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Volume 6, Number 5

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29 January 2001                                Vol. 6, No. 5

                 THE MATH FORUM INTERNET NEWS

  Pentomino - T.I.D. Ronse School | The Mathman - Don Cohen
       Mathematics Problems and Warm-ups - Lori Thomson


                PENTOMINO - T.I.D.Ronse School

             http://home.planetinternet.be/~odettedm/

Students at the T.I.D Ronse School in Ronse, Belgium have
made a Web page featuring pentominoes. The pages can be
viewed in Dutch, English or French.

The introduction page has general information and
interactive links to:
 
  - monomino
      http://home.planetinternet.be/~odettedm/monominoe.html
  - domino
      http://home.planetinternet.be/~odettedm/dominoe.html
  - triomino
      http://home.planetinternet.be/~odettedm/trominoe.html
  - tetromino
      http://home.planetinternet.be/~odettedm/tetrominoe.html
  - pentomino
      http://home.planetinternet.be/~odettedm/pentominoe.html
 
Visitors to the site are invited to enter a competition that
involves using the 12 unique pentominoes to tile a
10 x 10 x 10 cube. An example is shown here:

    http://home.planetinternet.be/~odettedm/wedstrijde.html


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                    THE MATHMAN - Don Cohen

               http://www.shout.net/~mathman/

Materials for sale to K-12 students, teachers and parents,
including "Get Ready for Calculus" and "Changing Shapes with
Matrices." Sample problems and answers from Don's worksheet
book are organized by chapters here:

        http://www.shout.net/~mathman/html/chapters.html

"Patterns in Mathematics" is a book in the planning stages
with pages on the Web site:

        http://www.shout.net/~mathman/html/patterns.html

The Mathman posts the mathematical thoughts of his students,
as reflected on the page "New Discoveries, New Student Works:"
 
        http://www.shout.net/~mathman/html/discover.html


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       MATHEMATICS PROBLEMS AND WARM-UPS - Lori Thomson

        http://www.geom.umn.edu/~lori/mathed/problems/

  This web-base of 101 short, interesting mathematics problems
  is searchable by keyword or by categories such as areas of
  mathematics and types of thinking. The site provides a
  bibliography of sources, and an explanation of the categories
  listed on the search page.


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