







This Stewart Resource unit describes the use of manipulatives in to study lines, line segments, angles and polygons.

AUTHOR(S): Kathleen Bracken




This article discusses some of the many ways in which math is used in agriculture. It considers specific agriculture processes, as well as a variety of math concepts.

AUTHOR(S): Natasha Glydon




This is the lead article in the seventh edition of Ideas and Resources for Teachers of Mathematics, a newsletter published by the Saskatchewan Mathematics Teachers' Society. The topic of the sixth edition of the newsletter is petterning and algebra. In this article Vi and Rick introduce the concept of pattern through some ideas from literature and through a recent 'pattern' experience.

AUTHOR(S): Mhairi (Vi) Maeers and Rick Seaman




Gregory gives a challenge problem with an elliptic pie.

AUTHOR(S): Gregory Akulov




Gregory poses a challenge problem involving the Olympic Rings.

AUTHOR(S): Gregory V. Akulov




A student wrote to Quandaries and Queries looking for tips for a research project he had to write on the Pythagorean theorem. The reply from Jack and Walter has some good ideas that some teachers may find useful.

AUTHOR(S): Jack LeSage and Walter Whiteley




In this grades 7 to 9 activity students make measurements of their school and then construct a scale drawing.

AUTHOR(S): Lesley Boulanger




Help student discovery the relationship between surface area and volume through various activities. Once concept is attained, follow up with activities on where the surface area to volume ratio is found in the real world.

AUTHOR(S): Janice Cotcher




This unit was written by three students as a project in a mathematics education class, EdMath 215, at the University of Regina.

AUTHOR(S): Vivian Archambault, Danielle Desjardins and Terry Wood




Continuing his discussion of circular arc midpoint computation Oleksandr develops an expression for the midpoint of a circular arc in n dimensions.

AUTHOR(S): Oleksandr G. Akulov




Another challenge problem from Gregory, this time concerning the map of Saskatchewan.

AUTHOR(S): Gregory Akulov




This resource is a description of an unsolved problem in geometry dealing with reflected triangles. The problem led one of the authors, Nathalie, to devise an algorithm and resulting graphic in an attempt to study the problem. This graphic was used as the background image on the Mathematicians at Work poster which is part of the Mathematics with a Human Face project.

AUTHOR(S): Judi McDonald, Nathalie Sinclair and Harley Weston




Ed describes here an activity that students can undertake to approximate pi. It is adapted from the process used by Archimedes in about 240 BC. Students who work through this activity will improve their understanding of pi.

AUTHOR(S): Ed Mickleburgh




Students often ask where they will ever use trigonometry or why they need to study it. This note contains a use of trigonomerty in two areas where its use might be unexpected. One situation involves an artisan who needs the dimensions for a metal sculpture he is constructing and the second a homeowner who is disputing her property assessment.

AUTHOR(S): Penny Nom




A development of the mathematics which shows that a parabolic shaped satellite dish will focus the signal from a satellite to the focus of the parabola.

AUTHOR(S): Harley Weston
