MATH TOOLS NEWSLETTER - OCTOBER 4, 2003 - No. 7 We're excited to announce that all of the courses in Math Tools are now open. With the addition of Algebra 2, Trigonometry, Probability/Statistics, and Discrete Math, all courses now offer a preliminary collection of resources. Please view the Site Maps to see the topics we've included for each course. If you have any suggestions or comments, please post them in the Discussion Area. Over 1600 users are registered Math Tools community members. We appreciate your interest and participation in Math Tools as we develop this new digital library. If you have tools that you can suggest for any of the courses, feel free to tell us about them. Submit a Resource to Math Tools http://mathforum.org/mathtools/util/tool_submit.html ***NEW FEATURES Algebra 2 Course http://mathforum.org/mathtools/sitemap2.html?co=a2 Trigonometry Course http://mathforum.org/mathtools/sitemap2.html?co=tr Probability/Statistics Course http://mathforum.org/mathtools/sitemap2.html?co=ps Discrete Math Course http://mathforum.org/mathtools/sitemap2.html?co=dm ***FEATURED TOOL Statistical Analysis Applet Sione Palu http://mathforum.org/mathtools/tool.html?id=841 Give this applet some data, and it calculates most of the common "descriptive" statistics parameters such as mean, variance, standard deviation, median, mode, upper and lower quartiles, range, kurtosis and skew. ***FEATURED LESSON Episode 1: Comparing and Classifying ABC Learn Online http://mathforum.org/mathtools/lesson.html?id=1366 Activities for investigating the concepts of more and less, counting, and classifying numbers to compare groups. ***FEATURED ACTIVITY Modeling the Cereal Box Problem in Class George Reese http://mathforum.org/mathtools/activity.html?id=828 An activity using a die and a tally sheet to model the cereal box problem. ***FEATURED STORY Subtraction Worksheets Story http://mathforum.org/mathtools/story.html?id=1579 Middle school teacher Jeff LeMieux writes about how he uses the Javascript page "Subtraction Worksheets" to generate positive whole number subtraction problems of various lengths. ***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 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 -- 4 October 2003