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10 April 2000 Vol. 5, No. 15 THE MATH FORUM INTERNET NEWS Essays on Dimensions (MAM) | Mathematics and the Liberal Arts Web Hunt - Gasch 5 APRIL 2000: MATH FORUM PARTNERS WITH WEBCT http://mathforum.org/announce/ The Math Forum has found a partner in WebCT, the leader in the higher education, e-learning market. http://www.webct.com/ WebCT and the Math Forum will work to improve and expand the Math Forum's free services. The integration of the Math Forum into WebCT.com, the company's e-learning hub, will expand the Math Forum's offerings in higher education and provide new resources for the improvement of mathematics education at all levels of learning. ESSAYS ON DIMENSIONS http://mam2000.mathforum.org/612/essays/ For Math Awareness Month, articles that deal with issues of dimension: - Introducing Dimensions and Scaling and Measurement - Thomas F. Banchoff http://mam2000.mathforum.org/612/essays/B3D/ - Dimension - Thomas F. Banchoff http://mam2000.mathforum.org/612/essays/dimension/ - Computer Recreations: A program for rotating hypercubes induces four-dimensional dementia - A. K. Dewdney http://mam2000.mathforum.org/612/essays/SciAm/ - The Mathematician as a Child and Children as Mathematicians - Thomas F. Banchoff http://www.nctm.org/tcm/2000/02/children.htm - Dimensional Geographic - Suttirat A. Larlaub http://mam2000.mathforum.org/612/essays/DimenGeo/ Read about outreach activities and submit an announcement to see your event included in the list: http://mathforum.org/mam/activities/ -|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|- MATHEMATICS AND THE LIBERAL ARTS - Todd Hammond Notes on published articles: a resource for student research projects and for teachers interested in using the history of mathematics in their courses. Many pages focus on ethnomathematics and on the connections between mathematics and other disciplines. You are invited to add your comments. AFRICA - Subtopics: Sub-Saharan Africa, Ancient Egypt, African-American Mathematics, Carthage http://math.truman.edu/~thammond/history/Africa.html THE AMERICAS - Subtopics: Indigenous American Mathematics, North America, Central and South America http://math.truman.edu/~thammond/history/Oceania.html EUROPE - Subtopics: Hungary, Greece, The Roman Empire, The Celts, Medieval Europe, Germany, England, Denmark, Switzerland, Russia, Italy, France, Spain, The Etruscans, Holland/The Netherlands, Austria http://math.truman.edu/~thammond/history/Europe.html THE MIDDLE EAST - Subtopics: Sumerians and Babylonians, The Islamic World. http://math.truman.edu/~thammond/history/MiddleEast.html OCEANIA - Subtopics: Indo-Malay Archipelago, The Philippines, New Zealand, The Malekula of Vanuatu, New Guinea, The Hawaiians, New Ireland, The Marshall Islands, Kiribati (The Gilbert Islands), The Caroline Islands, Australia, The New Hebrides, Polynesia http://math.truman.edu/~thammond/history/Oceania.html Todd Hammond is a member of the faculty of the Division of Mathematics and Computer Science at Truman State University in Kirksville, Missouri. -|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|- WEB HUNT - Mary Gasch Nerinx Hall, Webster Groves, MO http://home.postnet.com/~mjg/ethalt.html What is the oldest mathematical object in the world? What is the base of the Mayan number system? What number did the Ancient Greek and Roman numeral systems lack that was invented and promoted in the Hindu-Arabic world? This Web-based hunt centers on non-European mathematics, with links provided to the mathematical contributions of a variety of cultures. Students may submit answers to their own teachers via an onsite form. -|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|- 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/pow/ Mathematics Library http://mathforum.org/library/ Teacher2Teacher http://mathforum.org/t2t/ Discussion Groups http://mathforum.org/discussions/ 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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