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```    MATH TOOLS NEWSLETTER - June 21, 2010 - No. 88

***Math Forum Online Course Special
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Week at the Class level or higher, you can sign up for any
of our Professional Development courses for \$70--a savings
of \$79 off the regular price.

***Make It Real Learning (MIRL)
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The Math Forum @ Drexel and Make It Real Learning (MIRL) have
teamed up to provide you a discount on the engaging math
activities in The Make It Real Learning Activity Library,
Volume I. Now you can answer the student question,
"When am I ever going to use this?"

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***FEATURED TOOL
Tool: Equivalent Fractions
http://mathforum.org/mathtools/tool/95707/
Conceptua Math
Use this tool to help students build conceptual understanding
of equivalent fractions by emphasizing how visual models
represent equivalence. Students learn the value of multiplying
a fraction with a value of 1. The concept is developed through
the use of a variety of models that include pies, vertical bars,
horizontal bars, areas, sets and number lines. Designed to work on
an interactive white board.

***FEATURED TOOL
Tool: Probability
http://mathforum.org/mathtools/tool/97040/
Jim Reed
Generate experimental probability results using a choice of a
die, dice, spinner, suits, cards, or coin. Compare the experimental
probability results to the theoretical probability.

***FEATURED TOOL
Tool: Comparing Fractions and Percentages
http://mathforum.org/mathtools/tool/95659/
BBC: Skillswise
The aim of this module is to remind learners how to recognise
equivalencies between common fractions and percentages, using
factsheets, worksheets, an activity, a game, and a quiz at
three levels of difficulty. For UK standards alignments,
technical help, and further resources on the web, see the
section "For Tutors."

***FEATURED TOOL
Tool: The Random Ball-Picking Machine
http://mathforum.org/mathtools/tool/96860/
BBC
Predict the likelihood that a colored ball gets randomly selected
out of a bowl. Then pull a lever to pick a ball at random, keeping
track of which color comes out, and comparing the result with what
you expected.

***FEATURED TOOL
Tool: Shapeology
http://mathforum.org/mathtools/tool/96948/
Wayne Allen Bateman
A square is broken into a number of quadrilaterals. Reassemble
the pieces into two-unit quadrilaterals, and then re-create
the square from these.

***FEATURED TOOL
http://mathforum.org/mathtools/tool/95713/
Conceptua Math
Teachers can use this tool to help students understand the
terms "common denominators" and "uncommon denominators."
Students learn how to determine a common denominator for two
given fractions with uncommon denominator by multiplying one
or both by a fraction with a value of 1.

***FEATURED SUPPORT MATERIAL
Support Material: Inverses
http://mathforum.org/mathtools/support/96418/
Wayne Allen Bateman
This interactive multimedia tutorial introduces reciprocals
or inverses, and leads into dividing fractions.

***FEATURED SUPPORT MATERIAL
Support Material: Factors, Primes, and Factorization
http://mathforum.org/mathtools/support/96431/
Wayne Allen Bateman
This interactive multimedia tutorial explores prime numbers
and factors, without the use of division per se.

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