AoPS Wiki:Words of the Week
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The AoPSWiki Words of the Week are the "featured" words on AoPSWiki for the week. Typically, every week one mathematical term and one "other" topic (a contest, a summer camp, a problem-solving strategy, etc.) will be selected.
All AoPSWiki users are particularly encouraged to edit the pages for the Words of the Week as a collaborative effort.
Contents
Words of the Week
AoPSWiki Words of the Week
(October 31 - November 6)
- October 24 - October 30
- October 17 - October 23
- October 10 - October 16
- September 12 - September 18
- September 5 - September 11
- August 29 - September 4
- August 22-August 28
- August 15-August 21
- August 8-August 14
- August 1-August 7
- July 25-July 31
- July 18-July 24
- July 11-July 17
- July 4-July 10
- June 27-July 3
- June 20-26
- June 13-19
- June 6-12
- May 20-27
- May 4-19
- Squeeze Play Theorem (diff: [1])
- Math Day at the Beach (diff: [2])
- April 25-May 3
- 0.999... (diff: [3])
- Seniors Pancyprian Competition (diff: [4])
- April 15-24
- Equation (diff: [5])
- Mu Alpha Theta (diff: [6])
- April 6-14
- Manifold (diff: [7])
- IMO Shortlist (diff: [8])
- March 28-April 5
- Economics scholarships (diff: [9])
- Multiplicative function (diff: [10])
- March 20-27
- Michigan Mathematics Prize Competition (diff: [11])
- Pascal's Theorem (diff: [12])
- March 12-19
- Reader's Digest National Word Power Challenge (diff: [13])
- Isomorphism (diff: [14])
- March 1-11
- February 20-29
- Momentum (diff: [17])
- Center for Talented Youth (diff: [18])
- February 12-19
- Parallel Postulate (diff: [19])
- AMC 10 (diff: [20])
- February 4-11
- Mathematics (diff: [21])
- Cyclic sum (diff: [22])
- January 29-February 3
- Euclid's Elements (diff: [23])
- Analysis (diff: [24])
- January 17-28
- Expected value (diff: [25])
- Recursion (diff: [26])
- January 10-16
- Euclidean algorithm (diff: [27])
- Euclid (diff: [28])
- January 3-9
- Graph (graph theory) (diff: [29])
- Carl Friedrich Gauss (diff: [30])
- WotW was on vacation December 20th through January 2nd.
- December 13-19
- Diophantine equation (diff: [31])
- William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition (diff: [32])
- December 6-December 12
- Fibonacci sequence (diff: [33])
- Siemens Competition (diff: [34])
- November 29-December 5
- Logarithm (diff: [35])
- Canada/USA Mathcamp (diff: [36])
- November 22-28
- Concurrence (diff: [37])
- Intel Science Talent Search (diff: [38])
- November 15-21
- Generating function (diff: [39])
- American Regions Mathematics League (diff: [40])
- November 8-14
- Asymptote (Geometry) (diff: [41])
- AMC historical results (diff: [42])
- November 1-7
- Combinations (diff: [43])
- Mathematics scholarships (diff: [44])
- October 25-31
- Congruent (geometry) (diff: [45])
- Discrete math (diff: [46])
- October 18-24
- Trapezoid (diff: [47])
- Mandelbrot Competition (diff: [48])
- October 11-17
- Unit circle (diff: [49])
- Proof writing (diff: [50])
- October 4-10
- Law of Cosines (diff: [51])
- USAMTS (diff: [52])
- September 27-October 3
- Probability (diff: [53])
- USACO (diff: [54])
- September 20-26
- Harvard-MIT Mathematics Tournament (diff: [55])
- Convex polygon (diff: [56])
- September 13-19
- MathPath (diff: [57])
- Proportion (diff: [58])
- September 6-12
Editing tips
For mathematical topics
- Don't just define! Give examples. If the topic is related to problem solving, it is also good to provide examples of actual problems that utilize that technique.
- Have lots of links to other related topics. Have links to other wiki pages that talk about terms that you use. Edit those other pages too!
- Images are often very useful, especially in fields like geometry. See A:IMG for image related syntax. Or alternatively you can use Asymptote to draw geometry diagrams.
For other topics
- For contests: describe
- how the contest works
- who runs it
- a bit about its history
- what types of students can/should participate
- any prizes
- other related contests
- a link to the contest's website
- For summer camps:
- Nuts and bolts: where, how long, how much
- Compare to other summer camps
- Try to be objective. The forum is a place to give your opinions. The wiki is a place to give facts.
See also
- AoPSWiki Tutorial
- Wikipedia cheatsheet (has basic wiki syntax)