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    MATH TOOLS NEWSLETTER - July 29, 2011 - No. 99

We have recently added Android, iPad, and iPhone sub-categories
to the Mobile Device category of Technology Types. If you have
a favorite app that you suggest to your mathematics students,
please share it with us:

http://mathforum.org/mathtools/util/resource_submit.html

***Apply for a Travel Grant
http://mathforum.org/pcmi/icme12.html

Applications are now available for travel grants to attend
the Twelfth International Congress on Mathematical Education
(ICME-12) to be held in Seoul, Korea, from July 8-15, 2012.
Application deadline is September 30, 2011. Notifications
will be made by January 16, 2012.

The grants are open to the broader mathematics education
community of U.S. citizens and permanent resident aliens.
Elementary, middle, and high school teachers and graduate
students are strongly encouraged to apply.

***Math Forum Special Offer
http://mathforum.org/pd/summer.html

Get a class account to the Problems of the Week for only $25
when you purchase and complete any Summer Online Professional
Development course. That's a 42% savings!

Upcoming courses include

* PoW Class Membership: Resources & Strategies for
   Effective Implementation
* Moving Students from Arithmetic to Algebra...one step at a time
* Learning from Student Work: Make the Most of Your PoW Membership
* Differentiated Math Instruction: Using Rich Problems
   to Reach All Learners

Your PoW class membership will begin when the course starts and
it won't expire until June 30, 2012.

http://mathforum.org/renewal.html

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As you browse the catalog, please take a moment to rate a
resource, comment on it, review it -- join an existing
conversation, or start a new discussion!


***FEATURED TOOL
Tool: Rush Hour Free
http://mathforum.org/mathtools/tool/133343/
ThinkFun, Inc.
This is the original sliding block Traffic Jam puzzle, brought to
you by the company who created it - ThinkFun. Rush Hour comes
with 35 challenges, ranging from Beginner to high Expert. This
app is designed for both iPhone and iPad.

***FEATURED TOOL
Tool: Rush Hour
http://mathforum.org/mathtools/tool/133347/
ThinkFun, Inc.
This is the original sliding block Traffic Jam puzzle, brought to
you by the company who created it - ThinkFun. This Rush Hour game
comes with 2500 challenges, ranging from Beginner to high Expert.
This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad.

***FEATURED TOOL
Tool: Math Cats Balance
http://mathforum.org/mathtools/tool/131505/
Wendy Petti - Maurici Carbo
You can choose from a wide range of objects to place on this
scale - from electrons to galaxies! Click the arrow next to
"thin cat" and scroll up and down the object lists to see
all the choices.

***FEATURED TOOL
Tool: Percentage Calculator
http://mathforum.org/mathtools/tool/133331/
miniwebtool
The online percentage calculator will allow you to calculate
the percentage in 3 different ways. You can calculate the
value of a percentage of a number or you can calculate the
percentage of a number to another number.

***FEATURED TOOL
Tool: Slow & Fast Math Cats
http://mathforum.org/mathtools/tool/131506/
Wendy Petti - Maurici Carbo - Boni Cordoba
Choose the speed at which two cats catch mice, and the time
until the faster mousecatcher catches up to the slower one;
then predict when the two will have the same number of mice.
This tool offers a template to chart the results of your
simulation, as well as a button to request hints.

***FEATURED TOOL
Tool: Payday
http://mathforum.org/mathtools/tool/133251/
Mathalicious
How much do a school teacher & LeBron James make in a year?
Explore not only how much people earn each year, but also
each day, hour and minute. How long would a teacher have
to work to earn what LeBron James does in a year, and is
there a difference between how much someone makes and how
much they're worth?

***FEATURED TECHNOLOGY POW
Technology PoW: Munching Bugs
http://mathforum.org/mathtools/tpow/24046/
Max Ray
Help Sam the Chameleon use a special rule to find the bugs he
can eat. A link to a Java applet written by Pavel Safronov from MSTE
is provided to help students think about this problem.
NOTE: A free login is required. Sign up using the link on the
login page, or use your existing KenKen or Problems of the Week
login--see this page for details: http://mathforum.org/tpow/


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       The Math Forum @ Drexel -- 29 July 2011