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Author:Lenny Pitt, Cinda Heeren, and Tom Magliery
Description: MATHmaniaCS harnesses the excitement of the mathematical experiences that have captured the imaginations and interest of mathematicians and computer scientists, and develops new materials for other topics in discrete mathematics and computer science. In addition to step-by-step lesson plans, all hands-on educational activities feature statements of motivation, materials, conclusion, evaluation, extensions, standards, and skills. Activity topics include binary numbers, text compression, images, error detection, boolean logic, finite state machines, grammars, binary search, sorting, sorting nets, graphs, graph searching, Eulerian paths and circuits, minimum spanning trees, Steiner trees, map coloring, deadlock, information hiding, and subset sum. MATHmaniaCS also runs summer workshops for teachers in central Illinois; provides in-service training at schools; helps organize Family Math nights at local schools; acquires puzzles, books, props, and other materials, available for loan to teachers; and works to popularize mathematics and computer science through public displays and demonstrations.

Levels: Elementary, Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12)
Languages: English
Resource Types: Lesson Plans and Activities
Math Topics: Discrete Math, Computer Science
Math Ed Topics: Workshops/Inservice/Training, Curriculum/Materials Development, Public Understanding of Math

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