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)
This activity challenges students to develop an algorithm to find the day of the week on which they were born. An algorithm is described as a step-by-step routine for solving a problem. The activity, part of the Figure This! collection of 80 math challenges emphasizing math in the real world, notes how algorithms are used by scientists, factory workers, and chefs. The hint shows students that, for any date, the day of the week changes from one year to the next. Students are reminded to consider
Author(s): National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM)

Middle School Portal: Math and Science Pathways (MSP2)
This activity opens with an animated picture of an access ramp over a three-step staircase, with steps 7 inches high and 10 inches wide. Students are asked to determine how far away the ramp should start in order to go up the steps. The activity, part of the Figure This! collection of 80 math challenges emphasizing math in the real world, explains how slope, or the measurement of steepness, is important to civil engineers, landscapers, and surveyors. The hint states that ramps usually go up 1 ve
Author(s): National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM)

Middle School Portal: Math and Science Pathways (MSP2)
In this activity, students read graphs and interpret raw data to determine if there is a correlation between drinking soda and the rate of bone fractures in teenage girls. The activity is part of the Figure This! collection of 80 online mathematical challenges emphasizing real world uses of mathematics. Students are encouraged to organize data into tables to look for associations, but are cautioned that additional factors many influence the appearance of cause and effect. In other related math q
Author(s): National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM)

Middle School Portal: Math and Science Pathways (MSP2)
This challenge from the Figure This! collection of 80 online math challenges explores two questions about images seen in mirrors. The usefulness of knowing about angles, reflections, and lines of sight for designing theaters and for playing both video and sports games is noted. The suggested hands-on exploratory activities should lead students to conclude that (1) an image in a mirror shows twice as much of the person as the length of the mirror and (2) when backing away from a mirror, the image
Author(s): National Action Council for Minorities in Engineer

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

Middle School Portal: Math and Science Pathways (MSP2)
This symmetry exploration challenges the student to find lowercase alphabet letters that appear the same when inverted. Part of the Figure This! collection of 80 math challenges, this exploration contains links to a solution hint, the solution, and other similar investigations. Students are challenged to find sports team names, words, sentences, and digital clock numbers that read the same in reverse. The exploration also has activities for investigating rotational symmetry. The Did You Know fea
Author(s): National Action Council for Minorities in Engineer

Middle School Portal: Math and Science Pathways (MSP2)
This second challenge in the Figure This! set of 80 math challenges asks students to estimate how fast their hearts beat and how long it will take to beat a million and then a billion times. The web page points out the importance of large numbers when determining the distance to Mars or the size of the national debt. The Getting Started link on the top navigation bar leads to a description of how to determine a person's pulse rate. There are also links to a solution hint, the solution itself, an
Author(s): National Action Council for Minorities in Engineer

Middle School Portal: Math and Science Pathways (MSP2)
This first challenge in the Figure This! list of 80 math challenges addresses the question of how long a person would have to wait in a line if holding ticket number 300. The web page points out the relevance of estimating and measuring time for industries including banking and amusement parks. The page features links to a solution hint, the solution, other related math questions, and an online and print resources related to queuing. The Did You Know link offers interesting facts from the Guinne
Author(s): National Action Council for Minorities in Engineer

Middle School Portal: Math and Science Pathways (MSP2)
This web site offers families, teachers, and tutors 80 mathematical challenges helpful for encouraging problem solving with students in grades 6 to 8. The math challenges focus on concepts and objects found in everyday life, such as how fast your heart beats, what shape container holds the most popcorn, and how much of me shows in a mirror. Each challenge contains an initial problem with a solution hint, a complete explanation of the answer, and additional problems related to the same challenge.
Author(s): National Action Council for Minorities in Engineer

Middle School Portal: Math and Science Pathways (MSP2)
At this award-winning website, try out some engineering design challenges: the Slowly Moving Marble, Civil Engineering Camping, Chemical Engineering, Nuclear Engineering, and Door Alarm. Students can draw their designs on the site, submit them, and receive guidance from an engineer.
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Using common materials (spools, string, soap), students learn how a pulley can be used to easily change the direction of a force, making the moving of large objects easier. They see the difference between fixed and movable pulleys, and the mechanical advantage gained with multiple/combined pulleys. They also learn the many ways engineers use pulleys for everyday purposes.
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Using common materials (spools, string, soap), students learn how a pulley can be used to easily change the direction of a force, making the moving of large objects easier. They see the difference between fixed and movable pulleys, and the mechanical advantage gained with multiple/combined pulleys. They also learn the many ways engineers use pulleys for everyday purposes.
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Green Marketing
Students learn basic marketing concepts and use professional marketing techniques to compose an advertisement for a hybrid vehicle. In the process, they learn the principles of comparative analysis.
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The Postgraduate Award for Teaching Shakespeare was launched in 2007 by the Royal Shakespeare Company and the CAPTIAL Centre at the University of Warwick. RSC actor Miles Richardson and Professor Jonathan Neelands talk about the course’s success.
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21M.606 Introduction to Stagecraft (MIT)

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21W.747 Classical Rhetoric and Modern Political Discourse (MIT)
This course is an introduction to the history, theory, practice, and implications of rhetoric, the art and craft of persuasion throughAnalyzing persuasive texts and speechesCreating persuasive texts and speechesThrough class discussions, presentations, and written assignments, you will get to practice your own rhetorical prowess. Through the readings, you'll also learn some ways to make yourself a more efficient reader, as you turn your analytical skills on the texts themselves. This combination
Author(s): Leslie Perelman

RMIT Gallery Artist Talks - Part 1 - New Scientist Eureka Science Photography Prize
Blastwaves and malaria-infected blood cells are just some of the amazing images shown at the exhibition - stretch your mind and your perceptions to look into micro worlds. Curated and managed by the Australian Museum, this exhibition at RMIT Gallery showcased the best twenty-five entries in the annual Eureka Prize for Science Photography, sponsored by New Scientist. The Prize is awarded for a single photograph that most effectively communicates an aspect of science, and is a significant componen
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RMIT Gallery Artist Talks - Part 2 - New Scientist Eureka Science Photography Prize
Blastwaves and malaria-infected blood cells are just some of the amazing images shown at the exhibition - stretch your mind and your perceptions to look into micro worlds. Curated and managed by the Australian Museum, this exhibition at RMIT Gallery showcased the best twenty-five entries in the annual Eureka Prize for Science Photography, sponsored by New Scientist. The Prize is awarded for a single photograph that most effectively communicates an aspect of science, and is a significant componen
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Victoria Fellowship award winner Dr Adrian Orifici - Aerospace materials
Dr Adrian Orifici was awarded a 2008 Victoria Fellowship for his research in aerospace engineering focussing on composite materials.
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