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14 June 2004 Vol. 9, No. 24 THE MATH FORUM INTERNET NEWS How Everyday Things Are Made | Nick's Mathematical Puzzles Center for Technology and Teacher Education HOW EVERYDAY THINGS ARE MADE http://manufacturing.stanford.edu/ The Alliance for Innovative Manufacturing (AIM) at Stanford has developed an introductory website for students of all ages showing how various items are made. It covers over 40 different products and manufacturing processes, and includes almost 4 hours of manufacturing video. Due to the amount of video, it is optimally viewed with a high-speed connection. After clicking on the link "How Everyday Things Are Made," use the tabs on the left sidebar to navigate the site. Choices include: - Products 1 Introduction Transportation Candy Packing It Up What You Wear - Products 2 Play Time Materials Summary Extras Careers in Manufacturing - Processes Casting Metal Molding Plastics Forming/Shaping Machining Assembly Other - Resources Online Tours Books Process Information FAQs -|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|- NICK'S MATHEMATICAL PUZZLES http://www.qbyte.org/puzzles/ The puzzles presented by Nick Hobson are selected for the deceptive simplicity of their statements, or the elegance of their solutions. They range over geometry, probability, number theory, algebra, calculus, and logic. All require a certain ingenuity, but usually only pre-college math. Some puzzles are original. Explaining how an answer is arrived at is more important than the answer itself. To this end, hints, answers, and fully worked solutions are provided, together with links to relevant mathematical topics. Further references are provided with many of the solutions. The puzzles are intended to be fun, with an educational element. Nick plans to add one new puzzle each week and invites everyone to stop by often to try the newest puzzle. -|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|- CENTER FOR TECHNOLOGY AND TEACHER EDUCATION - MATHEMATICS http://www.teacherlink.org/content/math/ The Center for Technology and Teacher Education is a group of faculty and graduate fellows from the Curry School of Education at the University of Virginia. They identify and explore innovative digital technologies and have developed resources organized into these categories: - Guidelines - Project Activities - Interactive Projects - Presentations - Related Links Other subject areas addressed by this group include English, Science, and Social Studies: http://www.teacherlink.org/content/ -|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|-\-/-|- 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/ Math Tools http://mathforum.org/mathtools/ 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 Ask Dr. Math Books http://mathforum.org/pubs/dr.mathbooks.html _o \o_ __| \ / |__ o _ o/ \o/ __|- __/ \__/o \o | o/ o/__/ /\ /| | \ \ / \ / \ /o\ / \ / \ / | / \ / \ |

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