## Algebra and Number Theory## Thursday, July 19"What a Day a Difference Makes!" Today, our working group session began with Bob presenting LaGrange's Interpolation formula. Next, Brian shared with us his write-up to what we've now titled "Gary's Problem" and in his write up we noticed a Pascal We then established an outline for our presentation scheduled for next Friday, July 28, 2001. We have decided to break the presentation down into three types of functions: linear, quadratic, and quartic. Additionally, during this discussion the subject of squares came up and David Evans (a.k.a. "the Edge") did a really nice presentation on generating the formula along with a geometric interpretation of the same problem done by Ryota. After we established our outline we began to discuss the components of our group project as a whole based upon the "Lesson Plan Outline" provided to us by Art Mabbott. Upon finishing up our session we paired off into groups of two to write up a draft of our presentation. Victoria and Francisco are responsible for the Linear portion, John and Gary will be working on the quadratic section, and Gisele and David will work on the quartic section. Oh yeah, our session concluded with a brief lesson on BostonSpeak. For example, Boston should be pronounced as PCMI@MathForum Home || IAS/PCMI Home
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