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Tessellation Tutorial Issue Date: 11-26-2000

Cool Spots imageArt and math merge in the exciting world of tessellations, geometric mosaic patterns without any gaps. Tessellations make cool background textures for your Web sites. Check out the excellent ThinkQuest Web site, Totally Tessellated, at http://library.thinkquest.org/16661. Then join us at www.4Kids.org/techthis for the 1st 4Kids Project: Tech This!, a tutorial on making seamless backgrounds. We'll give an introduction to background tiles and what makes them seamless. Then we'll show you how to make your own using your favorite paint or photo-imaging application. We'll provide samples as well as a tool for you to test your own creations on our site. Finally, we'll offer tips for putting them on your Web page as well as how to use seamless backgrounds effectively. We look forward to seeing your tessellated backgrounds on the Web. (Tech This! is no longer featured on 4Kids.)

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Figure It Out Issue Date: 10-15-2000

Cool Spots imageIf you are into challenges, or just need a little extra practice with your math, then Figure This! Math Challenges for Families is for you. Get out the calculator and add it up at www.figurethis.org. Funded by the U.S. Department of Education and the National Science Foundation, Figure This! has 22 problems in all for you to try. You can choose from the Challenge Index, or consult the Math Index to pick exactly which kind of math you want to practice. Add this fun and challenging Web site to your favorites today.

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Bead It! Issue Date: 05-21-2000

Cool Spots imageBefore the calculator came along, many folks counted with a tool called the abacus--a mechanical aid used for math. Now you can find out more about this fascinating instrument at The Abacus Web site. Get ready for some number crunching at www.ee.ryerson.ca/~elf/abacus. You'll learn all about how to manipulate the wooden beads, which slide freely and allow users to keep track of their calculations. Also, explore the instrument's evolution with cool graphics of the abacus from ancient Chinese, Japanese and Aztec cultures. Still think the calculator is better? Then check out the results of a contest in Tokyo between the abacus and a 1940s calculating machine, and see which one wins. Warning: You will be surprised. You'll also learn how to build a Lego abacus for your toy collection. Relive the past, and start counting the old-fashioned way.

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Do the Math Issue Date: 09-27-1998

Cool Spots imageKeep your math homework handy and get ready to crunch some serious numbers! At WebMath, you'll find instant solutions to those nasty math problems you're having trouble solving. Bring your calculator and a geometry set out to www.webmath.com and get ready to dive into fractions, polynomials and integers. Interested in graphing a circle? How about solving a quadratic equation? WebMath covers most of the problems that give you a headache in the classroom. But math is for the real world, too. The Web site teaches you how to calculate a tip at a restaurant, figure out the price of a sale item and convert a temperature between scales. The site even has Java animations to help you better understand your math dilemma. WebMath brings the basics of math down to a denominator we all can understand! (Disclaimer: This site now contains advertisements.)

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You Can Really Take Off With Math Issue Date: 06-15-1997

Cool Spots imageWhether you're a world traveler or an aerospace engineer, you have to know the basics of math to get where you're going, right? That's exactly what Plane Math Activities sets out to do, as it teaches math fundamentals while bringing you along for an exciting, airborne adventure. Fly out to www.planemath.com and find out why number-crunching can be your secret to success in the skies or the stars. Interested in chartering a flight of San Francisco Junior Giants out to New York in as little time as possible? How about flying a herd of buffalo to the prairies? Or meeting world-famous NASA engineers? With cool graphics, stories and people to meet, Plane Math Activities brings out the best pilots in all kids. And no matter what route you choose, you're bound to learn the tricks of the trade. Just remember to refuel your jet and be courteous to your passengers!

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