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This "one-stop Pi Day shop for teachers and number lovers" offers stories, biographies, book recommendations, and other topical resources to celebrate March 14th. Brief descriptions of some of the activities come with extensions and short anecdotes from
- There are trisectable angles that are not constructible - Interactive Mathematics Miscellany and Puzzles, Alexander Bogomolny
Why certain angles that are trisectable cannot be constructed by traditional methods.
- Title III MSS Final Performance Report - Dana Lee Ling
Dana Lee Ling is a mathematics and science software specialist at the College of Micronesia-FSM. Articles document the College's attempts to increase the success of pre-algebra and algebra students through "conceptual" and technology-based approaches.
- Tricks for Learning Math - Math Forum, Teacher2Teacher FAQ
Answers to a frequently asked question: What are some math tricks and mnemonic devices I can use with my students?
- Useless Facts about Pi - Paris
Facts "so useless not one of them has much bearing on pi's value": Euler's Relation; Irrationality (Niven's proof); Transcendence; Quadrature of the Circle with ruler and compass; The Content of n-Spheres.
- Using the Internet: Mathematics - Douglas Butler; Pearson Publishing (U.K.)
A 55-page looseleaf book compiled to save teachers time finding excellent resources on the WWW and to provide a curriculum-based bank of ideas. Support activities do not demand that students have free access to the Web. The pack is divided into ten main
- The Web Page Dedicated to Pi - Paul Johns
Information on pi, 120,000 digits of pi, pi jokes and poems, a pi club, message board, facts and records, links to other pi sites, and more.
- Whistler Alley Mathematics - Paul Kunkel
Kunkel's Geometer's Sketchpad lessons convey a conceptual understanding, usually without rigorous proof, with questions and suggestions for extensions: Buffon's Needle (an old probability exercise); Chinese Handcuffs (questions with applications for geometry,
- Yahooligans! School Bell: Math - Yahoo
Yahoo's kids' guide to math sites including topics: Games and Puzzles, Geometry, Homework Help, Just the Facts, Mathematicians, Measurements, and Real World Math.
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