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March

NCTM Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, Nevada, April 21-24, 2002 (29 March 2002)
An invitation to attend our sessions at the NCTM Annual Meeting, including:
  • Session 116: The Math Forum: Realizing a Vision for Supporting Teaching and Learning Mathematics on the Internet
  • Session 272: Standards-aligned Mathematics Lessons Using Technology as a Tool
  • Session 425: Girl Power and PoW
  • Session 834: Ask-Your-Colleagues: The Math Forum Online Teacher2Teacher Service
  • Session 927: Enhancing Mathematical Communication Using Problems of the Week from the Math Forum
  • Session 984: Using the Math Forum as a Medium for Professional Learning

March additions to the Dr. Math Archives (29 March 2002)
153 new question-&-answer entries were added to the tables of contents during March; at the end of the month, there were 7,741 answers in the Dr. Math archives.

Math Books Recommended by Mr. Brandenburg (17 March 2002)
Guy Brandenburg compiled a list of about 80 math-related books, mostly recent, for his geometry students to choose from, read, and do a report on, using recommendations from others and his own reading as well. The list is also available for download as a MS Word document, text file or PDF file.

Problems of the Week (PoWs) (7 March 2002)
The Problems of the Week (PoWs) have been chosen as an Eisenhower National Clearinghouse Digital Dozen selection for March, 2002.

The Teacher2Teacher archives reach new high (5 March 2002)
There are currently 800 archived discussions in the Teachers' Lounge where teachers and parents read and participate in conversations about mathematics education.



February

February additions to the Dr. Math Archives (28 February 2002)
109 new question-&-answer entries were added to the tables of contents during February; as of the end of the month, there were 7,588 answers in the Dr. Math archives.

New Dr. Math FAQ (22 February 2002)
Working Together: problems that combine rates, such as, "Jack can finish a job in 5 days, and Richard can finish the same job in 7 days. Working together, how long will it take them to finish the job?"

2002 Mathematics Game - Judy Ann Brown (16 February 2002)
Solutions received from students have now been posted.

New Dr. Math FAQ (15 February 2002)
Fast Food Combinations: How many possible combinations can be made from a special menu of eight items?



January

January additions to the Dr. Math Archives (30 January 2002)
109 new question-&-answer entries were added to the tables of contents during January. There are 7,480 answers in the Dr. Math archives.

Ask Dr. Math (29 January 2002)
Ask Dr. Math has been chosen as a Mathematics Resource and listed as a featured Blue Web'n selection in their January 25, 2002 Update. Blue Web'n is a searchable online library of Blue-Ribbon Web sites sponsored by Pacific Bell.

Jon Basden's Mathematics Lessons (22 January 2002)
Jon Basden has contributed four middle school lessons to the Teacher Exchange including: Derivation of Pi, The Area of Parallelogram, The Right Time, and The Area of a Circle.

Update: The Current Status of the Problems of the Week (21 January 2002)
Learn more about the current status of the Problems of the Week as the Math Forum @ Drexel works to improve services. Starting with the January 21 problems, all six PoWs (Elementary, Middle, Algebra, Geometry, Discrete, and Trig/Calc) are open to the public for submissions.

Workshops for Math Teachers (16 January 2002)
Recently updated, Workshops for Math Teachers is a growing collection of math and math education workshop announcements. Browse listings appropriate to the level you teach, from elementary to graduate school; search our collection by entering keywords and/or picking items from our set of categories; fill out the announcement submission form to include your event among those listed.

Elementary Thoughts - Gail Englert (3 January 2002)

This is a collection of Gail's responses to questions in the Teacher2Teacher service from elementary and middle school teachers, parents, and students.
2002 Mathematics Game - Judy Ann Brown (1 January 2002)

A puzzle for students in grades 3-12 with a general knowledge of mathematics. Use the digits in the year 2002 and the operations +, -, x, /, sqrt (square root), ^ (raise to a power), and ! (factorial), along with grouping symbols, to write expressions for the counting numbers 1 through 100.

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