Articles written by Ivars Peterson for Muse magazine.
Association of Educational Publishers (EdPress)
2000 Distinguished Achievement Award Winner
Muse, January 2003, p. 18-19: There's a lot more to playing Monopoly than just rolling dice and buying properties.
Muse, November/December 2002, p. 45: Training a dog means taking chances.
Muse, October 2002, p. 24-25: Voting isn't as simple as it looks.
Muse, September 2002, p. 42-43: An artist takes a global viewpoint.
Muse, July/August 2002, p. 34: An inventor's passion for ingenious mechanisms that fold and unfold.
Muse, May/June 2002, p. 35: The randomness of hitting homers.
Muse, April 2002, p. 44-45: Estimating distances.
Muse, March 2002, p. 43: Watch out for birthday surprises.
Muse, February 2002, p. 44-45: Coloring maps can suggest all sorts of puzzles.
Muse, January 2002, p. 44-45: Deciphering mystery passages.
Muse, December 2001, p. 39: Waiting at a bus stop can be puzzling.
Muse, November 2001, p. 33: Math behind the scenes at a supermarket.
Muse, October 2001, p. 34: A mathematical strategy for a risky game in the age of empires.
Muse, September 2001, p. 45: Playing with a bottle that has no edge and only one surface.
Muse, July/August 2001, p. 36: Playing dots and boxes isn't merely child's play.
Muse, May/June 2001, p. 34-35: The wild ride of a Tilt-A-Whirl illustrates chaos.
Muse, April 2001, p. 26-27: Puzzling tiling patterns in Dutch artist M.C. Escher's fabulous drawings.
Muse, March 2001, p. 24-25: Exploring the mathematical wonders of origami.
Muse, February 2001, p. 34-35: Finding a puzzle in a work of art.
Muse, January 2001, p. 22-23: Secret messages in a mess of microscopic spaghetti.
Muse, December 2000, p. 23: Learning from calculating ants.
Muse, November 2000, p. 26-27: Giving images a weird stretch or twist.
Muse, October 2000, p. 26-27: What would things look like if you were squished flatter than a pancake?
Muse, September 2000, p. 18-19: Stepping into the fourth dimension.
Muse, July/August 2000, p. 26-27: Playing billiards takes a strange bounce.
Muse, May/June 2000, p. 18: Rolling doubles can get you into trouble with these dice.
Muse, April 2000, p. 26: What can you possibly do with a tetrahedron?
Muse, March 2000, p. 18: Take a close look at yourself--times four or more!
Muse, February 2000, p. 26: Meet a juggling mathematician and be amazed by his fancy moves.
Muse, January 2000, p. 20: It's tough out there on the schoolyard.
Muse, December 1999, p. 37: Christmas ornaments never looked so good.
Muse, November 1999, p. 25: We get the chance to give you what you really want--a stunning portrait of a pineapple.
Muse, October 1999, p. 33: If you miss the good old days when tying your shoes was a challenge, have we got a story for you.
Muse, September 1999, p. 34: Finally, a reason to eat candy in class.
Muse, July/August 1999, p. 36: If you develop a strange fascination for Pepto-Bismol bottles after reading this story, don't blame us!
Muse, May/June 1999, p. 28: Read this and you'll never have to argue about who gets the biggest slice of cake again.
Muse, April 1999, p. 26-27: The adult male side-blotched lizard plays its own version of rock-paper-scissors. (The teenage ones just play Tomb Raider.)
Muse, March 1999, p. 26-27: DNA, tying your shoelaces, and mathematicians have something in common. Knot!
Muse, February 1999, p. 26-27: Maybe you can't fit a square peg in a round hole, but that doesn't mean you can't ride a bike with square wheels.
Muse, January 1999, p. 27-28: If you take a strip of paper and tape the ends together the way we tell you, you'll change all space and time! (Not really, but you'll get a cool shape that might amaze your friends.)
Try out some amazing magic tricks with numbers.
Copyright Â© 2002 by Ivars Peterson