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Newsletter: Math Forum Internet News No. 5.34A (July-Aug 2000

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23 August 2000 Vol. 5, No. 34A


This special issue of the Math Forum's weekly newsletter
highlights recent interesting conversations on Internet
math discussion groups.

For a full list of these groups with links to topics covered
and information on how to subscribe, see:

Replies to individual discussions should be addressed to
the appropriate group rather than to the newsletter editor.

If you are familiar with a site we don't yet catalog, please
use our Web form to suggest the link. Your own brief
annotation will be much appreciated.

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GEOMETRY-PRE-C0LLEGE - an unmoderated list for discussing high
school and middle school (and earlier) geometry curricula,
how to teach geometry classes, new software and texts, problems
for students, and supplementary materials such as videos and
manipulatives, archived by the Math Forum at:

Discussions about inclusive definitions of geometric objects
and transformations as the definition of congruence:

- University of Chicago geometry textbook (17 July 2000)

- Trapezoid definition (was University of Chicago geometry
textbook) (22 July 2000)

- Trapezoid definition (7 Aug 2000)

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K12.ED.MATH - a moderated list on general math teaching
questions, archived by the Math Forum at

- reducing fractions (12 July 2000)
"I teach 6th grade and every year my students seem to have a
lot of difficulty with fractions, specifically, reducing or
recognizing that a fraction isn't reduced... Any suggestions
would be greatly appreciated. - Janet Johnson

- new teacher (19 July 2000)
"I was just wondering if any of you felt scared when you first
started teaching. I don't think that I will have a big problem
with it, but I feel that I won't be able to teach all of my
future students everything that they need to know..." - Robin

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NUMERACY, for those interested in the discussion of educational
issues around adult mathematical literacy, archived at:

- Monty Hall (31 July 2000)
"You are a contestant. You have the choice of three curtains.
Behind one is the Grand Prize, the other 2 have goats..."
- Jason

Revisiting the problem, with a link to tree diagrams from
the apstat-l thread
Monty Hall Problem: Tree Diagram (14 May 1998)

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SCI.MATH, a discussion group focused on general and advanced
mathematics that can be read as a Usenet newsgroup or on the Web:

- This Week's Finds in Mathematical Physics (Week 155) (16 Aug 2000)
"It's a hot summer day here in Riverside, so I just want to
have fun. Break out the Klein bottles and Platonic solids!"
- John Baez

- Mental Limit? (17 Aug 2000)
"I'm in need of some mathematical people to enlighten me
with their point-of-view... Is there a mental limit of
how far people can go in mathematics?" - Orion

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HISTORIA-MATEMATICA - a virtual forum for scholarly discussion
of the history of mathematics in a broad sense, among
professionals and non-professionals with a serious interest in
the field, archived at

- Mayan numeration (2 Aug 2000)
"What reference(s) on Mayan mathematics are currently
considered to be the most authoritative? In particular, is
there a current resource which is both accurate and
accessible to a non-specialist?" - Steven Johnson

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