Department of Mathematical Sciences,
Northern Illinois University

K-5 Planning -- Summer 2019

Prof. Richard Blecksmith
Watson Hall 364
phone: 815-753-6762
email: richard@math.niu.edu

Special Handouts

Week 1

Binary Numbers and Error Correcting Codes

Pails of Water

Clock Arithmetic and Secret Codes

The Construction Problem

Week 2

An Elementary Approach to Primes

Exploring Fractions

To Infinity and Beyond

Mathematical Heresy: Complex Numbers

Activities

Krypto

Nim

The Three Pail Problem

Jokes

The Banzhaf Power Index

Hat Problems

The ABC Problem

Postage Stamp Problem

Multiplying with Your Fingers

Guess the Number

Which primes factor?

Talks

PDF prosper files

Manuscript

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