Under the auspices of GirlTECH, like Cynthia Lanius (last week's featured writer) SUSAN BOONE has written a series of math lessons that require research on the Internet such as reviewing census data or searching for local housing prices.
Using information they find on the Internet, students derive equations, create graphs, and make predictions about future trends. Sample Topics:
A Functional Housing Market The Internet Pizza Server Pop Clock INDY 500 Houston Area Real-Time Traffic Report
Providing places for public discussion of matters of concern to the mathematics community is an important part of the Math Forum's goal of building a center for all who have an interest in math education.
To archive these discussions, we've created new software with list-specific searching built in. Archives of a number of math newsgroups and mailing lists are accessible from our site. Here are a few of the most active: