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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:

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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/