Middle School Portal: Math and Science Pathways (MSP2)
This challenge asks students to determine possible ways for combining stamps costing 15 and 33 cents to total 1 dollar 77 cents. It notes that this type of problem is similar to a process used for creating security codes. This online student activity is part of the Figure This! collection of 80 mathematical challenges. Students are encouraged to make a chart as they explore possible number combinations. The answer page describes and illustrates four different approaches to finding the solution,
Author(s): National Action Council for Minorities in Engineer

From Algorithms to Z-Scores: Probabilistic and Statistical Modeling in Computer Science
The materials here form a textbook for a course in mathematical probability and statistics for computer science students. Computer science examples are used throughout, in areas such as: computer networks; data and text mining; computer security; remote sensing; computer performance evaluation; software engineering; data management; etc.
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Mathematics Under the Microscope
This book inevitably asks the question "How does the mathematical brain work?" The author tries to reflect on the explosive development of mathematical cognition, an emerging branch of neurophysiology which purports to locate structures and processes in the human brain responsible for mathematical thinking. PDF file.
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Deviation between the sliding direction of the chip over the tool and the direction of the friction
Pure oblique cutting experiments with conventional cutting tools as well as ultra-sharp tools have been carried out under a wide range of cutting conditions using a linear slide based cutting set-up. The chip flow direction was measured using the 3D Digital Image Correlation (DIC) technique of high-speed stereoscopic images and the frictional force direction was determined from forces. It is estimated that the error in chip flow angle measurements using DIC, was approximately ±1°, as was the e
Author(s): Yegneswaran, Kamalesh

Building a testbed for mini quadrotor unmanned aerial vehicle with protective shroud
Potential applications of small rotorcraft unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) range from military missions to exploration of the planet Mars (Patrick C. O’Brien, 2003). Tasks such as exploration of unknown territories, formation flying, intelligence gathering etc, require UAV to be capable of flying very close to other flying or steady objects. Exposed rotary wings limit rotorcraft vehicle’s capability to fly in proximity of other objects. In some applications, such as rescue operation, urban w
Author(s): Patel, Chirag Amrutbhai

Looking at Learning ... Again, Part 2: Workshop 2. Mathematics: A Community Focus
With Dr. Marta Civil. As teachers, we often make assumptions about the knowledge children are exposed to at home. Sometimes it seems that we focus on only reading and writing,Dr. Civil contends that we need to look more carefully at the mathematical potential of the home and that it is essential that schools learn to be more flexible and knowledgeable about students home environments. See and hear from Dr. Civil, the teachers she works with, and a long-standing parent mathematics group, and fo
Author(s): Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics

Discovering Diversity - David
David, assistant professor of hospitality management, shares personal teaching experiences and discusses the importance of fostering diversity in and out of the classroom.
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Mathematical analysis
This is a module framework. It can be viewed online or downloaded as a zip file. As taught in 2007-2008 and 2009-2010. This module introduces mathematical analysis building upon the experience of limits of sequences and properties of real numbers and on calculus. It includes limits and continuity of functions between Euclidean spaces, differentiation and integration. A variety of very important new concepts are introduced by investigating the properties of numerous examples, and developing the a
Author(s): Feinstein Joel F. Dr

Lecture 24 - 11/17/2010
Lecture 24
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Virtual Maths, Shapes Space and Measure, Surface of a semi cylinder template
Diagram and template for using a semi-cylinder to calculate area
Author(s): Leeds Metropolitan University

L’enjeu des retraites (par Bernard FRIOT, Carré rouge)

L’enjeu central des retraites est l’émancipation du travail de la valeur travail. Toutes les institutions nécessaires à cette émancipation existent déjà. Elles sont le fruit d’une construction pragmatique. Il faut leur donner aujourd’hui une densité théorique afin d’en faire le fondement d’un discours alternatif à l’argumentaire dominant. En matière de retraites, l’aff
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DoITPoMS Micrograph Library
The DoITPoMS Micrograph Library is a collection of materials micrographs intended for use in teaching and learning.
Author(s): DoITPoMS

From eLearning to eUniversity
This paper analyses the specifics and the tendencies in building the knowledge society as well as the role of the universities in this process. Some European policies and programs dedicated to the new role of the universities in realizing the Lisbon Strategy are analysed as well. It is emphasized on the importance of integration of the knowledge triangle (education, research and innovation) into a research university and on the urgent need to re-design the university activities according to
Author(s): Nikolov Roumen

Building skills for the knowledge society
The present paper takes into account the skills sets needed for the knowledge society, and the focus on ICT and e-business skills, innovation and knowledge management in organizations. It highlights the related challenges for learning providers, and in particular for regularly updating the higher education curricula and programs according to the labor market needs. The paper outlines two practical examples for provision of up-to-date training. The first one is related to designing knowledge mana
Author(s): Gourova Elissaveta,Antonova Albena,Nikolov Roumen

Internet Scout Project
Engaging in social issues in today's society requires an understanding of numerical data, statistics, and mathematical assumptions that underlie discussions about the federal budget, the spread of disease and other issues. However, the mathematics and the social issues are often considered in isolation and leave many Americans "ill-prepared to make informed decisions." The Thinking with Data Project is a new initiative of the National Science Foundation, SRI International, Kent State University
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Ampliación de operaciones de separación
Estudio de los métodos aproximados y rigurosos para el cálculo de operaciones de separación multicomponente, especialmente en el caso de la destilación. Descripción de los algoritmos utilizados en simuladores de procesos. Metodología para el diseño de operaciones de destilación asistida, centrándose en la destilación azeotrópica.
Author(s): AMPARO GÃMEZ SIURANA, ALICIA FONT ESCAMILLA

Toward Computer-Based Support of Meta-Cognitive Skills: a Computational Framework to Coach Self-Expl
We present a computational framework designed to improve learning from examples by supporting self-explanation ö the process of clarifying and making more complete to oneself the solution of an example. The framework is innovative in two ways. First, it represents the first attempt to provide computer support to example studying instead of problem solving. Second, it explicitly coaches a domain-general, meta-cognitive skill that many studies in cognitive science have shown to greatly improve le
Author(s): Conati Cristina,VanLehn Kurt

Discrete Mathematics
This course covered the mathematical topics most directly related to computer science. Topics included: logic, relations, functions, basic set theory, countability and counting arguments, proof techniques, mathematical induction, graph theory, combinatorics, discrete probability, recursion, recurrence relations, and number theory. Emphasis will be placed on providing a context for the application of the mathematics within computer science. The analysis of algorithms requires the ability to count
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Transformative communication as a cultural tool for guiding inquiry science
Inquiry-based science instruction offers great promise as a means of actively engaging students in authentic scientific problem solving, including consideration of research design issues. At the same time, inquiry introduces some difficulties. In particular, familiar "cultural tools" for classroom discourse, such as Initiation-Reply-Evaluation sequences, are no longer appropriate because they are premised on known answers and teacher-driven activity. To help support productive open-ended science
Author(s): Polman Joseph L.,Pea Roy D.

The CoVis Project: Building a Large-Scale Science Education Testbed
This paper describes the construction and research program of the Learning Through Collaborative Visualization (CoVis) Project. a testbed for exploring science education reform with telecommunications technology. The CoVis testbed is contrasted with other forms of cducational research in an "ecolo~yo f paradigms." which argues that testbeds are in fact a new setting for research with different requirements and challenges for the researcher. Two extended examples of telecommunications research ar
Author(s): Gomez Louis M.,Fishman Barry J.,Pea Roy D.