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Newsletter: Math Forum Internet News, No. 9
Posted:
Dec 1, 1996 7:16 AM


Internet Calculus  Elementary POW  Math Textbook Discussions
THE MATH FORUM INTERNET NEWS http://forum.swarthmore.edu/
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 FEATURED CALCULUS ON THE INTERNET 
CALCULUS@INTERNET http://www.calculus.net/labs/ calculus@internet takes the standard core calculus curriculum and puts it in the context of a variety of computer math platforms. Areas covered include:
1. Learning Your Computer Algebra System 2. Precalculus 3. Precalculus for Calculus Students 4. Differential Calculus I 5. Integral Calculus I 6. Calculus II 7. Vector Calculus 8. Differential Equations 9. Linear Algebra
calculus@internet is a reform and CASskills based laboratory text that includes automated answercheckers and online laboratory exams with grading scripts.
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SANDY RAY'S AP CALCULUS ON THE WEB
http://www.seresc.k12.nh.us/www/apsum.html
A site that offers College Board Information about the AP exam, textbooks and support material, newsgroups, the new 1998 syllabus, approved graphing calculators, and links to Web resources:
courses labs reference sheets calculator programs lesson plans software graphics problems tutorials graphing projects writing assignments
These materials are particularly useful in 1996, since the AP Calculus requirements are in the process of being revised.
Sandy Ray is a math teacher at Alvirne (NH) High School where she is also Webmaster and writes the HTML for its Calculus page.
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 AT THE FORUM 
A weekly challenge and an archive of interesting problems: RUTH CARVER'S ELEMENTARY PROBLEM OF THE WEEK
"An Emperor walks around his large round dining table pouring oats on the head of every other person. He continues until there is only one person left. Where should you sit if you do not want oats poured on your head?"
http://forum.swarthmore.edu/ruth/elem.pow.html
Designed by Ruth Carver, this project challenges students in grades 36 (ages 812) with creative, nonroutine problems. It encourages them to explain their solutions, and provides registered classes with individualized feedback from "Visiting Math Mentors."
Math Mentors are typically high school classes, preservice teachers, professional educators, and even other elementary school classes.
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FROM THE EMAILBAG: MATH TEXTBOOKS
Do you have an opinion on prehigh school textbooks, specifically Saxon? Or do you have a site where I could post this question to a forum?
 Bill Morrow
In general we try to stay away from advising about textbooks, but we do want to give you good Internet resources to help with your investigation.
In this case you ask about a public discussion group where you could go to ask the question. We suggest the k12.ed.math or NCTML forums. There have been a number of discussions about the Saxon and other textbooks and these can be found in the archives.
http://forum.swarthmore.edu/epigone/nctml http://forum.swarthmore.edu/epigone/k12.ed.math
There's a search feature for each of these archives.
If you want to post your own question and participate in conversations you will find instructions on our discussions page:
http://forum.swarthmore.edu/discussions.html
You can use the Math Forum Internet search to find other Internet references on Saxon and other curricula:
http://forum.swarthmore.edu/grepform.html
 Doctor Steve, The Math Forum
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STUDENT SHOWCASE
WAY COOL MATH PROJECTS at Corona Avenue Elementary
A 5th grade class in Bell, California is working on monthly math projects; they've developed a series of Web pages, some of them interactive, to showcase their work, from Spirolaterals to Toy Story Math.
http://www.corona.bell.k12.ca.us/teach/swa/math.html
This is the most recent addition to our Student Showcase, the aim of which is to publicize outstanding student projects.
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