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Sarah Seastone

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Newsletter: Math Forum Internet News, No. 2.19 (May 12)
Posted: May 11, 1997 1:51 AM
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12 May 1997 Vol.2, No.19

THE MATH FORUM INTERNET NEWS

Zimaths | Jobs in Mathematics | Help for Dynamic Geometry Users


ZIMATHS - A MATHS JOURNAL FROM ZIMBABWE

http://www.geocities.com/CapeCanaveral/Lab/3550/zimaths.htm

An electronic maths magazine "meant to educate Zimbabwean
schoolkids about the virtues of real maths, as opposed to
the spiceless variety taught in most schools." Articles are
written to supplement the resources available to Zimbabwean
students, most of whom do not have access to extra-syllabus
information. Many are clever and amusing. Features include:

- How number plates and ISBNs work
- Statistical chocolate making
- Paul Erdos and me - a reminiscence
- Chimbumu and Chikwama get out of jail
- Introducing the ellipse
- Measuring the height of a tree
- Mathematics in World War Three

Begun in 1995 by two undergraduates, Tawanda Gwena and Dinoj
Surendran, and currently edited by Dr. Gavin Hitchcock,
Zimaths involves nearly half the maths department at the
University of Zimbabwe.


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JOBS IN MATHEMATICS

http://pascal.dartmouth.edu/~gdavis/policy/jobmarket.html

A site providing information on:

- Skills employers are looking for in mathematicians
- Statistics about the job market
- Jobs and internships advertised on the Internet for
undergrads, grad students, and Ph.D.'s
- Articles about current job market problems
- Advice to departments for improving job prospects for
math Ph.D.'s
- Pointers to useful sites on science policy, tenure
reform, and immigration policy

This site is maintained by Geoff Davis, Assistant Professor
of Mathematics at Dartmouth College.


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PUBLIC FORUMS FOR DYNAMIC GEOMETRY

Dynamic geometry users will find support on public forums
such as the geometry newsgroups hosted by the Math Forum:

http://forum.swarthmore.edu/discussions/geometry.html

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COORDINATE GEOMETRY USING THE GEOMETER'S SKETCHPAD

"Am I able to graph equations using [this] software?"
- Tim O'Brien

See an answer from Nick Jackiw, the author of Sketchpad, by
searching the newsgroup geometry-pre-college for the words
"coordinate geometry" (just the words, not the quotes):

http://forum.swarthmore.edu/epiquery/geometry-pre-college


ROTATIONS WITH SKETCHPAD

"Does anyone know how to get something on Sketchpad
to animate clockwise rather than counterclockwise?"
- Margaret Sinclair

Margaret got a speedy answer to her question. Find out
how to rotate animations clockwise by searching
geometry-software-dynamic for the word "rotation":

http://forum.swarthmore.edu/epiquery/geometry-software-dynamic

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For information about the newsgroups and mailing
lists hosted or recommended by the Math Forum, see

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


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