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Girls’ Angle Bulletin, Volume 5, Number 4
In our latest issue, meet mathematician Jean Pedersen in the first part of a 3part interview. We hope that this interview will have you actively doing some mathematics (and building some pretty polyhedra too). In Part 1, Prof. Pedersen recounts … Continue reading
Posted in math, Math Education
Tagged cryptography, Girls' Angle Bulletin, Jean Pedersen, tessellations
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2011 Math Prize for Girls: #610
Here are comments and solutions to problems 610 on the 2011 Math Prize for Girls contest that took place at MIT on September 17, 2011. Earlier I blogged comments and solutions for problems 1115 and problems 1620.
2012 AIME 1 Problem #12
I was checking out Mess or Math?’s cool blog and her latest post wonders whether problem 12 on the 2012 AIME 1 has a simple solution. Simple is a subjective term. The problem’s setup certainly suggests invoking things like the … Continue reading
Postulates, Proofs, and Obviousness
This is a response to the following question posted by fiftyducklings as a comment to Fraction Satisfaction: In geometry, we learned things like “segment addition postulate” and “area addition postulate,” which were pretty intuitive statements. But then I looked at … Continue reading
Puzzle of Firsts – Solution
Congratulations to Bret S. of California for winning the Puzzle of Firsts crossword raffle in celebration of Women’s History Month! Like our Puzzle of Fortune! raffle winner, Bret will receive chocolate from L. A. Burdick. Many thanks to all who … Continue reading
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Tagged crossword, mathematicians, puzzle, raffle contest, Women's History Month
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