General Interest Session on the

Mathematics of Some Saint Louis Sights

on the St. Louis "Gateway to the West" sight-seeing tour

with Guides* and Speaker William V. Thayer, St. Louis Community College at Meramec

NCTM January 29, 1998, Central Regional Conference Session #3

Time 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Thursday starting in Meeting Room 127 of the Convention Center

Admission by ticket and please bring your coat!

Math Sights

If you have any questions, please contact me by email.

Location 1
Time 8:00 a.m. to 8:15 a.m. Thursday Meeting Room 127 of the Convention Center

Start Here For NCTM Regional - Show Me - Engage Me - in St. Louis

Climatron Blueprint Handout and Sight-seeing check list.

Location 2
Time About 8:25 a.m. to 8:30 (Drive By)

The St. Louis Cardinals' Bush Stadium

is an oval shape that is not an ellipse.

Some construction changes for 1997 at the Stadium.

Location 3
Time About 8:40 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.

Shaw's Garden - The Botanical Garden has a geodesic-dome Climatron

and a parabolic water fall- likely frozen this time of year! is a home page URL for the Garden and is an example education page for the Garden.

Location 4
Time About 9:45 a.m. to 11:15 {lunch from 10:40 to 11:10 a.m.} Bus to S.S. @ 10:30

St. Louis Science Center Planetarium

and Scott Zaiss made equations of the planetarium come to life. is a home page URL for the Science Center.

Location 5
Time About 11:40 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Cahokia Mounds State Park - Monks Mound

and a history/math lesson that faces the Arch.

State Historic Site Ancient Indian City home page URL for the next stop.

Location 6
Time About 12:50 p.m. to 1:40 p.m.

The Gateway Arch Inside Out

and a phantom curve within a triangular fortress of steel. is a home page URL for the St. Louis Gateway Arch.

Location 7
Time About 1:50 p.m. to 2:45

The Regal Riverfront Hotel - getting back aRound

with a circular view of St. Louis.

America's Center is our last stop.

*Guide help from former students:

Jim Lahm, Nickie Matula, Yizhou Murr, Mark Nicholas, Diane Nelson, Scott Zaiss

These schedules may change due to activity adjustments.

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