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At the beginning of each month, we will be posting this on-line Newsletter from MathBits.com
to share updates and general information about all of our web materials:
MathBits, JrMathBits, AlgebraBits, GeometryBits, Algebra2Bits, MathBitsNotebook ,
JavaMathBits, and JavaBitsNotebook

October 2018, Volume 12, Issue 10

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Updates for MathBits subscription areas:

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• AlgebraBits, GeometryBits, Algebra2Bits:
On-line Quizzes .............
Yes, we are working on the quizzes. The first blast for A1 is being proof-read and will appear shortly.

We are developing the quizzes is small "blasts" of 3-5 quizzes each, so all three high school areas can be involved at the same time ("blasts" to A1, followed by Geo, followed by A2. Repeat.).

The results of the on-line quizzes can be emailed to a teacher or a dated hardcopy can be prepared. The quizzes are compatible with desktops, tablets, and smart phones.

Please stay tuned. We think you will really like the quizzes.

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• JrMathBits:
Your "Probability" Quiz is now up and running. Your "Function" quiz is in the works to complete your 31 quiz series.
Even more quizzes are likely in the future as curricular adjustments occur.

• As you probabily noticed, we have also started upgrading your previous on-line quizzes to our new software. You will see little change in the quizzes except for the mobile (phone) versions.

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Reminder regarding MathBitsNotebook:
Junior Level
for grades 6-8 is now completely OPEN.

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We have started developing PreCalculusBits!
The work on PreCalculus has begun. We are attempting to develop the Subscription and Notebook sections at the same time. Unfortunately, the Notebook web pages take much longer to develop, so if we get too bogged down, we will finish the Subscription area first.

We are attempting to include a wide range of materials which will cover CCSS, NY-NextGen, CLEP, materials from our high school and college PreCalculus courses, and hopefully most of the topics you have been requesting.

NOTE: these materials will not be available this school year as we have just started working on this level.

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NY Next Generation Standards
http://www.nysed.gov/next-generation-learning-standards

The New York Board of Regents voted to drop the Common Core name in favor of "Next Generation Learning Standards" slated for a roll out in September 2020.

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Remember: New OS for TI-84 Plus CE (version 5.3)
Be sure to update your handheld and your TI-SmartView for the TI-84 Plus Family Software.
• a new Piecewise template under MATH Menu
prints on Y= screen like a textbook display and the graph is clear and nice.
• Under TEST, a new entry called Conditions
• New programming (coding) menu
• Sequence Editor Updates (set MODE to SEQ and enter sequence function)

Upgrade to 5.3
https://education.ti.com/en/product-resources/whats-new-84-ce

Find Directions on How to Update:
https://epsstore.ti.com/OA_HTML/csksxvm.jsp?nSetNumber=37375

TI-Nspire CX updates to OS version 4.5
https://education.ti.com/en/software/update/ti-nspire-software-update

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Live long and love math,
Fred and Donna

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Thank you!!!
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Profits from our subscription areas (after supporting the Notebook) are donated to our local animal shelters.

 

 

Did you know???

The USA team won first place for the third time in 4 years at the 59th International Mathematical Olympiad in Romania in July 2018, with 116 countries competing. Russia took second place and China took third place.


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