eBook ISBN:  9781470457419 
Product Code:  SPEC/40.E 
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eBook ISBN:  9781470457419 
Product Code:  SPEC/40.E 
List Price:  $50.00 
MAA Member Price:  $37.50 
AMS Member Price:  $37.50 

Book DetailsSpectrumVolume: 40; 2004; 291 pp
This is a partial record of the Bay Area Math Adventures (BAMA), a lecture series for high school students (and incidentally their teachers, parents, and other interested adults) hosted by San Jose State and Santa Clara Universities in the San Francisco Bay Area. These lectures are aimed primarily at talented high school students 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. The authors are distinguished mathematicians; some are bright newcomers while others have been well known in mathematical circles for decades. We hope that this book will capture some of the magic of these talks that have filled auditoriums at the host schools almost monthly for several years. Join the students in sharing these mathematical adventures.

Table of Contents

Articles

General

Prime Numbers and the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence, Carl Pomerance

Space Shuttle Geometry, Helen Moore

Mathematicians versus the Silicon Age: Who Wins?, Sheldon Axler

Breaking Driver’s License Codes, Joseph A. Gallian

Jumping Frogs and Powers of Two, Paul Zeitz

Number Theory

Triangles, Squares, Oranges and Cuboids, Peter Stevenhagen

When Is an Integer the Product of Two and of Three Consecutive Integers? Edward F Schaefer

Right Triangles and Elliptic Curves, Karl Rubin

Combinatorics and Probability

9. Proofs that Really Count: The Magic of Fibonacci Numbers and More, Arthur T. Benjamin & Jennifer J Quinn

10. Juggling Patterns, Passing, and Posets, Joe Buhler & Ron Graham

Platonic Divisions of Space, Jean Pedersen

Probability by Surprise, Susan Holmes

Geometry and Topology

The Rule of False Position, Don Chakerian

Geometric Puzzles and Constructions—Six Classical Geometry Theorems, Zvezdelina Stankova

Cusps, Dmitry Fuchs

Triangles and Curvature, Richard Scott

Applications and History

Archimedes and his Floating Paraboloids, Sherman Stein

Mathematical Mapping from Mercator to the Millennium, Robert Osserman

Alice in Numberland: an informal dramatic presentation in 8 fits, Robin Wilson


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It seems to me that anyone who is interested in mathematics and is exposed to high school age kids, whether they are teachers themselves, parents, neighbors, or even university professors getting involved in our communities through the high schools, would do well to read this book to see some excellent examples of how we can present real mathematics in ways that students can understand.
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This is a partial record of the Bay Area Math Adventures (BAMA), a lecture series for high school students (and incidentally their teachers, parents, and other interested adults) hosted by San Jose State and Santa Clara Universities in the San Francisco Bay Area. These lectures are aimed primarily at talented high school students 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. The authors are distinguished mathematicians; some are bright newcomers while others have been well known in mathematical circles for decades. We hope that this book will capture some of the magic of these talks that have filled auditoriums at the host schools almost monthly for several years. Join the students in sharing these mathematical adventures.

Articles

General

Prime Numbers and the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence, Carl Pomerance

Space Shuttle Geometry, Helen Moore

Mathematicians versus the Silicon Age: Who Wins?, Sheldon Axler

Breaking Driver’s License Codes, Joseph A. Gallian

Jumping Frogs and Powers of Two, Paul Zeitz

Number Theory

Triangles, Squares, Oranges and Cuboids, Peter Stevenhagen

When Is an Integer the Product of Two and of Three Consecutive Integers? Edward F Schaefer

Right Triangles and Elliptic Curves, Karl Rubin

Combinatorics and Probability

9. Proofs that Really Count: The Magic of Fibonacci Numbers and More, Arthur T. Benjamin & Jennifer J Quinn

10. Juggling Patterns, Passing, and Posets, Joe Buhler & Ron Graham

Platonic Divisions of Space, Jean Pedersen

Probability by Surprise, Susan Holmes

Geometry and Topology

The Rule of False Position, Don Chakerian

Geometric Puzzles and Constructions—Six Classical Geometry Theorems, Zvezdelina Stankova

Cusps, Dmitry Fuchs

Triangles and Curvature, Richard Scott

Applications and History

Archimedes and his Floating Paraboloids, Sherman Stein

Mathematical Mapping from Mercator to the Millennium, Robert Osserman

Alice in Numberland: an informal dramatic presentation in 8 fits, Robin Wilson

It seems to me that anyone who is interested in mathematics and is exposed to high school age kids, whether they are teachers themselves, parents, neighbors, or even university professors getting involved in our communities through the high schools, would do well to read this book to see some excellent examples of how we can present real mathematics in ways that students can understand.
MAA Online