Discussion:  Roundtable 
Topic:  Your Favorite Tools 
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Subject:  RE: Your Favorite Tools 
Author:  tpowers 
Date:  Aug 9 2004 
give the links to the associated MT pages. Some of these are best for students
who are interested in mathematics as a science rather than as a tool, so the
tools might not have universal interest in a classroom. Still, I think they are
pretty good.
A wellplayed introduction to fractals:
http://mathforum.org/mathtools/support/397/
Elliptical pool table (great way to discover conic sections):
http://mathforum.org/mathtools/tool/3531/
Good writing skills, and comprehensive to boot — intro to quadratics:
http://mathforum.org/mathtools/activity/3535/
To quote Andy B, "Physics is Phun!":
http://mathforum.org/mathtools/support/2905/
Clears up some questions on conic sections:
http://mathforum.org/mathtools/tool/267/
Straight talk on complex numbers and definition of multiplication:
http://mathforum.org/mathtools/support/2906/
Straight talk on fractals: http://mathforum.org/mathtools/support/356/
For all of you who were wondering what a Mandelbrot set was:
http://mathforum.org/mathtools/support/91/
Pretty nice foreshadowing of calculus (rate of change proportional to time):
http://mathforum.org/mathtools/tool/3510/
Ok, this one does not have to do with Algebra II, but it's such a blast. Mental
math competition (I'm "cybergnu" on there):
http://mathforum.org/mathtools/tool/12122/
 
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