Title

Playing with Permutations: Examining Mathematics in Children’s Toys

Date

5-29-2014 11:05 AM

End Time

29-5-2014 11:25 AM

Location

Math & Nursing Building (MNB) 104

Department

Mathematics

Session Chair

Michael Ward

Session Title

Mathematics Senior Project Presentations

Faculty Sponsor(s)

Cheryl Beaver

Presentation Type

Presentation

Abstract

This presentation will present research completed
for my mathematics senior project. My project was based on a paper entitled How Do You Stack Up? by John P. Bonomo and Carolyn K. Cuff that dealt with mathematics related to a common children’s toy, a stacking ring tower. The main problem that will be discussed is “What is the average extent of all permutations of n rings on a stacking ring tower?” I will present my own research for the solution as well as Bonomo’s and Cuff’s.

Final honors thesis available for download: http://digitalcommons.wou.edu/honors_theses/10/.

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May 29th, 11:05 AM May 29th, 11:25 AM

Playing with Permutations: Examining Mathematics in Children’s Toys

Math & Nursing Building (MNB) 104

This presentation will present research completed
for my mathematics senior project. My project was based on a paper entitled How Do You Stack Up? by John P. Bonomo and Carolyn K. Cuff that dealt with mathematics related to a common children’s toy, a stacking ring tower. The main problem that will be discussed is “What is the average extent of all permutations of n rings on a stacking ring tower?” I will present my own research for the solution as well as Bonomo’s and Cuff’s.

Final honors thesis available for download: http://digitalcommons.wou.edu/honors_theses/10/.