**EggMath:**

**Welcome to EggMath**

This is the EggMath version 1.5, a collection
of web modules (including many interactive
applets) covering different topics in
mathematics related to eggs; it is intended for
use in K-12 classrooms, as in the
Chickscope
project at the Beckman Institute.

The current modules deal with:

The Shape of an Egg,
which includes discussions of surfaces of
revolution and methods for drawing ovals in
the plane:

The White/Yolk Theorem
(usually known as the ham sandwich theorem),
which shows how any two regions in the plane
can be equally divided:

Spherical Geometry, which
demonstrates the intrinsic curvature of a
spherical surface

Embryo Calculus, which
examines exponential growth, and the number
**e**:

EggMath was created by Professors
Steve
Bradlow and
John
Sullivan of the
UIUC Math
Department, with
Stuart
Levy of the
NCSA,
and Brian Klamik.

**NEW!**
A version of the EggMath web pages for local
installations. Designed for people with slow or
unreliable Internet connections, the
*Standalone Edition* combines all the
interesting text and applets into one container
for easy installation on remote systems. Currently
available versions:

**.zip file** (467K)
- For Windows '95/'98/NT, but also expanable
by many UNIX systems, and Macintosh systems
running Stuffit Expander 5.1.3.
*We do
not support Windows 3.1/DOS systems.*
**.sea file** (474K)
- Self-extracting archive for Macintosh
systems
*only*.
**.hqx file** (662K)
- Binhexed version of the .sea file. For
Macintosh systems
*only*.
**.tar.gz file** (412K)
- GZIP-ed TAR file for UNIX systems. Requires
the GNU gzip utility.

Possibilities for future additions include
adding more to the section on non-Euclidean
geometry (including how to compute surface area
of surfaces of revolution), and adding a module
on topology (how to distinguish an egg from a
donut or a pretzel).

We're always open to other suggestions. Send in
your EGGcelent ideas for future modules by email
to the development team. Of course, you can
always visit the original EggMath
website!