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       MATH TOOLS NEWSLETTER - NOVEMBER 5, 2005 - No. 33

  We are excited to announce that we have translated all eleven
  of our current Technology Problems of the Week (tPoWs) into

  Students are invited to use the link "Submit your answer" to
  share their solutions, and then "self-mentor" using specially
  designed hints, checks, and suggestions for extensions.

  Corredores (Runners)

  Cuantos Cubos? (How Many Cubes?)

  Cuadros en un Cuadro (Squares in a Square)

  El Proyecto de un Millon de Centavos (A Million Penny Project)

  Intercambio Galactico II (Galactic Exchange)

  Mauna Loa (Mauna Loa)

  Miranda y el Principiante (Miranda and the Rookie)

  Monedas Falsas (Counterfeit Coins)

  Puesto de Globos (Balloon Booths)

  Tipos de Triangulos (Types of Triangles)

  Trafico Apretado (Traffic Jam)

  On that note, we're pleased to relay the announcement from
  our institutional partner, The Shodor Education Foundation,
  Inc., that a private foundation in Colombia is undertaking
  the translation of all of Shodor's Project Interactivate
  into Spanish.

  Visit the site:
  and select the link to the Shodor/Interactivate materials
  or use this direct link:

  Story: Playing Fraction Darts
  Ihor Charischak
  A story from a staff development session: Ihor describes his
  session with two veteran 6th grade teachers playing a few
  rounds of Fraction Darts.

  Story: Transformations with High School Pre-Calculus
  Ashley Butler
  An education student at Utah State University describes how
  she used eNLVM with a group of high school students taking
  Pre-Calculus and studying the topic of graph transformations.

  Story: Integer Color Chips Story
  Chris Taranta
  A teacher explains how he uses the Smart Board Notebook to
  help connect work using the chips to both graphic and numeric
  demonstrations of the concept of integers.

  Story: Number Line Jumps Story
  Chris Taranta
  A teacher explains how he used the SMART Notebook: Number
  Line Jumps file to help his students understand why the rule
  "invert and multiply" works when dividing fractions.

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             The Math Forum @ Drexel -- 5 November 2005