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       MATH TOOLS NEWSLETTER - OCTOBER 1, 2005 - No. 32

  The new school year has begun and we hope that you are
  finding resources cataloged in Math Tools for your
  mathematics classroom.

  As you browse the catalog, please take a moment to rate and
  possibly leave a comment or a review!

  ***FEATURED TOOL
  Tool: Java Kali
  Mark Phillips
  http://mathforum.org/mathtools/tool/20909/
  Kali is a program that lets you draw symmetrical patterns
  based on any of the 17 wallpaper groups, as well as several
  frieze and rosette groups.

  ***FEATURED TOOL
  Tool: Funhouse Mirrors
  David Chandler
  http://mathforum.org/mathtools/tool/20360/
  A Geometer's Sketchpad tool for constructing distorted
  images that can be viewed undistorted with a cylindrical
  mirror. The file contains tabbed pages with several images,
  a grid for students to draw and manually transform images,
  and the step-by-step construction process.

  ***FEATURED TOOL
  Tool: PowerPoint Jeopardy
  Melissa Schmidt
  http://mathforum.org/mathtools/tool/20738/
  Two PowerPoint templates are available for download to
  create "Jeopardy" games for use in the classroom.

  ***FEATURED ACTIVITY
  Activity: Solving Problems Involving Percents - HP 30s
  Hewlett-Packard
  http://mathforum.org/mathtools/support/20866/
  Students can practice working problems involving
  percentages with a Hewlett-Packard 9g calculator. The
  activity sheets provide the instructions to use specific
  keys on this calculator to find the solution.

  ***FEATURED SUPPORT MATERIAL
  Support Material: Developer's Guide to Excelets
  Scott A. Sinex
  http://mathforum.org/mathtools/support/20882/
  Excelets are interactive Excel spreadsheets or simulations
  of mathematical models.

  ***FEATURED SUPPORT MATERIAL
  Support Material: Integers
  Kevin Gallagher, Learningwave
  http://mathforum.org/mathtools/support/20229/
  An illustrated collection of explanations, with questions
  for students to work out and submit for automatic feedback.



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             The Math Forum @ Drexel -- 1 October 2005