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6 January 2003 Vol. 8, No. 1 THE MATH FORUM INTERNET NEWS 2003 Mathematics Game - Brown | Geometric Sculpture - Hart Mr. Brandenburg's List of Recommended Books on Math and Science 2003 MATHEMATICS GAME - Judy Ann Brown http://mathforum.org/~judyann/2003/ 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: Worksheet http://mathforum.org/~judyann/2003/2003.worksheet.html Rules of the Game http://mathforum.org/~judyann/2003/2003.rules.html Manipulative Worksheet http://mathforum.org/~judyann/2003/2003.manipulative.html -|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|- GEOMETRIC SCULPTURE - George W. Hart http://www.georgehart.com/sculpture/sculpture.html 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 http://www.georgehart.com/virtual-polyhedra/vp.html The Pavilion of Polyhedreality http://www.georgehart.com/pavilion.html \|/ POLYHEDRON MAN Science News Online article http://www.sciencenews.org/20011222/bob13.asp 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 RECOMMENDED BOOKS ON MATH AND SCIENCE http://mathforum.org/t2t/faq/brandenburg.new.html 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 Amazon.com 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: http://mathforum.org/t2t/faq/brandenburg.html \|/ LITERATURE AND MATHEMATICS http://mathforum.org/t2t/faq/faq.lit.html 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. http://mathforum.org/t2t/faq/faq.lit.html#sub -|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|- 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 Donations http://deptapp.drexel.edu/ia/GOL/giftsonline1_MF.asp _o \o_ __| \ / |__ o _ o/ \o/ __|- __/ \__/o \o | o/ o/__/ /\ /| | \ \ / \ / \ /o\ / \ / \ / | / \ / \ |

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