Habitable Exoplanets: The Implications for Human Significance
Dr Jennifer Wiseman : Course
Paul Begala Lecture
Paul Begala, a political commentator and former adviser to President Bill Clinton, delivered the University Lecture on Feb. 27 in the University of Georgia Chapel. He spoke on "Politics: Too Important to be Left to the Politicians." Begala is a political commentator for CNN and professor at Georgetown. He and his partner James Carville served as senior strategists for the Clinton-Gore campaign. He went on to serve Clinton in the White House as counselor to the president. In 2012, he was a senio
Pakistan's troubled economy
Dr Kamal Munir says the development of a clear industrial policy is key to reversing Pakistan's economic decline
The Language of Mathematics (27): Proofs Involving a Line
Clear, straightforward instruction involving how to solve proofs. Instructor uses a small chalkboard for demonstration.
What teachers learn from children's mathematical arguments in discussion: moving to a new pedagogica
This resource is a paper presented at the British Educational Research Association Annual Conference, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, September 2003. It reports part of a research study of teachers’ reflection on and development of mathematical discussion in the classroom.
Modelling heat transfer
This unit is the fourth in the MSXR209 series of five units on mathematical modelling. In this unit you will be taken through the whole modelling process in detail, from creating a first simple model, through evaluating it, to the subsequent revision of the model by changing one of the assumptions. The problem that will be examined is one based on heat transfer. This unit assumes you have studied Modelling pollution in the Great Lakes (MSXR209_1), Analysing skid marks (MSXR209_2) and Developing
Primary ICT: Whiteboard Maths – Eight Lesson Starts
This is one of four video clips on Teachers TV providing starter activities for mathematics and literacy. This 15 minute video clip provides eight lesson starter activities for KS2 mathematics lessons. Each of the eight clips presents a dramatised situation that highlights a mathematical problem involving one or more of these mathematical topics that can be used in the main part of the maths lesson: angles, fractions and percentages, multiplication and division, and volume. These clips are suppo
This unit looks at a wide variety of ways of comparing prices and the construction of a price index. You will also look at the Retail Price Index (RPI) and the Consumer Price Index (CPI), indices used by the UK Government to calculate the percentage by which prices in general have risen over any given period. You wil also look at the important statistical and mathematical ideas that contribute to the construction of a price index.
TDA Standards case study: Identifying and supporting individual training needs in primary mathematic
A case study charting the experiences of a trainee on a primary PGCE programme, including the ways in which the provider tailored provision to identify and support individual training needs in primary mathematical subject knowledge.
NALDIC ITTSEAL: Making Maths curriculum more accessible: Strategies for children learning EAL
There are certain activities especially those relating to vocabulary associated with abstract concepts (e.g. problem solving) that some pupils learning EAL find challenging. We also know that all children develop their mathematical skills more when involved in inclusive collaborative activities, especially those that invite active participation. The key aim in this short guidance is to explore the role of children’s first languages in developing their understanding of abstract mathematical con
Hard to Teach – Secondary Maths Using ICT
The resource is a Teachers TV video highlighting a Mathematical Association project developed to support mathematics teachers tackling hard to teach subjects through the use of ICT. The programme features three different teachers working in their classrooms looking at different KS3 topics of mathematics, supported by two project leaders from the Mathematical Association.
6.042J Mathematics for Computer Science (MIT)
This is an introductory course in Discrete Mathematics oriented toward Computer Science and Engineering. The course divides roughly into thirds: Fundamental Concepts of Mathematics: Definitions, Proofs, Sets, Functions, Relations Discrete Structures: Modular Arithmetic, Graphs, State Machines, Counting Discrete Probability Theory A version of this course from a previous term was also taught as part of the Singapore-MIT Alliance (SMA) programme as course number SMA 5512 (Mathematics f
Asia Week Ahead: Australia's growth set to sputter
Nov. 30 - Australia's Q3 GDP growth is likely to have slowed on weaker commodity prices, while Japan's economic gloom plays into upcoming elections.
7.6 Producing synchroton radiation in a laboratory
Active galaxies provide a prime example of high energy processes operating in the Universe. This unit gives an overview of active galaxies, including the supermassive black holes that power the engines at their centres, and the emission processes by which we detect and study them. It also gives practice in mathematical techniques for analysing data and theoretical models.
Resource Review - Secondary Maths
The resource forms part of a series of reviews for Teachers TV. This particular resource is a review of three CD ROMs selected by a head of maths covering a diverse range of mathematical areas. Two of the CD ROM reviews are accompanied by short video clips showing classroom teachers using and discussing their use in schools.
Gingerbread Man Math
Gingerbread men and gingerbread houses enjoy special popularity around the holidays, but many of these gingerbread activities are timeless and complement literature titles that teachers use at the beginning of school or after the holidays. It's very easy to incorporate mathematics into a study of gingerbread men, and students will enjoy the data collection activities and games while learning math skills and deepening their understanding of important mathematical concepts. Look through these math
Mini project : dual processor computation
This is a Mini Project about dual processor computation from the 2009/10 BEng in Digital Systems and Computer Engineering (course number 2ELE0065) from the University of Hertfordshire. All the mini projects are designed as level two modules of the undergraduate programmes. The objectives of this module are to demonstrate, within an embedded development environment: * Processor – to – processor communication * Multiple processors to perform one computation task using parallel processing
GeoMaths - 1st Level Modules
University of College London hosts a site of notation and reference material on math skills in the context of geoscience. These exercises provide realistic geologic scenarios and work through examples, with notation on the math used to solve them. Examples include using trigonometry to find the true width of strata, logarithms to understand the Richter scale, and vectors to find plate velocities at a triple junction. Relevant vocabulary is linked to a glossary of mathematical terms. Many of the
Private Universe Project in Mathematics: Workshop 2. Are You Convinced?
Proof making is one of the key ideas in mathematics. Looking at teachers and students grappling with the same probability problem, we see how two kinds of proofproof by cases and proof by inductionnaturally grow out of the need to justify and convince others.,8 min. Working With Towers- In the third grade, students in the Kenilworth study build towers four-high, and hypothesize about towers three-high. In the fourth grade, they build towers five-high. 20 min. Gang of Four In the fourth g
10.34 Numerical Methods Applied to Chemical Engineering (MIT)
This course focuses on the use of modern computational and mathematical techniques in chemical engineering. Starting from a discussion of linear systems as the basic computational unit in scientific computing, methods for solving sets of nonlinear algebraic equations, ordinary differential equations, and differential-algebraic (DAE) systems are presented. Probability theory and its use in physical modeling is covered, as is the statistical analysis of data and parameter estimation. The finite di