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Newsletter: Math Forum Internet News No. 5.31 (31 July 2000)
Posted: Jul 28, 2000 8:33 AM
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31 July 2000 Vol. 5, No. 31

This week marks the 200th issue of the Math Forum Internet News.

THE MATH FORUM INTERNET NEWS

Chips A Tally | iFigure Calculators
Russian Peasant Multiplication - Dr. Math FAQ

Teachers who use the Math Forum's Problems of the Week
(http://mathforum.com/pow/) are invited to join our new
discussion area to read what others have to say and to
share your thoughts: http://mathforum.com/discuss/pow-teach/


CHIPS A TALLY
Bayonne, NJ Board of Education / three 5th grade teachers

http://www.angelfire.com/nj3/tally/

Are all cookies created equal?
Are you getting your fair share of chocolate chips?

Classes are invited to submit data to this collaborative
math project designed to determine whether the number
of chocolate chips in Chips Ahoy cookies is the same
everywhere.

Registration: August 1 - September 30, 2000
Project Begins: September 1, 2000
Collected Data Due: October 27, 2000
Results Posted: November 30, 2000

The site includes lesson plans that use statistics to
analyze number of chips and percentage of chocolate, with
directions, data sheets, and evaluation rubrics. Also:
related science, social studies, and language arts
activities; no-bake recipes; and relevant New Jersey
standards.


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iFIGURE

http://www.ifigure.com/

Links to online calculators and worksheets to help plan,
solve, and make decisions about such problems and tasks as
buying a home, investing money, figuring business profits,
making statistical comparisons, or calculating pump pressure.

A searchable, annotated Mathematics and Statistics area offers
calculators for Algebra, Calculus, Geometry, Statistics
(descriptive, estimation, multivariate, probability,
regression, testing, tutorials), Trigonometry, and Tutorials
and Resources.

http://www.ifigure.com/math/math.htm

For more calculators on the Web, see the Math Forum's
Internet Mathematics Library: Resource Types: Ed. Materials:
Educational Tools/Objects: Calculators:

http://mathforum.com/library/resource_types/calculators/


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New from the Dr. Math FAQ

RUSSIAN PEASANT MULTIPLICATION - Ursula Whitcher

http://mathforum.com/dr.math/faq/faq.peasant.html

- RULES
What is Russian peasant multiplication? How do I use it?

- REASONS
Why does Russian peasant multiplication work?

- CONNECTIONS
How is the Russian peasant algorithm related to binary
numbers?


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