Discrete Stochastic Processes, Spring 2011
Discrete stochastic processes are essentially probabilistic systems that evolve in time via random changes occurring at discrete fixed or random intervals. This course aims to help students acquire both the mathematical principles and the intuition necessary to create, analyze, and understand insightful models for a broad range of these processes. The range of areas for which discrete stochastic-process models are useful is constantly expanding, and includes many applications in engineering, ph
City to City: Comparing, Researching and Writing about Cities: New Orleans, Spring 2011
City to City, as a class, will jump into the complexity of planning in New Orleans, a post-disaster city. City-to-City will ask how a post-disaster city grapple with its ideas of identity, what it is, who it represents, and how it projects its sense of self to residences, businesses, tourists, and to the outside world. In considering its people, how do city planners think about who lives where and why? At the same time, how can city planners celebrate a city's history and its culture and how can
What Goes Around Comes Around: Water Cycle
This resource guide from the Middle School Portal 2 project, written specifically for teachers, provides links to exemplary resources including background information, lessons, career information, and related national science education standards. The resources here will provide you with content information as well as lessons and activities to guide your students to deeper understandings of the nature of water, the need for and intricacies of its management, and why water management issues can be
Scope on the Skies: Urban Legends
Urban legends become widespread from people simply not asking “Are you sure?” or looking into the topic and learning more before making a decision. But urban legends are also a great way to teach students to become good questioners—skeptics if you will—whenever they hear or read about these kinds of claims. A recent urban legend is generating interest due in large part to statements made by doomsday predictors, news media, and—coming to a theater near you—a movie celebrating our demi
Battle of the Little Bighorn - Part 4
This 9:39 long video does an excellent job of recreating the battle using evidence from the Little Bighorn battlefield that suggests
that members of the 7th Cavalry may have retreated in panic at "Calhoun Hill."Eyewitness testimony, from the warriors, indicates the cohesiveness of Custer's fighting units changed at Little Bighorn. Those observations are also confirmed by the physical evidence. At some point during the battle, Custer's troops moved from "tactical stability to t
Edd Presnell: Dulcimer Maker
Edd Presnell, a mountain craftsman and native of Watauga County, North Carolina, demonstrates and comments on the construction of a dulcimer. Presnell learned his craft from his father-in-law. Film includes a brief performance on a finished dulcimer by his wife, Nettie. This 16mm film is archived in the Thomas G. Burton and Jack Schrader collection in the Archives of Appalachia, East Tennesse State University.
Arts & Crafts, Traditional, Work / Appalachia / 1973
Green Science: Investigating green—Creating surveys to answer questions
Being green means different things to different people. Some suggest that being green means saving energy, not wasting paper towels, going solar, harnessing wind, using less fertilizer, or buying products that are organically grown. Given that being green can mean a lot of things, what does “being green” or “going green” mean to both you and your students? To find out, we need to make informed decisions by collecting data. Therefore, the purpose of this article is to become familiar with
Learning about Multiplication Using Dynamic Sketches of an Area Model
Students can learn to visualize the effects of multiplying a fixed positive number by positive numbers greater than 1 and less than 1 with this tool. Using interactive figures, students can investigate how changing the height of a rectangle with a fixed width changes its area.
Explore a few of the ways plants pollinate each other in this video segment from Sexual Encounters of a Floral Kind.
Schools Use Games for Learning and Assessment
Computer simulations are natural learning tools for a generation of video game players. This 11 minute video shows examples of how teachers are using this technology. It does not offer any data on the long term learning advantages or the costs, but does offer many possibilities.
Domain and Range - Problem 1 of 3
This video is a continuation and presents an example that demonstrates how to examine the graph of a function to determine the domain and range. (2:04)
Domain and Range - Problem 2 of 3
This video is a continuation and presents an example that demonstrates how to find the domain of a function that contains a square root in its equation. (1:35)
Domain and Range - Problem 3 of 3
This video is a continuation and presents an example that demonstrates how to find the domain of a fraction. (1:38)
Function notation is a method for writing functions that is easy to read and understand. This video explains that functions have dependent and independent variables. When function notation is used, the independent variable is commonly x, and the dependent variable is F(x). To write a relationship or equation using function notation, we must first determine if the relationship is a function. (2:04)
Function Notation - Example Problem
This video is a continuation and presents an example that demonstrates how to write a relationship using function notation. (2:44)
Meet our Nurse Ambassadors: Tracy Statter, RN, BSN, CPEN
Tracy Statter RN, is one of our youngest senior clinical nurses. She's a great example of one of the most fundamental principles of our culture: merit matters most. View her video to learn more. You can also send your questions to Tracy on our Maryland Nursing Careers Facebook Page http://www.facebook.com/marylandnursing Related Links: UMMC Nursing http://www.umm.edu/nursing/index.htm Maryland Nursing Careers Facebook Page http://www.facebook.com/marylandnursing UMMC Awards and Honors htt
Freeman Shaves 28-Year-Old Beard for a Cause
Ed Freeman; faculty at the Darden School of Business, knows a good cause when he sees it! Challenging Darden students, alumni and peers to raise $10,000 for SHE (Shelter for Help and Emergency), he committed to shave his 28 year-old beard if the amount was met or exceeded. February 2012.
Teorema de Pitágoras (En Español)
Este video explica el teorema de Pitágoras, a la misma vez proporcionando imágenes de la teoría. El profesor diagrama el triángulo y enseña vocabulario del teorema (el hipotenusa y los catetos). Perfecto para una introdución al tema. (10:52)
In Search of Cyrus The Great: Babylon
This 11:32 video is the dramatic story of the take over of of Babylon and its reaction to his victory over them. This is an excellent overview of the Founder of the Persian Empire.