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Overview of Projects
MAT 117
Foundational Mathematics via Problem Solving I
Card Tricks Projects
Card tricks aren’t so tricky if you understand the mathematics behind them—they just require a
little knowledge about the deck of cards being used and some mathematical know how.
In this
project you’ll learn a variety of card tricks, investigate why they work, and use the insights you
gain to help you devise your own original card tricks.
Your final products will include a written
paper describing and explaining all the tricks you investigated and a class presentation in which
you perform card tricks and explain why they work.
Coded Messages Project
In this project you’ll explore several aspects of the mathematics related to codes:
1. you will apply statistics to the decoding of simple substitution ciphers,
2. you will use mathematical modeling to investigate how probability theory can assist in
increasing the reliability of radio transmitted coded messages,
3. you will use matrix multiplication to encode and decode messages, and
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This note was uploaded on 01/11/2012 for the course MAT 117 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '11 term at Syracuse.
 Fall '11
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