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Newsletter: Math Forum Internet News, No. 7
Posted:
Nov 17, 1996 1:55 AM


18 November 1996 Vol.1, No.7
Susan Boone's Lessons  Discussion Archives  Minority Math
THE MATH FORUM INTERNET NEWS
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FEATURED INTERNET RESOURCE: MATH LESSONS by SUSAN BOONE
http://www.cs.rice.edu/~sboone/Lessons/lptitle.html
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 RealTime Traffic Report
Look for information about GirlTECH at
http://www.crpc.rice.edu/CRPC/Women/GirlTECH/
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WHAT DID THEY SAY AND WHEN DID THEY SAY IT?
NEW SOFTWARE FOR DISCUSSIONS AND ARCHIVES
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 listspecific 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:
k12.ed.math http://forum.swarthmore.edu/epigone/k12.ed.math/
mathhistorylist http://forum.swarthmore.edu/epigone/mathhistorylist/
nctml http://forum.swarthmore.edu/epigone/nctml/
sci.math http://forum.swarthmore.edu/epigone/sci.math/
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For a directory of discussions we host and archive, see
Public Discussions at the Math Forum http://forum.swarthmore.edu/discussions.html
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AFRICAN AMERICAN MATHEMATICIANS
On November 7, Mrs. J. Dean wrote to Dr. Math:
I am trying to compile a list of African American mathematicians. Do you have any suggestions or Internet URLs where I can find some info? Thanks.
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Dr. Math did some Web research and sent Mrs. Dean a partial answer, now stored in our Ask Dr. Math archive:
http://forum.swarthmore.edu/dr.math/problems/dean11.7.96.html
We've also added the National Association of Mathematicians (NAM) to our Web page on Minorities and Mathematics:
http://forum.swarthmore.edu/social/math.minorities.html
We think that you can help us add to and broaden the Web resources available on minorities and mathematics, and we'd welcome comments and feedback. Please write to
comments@forum.swarthmore.edu
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