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Jerry P. Becker

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Maths. Across the Curr. / Networking Projects
Posted: Jun 6, 1998 2:08 PM
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Patterns - Dartmouth | Networking Projects - Glazer | AMUCHMA Newsletter


A syllabus, course pages (notes, figures, questions, group
work and homework), final projects, and class art work from
PATTERN, a 1996 cross-curricular math and art class given
at Dartmouth College.

Each topic in the course contents is organized into a
"math part" and an "art part":

- Ritual Geometry, the Mandala and its Symmetries
- Mandala Symmetries, Group Elements, Lusona
- Groups and Groups Acting on Sets
- Klimt and the Computer
- Islam
- Penrose and Rice
- Escher
- Hundertwasser and Griffeath

PATTERN is part of an NSF-funded project designed to
integrate the study of mathematics into the whole curriculum.
The site also includes courses on Chaos, Late Renaissance
Thought and the New Universe; First Year Mathematics and
Science courses; Statistics Across the Curriculum; and



Mathematics projects with directions and handouts for high
school teachers and students. Based on topics chosen to be
of interest to students, the projects use Internet data and
cover subjects such as exponential modelling and quadratic

Evan Glazer teaches mathematics at Glenbrook South High
School in Glenview, Illinois. His Web pages also include:

- Holy Cow! - download a Geometer's Sketchpad sketch!.gsp
A geometry lesson on the physics of baseball, with a
Geometer's SketchPad template that displays the changing
trajectory of a ball as you alter its initial height,
velocity, and angle of elevation. Also a guide, at:

- Internet Projects and Activities for your Classroom
A presentation given at the NCTM annual conference in

- Exploring Mathematics on the World Wide Web
Links to sites with math Internet projects and activities.
Locations have been categorized into areas related to
communication, interactive sites, downloadable programs,
accessing data, resource databases, and miscellaneous fun.

If you're interested in Internet research, you can read an
abstract of Evan's thesis, "An Analysis of Discourse on an
Internet-Based Listserv for Mathematics Educators":


Jerry P. Becker
Dept. of Curriculum & Instruction
Southern Illinois University
Carbondale, IL 62901-4610 USA
Fax: (618)453-4244
Phone: (618)453-4241 (office)

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