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October 22, 2010 Vol. 15, No. 43

THE MATH FORUM @ DREXEL INTERNET NEWS

Benoit Mandelbrot, 1924-2010
Free Mentoring Opportunities | Mike de Villiers
Participate in NRICH Research

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BENOIT MANDELBROT, 1924-2010

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/10/17/us/17mandelbrot.html

Benoit Mandelbrot, known as a maverick mathematician who
originated the field of fractal geometry, died last week at the
age of 85.

Rudy Rucker wrote of his 2001 visit with Mandelbrot:

http://tinyurl.com/27sq442

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MIKE DE VILLIERS

http://mysite.mweb.co.za/residents/profmd/

Mike de Villiers, a professor of math and math education at the
University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, offers a page of
downloadable articles, papers, and other teaching material:

http://mzone.mweb.co.za/residents/profmd/homepage4.html

Resources linked from that page include:

Newsletter (roughly quarterly), with information about new math
books, conferences, websites, etc.
http://mysite.mweb.co.za/residents/profmd/newsletter.html

Dynamic geometry sketches
http://math.kennesaw.edu/~mdevilli/JavaGSPLinks.htm

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PARTICIPATE IN NRICH RESEARCH

http://nrich.maths.org/7311

Have you used the free Ask-a-Mathematician service ASKNRICH? If
so, researchers from the University of Cambridge want to hear
about your experiences. Read more at the site above.

If you are a 10-17-year-old resident of England, Scotland, or
Wales, who is "really good at maths," or are the parent or
teacher of someone who is, NRICH has another research activity
in which they ask you to participate.

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<p><font size="2" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">Beno&icirc;t Mandelbrot, 1924-2010</font></p>
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Beno&icirc;t Mandelbrot, known as a maverick mathematician who
originated the field of fractal geometry, died last week at the
age of 85.</p>
<p>Rudy Rucker wrote of his 2001 visit with Mandelbrot:</p>
<p align="center"><a href="http://www.rudyrucker.com/blog/2010/10/16/remembering-benoit-mandelbrot/">http://www.rudyrucker.com/blog/2010/10/16/remembering-benoit-mandelbrot/</a></p>
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<li>PreAlgPoW: October 25, November 8</li>
<li>AlgPoW: November 1</li>
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<p>Please have your students submit solutions. If they receive
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revise. Not only will your students learn more, but the
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<p><strong><font color="#003399">Mike de Villiers</font></strong></p>
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<a href="http://mysite.mweb.co.za/residents/profmd/">http://mysite.mweb.co.za/residents/profmd/</a>
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Mike de Villiers, a professor of math and math education at the
University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, offers a page of
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<p align="center"><a href="http://mzone.mweb.co.za/residents/profmd/homepage4.html">http://mzone.mweb.co.za/residents/profmd/homepage4.html</a></p>
<p>Resources linked from that page include:</p>
<p>Newsletter (roughly quarterly), with information about new math
books, conferences, websites, etc.</p>
<p align="center"><a href="http://mysite.mweb.co.za/residents/profmd/newsletter.html">http://mysite.mweb.co.za/residents/profmd/newsletter.html</a></p>
<p>Dynamic geometry sketches</p>
<p align="center"><a href="http://math.kennesaw.edu/~mdevilli/JavaGSPLinks.htm">http://math.kennesaw.edu/~mdevilli/JavaGSPLinks.htm</a></p>
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