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Sarah Seastone

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Math Forum Internet News: Vol.1, No.3
Posted: Oct 20, 1996 3:45 PM
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21 October 1996 Vol.1, No.3

Magic Squares & Stars -=- Cooperative Learning -=- Math Software


THE MATH FORUM INTERNET NEWS

http://forum.swarthmore.edu


NEW ON OUR SITE: MAGIC STARS!

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:

http://forum.swarthmore.edu/alejandre/magic.square.html

This week we add Prof. Mutsumi Suzuki's pages on MAGIC
STARS - what they are, and what transformations and
rotations can be applied to make more of these interesting
and little-known math puzzles.

http://forum.swarthmore.edu/alejandre/magic.star/


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HOW CAN I FIND INFORMATION ON 'COOPERATIVE LEARNING'?

Do you sometimes have trouble finding what you want on
the Web?

For issues related to math and education, we suggest you start
with the Math Forum searcher, found in the bottom menu bar
of almost any page on our site:

http://forum.swarthmore.edu/grepform.html

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:

Math: Eisenhower Clearinghouse || Math Archives || MathSearch
General: AltaVista || MetaCrawler || Yahoo || DejaNews


If it's math, let us help you find it on the Internet!


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FROM THE EMAILBAG: FINDING MATH SOFTWARE

I desperately need to find a program for ALGEBRA II or
higher for the MAC. Can you help me locate one?

.::. .::. .::.

Your best bet for finding software is to look at one or
more of the following sites:

UTK Math Archives:
A collection of software, abstracts and reviews focused
on indexing what's on the Internet.
http://archives.math.utk.edu/software.html

Eisenhower National Clearinghouse (ENC) Resource Finder
A searchable catalog of curriculum resources particularly
useful for print resources and multimedia.
http://enc.org/rf.htm

HyperArchive (Info-Mac)
Downloadable science and math shareware sorted by name
or by date, with direct links to the source.
http://hyperarchive.lcs.mit.edu/HyperArchive/Abstracts/
sci/HyperArchive.html

K-12 Mathematics Lessons and Software Database
Lessons in mathematics all of which must use the Internet
in some way, and programs related to teaching mathematics.
http://www.mste.uiuc.edu/mathed/queryform.html

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Or consult these specific programs and companies:

Key Curriculum Press SimCalc
http://www.keypress.com/ http://tango.mth.umassd.edu

MathSoft Mathematica
http://www.mathsoft.com/ http://www.wri.com/


Hope this helps - good luck!


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