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   MATH TOOLS NEWSLETTER - September 28, 2012 - No. 112

***The Math Forum at NCTM Regional in Hartford, CT
http://mathforum.org/workshops/hartford2012/
October, 24 - 26, 2012
Visit with Annie, Max, Suzanne from the Math Forum
and Betsy from Mathlanding and Maryland Public 
Television in the Exhibit Hall at Booth 200.
Join us at our sessions:
- Using Technology to Increase Conceptual Understanding 
  in Algebra and Geometry
     led by Annie Fetter
- I Tweet, Therefore I Learn
     led by Max Ray
- Discover Mathlanding: Resources and Tools for 
  Elementary-School Specialists and Teachers
     led by Betsy Peisach and Suzanne Alejandre

***NCSM Fall Leadership Seminars
http://www.mathedleadership.org
Seminar presenters actively engage participants and guide 
them through adaptable research-informed practices, 
strategies, models, and concepts that effective mathematics 
education leaders need to know and integrate into their work. 
- October 10, 2012 - Dallas, Texas
- October 24, 2012 - Hartford, Connecticut
- November 28, 2012 - Chicago, Illinois

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resource, comment on it, review it -- join an existing
conversation, or start a new discussion!

***FEATURED TOOL
Tool: NumberBender
http://mathforum.org/mathtools/tool/174586/
Peter Esperanza
NumberBender is a website that helps math teachers provide 
dynamic presentations coupled with related worksheets to 
add to their math lectures. Teachers have the option to 
download a Mac or Windows version of the presentations 
and the worksheets are in PDF format.

***FEATURED TOOL
Tool: Adding Apples and Oranges
http://mathforum.org/mathtools/tool/178345/
Maurici Carbo
Program about mental arithmetic with a pre-algebra tool, 
introducing Gaussian elimination, an algorithm for solving 
systems of linear equations. Use the video on the page 
as a tutorial.

***FEATURED TOOL
Tool: Dyscalculator - iPad/iPhone
http://mathforum.org/mathtools/tool/175767/
Pind & Bjerre
This calculator app made its first public demonstration 
last month at the 12th International Congress on 
Mathematical Education (ICME). Designed to help 
dyscalculics, Dyscalculator shows quantities in multiple 
representations: as digits, as words, and (for comparisons) 
graphically. It also speaks figures aloud and rounds numbers. 
It was developed with the support of the Danish Ministry 
of Education.

***FEATURED TOOL
Tool: Dyscalculator - Android
http://mathforum.org/mathtools/tool/175768/
Pind & Bjerre
This calculator app made its first public demonstration 
last month at the 12th International Congress on 
Mathematical Education (ICME). Designed to help dyscalculics, 
Dyscalculator shows quantities in multiple representations: 
as digits, as words, and (for comparisons) graphically. 
It also speaks figures aloud and rounds numbers. It was 
developed with the support of the Danish Ministry 
of Education.

***FEATURED TOOL
Tool: Hands-On Math: Graph Cubes
http://mathforum.org/mathtools/tool/175021/
Ventura Educational Systems
Use simple gestures to drag and drop blocks, placing them in
columns to build bar graphs. The author and designer coined the
term "artificially intelligent math manipulative" to describe
how using the Hands-On Math apps differs from the concrete
manipulative devices traditionally used in classrooms. For
example, this app provides intelligent mathematical feedback as
the student manipulates the cubes. Immediately associating
feedback with a behavior is an effective way to reinforce
behavior and facilitate learning.

***FEATURED DISCUSSION
Splash Math apps for Grade 1 to Grade 5
http://mathforum.org/mathtools/discuss.html?context=dtype&do=r&msg=176702
klkatielong announces, "Recently released app is 1st 
Grade Math: Back to School Splash Math Fun."

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The Math Forum @ Drexel -- 28 September 2012