**Math in the Media
extra credit opportunity**

Find an article from one of these sources

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New
York Times: http://topics.nytimes.com/topics/news/science/topics/mathematics/index.html

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ScienceNews:
http://www.sciencenews.org/view/dispatches/type/column/collection_id/2/title/Math_Trek

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Science
Daily: http://www.sciencedaily.com/news/computers_math/mathematics/

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PhysOrg.com:
http://www.physorg.com/science-news/mathematics/

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an
MAA column: http://www.maa.org/mathtourist/mathtourist.html

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plus.maths.org:
http://plus.maths.org/content/News

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Scientific
American: http://www.scientificamerican.com/math

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Or
another __reputable__ news source (not a personal blog)

Then type up a

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**summary** -- just the
facts. What was the article about?

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**personal response** -- what was your
opinion of the article or the people? Is this related to anything you
know already? Did anything surprise you? Did the article make you
wonder about ethical/mathematical/social dilemmas? etc. etc.

Find

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**one other internet source** that is related
to the article topic. What else did you learn?

The write-up should be 1-2 pages, 1 inch margins, 12 point font, 1.5 line spacing. You can email me the article or print it out and hand it in.