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Newsletter: Math Forum Internet News, No. 10
Posted:
Dec 7, 1996 10:00 PM


9 December 1996 Vol.1, No.10
MAA Online  Forum Searchers  Eric's Treasure Trove  1996 Puzzle
THE MATH FORUM INTERNET NEWS
FEATURED INTERNET RESOURCE: MAA ONLINE  TEACHING & LEARNING
http://www.maa.org/t_and_l/
The MAA Teaching and Learning Web pages are designed to provide useful and thoughtful articles about teaching mathematics.
 John and Annie Selden's Research Sampler column is called "Of What Does Mathematical Knowledge Consist?" It begins with the deliberations of the Summer 1995 ICME8 Working Group on Forms of Mathematical Knowing and continues on from there. The column will appear every three months.
 The Innovative Teaching Exchange, edited by Bonnie Gold, is a forum for people teaching mathematics at the college level to share new methods they have tried, invented, or discovered. Interested teachers are invited to contribute.
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MATH FORUM SEARCHERS
COMPLEX SEARCHER
With the Forum's Complex Searcher you can search by keyword plus any of more than 30 categories we've used to catalogue math Web sites for you, from arithmetic and geometry to nonlinear dynamics and number theory.
http://forum.swarthmore.edu/~steve/mathall.search.html
In addition, we classify math materials by Resource Type, Topic, Level, Organization, or Key Site, and these views can be selected from the Table of Contents:
http://forum.swarthmore.edu/~steve/
SIMPLE SEARCHER
You can also look for Internet math resources by using our Simple Searcher and entering keywords. Here, if you don't get exactly what you want you can send your keywords on to one of the major Internet search engines we support, including AltaVista, MetaCrawler, Yahoo, and DejaNews.
http://forum.swarthmore.edu/grepform.html
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FROM THE EMAILBAG
Can you tell me where on the Internet I can find math formulas and information for my son?
Here's a great resource for you: ERIC'S TREASURE TROVE OF MATHEMATICS, a comprehensive alphabetical online encyclopedia of math terms, equations, and derivations.
http://www.astro.virginia.edu/~eww6n/math/math.html
Organized alphabetically, its crossreferenced factoids come fully equipped with explanations, examples, references and more. You'll find everything from the Abacus and the abc Conjecture to the Zsigmondy Theorem.
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RUTH CARVER'S 1996 PUZZLE
http://forum.swarthmore.edu/ruth/1996.puzzle.html
Using the digits in 1996 and any operations, try to write equations that have the numbers from 0 to 100 as the answer. The solution for each number and the name of the first person to send it will be posted.
This puzzle is popular  don't wait to explore it or there won't be any empty slots when you get there!
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