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      MATH TOOLS NEWSLETTER - NOVEMBER 4, 2006 - No. 45

  As you browse the catalog, please take a moment to rate a
  resource, comment on it, review it -- or start a new
  discussion!

  ***FEATURED DISCUSSION
  All Tools in Trigonometry
  http://mathforum.org/mathtools/discuss.html?&do=m&thread=tr___tool__g-3
  Susan explains, "I am trying to find a trig graphing
  utility that will label the x-axis with pi/4, pi/2, pi
  etc....(real Greek letters)."

  ***FEATURED DISCUSSION
  Solving Equations Using Backtracking
  http://mathforum.org/mathtools/discuss.html?&do=m&thread=a_____g-9
  mirani states, "After 25 years of teaching middle school
  maths, I have found a way to teach solving equations using
  backtracking that seems to get most students to a
  reasonable level quickly."

  ***FEATURED DISCUSSION
  Tool for Solving Math Word Problems
  http://mathforum.org/mathtools/discuss.html?&do=m&thread=_____dev-51
  cmk writes, "I've developed a program called Thinking
  Blocks that teaches students in grades 3 to 5 how to model
  and solve word problems.... I'm working on similar programs
  for ratios, fractions, and percent. I would really
  appreciate any feedback you could provide."

  ***FEATURED DISCUSSION
  A student on Galactic Exchange
  http://mathforum.org/mathtools/discuss.html?&do=m&thread=___disc_55_g-4
  Donielle writes, "Galactic Exchange was actually my
  favorite problem. I believe that I was able to solve this
  problem because of reasoning skills."

  ***FEATURED TOOL
  Tool: TalkAndWrite: Whiteboard Skype's plugin freeware
  TalkAndWrite
  http://mathforum.org/mathtools/tool/26320/
  TalkAndWrite is a new kind of whiteboard that allows total
  interaction between two people using handwriting, drawing,
  typing, pointing out and erasing, all in real time, while
  you use the regular Skype voice/video meeting.

  ***FEATURED TOOL
  Tool: Math Open Reference: Medians of a Triangle
  John Page
  http://mathforum.org/mathtools/tool/26620/
  A web page and interactive applet illustrating the medians
  of a triangle.

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            The Math Forum @ Drexel -- 4 November 2006