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         MATH TOOLS NEWSLETTER - JUNE 2, 2007 - No. 52

   ***OPPORTUNITY FOR STUDENTS IN GRADES 9-10
   The MathMentor
   http://mathforum.org/cooke/
   The Math Forum @ Drexel is offering the MathMentor, an
   online mentoring program that is designed to expand
   students' career aspirations and help them to develop
   interest in math, science and technology. Applications
   are currently being accepted.

   ***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.

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   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
   SmartBoard
   http://mathforum.org/mathtools/discuss.html?&do=m&thread=_____round-124
   Dan Hanson asks, "If anyone has used a Smart Board I'd be
   grateful for any advice or helpful URL's they could offer.
   I'm also interested in finding a way to emulate the TI-83+
   on a PC/SmartBoard."

   ***FEATURED DISCUSSION
   Mathematica in Secondary Education
   http://mathforum.org/mathtools/discuss.html?&do=m&thread=__hff___g-1
   Craig states, "Mathematica is a very powerful, and somewhat
   expensive, tool for doing great exploratory mathematics and
   science, and for solving a variety of tough problems. What if
   the cost weren't a factor? What if it could be ubiquitous,
   almost (but not quite) like the graphing calculators? How
   would having such a powerful tool change how and/or what math
   is taught? What would you like to do with such a tool?"

   ***FEATURED TOOL
   Making Change
   Colleen King
   http://mathforum.org/mathtools/tool/31363/
   Students are given the sale price and the amount of money
   paid by a customer. They must calculate the amount of change
   due, then click and drag the fewest number of coins and bills
   to make change.

   ***FEATURED TOOL
   Polar Function Grapher
   Amir Rashedi
   http://mathforum.org/mathtools/tool/31331/
   Graph functions in polar coordinate system. Type in a function
   and press Draw Graph. Particularly useful tool for analytic
   geometry. Rotate axis, change scale, and translate by using
   mouse or by entering data.

   ***FEATURED TOOL
   Co-ordinate Game
   Birmingham Grid for Learning
   http://mathforum.org/mathtools/tool/31638/
   Eight games to use to practice identifying the coordinates
   of a given point.

   ***FEATURED TOOL
   Equivalent Fractions
   Wayne Allen Bateman
   http://mathforum.org/mathtools/tool/31681/
   As the user drags one of the fractions to the ring, an
   animated visual display appears. If the fraction is equivalent,
   the display remains. If it is not, it disappears into the center.
   Click the "reset" button in the lower left corner of the activity
   to get a different set of fractions.

   ***FEATURED TOOL
   Times tables
   BBC: Skillwise
   http://mathforum.org/mathtools/tool/31672/
   The Times Table module can be used as a starting point for
   learning a particular table; a reinforcement of number patterns
   and tables already covered; and practicing knowledge of tables.
   Linked resources include a factsheet, game, quiz, and worksheet.

   ***FEATURED TOOL
   GeoGebra
   Markus Hohenwarter
   http://mathforum.org/mathtools/tool/31633/
   GeoGebra lets you build dynamic constructions from the usual
   geometric objects -- points, vectors, segments, lines, and conic
   sections -- as well as directly from equations and coordinates.
   This free dynamic software application displays constructions
   in two windows: one that reveals the algebraic expression, and
   one that shows the corresponding geometric objects. GeoGebra
   handles variables for numbers, vectors, and points; finds
   derivatives and integrals of functions; and offers commands
   like Root and Extremum.

   ***FEATURED TOOL
   LineUp with Math
   NASA: Ames Research Center
   http://mathforum.org/mathtools/tool/31617/
   LineUp with Math(TM) consists of six Problem Sets. Each enables
   students to explore and apply decision-making and proportional
   reasoning skills to resolve distance-rate-time conflicts in
   realistic air traffic control problems.

   ***FEATURED TOOL
   Simplesim
   Kare Jonsson
   http://mathforum.org/mathtools/tool/31185/
   Simplesim is suited for modelling of non-analytic relations in
   systems which are causal in the sense that different courses of
   events interact in a way that is difficult to see and understand.
   Simplesim has been developed to be a general simulation and is
   not limited to a specific application area.


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                The Math Forum @ Drexel -- 2 June 2007