Math Forum Orientations
We recently opened three free, self-paced orientations to Math
We'd particularly like to invite trialists to this orientation,
designed to help members start using the Problems of the Week:
PoW taking place: math problem-solving moment of the week
"Looking back on my work, I think about two things that I could
have done better. I think that I could have read the problem
better and maybe knew what I was doing more. I forgot about the
one roll for each person part until I read the problem over
again to check my work! I also want to get more organized with
my steps of work. Right now I have math problems scattered all
over my paper, and I would like to get them in order and easier
to read. One way I can accomplish reading the problem better is
that I can read it over in the beginning of my work to make
sure that I have got everything in my head."
- Molly, highlighted in the FunPoW's Latest Solution
Begun in October, Math Craft explores "mathematically inspired
art and architecture through projects, community submissions,
and inspirational posts."
The Math Craft blog follows a weekly schedule, with Mondays
featuring member submissions to the community corkboard;
Tuesdays, a new project of the week; Thursdays, extensions and
more mathematical details for the current project of the week;
and Fridays, information about artists and artwork in the
field, including historical projects and works.
Recent blog posts have included
How to Make Knot Sculptures from Soft Metals
7 Templates for Slide-Together Geometric
How to Make a Magic Square Tetraflexagon
You Won't Believe They Roll: How to Build Half Circle and
How to Make Sierpinski Carpet Cookies
Math Craft Inspiration of the Week: The Kinetic Wave
Sculptures of Reuben Margolin
How to Make 6-Sided Kirigami Snowflakes
Modular Origami: How to Make a Cube, Octahedron
& Icosahedron from Sonobe Units
Now taking place: math education conversation of the hour
"I've got a student who is doing a science research project who
asked me this question: 'Are these the same? 65% of infants of
diabetic mothers have perinatal iron deficiency.... 65% of
mothers with gestational diabetes have perinatally iron
deficient babies.... There is a 65% chance that the baby of a
diabetic mother will be iron deficient.'"
- Mary, posted to the ap-stat discussion
Putnam Mathematics Competition Problems and Solutions
Last Saturday, over 2,000 North American college students spent
six hours solving the twelve problems of the William Lowell
Putnam Mathematics Competition.
The Mathematical Association of America (MAA) has already
posted the problems and solutions from this year's competition.
Check back for the winners and scores.