MAA Writing Awards
To Build a Better Box
Award: George Pólya
Year of Award: 1985
Publication Information: The College Mathematics Journal, Vol. 15, No. 1, (1984), pp. 30-36
Summary: A hands-on approach to teaching calculus using a variety of paper box construction methods.
About the Author: (from The College Mathematics Journal, Vol. 15, No. 1, (1984)) Kay Dundas teaches at Hutchinson Community College in Hutchinson, Kansas. He earned his B.A. and M.S. degrees at Fort Hays Kansas State University and an Ed.D. with emphasis in mathematics at Oklahoma State University. Besides teaching for seventeen years in his present position, he taught for one year each at Fort Hays Kansas State University, Hays, Kansas and Muskogee High School, Muskogee, Oklahoma.