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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
  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


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                 The Math Forum -- 8 November 2003