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        MATH TOOLS NEWSLETTER - MARCH 7, 2008 - No. 61

  ***GOOGLE GROUPS DISCUSSION - TI-NSPIRE
  http://groups.google.com/group/tinspire/
  For users of the new TI-Nspire handheld, Rex Boggs has set
  up a moderated discussion group at Google Groups. The purpose
  of the discussion is to share knowledge and problems to make
  the technology more productive, enjoyable and enlightening.

  If you are interested in becoming a member, please use the
  link listed above and request to join the group.

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  ***FREE ONLINE OPPORTUNITY FOR TEACHERS OF GRADES 5-9
  Technology Tools for Thinking and Reasoning about Probability
  http://mathforum.org/nsdl_mathtech/online/overview.prob.html
  The Math Forum will host a new online workshop for teachers
  who work with students in 5th through 9th grade. Teachers will
  investigate some mathematics topics common to middle school
  curricula within the theme of probability. In this context
  they will explore the Math Tools digital library and several
  software tools that contribute in some way to mathematical
  understanding, problem solving, reflection and discussion.

  Each participant's $100 workshop fee is being covered by a
  National Science Foundation (NSF) grant, affording participants
  the convenience of anytime, anywhere online learning.

  The workshop will be offered March 17 - April 28.
  Certificates of completion will be available for participants
  finishing the six weeks of interaction. For an overview with
  additional detalis, visit:

  http://mathforum.org/nsdl_mathtech/online/apply.prob.html

  Deadline for applications is Monday, March 10, 2008.

  http://mathforum.org/nsdl_mathtech/online/apply.prob.html

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  ***TEACHERS' DOMAIN
  http://www.teachersdomain.org
  Teachers' Domain is a digital library of multimedia
  resources for classroom use and independent study, and
  offers teachers media-rich tools to present science
  concepts to students in high-impact, engaging, and
  interactive ways.

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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
  Algebra
  http://mathforum.org/mathtools/discuss.html?&do=m&thread=_____g-134
  Indu explains, "I am helping a student in algebra I need
  worksheets for him where I can find on internet."

  ***FEATURED DISCUSSION
  TI-83 Plus
  http://mathforum.org/mathtools/discuss.html?&do=m&thread=__d___g-5
  rickeyd412 states, "I get an ERR:INVALID DIM when ever I
  try to enter a graph. What is the solution to correct this?"

  ***FEATURED DISCUSSION
  Interactive Mathematics Activities
  http://mathforum.org/mathtools/discuss.html?&do=m&thread=_____g-132
  Eric Schlytter writes, "In the interactive Mathematics
  spirit, I have selected my top 10 favorite Geometry
  activities from my classroom web site to help students
  be successful on our Washington State Standardized Test."

  ***FEATURED DISCUSSION
  Physical models of surfaces
  http://mathforum.org/mathtools/discuss.html?&do=m&thread=g_____g-24
  Peter Ash states, "I would like to obtain an actual physical
  model of a surface exhibiting negative curvature."

  ***FEATURED SUPPORT MATERIAL
  Support Material: TI-Nspire Tutorials (movies)
  Atomic Learning - Christopher Boldon
  http://mathforum.org/mathtools/support/37942/
  Atomic Learning has teamed up with Texas Instruments to
  create tutorials that answer common questions students and
  teachers may have when learning how to use TI-Nspire and
  TI-Nspire CAS math and science learning technology.


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                The Math Forum @ Drexel -- 7 March 2008