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        MATH TOOLS NEWSLETTER - NOVEMBER 5, 2007 - No. 57


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  resource, comment on it, review it -- or start a new
  discussion!

  ***FEATURED TOOL
  Tool: Two Less Than - PDA version
  BCC/Netmedia
  http://mathforum.org/mathtools/tool/34740/
  Select the number that is "two less than" the highlighted
  number.

  ***FEATURED TOOL
  Tool: Fractions - A Booster Activity
  BCC/Netmedia
  http://mathforum.org/mathtools/tool/34741/
  This set of activities and support material links introduces
  concepts of fractions, and helps develop students'
  understanding of them.

  ***FEATURED TOOL
  Tool: Measures
  BCC/Netmedia
  http://mathforum.org/mathtools/tool/34742/
  This activity is intended to help students consolidate
  their understanding of different measures. The units of
  measurement used in the activity are: litres, millilitres,
  kilometres, metres, centimetres, grams and kilograms.

  ***FEATURED TOOL
  Tool: Algebra Worksheets
  The Smartacus Corporation
  http://mathforum.org/mathtools/tool/34550/
  This collection of free worksheets provides practice in a
  variety of algebra topics, generating ten problems at a time
  for users to solve. Each worksheet is printable and comes
  with an answer key.

  ***FEATURED ACTIVITY
  Activity: MathBits.com
  Donna and Frederick Roberts
  http://mathforum.org/mathtools/activity/33872/
  MathBits.com offers free lessons and activities for students
  and teachers. The opening page connects viewers to
  content-rich areas on Geometer's Sketchpad, PowerPoint Games
  and Activities, Math and the Movies, Using the Graphing
  Calculator, and subject specific resources. All of these
  sections contain worksheets for teacher use and/or activities
  for students. The goal of this site is to offer materials
  that engage students and enrich teaching strategies.

  ***FEATURED DISCUSSION
  Times Table Grid
  http://mathforum.org/mathtools/discuss.html?&do=r&msg=34512
  iamtim states, "I have a time table related issue that I could
  use some input from yourself and any other teachers who teach
  at the same grade level."

  ***FEATURED DISCUSSION
  Order of Operations (BOMDAS)
  http://mathforum.org/mathtools/discuss.html?&do=r&msg=30833
  hemili adds to a discussion well underway, "...completely agree
  with rbednarski. We tend to reduce Algebra to a bunch of
  processes and mechanisms that students repeat without thinking
  why they work."

  ***FEATURED DISCUSSION
  Algebra Textbook Recommendation
  http://mathforum.org/mathtools/discuss.html?&do=r&msg=34238
  bee girl asks, "Please give me recommendations of what Algebra
  texts you feel would be most helpful for students in
  this situation."

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                The Math Forum @ Drexel -- 5 November 2007