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```        MATH TOOLS NEWSLETTER - NOVEMBER 8, 2003 - No. 8

***FEATURED DISCUSSION
Discussion for Tool: Slider Graph
http://mathforum.org/mathtools/discuss.html?do=r&msg=_____round-38.18
Gene Klotz explains how he uses Slider Graph with the
"Families of Curves" section in his Calculus class.
http://mathforum.org/mathtools/tool.html?id=600

***FEATURED TOOL
Fraction Track
NCTM: Illuminations
http://mathforum.org/mathtools/tool.html?id=986
Students compare relative sizes of fractions and get
used to adding fractions with different denominators.

***FEATURED LESSON
Geoboards in the Classroom
Tom Scavo
http://mathforum.org/mathtools/lesson.html?id=496
This unit deals with the length and area of two-
dimensional geometric figures using the geoboard as
a pedagogical device. The lesson was originally
designed to use handheld geoboards but can be easily
adapted to using virtual geoboards or a combination
of the two.

***FEATURED ACTIVITY
John and Betty's Journey into Complex Numbers
Matt Bower
http://mathforum.org/mathtools/activity.html?id=818
An activity using a die and a tally sheet to model the
cereal box problem.

***FEATURED STORY
Journal: Line Symmetry
http://mathforum.org/mathtools/story.html?id=741
Varnelle Moore describes how the children responded as
she worked with them on the "Line Symmetry" activity.

***RESEARCH AREA DISCUSSION
George Reese has planned an action research project. Check
his new article for details to see if you are interested in
participating.
http://mathforum.org/mathtools/research/october3.html
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