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Math Activities for Students and Clubs

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  • Date Published: August 2001
  • availability: Refer to RE Math Assn, Refer to, Mathematical Assn of America, PO BOX 91112, WASHINGTON DC, 20090-112
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780883857175

$48.00 (G)

Refer to RE Math Assn, Refer to, Mathematical Assn of America, PO BOX 91112, WASHINGTON DC, 20090-112
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  • Sophisticated mathematics is accessible to all. This book proves it! This is a collection of intriguing mathematical problems and activities linked by common themes that all involve working with objects from our everyday experience. Learn about the mathematics of a bagel, a checkerboard and a pile of laundry for example. Discover for yourself that wheels need not be round, that braids need not have free ends, that it's always best to turn around twice - and more! Mathematics is all around us, we all do mathematics every day. The activities contained in this book are immediate, catchy and fun, but upon investigation, begin to unfold into surprising layers of depth and new perspectives. The necessary mathematics, in increasing levels of difficulty, is explained fully along the way. Mathematics educators will find this an invaluable resource of fresh and innovative approaches to topics in mathematics.

    • All problems are based on everyday experience
    • Features solutions, hints and further discussion
    • Problems require very little maths to understand
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    Product details

    • Date Published: August 2001
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780883857175
    • length: 232 pages
    • dimensions: 255 x 179 x 18 mm
    • weight: 0.493kg
    • availability: Refer to RE Math Assn, Refer to, Mathematical Assn of America, PO BOX 91112, WASHINGTON DC, 20090-112
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. Activities, Discussions and Problem Statements:
    1. Distribution dilemmas
    2. Weird shapes
    3. Counting on the odds … and evens
    4. Dicing slicing and avoiding bad bits
    5. 'Impossible' paper tricks
    6. Tiling challenges
    7. Things that won't fall down
    8. Möbius madness
    tortuous twists on a classic theme
    9. The infamous bicycle problem
    10. Making surfaces in 3 and 4 dimensional space
    11. Paradoxes in probability theory
    12. Don't turn around just once
    13. It's all in a square
    14. Bagel math
    15. Capturing chaos
    16. Who has the advantage?
    17. Laundry math
    18. Get knotted
    19. Tiling and walking
    20. Automata antics
    21. Bubble trouble
    22. Halves and doubles
    23. Playing with playing cards
    24. Map mechanics
    25. Weird lotteries
    26. Flipped out
    27. Parts that do not add up to their whole
    28. Making the sacrifice
    29. Problems in parity
    30. Chessboard maneuvers
    Part II. Hints, Some Solutions and Further Thoughts: Part III. Solutions and Discussions.

  • Author

    James S. Tanton, The Math Circle of Boston, Massachusetts

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