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Math in the News: Issue 87--The Wonders of 3D Printing

January 2014. In this issue of Math in the News we look at 3D printing technology. In particular, we look at Nike's recent unveiling of a new running shoe developed using 3D printing. Mathematically, we look at recursive functions, since the 3D printing technology was used for rapid, iterative prototyping of the new shoe. We look at an example of a recursive function, using the Babylonian method to calculate the square root of a number. Note: The download is a PPT file.

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Common Core Standards CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.HSG.GMD.A.1, CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.HSG.GMD.A.2, CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.HSG.GMD.A.3, CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.HSG.GMD.B.4, CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.HSF.IF.A.3, CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.8.EE.A.2, CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.HSA.REI.B.4.B, CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.6.G.A.4
Grade Range 6 - 12
Curriculum Nodes Geometry
    • 3D Geometry
        • Applications of 3D Geometry
Copyright Year 2014
Keywords math in the news, 3d printing, nike, cleats, iterative process, prototyping, Babylonian Method, square root, recursive functions, math in the news issue 87, issue 87, functions, composite functions