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Newsletter: Math Forum Internet News No. 5.37 (11 Sept 2000)
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11 September 2000 Vol. 5, No. 37

THE MATH FORUM INTERNET NEWS

Early Childhood Math Activities | Complex Numbers - Joyce
Helping with Homework - T2T FAQ, TeacherWeb


EARLY CHILDHOOD: WHERE LEARNING BEGINS - MATHEMATICS
U.S. Department of Education

http://www.ed.gov/pubs/EarlyMath/

Mathematical activities for parents and their children
ages 2 to 5, in a free printable booklet by Carol Sue
Fromboluti and Natalie Rinck, edited by Diane Magarity
with illustrations by Barbara Leonard Gibson.

For parents and caregivers, this publication focuses
attention on children's early lives before they enter
school. Contents include:

- Preface - why this booklet?
- Introduction - how to use the booklet
- What is Mathematics? - big concepts in mathematics and
some general strategies for helping children learn them
- Activities for Your Day - math activities that might
easily fit into everyday routines, including:

Getting Up in the Morning
Waiting at the Doctor's Office or Other Places
Around the House
Games for More Than One Child

- Appendix - children's books on math topics; Web sites,
CD-ROMs, and other resources that deal with math
- References - for adults


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DAVE'S SHORT COURSE ON COMPLEX NUMBERS - David Joyce

http://www.clarku.edu/~djoyce/complex/

An introduction to complex numbers, intended for a general
audience familiar with ordinary real numbers (all positive
and negative numbers and zero) and algebra.

The unit includes a little history:
- quadratic and cubic equations
- the Fundamental Theorem of Algebra
- the number i

and the mathematics:
- the complex plane, addition, subtraction
- absolute value
- multiplication
- angles and polar coordinates
- reciprocals, conjugation, and division
- powers and roots

In the section on angles and polar coordinates (optional in
an introduction), which goes further into complex numbers,
some background in trigonometry is needed.


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HELPING WITH HOMEWORK - T2T FAQ
Math Forum, Teacher2Teacher Service

http://mathforum.com/t2t/faq/faq.homework.taco

From the Math Forum's Teacher2Teacher service, answers to
a frequently asked question: How can I help my child with
math homework?

Suggestions include ideas to try, archived T2T conversations
on the subject, resources from the archives of Ask Dr. Math,
and links to relevant Web sites.

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Teachers wishing to provide a way for students and parents
to view classroom information on the Web may want to
explore TeacherWeb, a place to create free, personal pages
for posting assignments, announcements, and other
educational material: http://TeacherWeb.com/ .

See a sample, including how homework assignments can be
updated, at:
http://TeacherWeb.com/AK/Appleton/Applebee/
http://TeacherWeb.com/AK/Appleton/Applebee/uhomework.stm


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