Algebra 2 Honors

Book Resources:

e: The Story of a Number, Eli Maor, Princeton University Press, 1994, ISBN: 0-691-05854-7 (paperback)

An Imaginary Tale, The Story of Square Root Negative One, Paul J. Nahin, Princeton University Press,1998, ISBN: 0-691-02795-1

The Joy of Pi, David Blatner, Walker and Company, 1999, ISBN: 0802775624

The Golden Ratio, Mario Livio, Broadway Books, 2002, ISBN: 0-7679-0816-3

How to Solve It. G. Polya, Princeton University Press, 1973, ISBN: 0-691-02356-5 (paperback)

 

General Interest:

Outliers: The Story of Success, Malcolm Gladwell, Little, Brown and Company, 2008, ISBN: 978-0-316-01792-3

 

Web resources:

Links to specific topics:

FALL TERM

Conic Sections (Chapter 9: Summary of Conic Section Properties)

Konigsberg Bridge Problem (Chapter 16: Applications of Matrices)

 

WINTER TERM

Baseball Simulations (Use of simulations in baseball)

Probability and Poker (Probability of various hands in poker)

Expected Value and Variance (Odds and prizes relating to the New Jersey Pick 3 Lottery)

So What is Statistics? (The Joy of Statistics Video, BBC documentary by Professor Hans Rosling, in which he illustrates the beauty and importance of statistics as a means of understanding the world and society in which we live in. )

Population Pyramids (World Population Pyramids available through U.S. Census Bureau)

 

Mathematics Tutorial Links for Students

http://mathforum.org/students/ (Math Forum at Drexel University)

 

History of Mathematics

http://www-history.mcs.st-and.ac.uk/Indexes/HistoryTopics.html (University of St. Andrews, School of Mathematics and Statistics)

 

Other cool links:

http://microcosm.web.cern.ch/microcosm/P10/english/welcome.html (Powers of 10, what does it look like)

http://amc.maa.org/ (Link to Mathematics Competitions, AMC10, AMC12, AIME, etc...)

http://math.furman.edu/~mwoodard/mquot.html (Mathematics Quotations Listserve, Furman University)

http://phet.colorado.edu/en/simulations/category/math (Interactive Simulations, PhET University of Colorado at Boulder)

 

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