MATH TOOLS NEWSLETTER - DECEMBER 3, 2005 - No. 34 After two and a half years, over nine thousand of you have joined the Math Tools community, contributing just as many resources and discussion messages along the way. Thank you for everything that you bring to our work! As you browse the catalog, please take a moment to rate, possibly comment on, or review a resource -- or start a new discussion! ***FEATURED TOOL Tool: Multichamp Paul Koning http://mathforum.org/mathtools/tool/21037/ An online game to practice multiplication and division. ***FEATURED TOOL Tool: Problem Solving with Circles SAT Math Pro http://mathforum.org/mathtools/tool/21162/ High school level word problems, comparable to those found on SAT exams, related to circle geometry. Upon submitting an answer, the user will receive immediate feedback and the opportunity to view a step-by-step video solution. ***FEATURED TOOL Tool: Fraction Sorter Shodor: Project Interactivate http://mathforum.org/mathtools/tool/21938/ Graphically cut squares or circles into parts representing a fraction's denominator, then color in the correct portions to represent the numerator. Then order these fractions from least to greatest. ***FEATURED TOOL Tool: Problem Solving in Coordinate Geometry SAT Math Pro http://mathforum.org/mathtools/tool/21167/ Users solve problems related to concepts in coordinate geometry such as slope, y-intercepts, and linear equations. ***FEATURED TOOL (Spanish version of Factorize) Tool: Factorizar Shodor: Project Interactivate, with translation by Eduteka http://mathforum.org/mathtools/tool/21718/ Aprenda sobre factores construyendo arreglos rectangulares en una cuadricula. ***FEATURED DISCUSSION Functions as objects? http://mathforum.org/mathtools/discuss.html?&do=m&thread=a2__hp_tool__g-1 Susan asks, "I was wondering if there is a way to plot a function in Sketchpad, and then have it behave as an object." ***FEATURED DISCUSSION Pythagorean Tree Sketchpad help http://mathforum.org/mathtools/discuss.html?&do=m&thread=_____sh-12 aterner explains, "I want to 'build' a Pythagorean Tree from scratch. I know that it will involve some iteration, but I can't get that command to be active. Does anyone have a lesson (including steps) to create the Pythagorean Tree?" ***FEATURED STORY Story: 2D/3D Function Plotter Jeff LeMieux http://mathforum.org/mathtools/story/13087/ Middle school teacher Jeff LeMieux writes about how he uses the JavaScript page of Patrick Dostert's 2D/3D Function Plotter with his students. 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 @ Drexel -- 3 December 2005