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10 August, 2012 Vol. 17, No. 32

THE MATH FORUM @ DREXEL INTERNET NEWS

Back-to-School Combo Sale | 2012 China Girls Math Olympiad
W|A Clips, Shares -- and Computes Mars Landings

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2012 CHINA GIRLS MATH OLYMPIAD

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Follow the mathematical adventures of eight of the nation's
brightest young women as they write outposts chronicling their
preparations for, and participation in, the 2012 China Girls
Mathematical Olympiad (CGMO).

With a proof-based format similar to the International Math
Olympiad, the CGMO began in 2002 as a regional competition for
teams of female students from China and other Asian countries.
Invited to participate in 2007, the U.S. has medaled at CGMO
ever since. In fact, every member of every U.S. team in the
past four years has come home with individual honors.

Funding for this U.S. CGMO project is provided by IBM
Research - Almaden, Akamai Foundation, Mathematical Association
of America, the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute,
Sunlin and Priscilla Chou Foundation, and Science Workshop.

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Now taking place: math education conversation of the day

"With many of us starting school now or soon and the Olympics
starting to wrap up, does anyone have any lessons using
data/stats from the games? I feel like so many concepts could
be taught using the Olympics. I loved the article someone
posted on the speed of Usain Bolt and noticed other links at
the bottom of the article. Those are great visuals
for students!"

- Karen, posted to the ap-stat discussion

http://mathforum.org/kb/thread.jspa?threadID=2394391

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W|A CLIPS, SHARES -- AND COMPUTES MARS LANDINGS

http://blog.wolframalpha.com/2012/08/03/introducing-wolframalpha-clip-n-share-share-your-results-on-social-media-networks/

Wolfram|Alpha has rolled out a free feature that helps you
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Hovering your mouse over a result "pod" reveals the new Clip 'n
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Before the advent of Clip 'n Share, whenever you shared a link
to a W|A query, such as "high temperature for today," every
friend who clicked that link would get a different result,
depending on the time and location each person clicked. But
Clip 'n Share preserves your own personalized results for a
specific moment in time. In the same way, it lets you set
particular parameters.

In a drum-roll to Monday's successful rover touch-down by the
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), another
recent W|A blog post provided a quantitative recap of space
programs of the past and present that have attempted such feats
of aerospace engineering:

http://blog.wolframalpha.com/2012/08/02/comparing-the-curiosity-mars-rover-with-past-nasa-missions-to-mars/

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"At the AP Annual Conference in Orlando last month, I met eight
teachers from Beijing. One is the mathematics coordinator for
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might want to email her for suggestions about your student
from China."
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- Paul, posted to the ap-calculus discussion
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Follow the mathematical adventures of eight of the nation's
brightest young women as they write outposts chronicling their
preparations for, and participation in, the 2012 China Girls
Mathematical Olympiad (CGMO).
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With a proof-based format similar to the International Math
Olympiad, the CGMO began in 2002 as a regional competition for
teams of female students from China and other Asian countries.
Invited to participate in 2007, the U.S. has medaled at CGMO
ever since. In fact, every member of every U.S. team in the
past four years has come home with individual honors.
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Research - Almaden, Akamai Foundation, Mathematical Association
of America, the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute,
Sunlin and Priscilla Chou Foundation, and Science Workshop.
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be taught using the Olympics. I loved the article someone
posted on the speed of Usain Bolt and noticed other links at
the bottom of the article. Those are great visuals
for students!"
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<a href="http://blog.wolframalpha.com/2012/08/03/introducing-wolframalpha-clip-n-share-share-your-results-on-social-media-networks/">http://blog.wolframalpha.com/2012/08/03/</a><br><a href="http://blog.wolframalpha.com/2012/08/03/introducing-wolframalpha-clip-n-share-share-your-results-on-social-media-networks/">introducing-wolframalpha-clip-n-share-</a><br><a href="http://blog.wolframalpha.com/2012/08/03/introducing-wolframalpha-clip-n-share-share-your-results-on-social-media-networks/">share-your-results-on-social-media-networks/</a>
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Wolfram|Alpha has rolled out a free feature that helps you
take the results of your searches with the "computational
knowledge engine," and share them on social networks.
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<p>
Hovering your mouse over a result "pod" reveals the new Clip 'n
Share icon. Click it to broadcast your "clipping" on Facebook,
LinkedIn, Twitter, Reddit, and other social media.
</p>
<p>
Before the advent of Clip 'n Share, whenever you shared a link
to a W|A query, such as "high temperature for today," every
friend who clicked that link would get a different result,
depending on the time and location each person clicked. But
Clip 'n Share preserves your own personalized results for a
specific moment in time. In the same way, it lets you set
particular parameters.
</p>
<p>
In a drum-roll to Monday's successful rover touch-down by the
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), another
recent W|A blog post provided a quantitative recap of space
programs of the past and present that have attempted such feats
of aerospace engineering:
</p>
<p align="center"><a href="http://blog.wolframalpha.com/2012/08/02/comparing-the-curiosity-mars-rover-with-past-nasa-missions-to-mars/">http://blog.wolframalpha.com/2012/08/02/</a><br><a href="http://blog.wolframalpha.com/2012/08/02/comparing-the-curiosity-mars-rover-with-past-nasa-missions-to-mars/">comparing-the-curiosity-mars-rover-</a><br><a href="http://blog.wolframalpha.com/2012/08/02/comparing-the-curiosity-mars-rover-with-past-nasa-missions-to-mars/">with-past-nasa-missions-to-mars/</a></p>
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