
questions and if you can answer ANY of them, it would be
greatly appreciated...."

- Angela, posted to the ap-stat discussion group

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- total debt per citizen
- money creation
- prescription drug liability
- savings per family
- interest per citizen
- defense budget
- ... and more

The right margin of the scoreboard-like display provides
population figures, including numbers of

- U.S. income taxpayers
- official unemployed
- actual unemployed
- U.S. retirees
- foreclosures

USDebtClock.org also offers debt clocks for all 50 states in
the union, debt-to-GDP ratios for 20 nations, and a debt clock
"time machine," which shows historical levels as well as
predictions based on current rates and on the Congressional
Budget Office's projections.

Mouse over any figure for sources, which range from the U.S.
Federal Reserve to the Department of Defense to the
U.S. Census.

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(ICME-12) to be held in Seoul, Korea, from July 8-15, 2012.
be made by January 16, 2012.
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Elementary, middle, and high school teachers and graduate
students are strongly encouraged to apply.
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"Yes, that result is obvious ... however, you want to integrate
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integrator does. The more I think about it, the more I believe
that Mathematica/Maple's integration numerical error is indeed
the issue...."
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</p>
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With the current edition of its weekly Update, TeachersFirst
has highlighted math as its featured topic. Rate, comment on,
resources, which include practice games, real world
applications, and formative assessment fun.
</p>
<p>
At this ad-free site, teaching professionals review all of the
third-party materials (purple) or post original "TeachersFirst
Exclusives" (blue). In particular, click the "more" links of
resources bearing the green "E" icons for specific tips on how
to safely and effectively use podcasts, digital storytelling,
Facebook, concept maps, animation, wikis, microblogging, and
other web 2.0 technologies within school policies.
</p>
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TeachersFirst has helped teachers since 1998; and last month's
launch of TeachersFirst 3.0 rolled out improvements and new
features, such as search boxes on every page, clickable tags,
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Learning, TeachersFirst has catalogued or created over a
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"For the last two years, I have been teaching a senior-level
statistics course. I will still be teaching this 'regular'
stats course, but we have added a section of AP statistics this
year. Looking at the textbook I have and the one I will be
using for AP - Stats, the content of the class is very similar
and I at least feel prepared on a knowledge level basis. I
have even had 3 students try taking the AP exam during the last
two years and my students received a 4, 2, and 2.... I have
many questions and if you can answer ANY of them, it would be
greatly appreciated...."
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- Angela, posted to the ap-stat discussion group
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<p align="center">
<a href="http://www.usdebtclock.org/">http://www.usdebtclock.org/</a>
</p>
<p>
Watch in real time as the dollar amounts change for
the nation's
</p>
<ul>
<li>
total debt per citizen
</li>
<li>
money creation
</li>
<li>
prescription drug liability
</li>
<li>
savings per family
</li>
<li>
interest per citizen
</li>
<li>
defense budget
</li>
<li>
... and more
</li>
</ul>
<p>
The right margin of the scoreboard-like display provides
population figures, including numbers of
</p>
<ul>
<li>
U.S. income taxpayers
</li>
<li>
official unemployed
</li>
<li>
actual unemployed
</li>
<li>
U.S. retirees
</li>
<li>
foreclosures
</li>
</ul>
<p>
<a href="http://www.usdebtclock.org/">USDebtClock.org</a> also offers debt clocks for all 50 states in
the union, debt-to-GDP ratios for 20 nations, and a debt clock
"time machine," which shows historical levels as well as
predictions based on current rates and on the Congressional
Budget Office's projections.
</p>
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Mouse over any figure for sources, which range from the U.S.
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