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Session 3 - Symmetry Topics/Plus Magazine with Marianne Freiberger and Rachel Thomas
Marianne Freiberger and Rachel Thomas, as editors of Plus Magazine, are part of the Millenium Project, which is committed to engaging learners worldwide in the beauty that is mathematics. A quick look at their online magazine is enough to entice you to participate in their session on symmetry.
Sections from the “About” section of the magazine explain it best:
“Plus is an internet magazine which aims to introduce readers to the beauty and the practical applications of mathematics. A lot of people don't have a very clear idea what "real" maths consists of, and often they don't realise how many things they take for granted only work because of a generous helping of it. Apparently, some people even have the idea that it's boring! Weird. Anyway, we hope that even if you're such a person now, you won't be after looking through one or two issues of Plus, and that you'll come back and read future issues as they come out.
"Plus provides articles and podcasts on any aspect of mathematics, covering topics as diverse as art, medicine, cosmology and sport, a news section, showing how recent news stories were often based on some underlying piece of maths that never made it to the newspapers, reviews of popular maths books, and puzzles for you to sharpen your wits. We have a regular interview with someone in a maths-related career, showing the wide range of uses maths gets put to in the real world. And all past content remains available online, which besides making for good browsing is, we hope, a useful resource for maths school students and teachers."
Reading, Viewing and Listening Materials
- Thursday, 1 November: Live Session: Location: Blackboard ~ Topic: Symmetry Topics/Plus Magazine Marianne Freiberger and Rachel Thomas
- URL link for session https://sas.elluminate.com/site/external/launch/meeting.jnlp?sid=2012301&password=M.4C8485BF7571722B952F65B5776B2A
Time:8:00 p.m. Moscow; 5:00 p.m. London; 12 noon New York; 9:00 a.m. Los Angeles; midnight Thursday Beijing
Session Blackboard recording:
Check out Plus Magazine; blog about what you found.