Photojournalism: A Record of War
This activity explores how and why war has been photographed and affords students an opportunity to see bias within war reporting. In addition to analyzing war photographs, students learn about Mathematics and Statisticsew Brady's process for photographing the Civil War and how photographic equipment ...
Baseball Cards, 1887-1914
This site presents 2,100 early baseball cards. The cards show such legendary figures as Ty Cobb stealing third base, Tris Speaker batting, and pitcher Cy Young formally posing. Other notable players include Connie Mack, Walter Johnson, King Kelly, and Christy Mathematics and Statisticsewson.
Selected Civil War Photographs, 1861-1865
This site contains more than 1,100 photographs, most of which were made under the supervision of Mathematics and Statisticsew B. Brady. The collection includes scenes of military personnel, preparations for battle and consequences of battle, portraits of Confederate and Union officers and enlisted men.
Grouping skills for mastery
Thematic planning helps relate mathematics to students' lives.
The clinical interview
Do your students have a strong number sense, or do they rely on memorized procedures, floundering when faced with unfamiliar problems? A clinical interview can help you to assess how your students think about mathematics. This example interview provides a
Accuracy of Series Approximations
In physics and mathematics, series expansions to approximate functions are often used because using the exact solution is either impossible or involves unnecessary complicated calculations. This Demonstration shows accuracy for a series of expansions and how adding terms increases that accuracy moving away from the origin.
What Great Leaders Do - Bob Sutton (Stanford)
In this lecture that parallels his book Good Boss, Bad Boss, Stanford professor Bob Sutton unpacks the best habits of beloved and effective managers, and details the worst habits of those who fail to lead. The best leaders develop and nurture those who work for them. However, when bosses gain more power, they can easily grow oblivious to the needs of those they lead.
Why do we do proofs?
The aim of this session is to motivate students to understand why we might want to do proofs, why proofs are important, and how they can help us. In particular, the student will learn the following: proofs can help you to really see WHY a result is true; problems that are easy to state can be hard to solve (Fermat's Last Theorem); sometimes statements which appear to be intuitively obvious may turn out to be false (the Hospitals paradox); the answer to a question will often depend crucially on t
The Nation's Report Card
The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), also known as "the Nation's Report Card," is the only nationally representative and continuing assessment of what America's students know and can do in various subject areas. Since 1969, assessments have been conducted periodically in reading, mathematics, science, writing, U.S. history, civics, geography, and the arts. The site's resources include access to data, state profiles, special studies, and publications.
This applet covers an aspect of the Physical Chemistry II course that students often find confusing. Although it is based on relatively simple mathematics, a complete understanding of the phenomenon requires assimilating the following concepts: The energy levels of a diatomic molecule are given by the formula: E(v,J) = hv (v + ½) + BJ (J + 1); v = 0..infinity, J=0..infinity. A molecule absorbs light at frequencies that correspond to difference between energy levels. In this case, we are interes
InterMath is a professional development effort designed to support teachers in becoming better mathematics educators. It focuses on building teachers' mathematical content knowledge through mathematical investigations that are supported by technology. InterMath includes a workshop component and materials to support instructors. For each of the following problems, consider how you would pose the same problem to your students. Would the wording need to change? Would you need to include more pictur
History of Mathematics : The History of Pascal's Triangle
The history of Pascal's triangle has little to do with Pascal himself. Learn the history of Pascal's triangle with tips from a mathematics instructor, Steve Jones, who is an experienced high school mathematics and science teacher.
Filmmaker: Paul Volniansky
Mathematical Modeling Using Real Radioactivity Data
In this lab, you can explore how radioactive radiation changes as a function of distance. This curriculum sets the Radioactivity iLab in the context of mathematics curriculum, asking you to consider: What type of mathematical function governs the intensity of radiation over distance?
Preschool Maths I
Simple counting and arithmetic for first steps in mathematics. Visual stimuli accompany the tasks to motivate and assist early learning. This first module is limited to numbers from 1 to 20. Skills covering include: counting, ordering of numbers, number recognition, relating digital and alphabetic representations ...
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Introduction to textbook for High School Mathematics, grades 10, 11, and 12. Includes examples.
Money and Banking
The financial crisis of 2007-8 has already revolutionized institutions, markets, and regulation. Wright and Quadrini's Money and Banking captures those revolutionary changes and packages them in a way that engages undergraduates enrolled in Money and Banking and Financial Institutions and Markets courses. Minimal mathematics, accessible language, and a student-oriented tone ease readers into complex subjects like money, interest rates, banking, asymmetric information, financial crises and regul
Basic Mathematics : How to Teach Multiplication
When teaching multiplication in mathematics, be sure students have grasped the concept of addition and subtraction first. Explain the concept of multiplication tables to a classroom with assistance from a math teacher in this video on mathematics.
Expert: Jimmy Chang
Bio: Jimmy Chang has been a math teacher at St. Pete College for nearly a decade. He has a master's degree in math, and his specialties include calculus, algebra, liberal arts, math and trigonometry.
Explanation of the Concept of a Math Translation
Math translations come up in many different contexts but are all
similar. In this video learn the concept of a math translation with tips from an assistant mathematics professor. An example is presented in a chalkboard.
Who Invented the Calculator?
Learn who invented the calculator from a mathematics instructor. The math instructor explains that the calculator was invented by the Chinese in the form of an abacus. He shows and explains various devices used in history on a whiteboard.