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June 11, 2010 Vol. 15, No. 24

THE MATH FORUM @ DREXEL INTERNET NEWS

Remembering Martin Gardner
NWMI Math Short Courses | Geometry Playground

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REMEMBERING MARTIN GARDNER

http://blog.wolframalpha.com/2010/05/27/remembering-martin-gardner/

Ed Pegg, Jr. has posted a remembrance of how the late Martin
Gardner influenced his mathematical thinking. Drawing on
Wolfram|Alpha, Demonstrations, and MathWorld, Pegg's resources
include:

- Fractals
- Knots
- Random walk
- Mobius strip
- Klein bottle
- Graph theory
- Necklaces
- Dragon curve
- Fibonacci numbers
- Latin square
- Pascal's triangle
- Zeno's paradox

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NWMI MATH SHORT COURSES

http://www.math.washington.edu/~nwmi/sum/summer2010/prog/mini.html

Northwest Mathematics Interaction, an affiliate of Park City
Mathematics Institute, offers a special professional
development opportunity this summer at the University of
Washington in Seattle, July 28-30.

The program coincides this year with a conference celebrating
the geometry and other mathematics of Vic Klee and Branko
Grunbaum; much of their work is in geometry. Brian Hopkins will
facilitate a group of teachers who will attend selected
research talks, with preparation and reflection sessions.

Register before June 15 to save $25.

There is also space in the Numerical Delights short course,
July 26-27. This course is intended for high school teachers or
anyone else interested in the historical development of number
theory, exploring topics relevant to the high school algebra
and precalculus classroom. The link above includes information
about both courses.

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GEOMETRY PLAYGROUND

http://www.exploratorium.edu/geometryplayground/

San Francisco's Exploratorium is opening its newest exhibit on
June 25: the Geometry Playground. People-sized exhibits let you
use your hands, brain, and body to play with physical
demonstrations of geometry concepts. Exhibits fall under the
categories of seeing, moving, and fitting things together, and
include interactive artwork by geometric artists-in-residence.

The Geometry Playground closes at the Exploratorium on
September 6, then travels to St. Paul, San Diego, and other
science museums in cities around the country.

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Ed Pegg, Jr. has posted a remembrance of how the late Martin Gardner influenced his mathematical thinking. Drawing on Wolfram|Alpha, Demonstrations, and MathWorld, Pegg's resources include:</p>
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<li>Knots</li>
<li>Random walk</li>
<li>M&ouml;bius strip</li>
<li>Klein bottle</li>
<li>Graph theory</li>
<li>Necklaces</li>
<li>Dragon curve</li>
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Northwest Mathematics Interaction, an affiliate of Park City
Mathematics Institute, offers a special professional
development opportunity this summer at the University of
Washington in Seattle, July 28-30.</p>
<p>The program coincides this
year with a conference celebrating the geometry and other mathematics of Vic Klee
and Branko Gr&uuml;nbaum. Brian
Hopkins will facilitate a group of teachers who will attend
selected research talks, with preparation and reflection
sessions.</p>
<p>Register before June 15 to save $25.</p>
<p>There is also space in the Numerical Delights short course,
July 26-27. This course is intended for high school teachers or
anyone else interested in the historical development of number
theory, exploring topics relevant to the high school algebra
and precalculus classroom. The link above includes information
about both courses.</p>
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<p>The Geometry Playground closes at the Exploratorium on September 6,
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