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6 January 2003                                 Vol. 8, No. 1


  2003 Mathematics Game - Brown | Geometric Sculpture - Hart
Mr. Brandenburg's List of Recommended Books on Math and Science

            2003 MATHEMATICS GAME - Judy Ann Brown


  For students in grades 3-12 with a general knowledge of
  mathematics. Use the digits in the year 2003 and the
  operations +, -, x, /, sqrt (square root), ^ (raise to a
  power), and ! (factorial), along with grouping symbols,
  to write expressions for the counting numbers 1 through 100.

  Students may use the Web form to submit solutions starting
  January 1, 2003; revisit the site after February 1, 2003,
  to see the first solutions.

  Pages available for printing:


  Rules of the Game

  Manipulative Worksheet


             GEOMETRIC SCULPTURE - George W. Hart

  As a sculptor of constructive geometric forms, Hart's work
  deals with patterns and relationships derived from classical
  ideals of balance and symmetry. He uses a variety of media,
  including paper, wood, plastic, metal, and assemblages of
  common household objects.

  See also Hart's complementary sites

  Virtual Reality Polyhedra

  The Pavilion of Polyhedreality


                       POLYHEDRON MAN
                 Science News Online article

  Spreading the word about the wonders of crystal-like
  geometric forms, Ivars Peterson's article describes the work
  of George W. Hart.                     


                 MR. BRANDENBURG'S LIST OF

  From others' recommendations and from his own reading as well,
  Guy Brandenburg has now compiled a list of over 140 math- and
  science-related books, mostly recent, for his geometry
  students to choose from, read, and do a report on. His new
  list is organized by topic:

    - astronomy
    - bad science
    - biography: mathematicians + scientists
    - biology/life science/evolution
    - chaos theory
    - codes and code-breaking
    - computer science/robotics/game theory
    - earth science/geology
    - history of mathematics
    - how-to: mathematics
    - how-to: science
    - mathematics - general
    - novels + short stories
    - number theory
    - physical chemistry
    - physics
    - probability + statistics
    - puzzles + problems
    - reference - mathematics
    - reliable, prolific authors on science + math
    - science - general

  Links to have been provided for your convenience.
  The list is also available for download as a MS Word document,
  text file or PDF file.

  Guy's original list is still available:




  From the Math Forum's Teacher2Teacher service, answers to
  a frequently asked question: How can I teach mathematics
  using literature?

  Use the submission form to share your favorite book with
  the T2T community.


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