Didactics

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CR-Clock

The Chinese Remainder Clock

A mathematical clock based on the Chinese Remainder Theorem.
Pi-Clock

Math around the Clock

Various original mathematical clocks.
Sliding mask

Visualizing recurrence sequences

A sliding mask to visualize the recurrence relation for the Fibonacci sequence and any other recurrence sequence.
  • Unmasking recurrence sequences, Pi in the Sky (Issue 21, 2019).
Sliding mask

Multisets in Arithmetic

About the multiset of prime factors.
  • Multiset in Arithmetic, article: divisibility properties are analyzed through the multiset of prime factors (in particular, the lcm for several numbers is expressed in terms of the gcd). A german version of this article, Multimengen für die Arithmetik, will appear in the Proceedings of the GDM Tagung in Regensburg 2019.
  • Discover multisets, pdf, self-study material for talented pupils, adapted for Uitwiskeling by Luc Van den Broeck (to appear).
Plimpton322

Mathematical Induction

Illustrating the Principle of Mathematical Induction.
  • with Milko Todorovic, the article Visualizations for the Principle of Mathematical Induction (here the Slides) about the variants of the Principle of Mathematical Induction and how to illustrate them.
Zeit Quiz

Mathematical Quizzes

One Quiz about plane geometry.
Master Mind Rad

The Mastermind Wheel

A didactical tool for understanding Knuth's algorithm for winning Mastermind in at most five moves.
Sim!Cong!

Sim!Cong!

A didactical card game for learning the Congruence and Similarity Theorems for triangles.
  • Sim!Cong!, The instructions and the set of printable cards (free for personal use, or use in class for instructors).
  • Leaflet, Guidelines for commercial use (University of Luxembourg).
5-Con-triangles

5-Con triangles

Triangles that are almost congruent.
  • The article Driehoeken met onderling 5 gelijke zijden en hoeken, translated and edited by Luc Van den Broeck, Uitwiskeling, Jaargang 34, Nummer 3 (Zomer 2018).
Arithmetic billiard

Arithmetic billiards

A geometric construction for the gcd and the lcm.
  • The article Arithmetic billiards in Plus Magazine. An addition which is joint work with Bruno Carvalho da Veiga pdf.
Poster Angles

Classroom Posters

A mathematical posters to learn notions around angles.
Created in collaboration with Alison Adams and Alexandre Lagarmitte. Free for personal use or for use in the classroom (non-commercial use only).
  • Angles (the poster in English).
  • Angles (the poster in French).
Mathematik zum Anfassen

Mathematik zum Anfassen

Documentation about the mobile exhibition of the mathematikum.
  • With the students of the Master of Secondary Education, the detailed description of the exhibition Mathematik zum Anfassen of the mathematikum.
  • With Bruno Teheux, slides explaining some of the exhibits.
Plimpton 322

History of mathematics.

The Babylonian tablet Plimpton 322.
  • with Deborah Stranen, the article Understanding the Babylonian tablet 'Plimpton 322' with the decimal system (here the Slides).
"Understanding the Babylonian table 'Plimpton 322' with the decimal system" makes an interesting contribution to the history of mathematics. (Reviewer)
Trigonometry

Trigonometry

Sines and cosines expressed by radicals.
  • with Deborah Stranen, the article Veelvouden van 3 graden, translated by Luc Van den Broeck, Uitwiskeling, Jaargang 35, Nummer 2 (Lente 2019).
Mathematical riddles

Mathematical riddles

The Hardest Logic Puzzle Ever. Mathematical riddles for everyone.
  • with Jerry Hilgert, Riddelicious, mathematical riddles set in the Luxembourgish context, in English, German, French.
Drehoskop
PytEuk

Further mathematical exhibits

Drehoskop (to explore solids).
  • With Edith Wittman, Drehoskop, a tool to detect rotational symmetries for polyhedra (these can rotate on various axes).
A mathematical exhibit around Pythagoras' Theorem.
  • PytEuk, an exhibit that shows Pythagoras' Theorem and some related result by means of puzzles.
Placing the numbers 1,3, and 5.
  • The 135 Exhibit, with two formulas related to the number 135, pdf.
GoFlex (composable flexible stripes).
  • GoFlex, reconfigurable flexible stripes to create Möbius bands and other geometrical objects.
Mockingjay 15-puzzle

Further mathematical projects

Mockingjay Mathematics (movie-inspired problems). The Art Gallery Problem.
  • The article Het kunstgalerijprobleem, translated by Luc Van den Broeck, Uitwiskeling, Jaargang 35, Nummer 3 (Zomer 2019).
The 15-puzzle.
  • An introductory article about the 15-puzzle, submitted.
Wikipedia

Creation of Wikipedia pages

(Permission to use the Wikipedia logo can be found here)