You are not logged in.
login | register
        MATH TOOLS NEWSLETTER - APRIL 6, 2007 - No. 50

  ***OPPORTUNITY FOR TEACHERS OF GRADES 3-5
  Free Online Professional Development Workshops
  Tools for Building Math Concepts
  http://mathforum.org/toolsandconcepts/
  This workshop sponsored by Microsoft Corporation introduces
  the use of computers to develop fundamental concepts of
  multiplication, fractions, division and area through the
  process of generating data and examining patterns.

  ***OPPORTUNITY FOR TEACHERS OF GRADES 5-9
  Free Online Professional Development Workshops
  Using Technology and Problem Solving to Build Algebraic
    Reasoning
  http://mathforum.org/nsdl_mathtech/online/
  Teachers explore how technology can help students build
  algebraic reasoning as they model and solve contextualized
  problems using a variety of representations, including
  graphs, tables, equations, and words.

  ***OPPORTUNITY FOR STUDENTS
  2007 Tess Contest
  Pedagoguery Software Inc. is accepting entries now through
  May 15, 2007, for their 2007 Tess Contest. Winners will be
  announced May 25, 2007. The grand prize is US$200, a set of
  die-cast polyhedra models, a site license and an individual
  license for Tess. Download a copy of Tess to enter the
  contest.
  http://mathforum.org/mathtools/tool/17926/


  ***FEATURED SUPPORT MATERIAL
  The Nine Fundamental Reasons for Technology in Education
  John Page
  http://mathforum.org/mathtools/support/30622/
  John Page, author of the free online geometry textbook
  Math Open Reference, offers nine fundamental reasons why he
  thinks technology is important in education.

  ***FEATURED ACTIVITY
  Central Limit Theorem Activity
  The SOCR Resource
  http://mathforum.org/mathtools/activity/30183/
  This activity represents a very general demonstration of the
  effects of the Central Limit Theorem (CLT). The activity is
  based on the SOCR Sampling Distribution CLT Experiment and
  provides the capability of sampling from any SOCR Distribution.

  ***FEATURED TOOL
  Percent Shopping
  Colleen King
  http://mathforum.org/mathtools/tool/30423/
  Students practice calculating the percent discount and sales
  price of toys they buy at the store.

  ***FEATURED TOOL
  WCMGrapher
  Tom Downey
  http://mathforum.org/mathtools/tool/30458/
  WCMGrapher is a free graphing application. Use it to create
  graphs of functions, format the graphs, then copy and paste
  them into other applications. It runs on Windows, Macintosh,
  and Linux systems.

  ***FEATURED TOOL
  Arbitrary Precision Calculator
  Nick Exner
  http://mathforum.org/mathtools/tool/30468/
  This applet is meant to demonstrate the importance of
  significant figures in measurement. This applies especially
  to significant figures in chemistry.

  ***FEATURED TOOL
  TI-Nspire
  Texas Instruments
  http://mathforum.org/mathtools/tool/30267/
  TI-Nspire and TI-Nspire CAS handhelds and computer software
  provide students the option to use any of these as a stand-alone
  learning tool, at school and at home, extending the learning
  process beyond the classroom. The TI-Nspire handheld comes with
  a snap-in TI-84 Plus Keypad that provides the same keystrokes
  as TI-83 Plus, TI-84 Plus and TI-84 Plus Silver Edition graphing
  calculators.


                     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 April 2007