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1 June 1998 Vol. 3, No. 22 THE MATH FORUM INTERNET NEWS Patterns - Dartmouth | Networking Projects - Glazer | AMUCHMA Newsletter MATHEMATICS ACROSS THE CURRICULUM - PATTERN http://www.dartmouth.edu/~matc/math5.pattern/pattern.html A syllabus, course pages (notes, figures, questions, group work and homework), final projects, and class art work from PATTERN, a 1996 cross-curricular math and art class given at Dartmouth College. Each topic in the course contents is organized into a "math part" and an "art part": - Ritual Geometry, the Mandala and its Symmetries - Mandala Symmetries, Group Elements, Lusona - Groups and Groups Acting on Sets - Klimt and the Computer - Islam - Penrose and Rice - Escher - Hundertwasser and Griffeath PATTERN is part of an NSF-funded project designed to integrate the study of mathematics into the whole curriculum. The site also includes courses on Chaos, Late Renaissance Thought and the New Universe; First Year Mathematics and Science courses; Statistics Across the Curriculum; and Chance. http://www.dartmouth.edu/~matc/ -|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|- NETWORKING PROJECTS - Evan Glazer http://www.glenbrook.k12.il.us/gbsmat/glazer/network.html Mathematics projects with directions and handouts for high school teachers and students. Based on topics chosen to be of interest to students, the projects use Internet data and cover subjects such as exponential modelling and quadratic functions. Evan Glazer teaches mathematics at Glenbrook South High School in Glenview, Illinois. His Web pages also include: - Holy Cow! - download a Geometer's Sketchpad sketch http://www.glenbrook.k12.il.us/gbsmat/glazer/HolyCow!.gsp A geometry lesson on the physics of baseball, with a Geometer's SketchPad template that displays the changing trajectory of a ball as you alter its initial height, velocity, and angle of elevation. Also a guide, at: http://www.glenbrook.k12.il.us/gbsmat/glazer/guide.html - Internet Projects and Activities for your Classroom http://www.glenbrook.k12.il.us/gbsmat/NCTM/NCTM.html A presentation given at the NCTM annual conference in Minneapolis. - Exploring Mathematics on the World Wide Web http://www.glenbrook.k12.il.us/gbsmat/glazer/ho.html Links to sites with math Internet projects and activities. Locations have been categorized into areas related to communication, interactive sites, downloadable programs, accessing data, resource databases, and miscellaneous fun. If you're interested in Internet research, you can read an abstract of Evan's thesis, "An Analysis of Discourse on an Internet-Based Listserv for Mathematics Educators": http://www.glenbrook.k12.il.us/gbsmat/glazer/thesis.html -|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|- AMUCHMA NEWSLETTER http://www.math.buffalo.edu/mad/amu_chma_announce.html This home page of the newsletter of the African Mathematical Union Commission on the History of Mathematics in Africa (AMUCHMA) includes links to many issues published so far. Available in Arabic, English, and French, the newsletter is free of charge upon request, and may also be requested in Portuguese. Its contents include notices of meetings, current research interests, biographical sketches of famous African mathematicians, and "Have you read?" sections. See, in particular, No. 9, for a paper presented by Paulus Gerdes: "On the History of Mathematics in Africa South of the Sahara," outlining numeration systems, number symbolism, riddles and puzzles, art and symmetries, games, geometry and architecture, and more. http://www.math.buffalo.edu/mad/amu_chma_09.html The AMUCHMA newsletter page is provided by Prof. Scott Williams of the Mathematics Department at SUNY Buffalo, as part of the site MATHEMATICIANS OF THE AFRICAN DIASPORA. http://www.math.buffalo.edu/mad/mad0.html \|/ For a discussion of the difficulties inherent in assigning nationality to historical figures in mathematics, see a conversation on the math-history list, archived by the Math Forum: Mathematics in the History of Africa / AMUCHMA Newsletter http://mathforum.org/epigone/math-history-list/flonhayvon -|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|- CHECK OUT OUR WEB SITE: The Math Forum http://mathforum.org/ Ask Dr. Math http://mathforum.org/dr.math/ Problems of the Week http://mathforum.org/students/ Internet Resources http://mathforum.org/~steve/ Join the Math Forum http://mathforum.org/join.forum.html Send comments to the Math Forum Internet Newsletter editors _o \o_ __| \ / |__ o _ o/ \o/ __|- __/ \__/o \o | o/ o/__/ /\ /| | \ \ / \ / \ /o\ / \ / \ / | / \ / \ |

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