Number Sense Activities: Climb the Ladder
Some students need prompts to help them write mathematical expressions for target numbers. Climb the Ladder is an activity that prompts students to move from all addition or subtraction problems and include many mathematical topics to generate equivalent names.
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Three Number Sense Activities
Game 1: Contig Game: This game challenges and extends the number sense experience students have gained from writing equivalent mathematical expressions for target numbers. Game 2: The 24 Game builds on students' ability to find equivalent names for numbers. Game 3: In Tribulation, students must search the game-board for 3 numbers in a row (vertically, horizontally or diagonally as in a word search) that combine to make the target number. In this game, however, there is a prescribed formula for c
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Geometry and Measurement Games
These games support student development of spatial sense and foster familiarity with the mathematical vocabulary of geometry.
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Math Activity Themes: Bats
Bats are a common theme at Halloween. Use these resources to capitalize on student interest in bats and develop student understanding of common mathematical patterns.
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Active Participation: Using Math Templates
Using math templates during instruction keeps each student actively involved and allows the teacher to informally assess each student's proficiency with the skills and concepts addressed in the day's lesson. Many teachers regularly use whiteboards to have students record answers, write terms, draw pictures, etc. The use of templates in sheet protectors extends this practice and eliminates the time spent drawing diagrams, etc., allowing students more time to demonstrate mathematical proficiency.
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Math Activities for Fall (2007)
These activities were designed to introduce or reinforce important math concepts and skills using seasonal themes. This is a natural fit for elementary classrooms where teachers and students celebrate the various holidays with literature and art projects. These activities allow teachers to also incorporate math activities that develop and support important mathematical concepts and skills.
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AlgTop7: The Klein bottle and projective plane
The Klein bottle and the projective plane are the basic non-orientable surfaces. The Klein bottle, obtained by gluing together two Mobius bands, is similar in some ways to the torus, and is something of a curiosity. The projective plane, obtained by gluing a disk to a Mobius band, is one of the most fundamental of all mathematical objects. Of all the surfaces, it most closely resembles the sphere. This is the seventh lecture in this beginner's course on Algebraic Topology, given by Assoc Prof N
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Quantum Transport: Atom to Transistor
The development of "nanotechnology" has made it possible to engineer materials and devices on a length scale as small as several nanometers (atomic distances are ~ 0.1 nm). The properties of such "nanostructures" cannot be described in terms of macroscopic parameters like mobility and diffusion coefficient and a microscopic or atomistic viewpoint is called for. The purpose of this course is to convey the conceptual framework that underlies this microscopic theory of matter which developed in cou
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Algorithms
The design of algorithms is studied, according to methodology and application. Methodologies include: divide and conquer, dynamic programming, and greedy strategies. Applications involve: sorting, ordering and searching, graph algorithms, geometric algorithms, mathematical (number theory, algebra and linear algebra) algorithms, and string matching algorithms. Analysis of algorithms is studied - worst case, average case, and amortized - with an emphasis on the close connection between the time co
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Engineering Statics
Statics is a sophomore level engineering course, offered in all mechanical and civil engineering programs. Statics forms the essential pre-requisite to a number of follow-on courses, such as dynamics and mechanics of materials, and lays the foundation for design of mechanical systems. In most institutions, Statics is taught in a traditional way with an emphasis on the mathematical operations that are useful in its implementation, but without enough emphasis on modeling the interactions between r
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Engineering an Empire - The Maya, Part 3/5
'The Maya is a Mesoamerican civilization, noted for the only known fully developed written language of the pre-Columbian Americas, as well as its art, architecture, and mathematical and astronomical systems.' (Maya Civilization, Wikipedia, 2009). This History Channel documentary is suitable for older middle and high school students and is narrated by various scholars.
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Engineering an Empire - The Maya, Part 4/5
'The Maya is a Mesoamerican civilization, noted for the only known fully developed written language of the pre-Columbian Americas, as well as its art, architecture, and mathematical and astronomical systems.' (Maya Civilization, Wikipedia, 2009). This History Channel documentary is suitable for older middle and high school students and is narrated by various scholars.
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Engineering an Empire - The Maya, Part 5/5
'The Maya is a Mesoamerican civilization, noted for the only known fully developed written language of the pre-Columbian Americas, as well as its art, architecture, and mathematical and astronomical systems.' (Maya Civilization, Wikipedia, 2009). This History Channel documentary is suitable for older middle and high school students and is narrated by various scholars.
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Space Time Travel
Black holes and travel at nearly the speed of light: Visualization of the theory of relativity. This site offers online papers, images, movies and paper models. The website presents computer simulations that provide "virtual experiences."The images and movies are correctly computed within the framework of the theory of relativity. They are carefully explained in an intuitive, non-mathematical way.
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DynaFit - (Bio)Chemical Kinetics and Equilibria
The freely available software package uses a nonlinear least-squares regression analysis to fit chemical kinetic, enzyme kinetic, or ligand-receptor binding data to a user-defined molecular mechanism represented symbolically by a set of chemical equations. Dynafit is available for Microsoft Windows XP or 2000.
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Wildland Fire Management and Planning
You will be introduced to the most important variables that affect fire behavior. You will see how the interactions of fire with its environment must influence our assessments of fire behavior. This course will also introduce you to mathematical fire models available to help us predict fire behavior.
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Children Play - The Foundation for Mathematical Learning
Children acquire mathematical concepts from games such as rope, dice and cards. This book identifies the games as a foundation for mathematical learning in Grades 1 to 3.
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NASA CONNECT Proportionality: Modeling the Future
In NASA CONNECT Proportionality: Modeling the Future, students learn why scaling and proportion are important in the design of small aircraft transportation systems. Mathematical patterns are described through practical applications such as the growth of transportation, the Golden Ratio, and the Fibonacci sequence. Grades 4-8.
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Helping Your Child Learn Mathematics and Statistics
This site features dozens of fun activities parents can use to help children (K-5th grade) have fun learning geometry, algebra, measurement, statistics, probability and other important mathematical concepts. Activities relate math to everyday life and can be done at home, at the grocery store, or while traveling. It includes sections for parents on what math is like in schools today and a parents' booklist for helping children learn math.
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What kind of economics should we teach?
The recent global crisis has lead to questions being asked about whether the kind of economics being taught to students in leading economics departments was responsible for the widespread failure to predict the timing and magnitude of the events that unfolded in 2008. Critiques range from an absence of historical context in mainstream teaching of economics to excessive reliance on mathematical models. This panel brings together four leading economists to debate this issue and to discuss what c
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