If You Were a Polygon


Author: Marcie Aboff,Sarah Dillard

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 1404855122

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

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Describes the polygon shape and different ways to use it.



Author: N.A

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 1429677252


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Multicultural Math Fun

Holidays Around the Year


Author: Louise Bock,Susan Guengerich,Hope Martin

Publisher: Walch Publishing

ISBN: 9780825129056

Category: Education

Page: 158

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Multicultural Math Fun celebrates math through 54 multicultural activities tied to holidays, celebrations, and events throughout the year. Students build problem-solving and reasoning skills, while making mathematical connections -- and having fun! A short list of the many activities and topics includes: Mexican Independence Day -- and the mathematics associated with creating a Mexican feast! Halloween -- with counting activities for the candy you collect! Hanukkah -- and the odds you face when playing dreidel! Groundhog Day -- and the art of measuring shadows! Summer Olympic Games -- and the matrices you can develop to count medals!

Micah's Super Vlog: The Big Fail


Author: Andy McGuire

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1546034633

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 224

View: 4511

When deciding whether to keep up the lie of his "A paper," will Micah admit his mistakes or risk losing his friends? Based on the popular JellyTelly show, Micah's Super Vlog, book two in this series finds Micah wrestling with a decision facing every kid his age: to study or play video games? Micah chooses to ditch his responsibility, so it's no surprise when the result is a big . . . F. Seeing that his friends did well on the same test, Micah is too ashamed to show his grade before changing the F to an A with a marker. Although he knows it's wrong, Micah feels the need to keep up the façade . . . which only leads to more lying. Will Micah continue to be dishonest, or admit his mistakes before things spin so far out of control that he loses his friends?

Mathematics in Fun and in Earnest


Author: Nathan Altshiller-Court

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486449688

Category: Science

Page: 192

View: 7947

A world-renowned mathematician takes a lighthearted look at the philosophy, form, and re-creations of mathematics, discussing the science's charm as well as its utility and historical role. 1958 edition.

Serious Fun with Flexagons

A Compendium and Guide


Author: L.P. Pook

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789048125036

Category: Mathematics

Page: 330

View: 761

A flexagon is a motion structure that has the appearance of a ring of hinged polygons. It can be flexed to display different pairs of faces, usually in cyclic order. Flexagons can be appreciated as toys or puzzles, as a recreational mathematics topic, and as the subject of serious mathematical study. Workable paper models of flexagons are easy to make and entertaining to manipulate. The mathematics of flexagons is complex, and how a flexagon works is not immediately obvious on examination of a paper model. Recent geometric analysis, included in the book, has improved theoretical understanding of flexagons, especially relationships between different types. This profusely illustrated book is arranged in a logical order appropriate for a textbook on the geometry of flexagons. It is written so that it can be enjoyed at both the recreational mathematics level, and at the serious mathematics level. The only prerequisite is some knowledge of elementary geometry, including properties of polygons. A feature of the book is a compendium of over 100 nets for making paper models of some of the more interesting flexagons, chosen to complement the text. These are accurately drawn and reproduced at half full size. Many of the nets have not previously been published. Instructions for assembling and manipulating the flexagons are included.

Math Advantage, Grade 6


Author: Harcourt Brace & Company,Harcourt Brace Publishing

Publisher: Harcourt Brace

ISBN: 9780153106705

Category: Mathematics

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Resources for Teaching Discrete Mathematics

Classroom Projects, History Modules, and Articles


Author: Brian Hopkins

Publisher: MAA

ISBN: 9780883851845

Category: Mathematics

Page: 323

View: 5133

Resources for Teaching Discrete Mathematics presents nineteen classroom tested projects complete with student handouts, solutions, and notes to the instructor. Topics range from a first day activity that motivates proofs to applications of discrete mathematics to chemistry, biology, and data storage. Other projects provide: supplementary material on classic topics such as the towers of Hanoi and the Josephus problem, how to use a calculator to explore various course topics, how to employ Cuisenaire rods to examine the Fibonacci numbers and other sequences, and how you can use plastic pipes to create a geodesic dome. The book contains eleven history modules that allow students to explore topics in their original context. Sources range from eleventh century Chinese figures that prompted Leibniz to write on binary arithmetic, to a 1959 article on automata theory. Excerpts include: Pascal's "Treatise on the Arithmetical Triangle," Hamilton's "Account of the Icosian Game," and Cantor's (translated) "Contributions to the Founding of the Theory of Transfinite Numbers." Five articles complete the book. Three address extensions of standard discrete mathematics content: an exploration of historical counting problems with attention to discovering formulas, a discussion of how computers store graphs, and a survey connecting the principle of inclusion-exclusion to Möbius inversion. Finally, there are two articles on pedagogy specifically related to discrete mathematics courses: a summary of adapting a group discovery method to larger classes, and a discussion of using logic in encouraging students to construct proofs.

Essential Skills for 3D Modeling, Rendering, and Animation


Author: Nicholas Bernhardt Zeman

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1482224143

Category: Computers

Page: 270

View: 5338

The Key to Fully Understanding the Basics of a 3D World Prominently used in games, movies, and on television, 3D graphics are tools of creation used to enhance how material and light come together to manipulate objects in 3D space. A game-changer written for the non-technical mind, Essential Skills for 3D Modeling, Rendering, and Animation examines the complexities of 3D computer-generated art, and outlines the basics of how things work and are used in 3D. This text describes the three cornerstones of 3D—modeling, rendering, and animation; focuses on common elements; and provides a full understanding of the foundational concepts involved. Detailing the skills and knowledge needed to become an accomplished 3D artist, it includes step-by-step instruction with ample examples, and allows absolute beginners to move at their own pace. Master Anything You Are Tasked to Model The author incorporates historical information—presenting a contextual understanding of the various techniques and methodologies in their historical place. Each chapter builds on the fundamentals of 3D computer graphics and augments skills based on the concepts, enabling the student to learn both theory and application simultaneously. The book highlights two basic geometry types, polygons and NURBS surfaces, showing the student basic modeling techniques with both. While more techniques are available, an artist can cover any model by grasping these basic techniques. Supplies examples that are specifically taken from Autodesk Maya Contains exercises that are meant to be used in conjunction with the training videos on the website Includes a documented history of computer graphics Essential Skills for 3D Modeling, Rendering, and Animation offers a fundamental understanding of the mechanics of 3D graphics to modelers, animators, texture artists, render artists, game developers, and production artists, as well as educators teaching an undergrad or tech course in 3D animation.


A Resource Guide for Improving Measurement and Geometry in Elementary Schools


Author: Janie L. Zimmer,Arlene Dowshen,Dennis C. Ebersole

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781566020541

Category: Geometry

Page: 270

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