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Math Tools Issue Date: 09-06-2009

Cool Spots imageSlates, Slide Rules and Software: Teaching Math in America at http://americanhistory.si.edu/teachingmath invites you to discover the different objects used to help in the study of math. Look to the left of the page to see the various time periods highlighted on this site. During Colonial times the slate, a small chalkboard, was an important math tool. Technology since then has enabled young students to learn math on cool handheld computer devices called calculators. No matter how you are crunching your numbers, this site will open your eyes to the amazing history behind math.

Visit: http://americanhistory.si.edu/teachingmath
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Don't Just Do Math Issue Date: 08-23-2009

Cool Spots imageMathematics is much more than just a series of functions and equations at the MathSite, http://mathsite.math.berkeley
. Here, you can see, hear and do math! As the graphics flash across your computer, you will see different math ideas in action. The Math Site's exhibits are meant to show you exactly how this amazing subject works, from breaking down a triangle to more complicated sorting exercises. Be sure to try your hand at the Stable Marriage Problem to see if you can match face cards on your way to success and become a new math guru.

Visit: http://mathsite.math.berkeley.edu
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Made of Money Issue Date: 06-21-2009

Cool Spots imageLearn what it takes to become a super-successful entrepreneur at Be a Victorian Millionaire Now! at www.mylearning.org/intermediate-interactive.asp?
. This interactive exercise featuring Benjamin Gott will help you figure out which risks to take and what moves to steer clear of if you want to increase your bank account. Think you're ready? You will have to decide how to invest, spot future trends and more. Will you follow conventional wisdom or try your luck to make big bucks? See if you have the skills to win the game and apply these lessons in your life.

Visit: www.mylearning.org/intermediate-interactive.asp?journeyid=160&resourceid=344
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Mucho Math Issue Date: 05-10-2009

Cool Spots imageCrunch some numbers at MathSlice, www.mathslice.com. Whether you are looking to hone your math skills or if you are just searching for a brain- busting good time, this site will challenge and entertain young minds. Try your luck and discover how the odds are or are not stacked in your favor at Smart Guess. Maybe you want to play an old favorite, Hide and Seek, and then snoop around to find Timon in less than three moves. Before you head out, test your memory skills with Flash Memory, and be sure not to forget all these cool games!

Visit: www.mathslice.com
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A Prize for Your Eyes Issue Date: 04-19-2009

Cool Spots imageSee if you can find the patterns at Fun with Periodic Structures, www.mathamanda.com/
. Both man-made objects and those created by Mother Nature show periodic structures. Attempt to recreate these patterns as you click and drag puzzle pieces to get the whole picture. Did you know flies see in multiples that look a lot like periodic structures? Before you move on, click on Learn More to find out how honeycombs, diamonds and some architectural structures use patterns to create meaningful beauty.

Visit: www.mathamanda.com/games/periodic/periodic.html
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