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- About time - Keith Devlin (Devlin's Angle)
An essay on time in mathematics and engineering (the time that we measure and use to regulate our lives). How did we come to measure time in the first place? What exactly is it that our timepieces measure? And what scientific principles do we use to construct ever more accurate clocks?
- Algebra - Fun with Calendars - Cynthia Lanius
Take any calendar. Tell a friend to choose 4 days that form a square. If your friend tells you only the sum of the four days, you can tell her what the four days are. How does the puzzle work? Includes a extension page for designing your own puzzle, teachers notes, and links to calendar pages on the Web. Mathematics topics: assigning variables, solving simple linear equations, factoring.
- The Calendar and the Days of the Week