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1996

  1. Dr. Pepper wants geometry/math articles (Melanie King ) 09/09/96
    Dr Pepper is launching a new Web site, and all college students are encouraged to submit articles.

  2. Invitation: Construct Math on the Internet (Melissa Dershewitz) 09/04/96
    The Math Forum invites the online community to learn from our 1996 Resource Development Institute, which took place July 15-19. Although the 1996 Institute is history, there are still plenty of opportunities to get involved.

  3. Math Forum: Activity of the Month (Eric Sasson) 09/04/96
    Each month the Math Forum will sponsor a student activity to be done locally and shared globally. [Math Event of the Month]

  4. Geometer's Sketchpad Labs (Eric Sasson) 08/27/96
    Ready-to-use, interactive geometry lesson using The Geometer's Sketchpad. By Mike Riedy.

  5. Tangrams and Statistics: 4-6th Grade Web Units (Eric Sasson) 08/22/96
    Announcing two new Math Forum Web Units by Tom Scavo: Tangrams and Adventures in Statistics.

  6. What is a magic square? (Eric Sasson) 07/01/96
    Announcing a new Math Forum Web Unit by Suzanne Alejandre: Magic Squares. It's designed primarily for middle school and older elementary school students, and includes classroom activities for four different squares: Lo Shu, Sator, Durer, and Franklin, three of them demonstrating increasing complexity using numbers, and one made up of letters, with number and symmetry questions and links and suggestions for history/geography /writing activities for teachers interested in interdisciplinary work.

  7. NYS Math Web Site (WebMaster) 06/20/96
    The Association of Mathematics Teachers of New York State(AMTNYS) has a new web page at http://www.caseweb.com/amtnys.

  8. Annnotated Bibliographies for Learning and Math Topics (Eric Sasson) 06/12/96
    The Math Forum presents annotated bibiographies for selected topics from the ongoing discussions of "Learning and Mathematics: Research in Math Education." These bibliographies can be found throughout the Math Education section http://mathforum.org/mathed/, or directly at http://mathforum.org/learning.math.html.

  9. Graphing Calculator SummerShortCourse () 05/29/96
    A Demana and Waits Graphing Calculator SummerShortCourse is being offered at National University in San Diego, CA the week of June 17, 1996.

  10. Want to be a Math Doctor? (Ask Dr. Math) 05/28/96
    If you or someone you know has the time, interest, and skills needed to be a Math Doctor please check out this site: http://mathforum.org/dr.math/office_help/

  11. Math History List Archives (Eric Sasson) 05/09/96
    The Math Forum is now hosting archives of past discussion from MAA's History of Mathematics mailing list (September 1995 - present): http://mathforum.org/math.history/

  12. Summer Institute Announcement (Eric Sasson) 04/22/96
    The Math Forum will be holding a materials development institute for pioneering K-12 mathematics teachers.

  13. Proyecto Homotecia - Semejanza - Windows (Carlos Raul Ortiz Glassiani) 03/05/96
    Este proyecto tiene la finalidad de que el alumno pueda desarrollar un tema sin otra ayuda que de bibliografia y consultas a los profesores de matemáticas y computación ; y así demostrar que : aprendió, en este caso Homotecia - Semejanza - Windows, y que es capaz de estudiar y conocer cualquier tema referenciado a matemática y computadoras.

  14. Conference for College Faculty (Bert Waits) 02/20/96
    Reform of Business Calculus: A workshop and forum for college faculty on the campus of the University of Nevada, Reno.

  15. Geometry Forum expands to Math Forum (Stephen Weimar) 02/08/96
    The Geometry Forum is now ... THE MATH FORUM! Our own press release.

  16. International Council for Computer Algebra in Math Ed (Bert Waits) 02/02/96
    The International Council for Computer Algebra in Mathematics Education (IC-CAME) will be re-established in Seville, Spain, later this year.

  17. Columbus T^3 Regional Conference (Bert Waits) 01/26/96
    Columbus T^3 Regional Conference and OhioMATYC/MAA Winter Institute at Columbus State Community College. The conference emphasis will be enhancing the teaching and learning of mathematics using technology. Workshops, sessions, and book and calculator vendors will be available. Most speakers will provide handouts with materials that are classroom ready. The Texas Instruments TI-82, TI-83, TI-85, TI-92, and CBL will be featured along with computer sessions and workshops using Derive, Mini Tab, and Link for Windows.

  18. Graphing Calculator Mathematics Institutes (Bert Waits) 01/18/96
    Summer 1996 Graphing Calculator Mathematics Institutes for High School Math Teachers: Frank Demana and Bert Waits invite you to the birthplace of the "Power of Visualization" -- The Ohio State University Department of Mathematics.

  19. International Derive Newsletter (Bert Waits) 01/12/96
    The International Derive Newsletter will have a regular section on using the TI-92 in mathematics, science, and engineering teaching and learning. The newsletter is a publication of the International Derive User Group and is edited by Josef Bohm in Austria. [graphing calculators]

1995

  1. Journal of Graph Algorithms and Applications (Roberto Tamassia) 12/15/95
    Announcement and Call For Papers: . Journal of Graph Algorithms and Applications Editors: Roberto Tamassia, Brown University, Ioannis G. Tollis, University of Texas at Dallas

  2. Calculator Class Online (Stephen Weimar) 11/20/95
    In spring, 1996 the mathematics department at Shenandoah University's Continuing Education office will be offering Ed/Math 503 Calculator Mathematics over the Internet.

  3. Geometry Forum to become Math Forum (Eric Sasson) 10/05/95
    The Geometry Forum is about to become the Math Forum and announces a collection of resources created by Forum participants and staff: a series of units and classroom lessons that take advantage of the ability of the World Wide Web to combine hypertext, interactivity, multimedia functions, and communication at a distance.

  4. Geometry Through Art (Norman Shapiro) 09/04/95
    Norman Shapiro's copier ready resource materials for teachers (grades 2-10) who would like to use art activities to motivate students to learn more geometry. Examples of unit topics: What Is Geometry?; Making Art With Geometric Numbers; Geometry aand The Magic Circle; Polygons Into Polyhedrons; It Ain't Just done with Mirrors (Patterns, Tesselations); Art & Geometric Space (Projective Geometry). Quarterly newsletter.

  5. Non-Euclidean Help (John A Benson) 08/31/95
    I am a high school teacher who has never formally studied non-euclidean geometry. I have a talented, capable senior who wants to study non-euclidean geometry and share what he learns. He is a good reader and has completed multivariable calc and Linear algebra. I need to find an appropriate source. He wants a math book, not a "popular survey" of the subject, and is quite able to learn mathematics on his own. I need advice about what materials to get for him. [Marvin Jay Greenberg's "Euclidean and NonEuclidean Geometry", W. H. Freeman; "Journey into Geometries" by Marta Sved, MAA.]

  6. Geometry Center Seminar 8/95 (Daniel Krech) 07/26/95
    Geometry Center Seminar, 8/95 - Interactive Computer Geometry of Four Dimensions on the World Wide Web.

  7. Geometry Forum Preprint (Bob Hesse) 07/25/95
    Articles written by Evelyn Sander and Bob Hesse for the Geometry Forum are now available in Preprint form from the Geometry Center. For a copy, request Geometry Center Preprint Series GCG83. (or GCG69 for the first book compiled last year).

  8. Online Internet Institute - Forum Mentor opportunity (Stephen Weimar) 07/15/95
    The Geometry Forum is participating the Online Internet Institute (OII), which provides follow-up support and continuing Internet education for educators who have received some training about the Internet.

  9. Kali for the Macintosh (Evelyn Sander) 05/08/95
    The Geometry Center announces Kali for Macintosh. Kali lets you draw symmetrical patterns based on any of the 17 wallpaper groups. It was written for a broad audience, including even the youngest children (the user does not need to know how to read), and high school and college geometry students.

  10. Key Curriculum Press, Summer '95 (Bill Marthinsen) 04/25/95
    Institutes in Philadelphia, PA and Berkeley, CA. Five sessions of geometry institutes for teachers and other math educators to broaden their mathematical skills in creative and innovative ways, to explore ways to energize classrooms, and to discover new dimensions in math education. Call 800-995-MATH for applications and information. The Geometer's Sketchpad Institute: two sessions in Berkeley, starting July 9 and July 16 and one session in Philadelphia, starting July 30.

  11. Forum Coalition Wkshp, July 23-30, 1995, Swarthmore (Stephen Weimar) 04/19/95
    A workshop on Geometry and the Internet, co-sponsored by the Geometry Forum and the Coalition of Essential Schools, July 23-30, 1995, Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA. Participants will become familiar with the resources currently available to math and science teachers through the Internet, as well as develop materials and projects for their own classrooms and students. Participating teachers will receive geometry software and support for linking school computers to the network.

  12. Forum Summer Conference, Berry, GA, June 25-30, 1995 (Stephen Weimar) 04/19/95
    A conference for Georgia math teachers at Berry College, June 25-30, 1995. Goal: to become familiar with Internet resources and to develop additional materials and projects to enhance its usefulness and accessibility to schools and math educators.

  13. Geometry Center Seminars, Spring-Summer 1995 (Daniel Krech) 03/29/95
    (1) Oorange: Part 2. Charlie Gunn, Technical University of Berlin. This talk will describe the current state of implementation of the Oorange software system for mathematical experimentation and visualization at the SFB288 at the Technical University of Berlin. (2) Matching Rules for any Vertex-to-vertex substitution tiling / aperiodic tiling - Chaim Goodman-Strauss, Geometry Center. (3) Three Dimensional Cell Image Analysis - Rida Hamza, Mechanical Engineering U of Minn. (4) Penrose tilings - You've seen one, you've seen them all - David Molnar, University of Connecticut.

  14. Sketchpad Users Group Meeting in Boston (Bill Marthinsen) 03/14/95
    The third annual users group meeting will be held at the NCTM national conference in Boston. Date: Friday, April 7; Time: 5:30 to 7:30; Place: The Sheraton Boston-The Fairfax (A) Room. The program will be similar in format to last year's with break out into small groups with individual presenters at tables. There will be two mini-sessions with about 8 presenters each. Nick Jackiw, designer of The Geometer's Sketchpad, will give a presentation to the entire group of the new features in Version 3 of Sketchpad including coordinate and analytic geometry capabilities, arcs, permanent loci, script tools, and more.

  15. GSP Workshops, Philadelphia/Chicago, Spring 1995 (Bill Marthinsen) 03/06/95
    Key Curriculum Press presents one-day workshops for teachers who want to integrate the Geometer's Sketchpad into their classrooms, in Philadelphia at Haverford Sr. H.S. on March 25 and 26, 1995, and in Chicago at Deerfield H.S. on April 22 and 23.

  16. Geometry Forum Summer Institute, July 8-15, 1995 (Stephen Weimar) 02/27/95
    Constructing Geometry on the Internet - A Materials Development Institute for Leading High School Geometry Teachers. An invitational program for teachers of geometry who are experienced in telecomunications and the use of computers in the classroom. The small and select group of participants will be introduced to the latest tools and projects on the Internet and become involved in developing resources which enhance its usefulness and accessibility for schools and math classrooms. The conference will be held July 8-15, 1995, at Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA.

  17. KaleidoTile -Mac Version of Science Museum Software (Evelyn Sander) 02/04/95
    An announcement that Jeff Weeks has written a Macintosh version of the science museum math exhibit developed at the Geometry Center in 1994, together with a copy of an article written by Evelyn Sander in June 1994 about the museum exhibit. The program is called KaleidoTile, version 1.0. It is available for anonymous ftp from ftp://geom.umn.edu/pub/software/KaleidoTile.

  18. Art and Math Conference, Albany (6/95) (JustWINK) 01/20/95
    This eclectic gathering of mathematicians who like art and artists who use mathematics should interest those interested in such subjects as topology, symmetry, polyhedra, chaos, fractals, model-making... and so on. This year's presenters include John H. Conway, James Hoffman, William Reimann, Joe Malkevitch, Charles Perry and Helaman Ferguson.

  19. Canadian Conference on Computational Geometry (8/95) (Jean-Marc Robert) 01/12/95
    The Seventh Canadian Conference on Computational Geometry will be held in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada from August 10 to August 14, 1995. Papers presenting original research in all areas of computational geometry are sought. Authors should send one camera-ready original and seven copies of an extended abstract of up to six pages by April 10, 1995 to the Program Committee Chair:

  20. GSP Workshops Summer 1995 (Bill Marthinsen) 01/09/95
    Key Curriculum Press will present comprehensive one-day workshops for teachers who want to integrate The Geometer's Sketchpad into their classrooms. There are four workshops scheduled: For the San Francisco Bay Area, in San Jose, California, on February 4; For the Boston Area, in Milton, Massachusetts, on February 11 and 12; For the Philadelphia Area, in Havertown, Pennsylvania, on March 25 and 26; For the Chicago Area, in Deerfield, Illinois, on April 22 and 23.

  21. Geometry Center Seminar 6 Jan 95 (Daniel Krech) 01/03/95
    The SFB288 project at the Technical University of Berlin is involved in developing Oorange, (Object Oriented Analysis, Numerics, and Graphics Environment), a software system for mathematical visualization. The presentation will describe the architecture of the system.

1994

  1. 5th International Symposium on Mathematics Education - Mexico (Martinez Cruz Armando Moises-UACPP) 12/12/94
    Institutes in Philadelphia, PA and Berkeley, CA. Five sessions of geometry institutes for teachers and other math educators to broaden their mathematical skills in creative and innovative ways, to explore ways to energize classrooms, and to discover new dimensions in math education. Call 800-995-MATH for applications and information. The Geometer's Sketchpad Institute: two sessions in Berkeley, starting July 9 and July 16 and one session in Philadelphia, starting July 30.To be held in Mexico City, Mexico, from October 16 to 18, 1995. Main objectives: disseminating and promoting the development of mathematics education to improve the teaching and learning of mathematics. Conferences, workshops, panels, and exhibition of textbooks, software, and teaching materials. Papers are invited to address the following topics (but not exclusively). Problem solving, Technology, Affective factors, Curriculum Teacher education, Geometry, Algebraic Thinking, Assessment, Cognitive processes, Research methodologies, Cultural factors in the classroom, Advanced mathematical thinking.

  2. Symmetry Congress (Gene Klotz) 11/28/94
    To be held in Mexico City, Mexico, from October 16 to 18, 1995. Main objectives: disseminating and promoting the development of mathematics education to improve the teaching and learning of mathematics. Conferences, workshops, panels, and exhibition of textbooks, software, and teaching materials. Papers are invited to address the following topics (but not exclusively). Problem solving, Technology, Affective factors, Curriculum Teacher education, Geometry, Algebraic Thinking, Assessment, Cognitive processes, Research methodologies, Cultural factors in the classroom, Advanced mathematical thinking.

  3. Geometry Center Seminar (Daniel Krech) 11/09/94
    Mark Levi [Geometry of resonance zones in Hill's equations / stability zones]; Daniel Asimov [Foliating Euclidean space with congruent round spheres]

  4. Workshop in Les Houches, France (Gene Klotz) 11/04/94
    Space Filling Problems - Centre de Physique des Houches [space-filling geometrical structures in physical situations from microscopic to macroscopic scales / condensed matter / tilings / random cellular structures / random sequential addition and depositions models / phyllotaxis.

  5. Ask Dr. Math (Stephen Weimar) 11/01/94
    The announcement of a new Geometry Forum project. Swarthmore College math students and professors will answer K12 questions over the internet.

1993

  1. Courant Geometry Seminar (Ricky Pollack) 09/21/93
    Some Applications of Graph Theory to Geometry, Janos Pach, City College-CUNY and CIMS. "Since the beginnings of extremal graph theory (roughly 50 years) ago, the strength of its new methods has always been best demonstrated by geometric applications. After giving a brief survey of the new techniques, we establish some new results. . ." [Viro's method for the construction and asymptotic analysis of real algebraic varieties / enumeration of possible theoretical structures of the fullerene molecule (buckyball) / generalization of the classical Sturm theorem, / new non-constructive method for proving the existence of triangulations of compact manifolds of dimension $\geq 4$ with prescribed combinatorial properties / schedule of speakers / Groebner Bases and Triangulations of the Second Hypersimplex]

  2. Geometry Center Software Conference (Gene Klotz) 06/11/93
    Geometry Software and Other Visualization Materials: Where are we? Where should we go? - The Geometry Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota, July 15 - 18, 1993. "The main focus of the conference will be on software and other visualization tools for pre-college geometry (broadly conceived). . . the Geometry Center staff will demonstrate some of their graphics workstation programs and videotapes). [schedule / What questions should be considered as you search for ways to effect change? What barriers to successful implementation must be overcome? How is technology currently employed in schools and how has this usage developed over time? / Structural Problems of Curricular Change / NCSA Collage: A New High Performance Visualization and Communication Tool / Intuition before Theory... software for developing an intuition for simple closed manifolds such as the 2-torus, the Klein bottle, and 3-torus and other 3-manifolds / Generation of Conjectures in Plane Geometry and the Challenge of Proving Them / Panel: What Geometry Should Teachers Teach / kids often want to talk about 3D rather than 2D / Design for a Spherical Drawing Program / Computer Graphics Animations for Math and Science Education / Curriculum Map Maker / Interaction Between Curriculum Development and Software Development / A Brief and Critical Tour of Ideas in Geometry Education / Students' development of length and turn measurement concepts in a computer-based unit on geometric paths / Design of a Logo Environment for Elementary Geometry / Geometry with a TI graphics calculator / Technology in the Core-Plus Mathematics Project (CPMP) / University support of pre-college education / Spiral problems / Two and Three-Dimensional Constructions and Natural Fractal Art / Visualization / Students' understanding of three-dimensional rectangular arrays of cubes / Didactics of Space Geometry / Iterated Maps in Computer-Aided Inquiry / The St. Olaf Project: A Model For Teacher Development / Intelligent Tutor for Geometric Discovery and Proof / Examples of how software can change teaching / critical ideas in geometry education / Van Hiele levels / How to turn on teachers to technology]

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