School of Mathematics and Statistics Maths in Action

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Article Name: Solving the World’s problems
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Author(s): Erica Cervini
Source: Page 11, Education Age, Wednesday May 10th, 2000

Content description: The article presents some of the highlights of the Maths Fair held in 2000 and discusses the range of skills required to pursue careers in a highly technological world. The reporter interviews some students who attended the fair about their experience at the fair and societies attitude towards studying mathematics.


Article Name: Real World Mathematics in action! I’d like to see that! pdf
Author(s): Christine Mangelsdorf and Antoinette Tordesillas
Source: Page 135-142, Volume 28, Number 3, August 2001, The Australian Mathematical Society Gazette.

Content description: The article gives a detailed overview of the inaugural Maths Fair held in 2000 at the University of Melbourne. It discusses the objectives, format, content and presentation of the two key events: Mathematicians Exposed and the MIT Challenge.


Article Name: REAL WORLD MATHEMATICS IN ACTION 2002! pdf
Author(s): Christine Mangelsdorf, Peter Taylor and Antoinette Tordesillas
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Content description: The article gives a detailed overview of the Maths Fair held in 2002 at the University of Melbourne. It discusses the objectives, format, content and presentation of the two key events: Mathematicians Exposed and the MIT Challenge.


Article Name: Getting hooked on mathematics through its applications pdf
Author(s): Christine Mangelsdorf, Marcus Brazil and Antoinette Tordesillas
Source: Pages 63-75, Issue 22, 2003 of Teaching Mathematics and its Applications

Content description: The article discusses the importance of mathematics in the mining industry. It describes in detail the mining problem to be solved in the MIT Challenge in 2000, including various methods of solution and the winning team's solution proposal. The question and solution methods can be easily adapted for use in the classroom.


Article Name: Maths in Action teams dig mine problem pdf
Author(s): Uni News
Source: Page 3, Uni News, 15th May, 2000
Content description: The article gives a brief overview of the mining problem to be solved in the MIT Challenge in 2000.


Article Name: Young minds find value in maths pdf
Author(s): Jason Major
Source: Page 3, Uni News, 1st-15th July, 2002

Content description: The article gives an overview of the Maths Fair held in 2002 at the University of Melbourne. It discusses the two key events: Mathematicians Exposed and the MIT Challenge, including the importance of mathematics in solving many real world problems.

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