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Title: Mathematical Brooding over an Egg
Url: http://www.maa.org/publications/periodicals/loci/mathematical-broodin...
Publisher: Mathematical Association of America
Description: André Heck is a project manager at the Faculty of Science of the Universiteit van Amsterdam, and he recently contributed this thoughtful article to the "Loci" project at the Mathematical Sciences Digital Library. In this piece, Heck explores the topic of mathematical modeling by asking, "What is the volume and surface area of a hen's egg?". The article goes on to discuss how mathematical techniques, digital images, and dynamic geometry can be applied to a variety of real-world solutions, like determining the volume and surface area of a hen's egg. In addition, throughout the piece Heck talks about how various software programs can be applied as a modeling tool.
LC Classification: Science -- Mathematics -- Algebra
Science -- Mathematics -- Geometry
Science -- Mathematics -- Study and teaching. Research
GEM Subject: Mathematics -- Instructional issues
Mathematics -- Geometry
Mathematics -- Algebra
Key Concept: Mathematics -- Algebra
Mathematics -- Geometry
Key Concepts Complete: Yes
Resource Type: Lesson Plans
Mathematics Materials
Study Guides
Teaching Guides
Format: html
Audience: College/University Instructors
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Language: English
Rights: The Mathematical Association of America
Access Rights: Free access
Date Of Record Release: 2009-06-10 03:00:01 (W3C-DTF)
Date Last Modified: 2013-10-30 15:45:10 (W3C-DTF)
Source Type: Internet Scout
Source: Scout Archives  Scout Archives
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