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Name: Jean Pedersen
Research Interests: Polyhedral Geometry, Symmetry, Number Theory
A New Twist, Developing Arithmetic Skills Through Problem Solving, by Jean J. Pedersen and Franz O. Armbruster is now available FREE. It contains material that provides students with interesting open-ended problems to investigate, while getting practice with the four basic operations addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. For each topic there is a student page posing a problem involving numbers. Following that page are answers and hints for further explorations. Just click here to see the entire book. You may print and copy any, or all, of it to suit your needs. Have fun!
- (with Peter Hilton) Build Your Own Polyhedra, Addison-Wesley (1998).
- (with Derek Holton and Peter Hilton) Mathematical Reflections --
In a Room with Many Mirrors, 2nd Printing,
Springer-Verlag NY (1998).
- (with Derek Holton and Peter Hilton) Mathematical Vistas --
From a Room with Many Windows,
Springer-Verlag NY (2002).
- (with Peter Hilton) A Mathematical Tapestry -- Demonstrating the Beautiful Unity of Mathematics, illustrated by Sylvie Donmoyer, Cambridge University Press (2010).
- (with Peter Hilton) Stop-signs theorems and binomial coefficients, Mathematical Gazette (2010), 247-262. Click here for reprint.
- (coordinating editor) Peter Hilton: Codebreaker and Mathematician (1923-2010), Notices of the American Mathematical Society, 58, No. 11 (2011), 1538-1551. Click here for reprint.
- (with Peter Hilton), Mathematics models and Magz, Part I: Investigating patterns in Pascal's triangle and tetrahedron, Mathematics Magazine, 85, No. 2 (2012), 97-109. Click here for reprint.
- (with Robert Bekes and Bin Shao), Mad Tea Party Cyclic Partitions, The College Mathematics Journal, 43, No. 1 (2012), 25-36. Click here for reprint.
- (with Tibor Tarnai), Mysterious Movable Models, The Mathematical Intelligencer, 34 (2012) 62-66. Click here for reprint.
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Santa Clara University
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