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  MATH TOOLS NEWSLETTER - October 31, 2012 - No. 113

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***The Math Forum at NCTM Regional in Hartford, CT
http://mathforum.org/workshops/hartford2012/
Download our booth and session handouts.

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***FEATURED TOOL
Tool: Set Puzzles
http://mathforum.org/mathtools/tool/180284/
Daniel Scher
Students use logical reasoning skills to determine what 
numbers go inside three different colored circles to 
create given sums. Students are informally introduced 
to the concept of sets.

***FEATURED TOOL
Tool: Sketchpad Explorer
http://mathforum.org/mathtools/tool/133734/
KCP Technologies Inc.
The multitouch interface of the Sketchpad Explorer (free)
app lets you interact with, and investigate, any document 
created with The Geometer's Sketchpad. 

***FEATURED TOOL
Tool: Reach the Target
http://mathforum.org/mathtools/tool/180286/
Daniel Scher
Students use their knowledge of place value to identify 
the locations of unlabeled tick marks along number 
lines. These locations are exact to units, tenths, and 
all the way up to hundred thousandths.

***FEATURED TOOL
Tool: Mystery Sums 1
http://mathforum.org/mathtools/tool/180287/
Daniel Scher
Students use logic and early algebra reasoning skills 
to find the secret numerical values of four letters.

***FEATURED DISCUSSION
Place Value Chart for iPad/iPhone
http://mathforum.org/mathtools/discuss.html?&do=r&msg=__jb_tool__g-2
Ulli announces "I created an iPhone/iPad app to teach 
place value in elementary school (and maybe already 
kindergarden), see 
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/id568750442
This is free until November 1st...."

***FEATURED DISCUSSION
Online arithmetic exercises
http://mathforum.org/mathtools/discuss.html?&do=m&thread=__hl_tool__g-3
Gerd says, "We have built an open educational 
resource portal with interactive arithmetic 
exercises for K-6.... We'd like to collaborate with 
math teachers...."

***FEATURED DISCUSSION
Online programming tool
http://mathforum.org/mathtools/discuss.html?&do=r&msg=___tool__g-29
Sporkman announces, "If anybody is interested in having 
students learn some basic programming, you could have 
them try writing a Sporkl program on the web."


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          The Math Forum @ Drexel -- 31 October 2012