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Volume 7, Number 18

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6 May 2002                                       Vol. 7, No. 18


        A Mathematical Description of Circles - Schwarze
 The Game of Chaos - Giesen | Tessellation Station - Nestlerode


  Students of Monika Schwarze at the Beisenkamp-Gymnasium in
  Hamm, Germany, wrote a Web site to display a project from
  their mathematics class.

  Working in pairs, students chose everyday objects containing
  circles, drew them with paper and pencil, and then determined
  the equations of the circles. Some of the objects chosen were
  designs in church walls and windows, the logo of the Olympic
  Games, and the pattern in a tiled street.

  The results from the different groups can also be viewed in
  a PowerPoint presentation:

  Schwarze invites other students to share similar explorations
  of real-world objects that feature circles. Available in
  German, French, and English.


               THE GAME OF CHAOS - Juergen Giesen

  This applet plays the chaos game at varying speeds. How will 
  the points be distributed in the triangle? Since throwing the dice 
  is random, must the points be scattered "chaotically?"
  Also available in German:



           TESSELLATION STATION - Kathleen Nestlerode

  Visit Kathleen Nestlerode's sixth grade Tessellation Station for:

    - Activities
    - Objectives
    - Standards
    - Resources
    - Tessellation Student Work


                    STUDENT TESSELLATIONS

  Share your students' tessellation web pages by sending their
  URLs to Suzanne Alejandre,

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