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Visit this site: http://mathtourist.blogspot.com/

Author:Ivars Peterson
Description: "Cool stuff" that Peterson, the Director of Publications and Communications at the Mathematical Association of America (MAA), encounters while "browsing the world of mathematics and computer science: new developments in math and its applications, old puzzles, famous problems, and historic events." The blog, labeled with tags such as architecture, communicating mathematics, India, Moebius Strips, randomness, and "geometreks" -- outdoor sculpture of a geometric nature -- dates back to October, 2006 and has included posts such as "The Fabulously Odd 11-Cell," "Tom Lehrer's Derivative Ditties," "Random Walks to Football Rankings," "Sliding Pi in Toronto," "Tensegrity Tower in New Orleans," "The Mathematical Vocabulary Problem," "Fire Hydrant Pentagons," and "Pythagoras at the Plate."

Levels: Elementary, Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12), College
Languages: English
Resource Types: Graphics, Games, Problems/Puzzles, Web-Based Discussions, Field Trips
Math Topics: Communicating Math, Geometry, Topology, Art, Architecture

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