MATH TOOLS NEWSLETTER - August 30, 2012 - No. 111 ***Mathlanding http://www.mathlanding.org Mathlanding is designed with the elementary math specialist/coach/mentor and teacher in mind. Find resources here: Classroom Collections http://www.mathlanding.org/collections/class_collection Professional Development Collections http://www.mathlanding.org/collections/pd_collection Communities http://www.mathlanding.org/communities ***Math Forum YouTube http://www.youtube.com/user/TheMathForum/videos Curious what teachers are saying about us? Ready to notice and wonder at a silent "What Can You Do With This?" or dynamic geometry sketch? Want to see Math Forum staff acting out 30 second-long scenarios of math in our daily lives? Check out our new YouTube channel! ***Teacher2Teacher http://mathforum.org/t2t/ask/ Do you or one of your colleagues have a question about teaching mathematics? Submit your question online here and receive a private, individual response via email. \|/ 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: Air Sketch Free http://mathforum.org/mathtools/tool/175608/ Qrayon LLC Turn your iPad into a wireless whiteboard. Project live sketches to a local computer. The Free Edition of Air Sketch supports basic diagrams, but runs on the same engine as the Full Edition. You can use it to test the performance on your network before getting the Full Edition. ***FEATURED TOOL Tool: Math Cruncher http://mathforum.org/mathtools/tool/162300/ SKDevs Features of Math Cruncher include, * solving simple equations before they hit the ground * solving the bonus equations to help yourself survive in the game and reach the highest score. ***FEATURED TOOL Tool: GeoGebra Central http://mathforum.org/mathtools/tool/162741/ Guillermo Bautista A collection of GeoGebra applets dating back to August, 2010: "Systems of Linear Equations," "The Angle Trisector," "Approximating Pi," "Area of a Trapezoid," "Four Leaf Petal," "Polygons with Equal Area," "Tracing the Derivative," "Paper Folding: Locating the Square Root of a Number on the Number Line," "van Aubel's Theorem," "Animation Using Bezier Curves," "Routh's Theorem," and more. ***FEATURED TOOL Tool: QuizCalc http://mathforum.org/mathtools/tool/175020/ Ventura Educational Systems QuizCalc is a basic calculator for elementary age students with percent, square root, integer, power and memory ( +, ? , C & R ) functions. Tap the Quiz button and QuizCalc becomes a math quiz generator providing students practice with math facts and concepts. ***FEATURED TOOL Tool: Hands-On Math Attribute Blocks http://mathforum.org/mathtools/tool/175022/ Hands-On Math Attribute Blocks provides an interactive learning environment for learning and enhancing mathematical concepts related to set theory, geometry, number theory, and logical thinking. Attribute Blocks offers 8 levels of difficulty. Younger learners will benefit from the settings where the challenge is to place blocks and determine the logical rules for which blocks are accepted and which blocks are rejected. For older students teachers may want to use some of the options where the challenge is to find a missing rule for a pattern or Venn diagram. ***FEATURED TOOL Tool: Equivalent Fractions http://mathforum.org/mathtools/tool/175603/ National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Create equivalent fractions by dividing and shading squares or circles, and match each fraction to its location on the number line. Check your work, and use the table feature to capture results and look for patterns. Got a particular value for which you'd like to make equivalent fractions? Use "Build Your Own" mode. ***FEATURED DISCUSSION FREE Math Resource http://mathforum.org/mathtools/discuss.html?&do=m&thread=ps__hs_tool__g-2 barstow teacher announces, "NumberBender is a website that helps math teachers provide fun and dynamic presentations coupled with related worksheets for a more entertaining and effective math lecture." 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 Newsletter Archive http://mathforum.org/mathtools/newsletter/ Twitter Feed http://mathforum.org/pd/twitter.html Blogs http://mathforum.org/blogs/ Facebook http://www.facebook.com/themathforumatdrexel \`. .--------------.___________) \ |//////////////|___________[ ] `--------------' ) ( '-' The Math Forum @ Drexel -- 30 August 2012