Middle School Portal: Math and Science Pathways (MSP2)
This activity asks the student to determine if Florence Griffith-Joyner moved faster than a car traveling 15 miles per hour when she ran 10 meters at a record-breaking 0.91 seconds during the Seoul Olympics. The activity, from the Figure This! collection of 80 math challenges, offers students real world problems related to conversions of units of measure for volume, distance, and temperature. Also included are questions relating to currency exchange and information about world records related to
Author(s): National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM)

Combination locks : I forgot the combination! How many combinations will I have to try?
This activity asks the student to find the number of possible combinations for a lock showing the numbers 0 to 39. It is part of the Figure This! collection of 80 online mathematical challenges emphasizing real world uses of mathematics. The solution to the combination question applies the technique of using a smaller number of possible arrangements to study a problem. Students learn to use a tree diagram to model possible outcomes and explore the mathematical meaning of the term combination. Th
Author(s): National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM)

Middle School Portal: Math and Science Pathways (MSP2)
In this activity, students learn about the body mass index (BMI) formula and how it can be used to determine health risk. The activity is part of the Figure This! collection of 80 online mathematical challenges emphasizing real world uses of mathematics. The activity web page contains links to a solution hint, the solution, and to other math questions, such as how the BMI formula can be written to show weight in kilograms and height in centimeters. Students and their families are challenged to u
Author(s): National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM)

Windshield wipers : it's raining! Who sees more? The driver of the car or the truck?
This activity challenges students to use areas of geometric shapes to compare the areas cleaned by different designs of windshield wipers. Part of the Figure This! collection of 80 challenges emphasizing real-world uses of mathematics, this activity notes the importance of calculating area for surveyors, designers, and building contractors. Students examine an animation that shows the movement of two designs of windshield wipers. The one on a passenger car has the arm attached to the end of the
Author(s): National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM)

Salaries : will women ever earn as much money as men?
In this activity, students are given a data set that compares the salaries of men and women over a period of years and asked to determine if women's salaries will ever be equal to those of men. The activity, part of the Figure This! collection of 80 online challenges emphasizing real world uses of mathematics, explains how data interpretation is important in such industries as advertising, athletics, and insurance. It suggests that students approach the problem by using fractions or difference t
Author(s): National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM)

I win! : she always wins, it's not fair!
In this activity, students play a game and examine what it means for a game to be fair. The activity is part of the Figure This! collection of 80 online mathematical challenges emphasizing real world uses of mathematics. In the game's 12 rounds, two six-sided die are rolled, the face values are subtracted, and data are recorded on a table. Player A wins if the difference is 0, 1, or 2, and Player B wins when the difference is 3, 4, or 5. The page contains a solution hint, the solution, and relat
Author(s): National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM)

Middle School Portal: Math and Science Pathways (MSP2)
This activity challenges students to think about angles as geometric shapes and to find the sizes of the angles between their fingers. It is part of the Figure This! collection of 80 online mathematical challenges emphasizing real world uses of mathematics. For this challenge, the students trace a hand stretched to form an L-shape with the thumb and sketches angles of 90 degrees and 45 degrees between the thumb and index finger. They use the sketches to estimate the angles between their other fi
Author(s): National Action Council for Minorities in Engineer

Middle School Portal: Math and Science Pathways (MSP2)
This activity opens with a picture that shows two individuals who have each built a patio using different arrangements of the same number of identical concrete tiles. Both patios have the same total area, and students are challenged to figure out the dimensions of a single concrete tile. The activity, part of the Figure This! collection of 80 math challenges emphasizing math in the real world, explains how area is an important concept used by architects, real estate agents, and artists. The Hint
Author(s): National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM)

Middle School Portal: Math and Science Pathways (MSP2)
Science identifies speed as a ratio (distance over time). When combined with human innovation, speed can be applied exponentially. Speed is COSI's (Center of Science and Industry) newest traveling exhibit that examines the way in which speed impacts our lives. Speed has become blended and blurred into complex human desires to fall faster, to drop farther, and to climb higher. This website will demonstrate how speed touches our world. Copyright 2005 International Technology Education Association
Author(s): Center of Science and Industry (COSI), COSI Columb

Middle School Portal: Math and Science Pathways (MSP2)
This book provides an introduction into why we need the ozone layer, the causes of ozone depletion, and some of the actions the world is taking to correct the problem. Copyright 2005 International Technology Education Association
Author(s): US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Region 9

Middle School Portal: Math and Science Pathways (MSP2)
Students can learn about things that cause air pollution and what they can do to keep the air clean. Students will learn how to reduce the amount of greenhouse gases we put into the atmosphere and make the world a better place. Copyright 2005 International Technology Education Association
Author(s): Environmetal Protection Agency (EPA)

Nutrition, Inequality and Agriculture: Contested Models of Degenerative Disease in Chiapas, Mexico
The industrial agro-food system has had two significant impacts on world public health: deteriorating human and animal nutrition due to poor food quality and the emergence of new infectious diseases arising from industrial animal production facilities and centralized food processing facilities. This situation is widely misrepresented in media coverage of public health issues. The corporate food system promotes the consumption of high levels of animal protein and processed foods
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VRoma Project
This is a community of teachers and students who help to create online resources for teaching Latin and ancient Roman culture and who use these resources in their courses. Students and instructors can interact live and share resources for the study of the ancient world.
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Auburn University Campus Marker
This image is a color photograph of the campus marker/sign at the main entrance to Auburn University in Auburn, Ala. Postcard text: (back) University Campus Marker, Auburn University ... Presented by Alpha Phi Omega service fraternity, 1960.
Author(s): Auburn University Photographic Services

Livingeconomics â€“ an instructor-customizable microeconomics principles textbook
Living Economics provides real-world stories, cutting-edge Flash animations, test banks, and online lectures for economic teachers to customize their own principles textbooks. It is intended to serve primarily those teachers who have been searching for a principles textbook that teaches economic concepts from real-world stories instead of widgets. Living Economics is inspired by the time-honored practice of learning languages through immersion rather than remembering grammatical rules.
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Marion County High School, Guin, Alabama
This image is a black and white photograph with a colorized background showing Marion County High School in Guin, Ala. Handwritten address (on back): Dr. George Petrie, Auburn, Ala.
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Country Club, Montgomery, Alabama, circa 1906
This image is a black and white photograph of a building used by the Country Club in Montgomery, Ala., circa 1906. Postcard text (back): word "postcard" written in three languages. Handwritten message (on front) addressed (on back) to Miss Kati Lane, Auburn, Ala., postmarked September 10, 1906.
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Confederate Veteran Reunion, 1906, Mobile Alabama 8
This image is from a set of black and white photographs taken to commemorate the Confederate States of America Veteran Reunion held in Mobile, Alabama, on November 20-22, 1906. The highlight of the reunion was a parade through the streets of Mobile. Major General Geo. P. Harrison was commander for the event. Colonel Harvey E. Jones was Adjutant General and Chief of Staff. Brigadier Generals commanding the brigades were Jno. W.A. Samford (1st), P.D. Bowles (2nd); J.N. Thompson (3rd), and J.W. Bus
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Still Life by Reba Greer
This image is a black and white photograph of a still life of fruit created by Reba Greer. Postcard text: (back) Greetings from Alabama; Alabama Art Series, Still Life by Reba Greer.
Author(s): Greer, Reba

Jefferson County Court House, Birmingham, Alabama
This image is a colorized photograph of the Jefferson County Court House in Birmingham, Ala. Postcard text: (back) The Jefferson County Court House is constructed of steel, concrete and gray granite -- height ten stories, jail occupies the 7th and 8th floors -- spacious law library on top floor -- estimated cost three million dollars. Handwritten message (on back) addressed to Miss Martha Rose Vickers, Abbeville, Ala., postmarked June 7, 1937.
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