Private Universe Project in Mathematics: Workshop 5. Building on Useful Ideas

One of the strands of the Rutgers long-term study was to find out how useful ideas spread through a community of learners and evolve over time. Here, the focus is on the teachers role in fostering thoughtful mathematics.,EnglewoodSecond Grade: Probing Student Thinking. How can a teacher know what an individual student is thinking when there are 24 or more students in the room? In Englewood, a second-grade teacher tries to follow her students thinking by asking appropriate questions as she

Private Universe Project in Mathematics: Workshop 5. Building on Useful Ideas

One of the strands of the Rutgers long-term study was to find out how useful ideas spread through a community of learners and evolve over time. Here, the focus is on the teachers role in fostering thoughtful mathematics.,EnglewoodFourth Grade: Towers Fourth-grade teacher Blanche Young attempts the Towers activity for the first time with her students. She feels that their work is valuable, but questions how much time these open-ended activities are taking away from the standard curriculum.

Private Universe Project in Mathematics: Workshop 4: Thinking Like a Mathematician

What does a mathematician do? What does it mean to think like a mathematician? This program parallels what a mathematician does in real life with the creative thinking of students.,Revisiting Problems After Five Years - Kenilworth 10th graders re-examine the same problem they had last seen in the fifth gradethe Pizza problem. One student, Michael, uses the binary number system to his advantage.

Private Universe Project in Mathematics: Workshop 4: Thinking Like a Mathematician

What does a mathematician do? What does it mean to think like a mathematician? This program parallels what a mathematician does in real life with the creative thinking of students.,How a Mathematician Approaches Problems Fern Hunt, a mathematician at the National Institute for Standards and Technology, is seen as she collaborates with colleagues to solve difficult technical problems. Using the metaphor of the childrens game Towers of Hanoi, she explains her approach to solving problems. 15 min

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.,Englewood, New JerseyTeachers Workshop Englewood, a town with unsatisfactory student test scores, is implementing a long-term project to improve math achievement. As part of a professional development workshop designed in part to give

Making sens: science education networks of sensors

A small group of leaders from research, industry, and education convened in a one-day workshop at Stanford's Center for Innovations in Learning (SCIL) to brainstorm on the use of data probes, sensors, and communication technologies in the development of innovative science education curricula. This report documents the results of a morning brainstorm and afternoon group exercises developing educational scenarios for which sensor networks would be powerful in enhancing learning content and promoti

Glavno mesto Bolivije

Lokacija posnetka: La Paz, Bolivija.,Location of a photo: La Paz, Bolivia.

Jezero Titicaca

Lokacija posnetka: Isla del Sol, Bolivija. Najvišje ležeče jezero na svetu.,Location of a photo: Isla del Sol, Bolivia. The highest (commercially navigable) lake in the world.

Private Universe in Project in Mathematics: Workshop 6: "Possibilities of Real Life Problems"

Students come up with a surprising array of strategies and representations to build their understanding of a real-life calculus problembefore they have ever taken calculus.,In a voluntary two-week summer workshop, high school seniors from Kenilworth and New Brunswick work on a real-life problem ("The Catwalk") based on Eduard Muybridge's sequence of 24 photographs of a cat in motion. The question, How fast is the cat moving in frame 10 and frame 20?, deals with some of the fundamental idea

Private Universe Project in Mathematics: Workshop 4: Thinking Like a Mathematician

What does a mathematician do? What does it mean to think like a mathematician? This program parallels what a mathematician does in real life with the creative thinking of students.,Provo, UtahHigh School Algebra Presidential award-winning math instructor Janet Walter has inherited a ninth-grade Algebra I class part-way through the school year. How can she overcome their reticence to share ideas, and help them think for themselves?

Private Universe Project in Mathematics: Workshop 4: Thinking Like a Mathematician

What does a mathematician do? What does it mean to think like a mathematician? This program parallels what a mathematician does in real life with the creative thinking of students.,How a Mathematician Approaches Problems - Fern Hunt, a mathematician at the National Institute for Standards and Technology, is seen as she collaborates with colleagues to solve difficult technical problems. Using the metaphor of the childrens game Towers of Hanoi, she explains her approach to solving problems. 15 m

Looking at Learning...Again, Part 1: Workshop 8. The International Picture

This workshop offers an opportunity to investigate various aspects of the Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS), other than the test scores themselves. Distinguished Professor of Educational Psychology William Schmidt presents differences in curricula, textbooks, and teaching practices around the world, and a group of community members discuss how the TIMSS results reflect societal and cultural values.,This segment concerns "tracking" and sets the stage through educator dialo

Looking at Learning...Again, Part 1: Workshop 8. The International Picture

This workshop offers an opportunity to investigate various aspects of the Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS), other than the test scores themselves. Distinguished Professor of Educational Psychology William Schmidt presents differences in curricula, textbooks, and teaching practices around the world, and a group of community members discuss how the TIMSS results reflect societal and cultural values.,Dr. William Schmidt speaks about purpose in terms of "flow" and breaks in

Risk Management for Enterprises and Individuals

This book is intended for the Risk Management and Insurance course where Risk Management is emphasized.
When we think of large risks, we often think in terms of natural hazards such as hurricanes, earthquakes or tornadoes Perhaps man-made disasters come to mind such as the terrorist attacks in the U.S. on September 11, 2001. Typically we have overlooked financial crises, such as the credit crisis of 2008. However, these types of man-made disasters have the potential to devastate the global mark

Virtual Maths, Cylinder Voids - Calculating volume

Interactive simulation with exercises and video demonstrating the use of auger piling and showing how to calculate the volume of cocrete needed to fill the cylindrical voids.

Personal War Sketches of the Members of Geo. H. Chapman Post No. 209

Bound volume of personal war sketches from members of the G.A.R. Geo. H. Chapman Post in Indianapolis. The Civil War veterans recount stories, memories, and details of their service and experiences in the war. Included here are sketches from four soldiers: George Rigler, Virgil Keaton, George Summers, and Isaac Tedrow. The index with the full list of soldiers who provided sketches is also included.,The G.A.R. Geo. H. Chapman post was active at least from 1883 to 1913. The post historian initiate

Architecture as Drawing, Perception and Cognition

This work is about realizing that human perception is inherent to architecture. It is an asset and a trait subject to training and development in an empirical way, involving physical and manual action. It cannot be taught literally through convention and logic reasoning. It is a human achievement of great significance built on intellectual and scientific knowledge. It is something, being physical and empirical, that is supported on instrumental procedure. The computer, as a machine and an instru

Sunday 25th August [1861]

Marie attended Sunday school followed by a sermon given by Mr. Forbes on the Bible doctrine of slavery. Marie mentions that a large portion of the congregation did not attend the sermon because they thought slavery was an inappropriate subject for a sermon. Marie however liked the sermon. Mrs. Dimwiddie's funeral was that afternoon and was well attended.,Sunday 25th August [1861]

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Sunday 25th August [1861]

Marie attended Sunday school followed by a sermon given by Mr. Forbes on the Bible doctrine of slavery. Marie mentions that a large portion of the congregation did not attend the sermon because they thought slavery was an inappropriate subject for a sermon. Marie however liked the sermon. Mrs. Dimwiddie's funeral was that afternoon and was well attended.,Sunday 25th August [1861]

Cloudy part of

the day. Was at Sabbath school and

at preaching. Mr. Forbes sermon was on teh

bible d