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. 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 -- 4 November 2006