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 Do you have a favorite tool that isn't yet included in the Math Tools library? Please tell us about it. Submit a Resource to Math Tools http://mathforum.org/mathtools/util/tool_submit.html 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 -- 8 November 2003