Below is the "Great Internet Scavenger Hunt". This is one of the projects that you can do for the Spring Project. The Project is due the Friday after Spring Break  If you want to do this project you can download the word document version that is at the bottom of this page. You can also set up your own page if you want and print it.

 

 The Great Internet Scavenger Hunt

 

You are going on a great adventure. You are going out into the World Wide Web to find examples of the 10 math ideas listed below, where you will find a whole universe of math that you may not have known existed. When you find the idea you are to :

A.                  Type the name of the site.

B.                  Copy the URL

C.                  Tell me what the item is or who the person is.

D.                  Date you were there.

Image             Make a screen shot of the site or a picture from the site.

 

When you have done all the sites, you do not have to print it out. You can just save it to a disc and give me the disc or you can e-mail it to me. I have given you an example to follow. I suggest that you use Google as your search engine. Good Luck

 

EXAMPLE

1.   Find out who wrote "Alice in Wonderland" and why is he important to Math

A.        LEWIS CARROLL Home Page

B.        http://library.thinkquest.org/2647/misc/stereogr.htm

C.                Lewis Carroll, who was really Charles Dodgson, wrote Alice in Wonderland. He was a mathematics professor at Cambridge college in England. He wrote books about mathematics that are still used in math today.

D.        March 12, 2002

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Photo of CLD

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The ten topics that you are to find (With Search Hints)

1.The Largest Known Prime Number (The Largest Known Primes)

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2.         Fibonacci Numbers (Search the Phrase)

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3.         A Female Mathematician (Search the Phrase)

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4.         Find a picture of Pythagoras of Samos (Search for name Pythagoras)

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5.         A picture of a Fractal (Search Fractal)

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6.         The latest California Lottery results. (Search Lottery California)

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7.         A list of Roman numerals, any order (Search Roman Numerals)

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8.         Origin of the word  Algebra (Search Phrase)

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9.         The Value of Pi to 20 decimal places (Search Value of Pi)

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10.      Find 3 different explanations why we use m to symbolize slope. (Search Phrase)

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Scavenger Hunt

Word Document