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Author:Robert Simms, Clemson University
Description: A Map of All Triangles (and see the Introduction to a Euclidean Model of Hyperbolic Geometry; Porch Things (the underlying structure is a cube); generating Pythagorean Triples (includes a JavaScript calculator and a way to generate them from one number); Pentominoes (a puzzle/game in Java); DCL programming; a program that can compute side lengths of right rectangular prisms given a desired surface area; personalizing the Celsius scale; and DeskCal, a 12-month calendar that folds up into a dodecahedron. Assimilated math topics: pi to any number of digits (sample output, a C version); HLS to RGB color conversion; Proof that Pi is irrational. Also software and links to materials for HP 48 calculators.

Levels: Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12), College
Languages: English
Resource Types: Calculators, Games, General Software Miscellaneous, Topic Tools Miscellaneous
Math Topics: Temperature, Pi, Polyhedra, Triangles and Other Polygons, Computer Science

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