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Title: The Josephus Problem
Url: http://www.maa.org/press/periodicals/loci/resources/the-josephus-probl...
Creator: Ensley, Doug
Publisher: Mathematical Association of America
Description: Flavius Josephus was a Jewish historian living in the first century when he and his comrades found themselves trapped in a cave. Surrounded by Roman centurions, this band chose suicide over capture, and they elected to form a circle and then start killing themselves. From this rather traumatic situation came the well-known Josephus Problem, a classic problem of recreational mathematics. This educational resource offered by Doug Ensley of Shippensburg University will help math teachers teach their charges about this fabled problem. This site includes an interactive demonstration of the problem, complete with a historical background essay. Additionally, the site also contains information about making the best use of this resource in the classroom.
LC Classification: Language and literature -- Greek language and literature. Latin language and literature -- Greek literature -- Individual authors to 600 A.D. -- Josephus, Flavius, 1st century A.D.
Science -- Mathematics -- Problems, exercises, examinations
Science -- Mathematics -- Study and teaching. Research
GEM Subject: Mathematics
Mathematics -- Instructional issues
Mathematics -- Applied mathematics
Mathematics -- Discrete mathematics
Key Concept: Mathematics -- Patterns
Resource Type: Instructional Materials
Lesson Plans
Mathematics Materials
Reading Materials
Study Guides
Teaching Guides
Format: html
Audience: College/University Instructors
General Public
Higher Education
Secondary Education
Technical School First Cycle
Technical School Second Cycle
University First Cycle
University Second Cycle
Vocational Training
Language: English
Rights: The Mathematical Association of America
Access Rights: Free access
Source: Scout Archives
Full Record Views: 19
Resource URL Clicks: 3
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