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Manifesto. Interactive Mathematics Miscellany and Puzzles

Manifesto. Interactive Mathematics Miscellany and Puzzles

Optical Illusions and Visual Phenomena Mathematics Archives Calculus Resources On-Line Welcome to the Calculus Resources On-line area of the Mathematics Archives. This area contains information and links to numerous Internet resources, which could be used for teaching and learning of calculus. If you would like to suggest adding information to this area, or have comments or questions, please contact Przemyslaw Bogacki, the calculus moderator. Initiatives, Projects and Programs These are alphabetized by institution's name (pilot sites are listed under the original developer institution). Appalachian State University, Business Calculus A new Business Calculus course has been developed with the focus on business problems which can be efficiently resolved by the appropriate use of mathematics and technology working hand-in-hand. Carleton University This web site, maintained by the Carleton University Math & Stat Department, features interactive tests for first-year calculus students. Cornell University Duke University Pilot Sites Five Colleges, Calculus in Context Pilot Site Wiley

Algebra: Themes, Tools, Concepts - Henri Picciotto Interactive GeoGebra Student Worksheet on Triangle Centers | {Eggsperimental Design} Geometry teachers! This is for you! Explore this wonderfully color-coded interactive diagram with your students. Enjoy my hard work!!! To create your own interactive triangle centers GeoGebra file, use the directions in the Google Docs document below. Preview is below. Emilie earned her Bachelors of Science in Mathematics at the University of Houston-Victoria. Math on the Web: Mathematics by Classifications Mathematical Awareness Month Math in the Media [Monthly magazine from the AMS] AMS Feature Column [Monthly essay from the AMS] MAA Online Columns Collection [Peterson, Devlin, Colm, Bressoud, Adams and Narayan, Sandifer, Morgan, Bogomolny, Peterson, Pegg] Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) about Mathematics (The Sci.Math FAQ Team) Favorite Mathematical Constants , by Steven Finch; An online book and extensive collection of the author's "favorite" special numbers. Simon Plouffe's Tables of Mathematical Constants to millions of decimal places. The Erdos Component Page at Oakland U (Rochester, MI USA) - Information on the graph of collaboration in mathematics (J. John Baez's "This week's finds in mathematical physics" Math for Poets, Understanding Mathematics, and Gödel, Escher, Bach (J. International Congress of Mathematicians -- ICM 2002 Beijing Announcements International Congress of Mathematicians -- ICM 1998 Berlin Proceedings International Congress of Mathematicians -- ICM 1994 Zürich Abstracts

Math Delights - Coins in Twoland by Joshua Zucker, joshua.zucker at stanfordalumni dot org In Twoland, the only coins are the toonies: 1, 2, 4, 8, 16, 32, 64, 128, and so on. The law says you must always pay with exact change; only the banks are allowed to make change. In Twoville you must pay with zero, one, or two of each type of coin, never more than two. (If Twoville is too complicated for you, try Oneville where you can only pay with zero or one of each coin!) For instance, to pay 6 toonies, you could pay with: one 4 and one 2 (and zero 1s) one 4, zero 2s, and two 1s or two 2s and two 1s. You could describe the three legal ways to pay by writing them in English, as I just did. Another, shorter way to write the list of legal ways to pay might be like this: 110102 022 (or simply 22). Create a table with the list of ways to legally pay for items that cost 1 toonie, 2 tonnies, ..., 16 toonies in Twoville, remembering that you cannot use more than two of each coin. What about the amounts that are exactly one single coin?

Home - Gymnasium for Brain New Math Game: Factor Dominoes! Lately I've been looking for different ways for my seven year old and I to conceptualize multiplication. As has happened many times before on our math journey, this graphic showed up at just the right time (albeit somewhat circuitously through the excellent influence of the Math Munch blog). My favorite thing about it is that it's not about numerals; when I look at factoring trees I can make some surface sense of them, but my mind goes numb pretty quickly. In this visualization, however, there is an incredible connection to shapes and grouping. Last night I printed out the graphic and left it advantageously on the kitchen counter. She wondered what it was about so we looked it over together. It's the geometry of the design that really shows the relationships between numbers. All our talking and looking got my mind spinning. I was about halfway through constructing the cards when my big AHA! As we went along I refined the language she needed to help her make her choices.

OCSD Interactive Games Design Your Own Games Pre-Made Games Matching Game Directions- In this game you can match up words. You have two columns to work in . Type in your words in the first column and the matching words in the second column. Type in a Title for your game. Editing Your Matching Games If you need to edit your game open up the matching game and type in the filename in the box and then hit load. Term Matching Game- In this game you can put in terms and definitions. Type in a Title for your game. Graphic Matching Game- In this game you can match up words with graphics or use all graphics. Email me a page (either a web page or a word document) that has the images you want to use. Drag Matching Game Directions- In this game you can match up words by dragging them. Type in a Title for your game. Drag Term Matching Game- In this game you can put in terms and definitions. Type in a Title for your game. Quiz Time- This will allow you to create an interactive multiple choice quiz for your students.

Geometric Folding Algorithms: Linkages, Origami, Polyhedra Tri-Hexa-Flexagon « After Math 7 The flexagon is an entertaining paper toy that has some educational value. 1. What kind of triangles? 2. 3. 4. The pattern and instructions I’ve attached worked well with students. Some students will need help the first time they fold and open the flexagon. After doing the fold/open/flatten operation, rotate the flexagon one triangle and then you are ready for the next fold/open/flatten operation. For the first few times, it helps to go back over the folds after flattening. There are many websites, but this is a good one for starters. This Hexahexaflexagon Tour video shows how to operate a flexagon. Template: Instructions: 0_flexagon Like this: Like Loading...

advice John Baez March 25, 2007 I have reached the stage where young mathematicians and physicists sometimes ask me for advice. Here is my advice. Most of it applies to grad students and postdocs in any branch of science who seek an academic career involving research. On Keeping Your Soul The great challenge at the beginning of ones career in academia is to get tenure at a decent university. The great thing about tenure is that it means your research can be driven by your actual interests instead of the ever-changing winds of fashion. To do this, you have to make sure you never lose that raw naive curiosity that got you interested in science in the first place. In our acquisition of knowledge of the Universe (whether mathematical or otherwise) that which renovates the quest is nothing more nor less than complete innocence. So: keep playing around with all sorts of ideas, techniques and tools. Some Practical Tips Go to the most prestigious school and work with the best possible advisor. home