# MAT 1175 – Fundamentals of Mathematics

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• Group project ideas
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Jonas Reitz
Participant

Following the Brooklyn Bridge field trip on 9/13, you will be asked to form a group to complete a project over the course of the rest of the semester. As a way to get started, you are working in pairs to come up with project ideas. Post your project idea here (be sure to include the names of both people working together, and which section you are in) by noon on Thursday, 9/22. The top 10 projects submitted in each section will be selected by Professors Halleck and Reitz, and you will be paired up with students from the other section to form a group of 3-4 students.

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oneillest
Member

Victor Chen & Josh wills – project idea-
section:5148

abuasi & Daniel
Section: 5147

Research on how the pro’s build stable structure such as bridges, and try using the given information to build a bridge with toothpicks, while testing how much it can hold. (in pounds)

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kweisi
Member

KWEI\$I CHARRINGTON
Chante Medley

Research conducted on how the new Brooklyn Bridge Park relates to the Brooklyn Bridge.

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kgardiner17
Member

Kiana Gardiner & Walter
section: 5148

Professor Reitz, Walter and I took your advice on discussing and making models of different kinds of bridges (plank, suspension, etc.). We will also explain why the particular type was chosen.

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Ezra Halleck
Participant

1. APPROVED! Victor and Josh: this is a great idea; there are a lot of resources (google toothpick bridge), be aware of plagiarism issues
2. Kweisi: great idea but it needs some hands-on component. What mathematical ideas could be involved? You can add to your topic by clicking edit.
3. Kiana and walter: ditto but your idea is too broad, one idea would be to discuss and perhaps make models of different kinds of bridges (plank, suspension, etc.) and say why the particular type was chosen.
4. Andrea and Nahim: simple yet potentially educational; just the kind of idea we are looking for, but needs a hands on component

#14317

Mishii
Participant

Andrea Rosario-Lopez & Nahim Mishi

Section:5148
How much pink paint would be needed to paint the surface of each wooden plank of the Brooklyn Bridge and how long( time wise) , would it take to do this. ( Pink, in honor of Breast Cancer).

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kehrlinger
Member

Krista Ehrlinger-Tanya Vukosavlijecvic

Section:5148
How long did it take to build the Brooklyn Bridge and how many people were involved?

#14319

hmasullo
Member

Heather Masullo & Zytasia Gaines

3D map of the Brooklyn Bridge

#14336

hmoller
Participant

Horacio Moller & John Perez
section:5148
How Much weight can the bridge take till it reaches its limit using different variables.
Examples of variables: cars, people, and trains

#14337

edaocello
Member

Eda Ocello, Rebecca Kogan, Nathan Chintala
Section: 5147
How Long did it take to build the bridge compared to our “model bridge.” We plan on setting up a proportion once we have all our timings set and had all our research information.

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Cindy
Member

Cindy Soto & Brandon Rodrigues
Section: 5148

How many people does it take to fill out the Brooklyn Bridge by laying down? (Using the survey we took of everyones height in the class.)

#14339

eliyahoo
Participant

Eliyahu Shtauber and Fredrick Hiciano
Section : 5148

How many people (cars, trains, bikes, and walking) use the bridge daily, weekly, monthly, yearly?
How has that number changed since the bridge first opened?

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sanisaca15
Member

topic idea:
research how the bridge is built and its structure and attempt to build one out of toothpics

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bigboi223
Member

Jose Burgos
Gretchen

Me and my partner were thinking about doing a comparison between the Brooklyn and Manhattan bridges. In height, and length

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candice W
Participant

Candice Wright
Bibi
section 5147

Construct a short video on the significant aspects of the Brooklyn Bridge incorporating the mathematical aspects that were used to construct and build the bridge, as well as its history. Also, create a 3D model of the bridge using cardboard and wires with the help of theorems and mathematical equations, or a tourist brochure for the bridge.

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