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

As you browse the catalog, please take a moment to rate a
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

***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

***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
texts you feel would be most helpful for students in
this situation."

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