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 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." 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 -- 5 November 2007