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Newsletter: Math Forum Internet News 2.26 (June 30)
Posted: Jun 28, 1997 7:18 PM
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30 June 1997 Vol.2, No.26

THE MATH FORUM INTERNET NEWS

Classroom Compass | 1996-97 GeoPOW Awards | Unit Conversion


CLASSROOM COMPASS

http://diogenes.sedl.org/scimath/compass/

Published three times a year by the Southwest Educational
Development Laboratory, Classroom Compass collects ideas,
activities, and resources for teachers interested in
improving instruction in science and mathematics. Each
issue presents examples of instructional activities that
illustrate a theme, supported by excerpts from standards-
based publications. Resources accompanying the text include
instructional materials, organizations, reading lists,
funding opportunities, Web sites, and regional contacts.

1994-97 themes and topics:

- Community resources in math/science education
- Constructivism in the science and mathematics classroom
- Cooperative learning and classroom implementation
- Design/technology in the classroom
- Science and mathematics for all
- Theories and findings from cognitive research
- Working for reform, the teacher as facilitator

and the focus of the spring 1997 issue, the Third
International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS):

http://diogenes.sedl.org/scimath/compass/v03n03/welcome.html


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GEOMETRY PROBLEM OF THE WEEK: AWARDS 1996-97

The end of May marked the end of the school year for the
Geometry Problem of the Week. The Forum honors the top
10 schools and top 100 students who participated from
September to May:

Top schools, each with more than 30 student participants:

- Smoky Hill High School, Aurora, Colorado
- Newport High School, Bellevue, Washington
- Lakeside School, Seattle, Washington

Top students, each of whom answered more than 30 questions:

- Justin Lam, Sequoia Middle School
- Jenny Kaplan, Castilleja School
- Thomas Kuo, Burroughs High School

Links to the full lists of students and schools will be
found at:

http://forum.swarthmore.edu/geopow/199697awards/


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CALCULATORS AND UNIT CONVERSIONS

Martindale's "Calculators On-line Center" is the most
extensive collection we've found of online tools for
calculation and conversion.

http://www-sci.lib.uci.edu/HSG/RefCalculators2.html

The choices are overwhelming: use an abacus or a slide
rule online, calculate equivalents for all kinds of
measurements, evaluate everything from differential
equations to Delaunay triangulations, or try out over
130 statistical calculators.

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Many online calculators require a java-capable browser.
Here's one that doesn't: Entisoft's MEASUREMENT CONVERSION
CALCULATOR will perform over 500 different unit conversions
for distance, area, volume, mass, speed, temperature,
pressure, energy, power, force, etc.

http://entisoft.earthlink.net/scripts/unitscgi.exe

You'll find it in the Math Reference section of the
Dr. Math FAQ:

http://forum.swarthmore.edu/dr.math/faq/


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LEADERSHIP PROGRAM IN DISCRETE MATHEMATICS
Rutgers University, July 14-25, 1997

A few spaces are still available in the K-8 Leadership
Program in Discrete Mathematics, a two-week residential
program for elementary and middle school teachers and
supervisors. NSF funding pays for room (double occupancy),
meals, and stipends. If you are interested, act right away:
for further information and application forms, call Bonnie
Katz at (732) 445-2825 or check the program's Web site:

http://dimacs.rutgers.edu/Education/k8/k8_97.html


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