MATH TOOLS NEWSLETTER - MAY 6, 2006 - No. 39 As you browse the catalog, please take a moment to rate a resource, comment on it, review it -- or start a new discussion! ***FEATURED TPOW tPoW: Tangrams Claire Mead http://mathforum.org/mathtools/tpow/24048/ Use an interactive applet to discover some of the relationships among the pieces in a set of Tangrams. ***FEATURED TPOW tPoW: Temperature Change Judy Ann Brown and Suzanne Alejandre http://mathforum.org/mathtools/tpow/24047/ Use the given information to find the temperature. ***FEATURED TPOW tPoW: Munching Bugs Lillian Ray http://mathforum.org/mathtools/tpow/24046/ Help Sam the Chameleon use a special rule to find the bugs he can eat. ***FEATURED TPOW tPoW: Train Trouble Claire Mead http://mathforum.org/mathtools/tpow/24045/ How fast is the train moving to allow Herman and Sheila to each escape the tunnel? ***FEATURED TOOL Tool: Parachute Drag Maryland Virtual High School http://mathforum.org/mathtools/tool/23644/ Explore the effects of mass, displacement, and drag on the functioning of a parachute in this simulation. ***FEATURED TOOL Tool: Pollution and Peppered Moths Maryland Virtual High School http://mathforum.org/mathtools/tool/23639/ This model explores the effects of pollution and bird predation on the protective coloration of peppered moths (through directed selection). A series of questions guides students' explorations. ***FEATURED DISCUSSION Integration http://mathforum.org/mathtools/discuss.html?&do=m&thread=c__hf_activity__g-1 natty writes, "I would like to know which kind of tech that I have to use in order to integrate the ... following equation..." ***FEATURED DISCUSSION Explorelearning science and math http://mathforum.org/mathtools/discuss.html?&do=m&thread=__he_tool__g-1 Susan asks, "Has anyone used any of the http://explorelearning.com shockwave science applets to teach math topics?" ***FEATURED DISCUSSION Probability & Simultaneous Equations Java Applets http://mathforum.org/mathtools/discuss.html?&do=m&thread=a__hh_tool__g-1 Sione writes, "I have just put up two applets .... One applet is for Probability calculations, where it does experimental simulations, equally likely events, probability tree....The second applet is for solving step-by-step of a pair of simultaneous equations either by 'substitution' or 'elimination' methods." 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 -- 6 May 2006