MATH TOOLS NEWSLETTER - APRIL 1, 2006 - No. 38 Texas Instruments is offering at no charge their T^3 Online Courses. http://education.ti.com/onlinecourses The list of online courses includes: - Geometry with Cabri Jr. and the TI-84 Plus Offers techniques to incorporate the TI-84 Plus and Cabri Jr. into geometry lessons. - Middle Grades Mathematics Using the TI-Navigator Incorporate TI-Navigator into middle grades mathematics classes. - Algebra Using the TI-83 Plus/TI-84 Plus Self-paced course offers new ideas for using technology as a teaching tool. - Calculus Using the TI-89 Enhance students' learning of calculus using the TI-89. - High School Mathematics Using the TI-Navigator Learn to incorporate TI-Navigator into mathematics classes. - Calculus Using the TI-83 Plus/TI-84 Plus Techniques using the TI83 Plus/TI-84 Plus are illustrated with standard calculus problems. - Vernier/T^3 Introduction to Scientific Data Collection and Analysis Incorporate TI Data collection technology into the science curriculum. After taking a free workshop, come post ratings and reviews of TI resources, share lesson plans and activities, and tell stories. From the Math Tools index of all content on the TI calculator, click on a highlighted tab's "More: lessons, discussions, ratings, reviews,..." and then choose links between the two thick grey lines. Browsing: All Content on TI Calculator http://mathforum.org/mathtools/cell/ALL,ALL,ALL,dd/ \|/ ***FEATURED TPOW tPoW: Patio Stones Suzanne Alejandre http://mathforum.org/mathtools/tpow/23642/ How many stones did Kathy need to buy to pave an area in her yard? ***FEATURED TOOL Tool: Flow Rates Maryland Virtual High School http://mathforum.org/mathtools/tool/23638/ This simulation explores the rate of flow of a liquid through a burette. Students may work through a series of provided questions by adjusting initial volume, inflow, and outflow coefficients. ***FEATURED TOOL Tool: Three Scientists and Three Bandits F. Permadi http://mathforum.org/mathtools/tool/23371/ A river-crossing problem in which the goal is to get both scientists and bandits across without having the bandits outnumber the scientists on either side of the river during the process. ***FEATURED TOOL Tool: Deer Population Maryland Virtual High School http://mathforum.org/mathtools/tool/23591/ Explore examples of exponential growth and decay, bounded growth, and carrying capacity in this simulation of the effects of birth and death rates and food supply on a deer population. Includes questions to guide students' explorations. ***FEATURED DISCUSSION Looking for feedback to improve Graph Mole http://mathforum.org/mathtools/discuss.html?&do=m&thread=___disc_23568_g-1 SulanDun writes, "I'm looking for feedback from anyone who teaches graphing (x,y) points on the coordinate plane." ***FEATURED DISCUSSION MIMIO versus Smart Boards http://mathforum.org/mathtools/discuss.html?&do=m&thread=___tool__g-5 Clyde asks, "What are the pros and cons for Mimio over Smart Board?" ***FEATURED DISCUSSION Web Logs ("blogs") for teaching and learning mathematics http://mathforum.org/mathtools/discuss.html?&do=m&thread=__h_tool__g-5 Craig writes, "Frances Harris (our librarian, and author of the book 'I Found It On The Internet') recently showed me what appears to be an effective use of a web log as a teaching tool for a Canadian math teacher, Darren Kuropatwa. I encourage you to investigate what this teacher has done, and to comment on it in this discussion." 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 -- 1 April 2006