MATH TOOLS NEWSLETTER - OCTOBER 7, 2006 - No. 44 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 Homework http://mathforum.org/mathtools/discuss.html?&do=m&thread=__h_tool__g-11 murali99 asks, "Getting the students to complete the assignments and home work is getting difficult day after day. Any ideas to get it done easily?" ***FEATURED DISCUSSION K3DSurf: New 3D math tool http://mathforum.org/mathtools/discuss.html?&do=m&thread=_____dev-48 nextstep announces, "I'm developing a new mathematic tool for drawing parametric equations. All your comments and suggestions are welcome." ***FEATURED DISCUSSION First Impressions of Dimenxian http://mathforum.org/mathtools/discuss.html?&do=m&thread=___disc_24326_g-1 QB writes, "I think it's an interesting approach to students learning algebra.... I'd be curious to hear what you all think about this." ***FEATURED TOOL Tool: Thinking Blocks: Addition and Subtraction Colleen King http://mathforum.org/mathtools/tool/26128/ Learn how to solve word problems involving addition and subtraction. Organize story components into visual models that are easy to understand. ***FEATURED TOOL Tool: Thinking Blocks: Multiplication and Division Colleen King http://mathforum.org/mathtools/tool/26797/ Learn how to solve challenging multiplication and division problems by building simple math models. ***FEATURED TOOL Tool: Function Grapher Applet Amir Rashedi http://mathforum.org/mathtools/tool/26523/ With this one-variable function grapher applet and function evaluator, users can rotate axis/axes, change scale, and translate by using mouse or by entering data. The web site also contains information about functions, the coordinate system, and graphs of functions. ***FEATURED TOOL Tool: Math Open Reference: Thales' Theorem John Page http://mathforum.org/mathtools/tool/26227/ A web page and interactive applet illustrating Thales' Theorem (the diameter of a circle always subtends a right angle to any point on the circumference). ***FEATURED TOOL Tool: Math Open Reference: Definition and properties of a Parallelogram John Page http://mathforum.org/mathtools/tool/26704/ The applet shows a parallelogram where the user can drag any vertex. The other points then move in such a way that the figure remains a parallelogram at all times. A control to hide the details allows a classroom discussion where students can try to infer what the properties are as it is reshaped by the discussion leader. 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 -- 7 October 2006