Math in the Media extra credit opportunity

 

Find an article from one of these sources

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

         Or another reputable news source (not a personal blog)

 

Then type up a

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

         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

         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.