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February 16, 2000

Math Cove
http://www.utc.edu/%7Ecpmawata
GRADE LEVEL: 6-12
Written By: Hazel Jobe

CONTENT:
This site contains interactive activities and lessons on geometry and transformations by a professor at the Chattanooga Center for Applied Math, an extension of the University of Tennessee.

AESTHETICS:
Mostly text, this site makes use of Java applets to demonstrate concepts.

ORGANIZATION:
The simple layout and design of this site belies the sophisticated nature of the lessons within.

REVIEW:
Math Cove is the math teacher's dream. Using Java applets, this professor has put together a visual, interactive way of teaching a few of those not-so-easy mathematical concepts. This wealth of teaching resources includes 23 lessons on graph theory and an interactive puzzle, Trominos. The transformations lessons include reflections, rotations, and translations. The high school geometry section teaches everything you need to know about angles from the types of angles to measuring angles to adding angles. If you're up to it, the Instructor's Notes offers tips on using and writing your own Java applets.

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