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22 January 2001 Vol. 6, No. 4 THE MATH FORUM INTERNET NEWS Magic Squares, Magic Stars & Other Patterns - H. Heinz Navigation Vectors - CIESE | 100th Day/Pi Day - T2T FAQs MAGIC SQUARES, MAGIC STARS & OTHER PATTERNS - Harvey Heinz http://www.geocities.com/~harveyh/ Examples from the author's collection of numbers and the patterns that can be made from them. - Introduction: A brief introduction to number patterns and these pages. - Magic Squares: Samples of a large variety of magic squares of different orders, as well as prime magic squares, anti-magic squares, and other unusual magic squares. - Magic Stars: Includes a new definition for magic stars, examples of all orders from 5 to 12, a total of 20 different patterns, and interesting comparisons between the different orders. - Bibliography: More than 140 books, chapters of books or papers dealing with magic squares, and much more. - Glossary: Terms related to magic squares, cubes, tesseracts, stars, and other number patterns. - Other Number Patterns: Number patterns, interesting numbers, magic graphs, and more. - Similar web sites: Links to other Magic Square, Magic Star and recreational mathematics web sites. -|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|- NAVIGATION VECTORS - CIESE Online Classroom Project http://www.k12science.org/curriculum/vectors/index.html Intended to help students in grades 9 through 12 learn the principles of aviation navigation using real-time data. The project consists of six pilot training lessons and the Pilot Test Flight in which they solve an authentic real world problem using science and mathematics. In the lessons students learn how to use vectors, read real-time weather maps, and track planes actually flying in the United States skies. The Teacher Area contains a teacher's guide for each lesson, including printable student worksheets, a list of curriculum standards that are satisfied by the project, and hands-on activities. The site lists numerous links related to aviation and physics as well as online experts who can be contacted with questions on these subjects. The project is developed and managed by the Center for Improved Engineering and Science Education (CIESE) at Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, New Jersey. http://www.k12science.org/ -|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|- New from the T2T FAQ Math Forum, Teacher2Teacher Service From the Math Forum's Teacher2Teacher service, pages developed to use with two popular celebrations of mathematics, including the 100th Day of School and Pi Day: 100th DAY OF SCHOOL http://mathforum.org/t2t/faq/faq.100.html Suggestions include archived T2T conversations on the subject, literature connections, and links to relevant Web sites. PI DAY http://mathforum.org/t2t/faq/faq.pi.html Suggestions include archived T2T conversations on the subject, Problems of the Week, Ask Dr. Math resources, literature connections, and links to relevant Web sites. \|/ Beginning January 1, 2001, we've offered Web site authors a jpeg image that indicates their sites have been featured in the Math Forum Internet Newsletter. If we've featured your site in the past, please contact Suzanne Alejandre suzanne@mathforum.org for the "Highlighted in the Math Forum Internet Newsletter" graphic. -|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|- 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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