.Volume I, Issue 20, September 15, 1996

Dr. Math Can Cure Your Number Ailments
I'll bet you can't stump Dr. Math! This doctor is really a team of Swarthmore graduate students on-line to answer your e-mail about math at http://mathforum.org/dr.math. Sure, you can ask about decimals, algebra and long division, but can these electronic tutors answer questions about math facts and trivia, like who invented the plus sign? And why we need fractions? And who invented math, anyway? Of course. If you're frustrated, don't give up. Try Dr. Math, who always has time and is always ready with an e-smile. When you ask for help on your own stumper, take a second to read other que stions and answers. You may find help you didn't even know you were looking for!

Wiggle to Worm World for Worlds of Fun
Besides being some of the funniest on-line creatures, worms are underground farmers who have been hip to recycling way before people caught on. Without them, much of what we throw out would still be sitting around in heaps. These wiggly creatures have decided to change the way we think about them-they aren't yucky!-so they've set up a page at http://yucky.discovery.com/noflash/worm Go see for yourself just how wonderful worms are. Listen to worm interviews and jazzy worm poems. Then play some cool worm games, like Worm Lib. You fill in the blanks, and out comes an outrageous story guaranteed to tickle your funny bone. Give worms a chance-you're sure to have fun at Worm World, and hey, you may even come away with some warm feelings about our earthy friends! Charles Darwin once said about worms, "It may be doubted whether there are many other animals in the world which have played so important a part in the history of the world." Quite a statement, and not the least bit exaggerated! (Disclaimer: This site now contains advertisements.)




Dear Readers: School has started, so I thought you might like my list of bookmarks that I use for help with my homework. -- Amy

Amy's Homework Bookmarks

(Disclaimer: The fourth site is no longer available, and the last three sites now contain advertisements.)

Virtual Reference Desk
www.lib.purdue.edu/eresources/readyref

Internet Public Library
www.ipl.org

The World Factbook
https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/

50 States and Capital Cities
www.scvol.com/States/ngstates.htm

Foriegn Languages for Travelers
www.travlang.com/languages

The Dictionary
http://dictionary.reference.com

The Thesaurus
http://thesaurus.reference.com

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