*Last modified 5/3/99*

In Math Thought, every student chooses a topic they find interesting, with no regard to how it may be connected to mathematics. They then research how math IS connected to their subjects, preferably learning some new math in the process. Some students then present their findings as commercial breaks during class, others present their findings in the form of a paper. Those which are given as commercial breaks are unfortunately lost forever, but the papers are available to their classmates here on the web.

The topics of all commercials and papers are listed below. For those who are members of my math thought class, click here to see another list where you will have access to the papers.

The Mathematics of Chocolate |
Jennifer Schneiderman | Commercial Break | 2/26 |

The Math behind Perspective |
Leah Kumin | Commercial Break | 3/1 |

Skis: Straight vs Parabolic |
Nash Oven | Commercial Break | 3/5 |

Fairly Dividing Your Hoard of Candy |
Taylor Plimpton | Commercial Break | 3/8 |

The Math Throughout the Americas Cup |
Brooke Bisson | Commercial Break | 3/10 |

Babylonian Mathematics |
Tricia Oates | Commercial Break | 3/12 |

The 200 & 400 Meter Dash--Is There a Limit? |
Janhel Leandre | Commercial Break | 3/22 |

The Mathematics of Volleyball |
Sheryl Campbell | Paper | 3/29 |

Nature, the Fibonacci Numbers,
and the Golden Mean |
Diana Chuman | Commercial Break | 3/31 |

The Use of Math in Greek Art & Architecture |
Christina Schmidt | Commercial Break | 4/2 |

Navigation at Sea, Ancient and Modern |
Emily Hennigar | Commercial Break | 4/5 |

Numerology |
Kara Laing | Commercial Break | 4/9 |

The Shroud of Turin--using math to argue both sides |
Andy Muller | Commercial Break | 4/12 |

Symmetry and Escher's Art |
Kady Lamb | Commercial Break | 4/14 |

Explaining Golf Mathematically |
Pat Gillis | Paper | 4/19 |

The Mathematics of Warfare:Attrition vs. Maneuver |
Shannon Reynolds | Paper | 4/21 |

The Mathematics of Archaeology |
Meg McGrath | Commercial Break | 4/23 |

The Math behind Card Tricks |
Will Bissonnette | Paper | 4/23 |

The Mathematics of the Roman Arch |
Alan Holt | Commercial Break | 4/26 |

The Bible Codes |
Mark Anzalone | Paper | 4/26 |

Planning a Band's Tour |
Mark Holloway | Commercial Break | 4/28 |

The Evolution of Hockey Equipment |
Marc Senia | Paper | 4/28 |

The Mathematics of College Football'sBowl Championship Series |
Mike Spavento | Paper | 5/3 |

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