Interdisciplinary Studies Mathematics

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Postgraduate study skills in science, technology or mathematics

Are you about to undertake a PhD in science, technology or mathematics? If so, this unit will help you to examine your work processes. You will consider and develop the nature of postgraduate work and look at the planning of work needed at doctoral level.

Tapping into mathematics

Do you have a graphics or scientific calculator? If so, this unit will help you to understand the different functions and facilities available. With a focus on arithmetic, you will learn what a powerful tool this type of calculator can be.

Working on your own mathematics

This unit focuses on your initial encounters with research. It invites you to think about how perceptions of mathematics have influenced you in your prior learning, your teaching and the attitudes of learners.

Experiences of learning mathematics

This unit is aimed at teachers who wish to review how they go about the practice of teaching maths, those who are considering becoming maths teachers, or those who are studying maths courses and would like to understand more about the teaching process.

Finding information in mathematics and statistics

This unit will help you to identify and use information in maths and statistics, whether for your work, study or personal purposes. Experiment with some of the key resources in this subject area, and learn about the skills which will enable you to plan searches for information, so you can find what you are looking for more easily. Discover the meaning of information quality, and learn how to evaluate the information you come across. You will also be introduced to the many different ways of organ

MATH 105 - Precalculus Mathematics

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Babylonian mathematics

This unit looks at Babylonian mathematics. You will learn how a series of discoveries have enabled historians to decipher stone tablets and study the various techniques the Babylonians used for problem-solving and teaching. The Babylonian problem-solving skills have been described as remarkable and scribes of the time received a trainng far in advance of anything available in medieval Christian Europe 3000 years later.

Egyptian mathematics

The Egyptians are known for being ahead of their time in comparison to some civilisations that came after them. This unit looks at how the Egyptians solved mathematical problems in everyday life and the technology they used. An understanding of this area has only been possible following the translation of the Rosetta Stone.

The Language of Mathematics (23): Cartesian Coordinate System

This video starts in an unlikely place, the instructor's car, where he begins his discussion of the Cartesian Coordinate System.

The Language of Mathematics (22): Instructions for Exercises - 1

The instructor has returned to the parking garage with his chalk. In this video he gives clear instructions on how he wants the viewer to answer his questions. This series is a good resource for students to educate themselves.

The Language of Mathematics (20): Congruent, Similar Triangles, Part 1

The instructor uses a chalkboard, and different-colored chalk for clarification, to introduce congruent triangles.

The Language of Mathematics (21): Congruent Triangles, Part 2

The instructor uses a chalkboard, and different-colored chalk for clarification, to continue his discussion of congruent triangles.

The Language of Mathematics (19): Solving Right Triangles 2

Using a small white board, the instructor continues to discuss how to solve right triangles.

Language of Mathematics II (47): Rules for Exponents to Exponents

The instructor, who is outside, continues his discussion on exponents moving into the **rules** of exponents.

Language of Mathematics II (46): Multiplying, Dividing Exponents and Radicals

The instructor remains outside; his board is a concrete wall. In this session, he moves into operations with exponents and radicals, specifically multiplication and division.

The Language of Mathematics (28): Proofs Involving a Line, Part 2

Clear, straightforward instruction involving how to solve proofs. Instructor uses a small chalkboard for demonstration.

National Library of Virtual Manipulatives for Interactive Mathematics

A team at Utah State University has assembled this impressive collection of interactive, educational online Java applets. The tools are suited for students in kindergarten through twelfth grade. There are five main categories of applications, consisting of numbers and operations, algebra, geometry, measurement, and data analysis and probability. Each category has a number of applets that demonstrate various concepts. The applets present a problem and prompt the user for a solution. Graphical rep

Patterns in Mathematics

Patterns in Mathematics is a site useful for both teachers and students. It is part of a project sponsored by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and the Annenberg Foundation. There are three main sections -- logic patterns, number patterns, and word patterns. Each section starts with a brief description, followed by two activities that demonstrate the necessary principles. Each lesson is well illustrated, and students can follow the guided steps through an interactive interface. Alternative

Mathematics Framework for the 2009 National Assessment of Educational Progress

This is an assessment framework, not a curriculum framework. In broad terms, this framework attempts to answer the question: What mathematics should be assessed in 2009 on NAEP at grades 4, 8 and 12? The answer to this question must necessarily take into account the constraints of a large-scale assessment such as NAEP, with its limitations on time and resources. Of critical importance is the fact that this document does not attempt to answer the question: What mathematics should be taught (or ho