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Was Leonardo Correct? (continued)
2011 China Girls Math Olympiad
The Mathematical Tourist
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Was Leonardo Correct? (continued)
http://mathforum.org/pcmi/hstp/resources/leonardo/
This activity challenges students to examine the accuracy of
the anatomical proportions considered ideal by Leonardo da
Vinci, and to compare different ways of measuring what is
"typical" in a population.
Using leastsquares lines, mean, median and percentiles,
students identify typical ratios between different body
measurements. They may also sample the activity's large
collection of 3,982 cases to test for accuracy and bias.
This activity builds on a lesson from Exploring Statistics with Fathom™
entitled "LeastSquares Lines and Correlation  Was
Leonardo Correct?" It was developed as part of the Park City
Mathematics Institute, currently under way:
http://mathforum.org/pcmi/hstp/sum2011/
Visit Math Tools to rate, review, or discuss this new resource:
http://mathforum.org/mathtools/lesson/131291/

Now taking place: math education conversation of the hour

"I wanted to report my shock with my AP scores.... I have been
teaching the course for 8 years and these results mirror my
work of my first couple of years. Needless to say I find myself
wondering why...how can we control ourselves?"

 Fernando, posted to the apcalculus discussion group

http://mathforum.org/kb/thread.jspa?threadID=2277743
2011 China Girls Math Olympiad
http://www.msri.org/web/msri/staticpages//node/261
Follow the mathematical adventures of eight of the nation's
brightest young women as they write outposts chronicling their
preparations for, and participation in, the 2011 China Girls
Mathematical Olympiad (CGMO).
With a proofbased format similar to the International Math
Olympiad, the CGMO began in 2002 as a regional competition for
teams of female students from China and other Asian countries.
Invited to participate in 2007, the U.S. has medaled at CGMO
ever since. In fact, every member of every U.S. team in the
past three years has come home with individual honors.
Funding for this U.S. CGMO project is provided by IBM
Research  Almaden, Akamai Foundation, Mathematical Association
of America, the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute,
Sunlin and Priscilla Chou Foundation, and Science Workshop.

Now taking place: math education conversation of the hour

"What are you talking about? An 82% passing rate is ideal. It
means you are doing a great job and also probably allowing
enough students to take the class. A 100% passing rate would
indicate you should probably be increasing enrollment in
the class."

 Susan, posted to the apcalculus discussion

http://mathforum.org/kb/message.jspa?messageID=7496590
The Mathematical Tourist
http://mathtourist.blogspot.com/
On this blog, Ivars Peterson writes about and shares photos of
"cool stuff that he encounters while browsing the world of
mathematics and computer science," such as new developments in
math and its applications, old puzzles, famous problems, and
historic events.
Peterson serves as the Director of Publications and
Communications for the Mathematical Association of America
(MAA). He tags his blog entries with labels such as

architecture

communicating mathematics

India

Moebius Strips

geometreks (outdoor sculpture of a geometric nature)
Posts, dating back to October, 2006 and written in the spirit
of his MAA column "MathTrek," have included

Tensegrity Tower in New Orleans

Pythagoras at the Plate

Sliding Pi in Toronto

Fire Hydrant Pentagons

The Fabulously Odd 11Cell
For more articles, books, and presentations by Peterson, visit
http://sites.google.com/site/ivarspeterson/


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