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Author:Neil Bickford
Description: Bickford writes "about mathematics, cellular automata, programming, Rube Goldberg Machines, and overall randomness." Posts of the self-described "mathematician/programmer/scientist," dating back to May, 2009 -- when Bickford was 11 years old -- have included "Gathering For Gardner, Day 2: Fractals, Puzzles, and Magic," "G4G9, Day 4: Lasers, Sculptures, and Balloon Polyhedra," "G4G9, Day 5: Balancing Laptops, Mobius Music, and Egg Cartons," "Cellular Automata," and more. See, in particular, his post about the history of calculations of pi and his record-setting, Mathematica-powered computation of the first 458 million terms for its continued fraction.

Levels: Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12), College
Languages: English
Resource Types: Manipulatives, Problems/Puzzles, Web-Based Discussions, Recreations, Mathematica
Math Topics: Pi, Cellular Automata, Chaos, Fractals

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