MATH TOOLS NEWSLETTER - AUGUST 2, 2003 - No. 5 We are excited to unveil a new feature: the site map. Now you can view all of the topics and sub-topics of each course in outline form. The small numbers to the right of the topics indicate the number of resources that have been cataloged so far. Because we've been working hard to get drafts of our topic lists to present, some of the courses have only a small, preliminary set of resources, but we'll be adding more soon. Select a topic or a sub-topic to go directly to that page in the library. We've added new resources to the Calculus and Geometry courses, and new apps for the TI-89, TI-92, and Voyage 200(tm) graphing calculators. We are particularly interested in your thoughts about the topics lists that we've drafted. If you have any suggestions or comments, please post them in the Discussion Area. ***NEW FEATURES Site Map http://mathforum.org/mathtools/sitemap.html Math PreK Course http://mathforum.org/mathtools/sitemap2.html?co=pk Math K Course http://mathforum.org/mathtools/sitemap2.html?co=k Math 1 Course http://mathforum.org/mathtools/sitemap2.html?co=m1 Math 3 Course http://mathforum.org/mathtools/sitemap2.html?co=m3 Math 4 Course http://mathforum.org/mathtools/sitemap2.html?co=m4 Math 5 Course http://mathforum.org/mathtools/sitemap2.html?co=m5 Math 6 Course http://mathforum.org/mathtools/sitemap2.html?co=m6 ***RESEARCH AREA http://mathforum.org/mathtools/research/ Join others as they meet George's challenge to the group: "Suppose we pick a tool to investigate, and share experiences using that tool. How can an online community conduct action research? What are your ideas?" ***UPCOMING FEATURES - cataloging more resources in each course - opening our last course, Probability and Statistics ***FEATURED TOOL Constructing Right Triangles Math Cove at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga http://mathforum.org/mathtools/tool.html?id=855 This tool demonstrates how to construct right triangles with different sets of given information. ***FEATURED LESSON Writing Fractions Varnelle Moore, teacher, Philadelphia School District http://mathforum.org/mathtools/lesson.html?id=729 Students will learn to understand and represent 1/2, 1/3, and 1/4. Links to handouts are included. CHECK OUT THE MATH TOOLS SITE: Math Tools http://mathforum.org/mathtools/ Register http://mathforum.org/mathtools/register.html Discussions http://mathforum.org/mathtools/discuss.html Research Area http://mathforum.org/mathtools/research/ Developers Area http://mathforum.org/mathtools/developers/ Newsletter Archive http://mathforum.org/mathtools/newsletter/ \`. .--------------.____________) \ |//////////////|____________[ ] `--------------' ) ( '-' The Math Forum -- 2 August 2003