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19 October, 2012 Vol. 17, No. 42

THE MATH FORUM @ DREXEL INTERNET NEWS

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"I discovered I could flip and rotate the small triangles. It
helped me very much because I was having trouble with the
parallelogram! I did not like the parallelogram! I think I
liked this problem. It made me feel like I was learning
Geometry. When I'm at home I'm going to add the Virtual
Tangrams site to favorites. I also learned how to
spell parallelogram."

- Logan, highlighted in the FunPoW's latest solution

http://mathforum.org/pows/solution.htm?publication=4127

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STELLA V5.0

http://www.software3d.com/History.php

Robert Webb has recently updated Stella, his software for
creating polyhedra and printing out their nets.

This major release features slideshow tours, the ability to
create convex hulls of 3D folding nets, dozens of improvements
to measurement and navigation, and animated transitions between
polyhedra: as you step through them, each one will fly off the
screen as the next one flies into place.

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Now taking place: math education conversation of the day

"I am gathering a number of the things I used with classes
over the years, and updating them in Sketchpad Java and/or
GeoGebra. Feel free to use, borrow, or steal anything."

- Dave, posted to the secondary (grades 9-12) discussion group
of the Association of Math Teachers of New York State

http://mathforum.org/kb/thread.jspa?threadID=2409934

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see them added to the MAA's Facebook gallery. MAA will feature
the best one on its Halloween MAA Found Math page.

For inspiration, check out the carvings from last year:

http://maa.org/FoundMath/11week43.html

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and II &mdash; each brimming with 110 real-world learning activities
and worked-out solutions &mdash; as well as its 50 State Bundle, a
math adventure across the United States with instructions,
4,000 total practice problems based on data taken directly from
the Census Bureau's <i>Statistical Abstract</i>, and "What's the big
idea?" pages that give learners the opportunity to reflect on
what they've learned.
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"I discovered I could flip and rotate the small triangles. It
helped me very much because I was having trouble with the
parallelogram! I did not like the parallelogram! I think I
liked this problem. It made me feel like I was learning
Geometry. When I'm at home I'm going to add the Virtual
Tangrams site to favorites. I also learned how to
spell parallelogram."
<dd>
- Logan, highlighted in the FunPoW's latest solution
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<a href="http://mathforum.org/pows/solution.htm?publication=4127">http://mathforum.org/pows/solution.htm?publication=4127</a>
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<p><strong><font color="#003399">Stella v5.0</font></strong></p>
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<a href="http://www.software3d.com/History.php">http://www.software3d.com/History.php</a>
</p>
<p>
Robert Webb has recently updated Stella, his software for
creating polyhedra and printing out their nets.
</p>
<p>
This major release features slideshow tours, the ability to
create convex hulls of 3D folding nets, dozens of improvements
to measurement and navigation, and animated transitions between
polyhedra: as you step through them, each one will fly off the
screen as the next one flies into place.
</p>
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"I am gathering a number of the things I used with classes
over the years, and updating them in Sketchpad Java and/or
GeoGebra. Feel free to use, borrow, or steal anything."
<dd>
- Dave, posted to the secondary (grades 9-12) discussion group
of the Association of Math Teachers of New York State
<dd>
<a href="http://mathforum.org/kb/thread.jspa?threadID=2409934">http://mathforum.org/kb/thread.jspa?threadID=2409934</a>
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<p><font size="2" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">
<p><strong><font color="#003399">Calling All Mathematical Halloween Pumpkins</font></strong></p>
<p align="center">
<a href="http://on.fb.me/WNCt2G">http://on.fb.me/WNCt2G</a>
</p>
<p>
Decorating your Halloween pumpkin mathematically this year? The
Mathematical Association of America (MAA) wants to know.
</p>
<p>
Send photos of your mathematical gourds to editor@maa.org to
see them added to the MAA's Facebook gallery. MAA will feature
the best one on its Halloween MAA Found Math page.
</p>
<p>
For inspiration, check out the carvings from last year:
</p>
<p align="center"><a href="http://maa.org/FoundMath/11week43.html">http://maa.org/FoundMath/11week43.html</a></p>
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