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This assignment was created by Nicole McGlashan of Huron High School, Huron, South Dakota. It describes a self-directed...
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This assignment was created by Nicole McGlashan of Huron High School, Huron, South Dakota. It describes a self-directed activity for students to practice finding the transformations of functions by comparing the function to the graph of the intial function. There is a link to the National Library of Virtual Manipulatives for Interactive Mathematics and Larry Green's interactive website that the students participate in.

Author:
Kurt Cogswell
Date added:
Jul 27, 2004
Last modified:
Jul 27, 2004

About this Learning Exercise:

Type of Task:
Individual,
Student-centered,
Supplemental activity,
Team,
Unsupervised

This assignment was created by Nicole McGlashan of Huron High School, Huron, South Dakota. It describes a self-directed...
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This assignment was created by Nicole McGlashan of Huron High School, Huron, South Dakota. It describes a self-directed activity in which students discover the nature of the transformation of a function's graph that occurs when the function itself is transformed.. Included in the assignement are links to the National Library of Virtual Manipulatives for Interactive Mathematics and Larry Green's interactive website.

Author:
Kurt Cogswell
Date added:
Jul 27, 2004
Last modified:
Nov 29, 2004

About this Learning Exercise:

Type of Task:
Individual,
Student-centered,
Supplemental activity,
Team,
Unsupervised

Mathematics and science are often the great separators rather than equalizers. They are the gatekeeper subjects. Without...
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Mathematics and science are often the great separators rather than equalizers. They are the gatekeeper subjects. Without advanced courses in science and mathematics, students are excluded from educational opportunities and experiences that can affect their career aspirations, their role in society, and even their sense of fulfillment. Our standards address this reality. Federal funding has been aimed at helping children from communities that have been historically left behind catch up in science. Now the government demands that materials for programs with federal funding be exclusively ?evidence-based? resources. The student's task for this assignment is to delve a little deeper into what it means to transform education into an ?evidence-based? field. Upon completion of this assignment, they should have a deeper understanding of how "Action Research" makes them a participant in a national community of science education investigators.

Author:
Nancy J. Pelaez
Date added:
May 01, 2003
Last modified:
May 01, 2003

Students are directed to visit the MacTutor History of Mathematics Archive and to read an extensive online article entitled...
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Students are directed to visit the MacTutor History of Mathematics Archive and to read an extensive online article entitled History of Pi; in addition, they make use of an interactive simulation of Buffon's Needle experiment. Afterwards, they answer several questions on how mathematicians calculated approximations for the value of pi and on the formulas that they used.
In a subsequent class session, the instructor demonstrates a Java applet that simulates Buffon's Needle experiment in a cumulative manner. In a think-pair-share activity or write-pair-share activity, students analyze and discuss Buffon's experiment and its relationship to the value of pi.

Author:
James Rutledge
Date added:
Oct 08, 2007
Last modified:
Oct 08, 2007

Students are directed to visit the MacTutor History of Mathematics Archive and to read an extensive online article entitled...
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Students are directed to visit the MacTutor History of Mathematics Archive and to read an extensive online article entitled History of Pi; in addition, they make use of an interactive simulation of Buffon's Needle experiment. Afterwards, they answer several questions on how mathematicians calculated approximations for the value of pi and on the formulas that they used.
In a subsequent class session, the instructor demonstrates a Java applet that simulates Buffon's Needle experiment in a cumulative manner. In a think-pair-share activity or write-pair-share activity, students analyze and discuss Buffon's experiment and its relationship to the value of pi.

Author:
James Rutledge
Date added:
Oct 08, 2007
Last modified:
Oct 08, 2007

Students are directed to visit the MacTutor History of Mathematics Archive and to read an extensive online article entitled...
see more

Students are directed to visit the MacTutor History of Mathematics Archive and to read an extensive online article entitled History of Pi; in addition, they make use of an interactive simulation of Buffon's Needle experiment. Afterwards, they answer several questions on how mathematicians calculated approximations for the value of pi and on the formulas that they used.
In a subsequent class session, the instructor demonstrates a Java applet that simulates Buffon's Needle experiment in a cumulative manner. In a think-pair-share activity or write-pair-share activity, students analyze and discuss Buffon's experiment and its relationship to the value of pi.

Author:
James Rutledge
Date added:
Oct 08, 2007
Last modified:
Oct 08, 2007

The Maya developed a very sophisticated study of astronomy, which enabled them to create a very accurate calendar and conduct...
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The Maya developed a very sophisticated study of astronomy, which enabled them to create a very accurate calendar and conduct mathematical calcuations, and make predictions. This site provides the opportunity to explore this preColumbian knowledge.

Author:
William Paquette
Date added:
Sep 18, 2008
Last modified:
Sep 18, 2008

About this Learning Exercise:

Type of Task:
Individual,
Student-centered,
Supplemental Activity,
Unsupervised

This classroom activity presents Calculus II students with some Flash tutorials involving work and pumping liquids and a...
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This classroom activity presents Calculus II students with some Flash tutorials involving work and pumping liquids and a simple question concerning the amount of work involved in pumping water out of two full containers having the same shape and size but different spatial orientations.

Author:
James Rutledge
Date added:
Mar 08, 2007
Last modified:
Mar 08, 2007

This classroom activity presents Calculus II students with some Flash tutorials involving work and pumping liquids and a...
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This classroom activity presents Calculus II students with some Flash tutorials involving work and pumping liquids and a simple question concerning the amount of work involved in pumping water out of two full containers having the same shape and size but different spatial orientations.

Author:
James Rutledge
Date added:
Jul 14, 2007
Last modified:
Jul 14, 2007