In summer 1996 the Math Forum began featuring a group of Web pages on MAGIC SQUARES by Forum Teacher Associate Suzanne Alejandre. Initially designed as a series of lesson plans for middle- and high-schoolers, the area soon attracted the attention of others who share this interest, and has expanded into higher math with contributions from Allan Adler ("Where's the Math?") and Neil Abrahams ("The Franklin Square"). You can find out what magic squares are and how to make them yourself at:
Try entering the words COOPERATIVE LEARNING in the keyword space, select the radio button for 'that exact phrase', and submit your search.
You'll find hands-on cooperative math learning activities, discussions of pedagogical approaches, a unit for cooperative learning across the K-5 integrated curriculum, excerpts and abstracts of presentations given at the joint math meetings in Orlando in January and the NCTM meetings in San Diego in April, and a discussion from our newsgroup archives.
(You may also notice as you browse that other good keywords to use in searching for information on this subject might be GROUP LEARNING and CONSTRUCTIVISM.)
But don't stop there - from the bottom of the page of items returned by your initial search, you can now send the same or modified keywords to another searcher simply by selecting one of the following links: