id: 02360988
dt: b
an: 2004e.04371
au: Hayes, David F.; Shubin, Tatiana
ti: Mathematical adventures for students and amateurs.
so: The Mathematical Association of America, Washington, DC (ISBN
0-88385-548-8). 302 p. (2004).
py: 2004
pu: The Mathematical Association of America, Washington, DC
la: EN
cc: U95 A25
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ab: How should you encode a message to an extraterrestrial? Waht do frogs and
powers of 2 have in common? How many faces does the Stella Octangula
have? Is a plane figure of constant diameter a circle, and what has
this to do with NASA? 210 = 5 x 6 x 7 = 14 x 15, so just how many
numbers can be the product of both two and of three consecutive
integers? Is there any such thing as a truly correct map? What patterns
are possible in juggling? These questions and many others are answered
in the book. It is a partial record of the Bay Area Math Adventures
(BAMA), a lecture series for high school students hosted by San Jose
State and Santa Clara Universities in the San Francisco Bay area. These
lectures are aimed primarily at bright high school students, the
emphasis on bright, and as a result, the mathematics in some cases is
far from what one would expect to see in talks at this level. There are
serious mathematical issues addressed here.
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