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       MATH TOOLS NEWSLETTER - APRIL 2, 2004 - No. 13

  Are you planning to visit Philadelphia to attend the
  National Council of Teachers of Mathematics 82nd Annual
  Meeting April 21-24, 2004? If you are, we'd love to have
  you stop by Booth 931 in the exhibit hall, or attend one
  of our sessions focusing on Math Tools:

  Thursday, April 22, 11:00 - 12:00
  Session 188
  Room 111 A (Convention Center)
  Math Tools: Finding Good Software and Using It Well
  Presenter: Gene Klotz

  Friday, April 23, 1:00 - 2:30
  Session 667
  Room 104 AB (Convention Center)
  Hands-on Introduction to Technology Tools that Help Your
    Students Learn Math
  Presenters: Suzanne Alejandre and Steve Weimar

  View more information:
    http://mathforum.org/workshops/nctm2004/

  ***FEATURED TOOL
  The Geometer's Sketchpad
  KCP Technologies Inc./Nicholas Jackiw
  http://mathforum.org/mathtools/tool.html?id=3601
  Sketchpad is a dynamic construction and exploration tool that
  enables students to explore and understand mathematics in
  ways not possible with traditional tools or with other
  mathematics software programs.

  ***FEATURED ACTIVITY
  Walking the Line: Activities for the TI-73 Number Line App
  Christine A. Browning, Dennis St. John
  http://mathforum.org/mathtools/activity.html?id=5854
  These activities are intended to help students use the number
  line and the fraction line to develop both an operations and
  number sense.

  ***TOOLS DISCUSSION
  Linear Programming
  http://mathforum.org/mathtools/discuss.html?do=m&thread=a_____round
  A father asks about the effectiveness of linear programming
  to develop mathematical understanding. A programmer
  responds and invites others to share their thoughts.

  ***GENERAL DISCUSSION
  Realities
  http://mathforum.org/mathtools/discuss.html?do=m&thread=_____g
  Say you've found a piece of software that you want your
  students to use. What do you have to do to install it on your
  lab or classroom computers?

  ***DEVELOPERS AREA DISCUSSION
  Website Accessibility
  http://mathforum.org/mathtools/discuss.html?do=m&thread=_____dev
  A teacher asks how students can view Java applets on their
  PocketPCs. A developer responds, providing the teacher with a
  solution while discovering more about the latest capabilities
  of handhelds along the way.


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                   The Math Forum -- 2 April 2004