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June

June Conferences and Workshops (30 June 2000)
- BCIU: Roya Salehi and Richard Tchen introduced the Math Forum "As Portal to Mathematics on the Internet" to teachers from the Bucks County, PA Intermediate Unit, June 29-30, 2000.
- AlgNet/GeoNet: Annie Fetter and Jo Ann Fricker, with guest Shelly Berman, led a systemic initiative in Union City, NJ, June 26-29, 2000, working with teachers and student interns for the development of summer courses with technology and online components.
- NECC 2000: The National Educational Computing Conference, June 26-28, 2000, Atlanta, GA. Forum participants Jody Underwood and Richard Tchen presented a poster: The Math Forum: How and Why Should You Use It?
- ICLS 2000: The International Conference of the Learning Sciences, June 14-17, 2000, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI. Forum participants: Evaluator K. Ann Renninger, who presented a paper, "The Impact of The Math Forum's Problem(s) of the Week on Students' Mathematical Thinking," Roya Salehi, Jody Underwood.

June additions to the Dr. Math Archives (30 June 2000)
More than 90 new question-&-answer entries were added to the tables of contents during June of 2000.

Additions to the Math Forum's Internet Mathematics Library (30 June 2000)
More than 90 Math Library sites were added and over 50 more were updated during June of 2000.

New Dr. Math FAQs (12, 17, 22, 27 June 2000)
- The Calendar and the Days of the Week: What years are leap years? What day of the week will it be a year from today? How do I find the day of the week for any date? How do I find a calendar for any year? How common are Friday the 13ths? (Ursula Whitcher)
- The Birthday Problem: What if somebody offered to bet that at least two people in your math class had the same birthday? Would you take the bet? How large must a class be to make the probability of finding two people with the same birthday at least 50%? (Ursula Whitcher)
- Irregular Tetrahedron: finding the volume (Robert L. Ward)
- Roman Numerals: How do I read and write Roman numerals? Did the Romans use fractions? How can I use Roman numerals to do arithmetic problems? Resources for other numeral systems. (Ursula Whitcher)

PoW Student Recognition (11 June 2000)
The Math Forum's Problem of the Week student recognition page is now on the Web. We wish to congratulate all the teachers and students who took part during the 1999-2000 school year. Over 31,000 students from all over the world participated in these six Internet projects.

New Dr. Math FAQ (3 June 2000)
You are to draw a line from each of three utilities to each of three houses, without the lines ever crossing. Can you connect the houses to the utilities? Browse Three Houses, Three Utilities, a "Classic Problem" by Student Intern Ursula Whitcher. Also see Dr. Ian's addition to Liars and Truthtellers, explaining the general case.

Apply to join the T2T Service (1 June 2000)
Teacher2Teacher is a question-and-answer service serving the needs of the mathematics teaching community. You are invited to apply online to become a member of the panel of Teacher2Teacher Associates, teaching professionals who answer questions received by the service.



May

Submissions to the Math Forum's Problems of the Week (31 May 2000)
The Forum's six problems of the week (Elementary, Middle School, Geometry, Algebra, Calculus/Trigonometry, and Discrete Math) received more than 4,000 submissions during May, with the Middle School PoW in the lead at 1,474 and, the Geometry PoW close behind with 1,125.

May additions to the Teacher2Teacher Archives (31 May 2000)
More than 60 new question-&-answer entries were added to the T2T archives during May of 2000.

April-May additions to the Dr. Math Archives (31 May 2000)
More than 110 new question-&-answer entries were added to the tables of contents during April and May of 2000.

New Dr. Math FAQ (27 May 2000)
What are abundant, amicable, deficient, figurate, happy, narcissistic, palindromic, perfect, polygonal, semiperfect, sociable, square, tetrahedral, triangular, and weird numbers? See Dr. Math's new Glossary of Numbers by Student Intern Ursula Whitcher.



April

Additions to the Math Forum's Internet Mathematics Library (30 April 2000)
More than 60 Math Library sites were added and over 70 more were updated during April of 2000.

Submissions to the Math Forum's Problems of the Week (30 April 2000)
The Forum's six problems of the week (Elementary, Middle School, Geometry, Algebra, Calculus/Trigonometry, and Discrete Math) received more than 6,000 submissions during April, with the Middle School PoW in the lead at 2,100.

American Educational Research Association (AERA) (29 April 2000)
Math Forum discussants and participants in sessions held at the April 24-28 New Orleans 2000 annual meeting of AERA included Stephen Weimar, K. Ann Renninger, Jody Underwood, and Richard Tchen.

NCTM 2000 Annual Meeting (16 April 2000)
We were there, and so were many of you! Check out the list of the lucky T-Shirt Winners in our hourly drawing.

Math Forum Partners with WebCT (5 April 2000)
The Math Forum has found a partner in WebCT, the leader in the higher education, e-learning market. WebCT and the Math Forum will work to improve and expand the Math Forum's free services. The integration of the Math Forum into WebCT.com, the company's e-learning hub, will expand the Math Forum's offerings in higher education and provide new resources for the improvement of mathematics education at all levels of learning.

April is Math Awareness Month (MAM) (1 April 2000)
From the Joint Policy Board for Mathematics (JPBM) and sponsor, Wolfram Research, Inc., hosted by the Math Forum. This year's theme is "Math Spans All Dimensions," with a focus on the application of concepts of dimension to both art and science. We encourage you to submit announcements of activities being planned for your school, company, or community.


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