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4434Become A Happier Person
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This page gives four steps to help a person become happier. The steps are: give complements, power pose, smile, and exercise. Fri, 22 Apr 2016 11:10:36 -0700Exploring Space Through Math Series
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This site provides several activities involving space exploration that fit into the mathematics curriculum including geometry, algebra 2, and precalculus. Students are asked to read about the space exploration related application and then answer several questions that require these mathematics topics in order to successfully answer them. They study math while they also learn about the International Space Station, the future lunar lander, and other NASA projects.Sat, 9 Apr 2016 18:14:14 -0700Exploring Space Through Math: Algebra 2
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This site provides several activities involving space exploration that fit into the Algebra 2 Curriculum. The mathematics that is used includes using algebraic equations to model space exploration work such as the lighting in the International Space Station and communication on a future lunar outpost. Students are asked to read about the space exploration related application and then answer several questions that require these algebraic topics in order to successfully answer them.Sat, 9 Apr 2016 17:54:53 -0700Exploring Space Through Math: Precalculus Series
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This site provides several activities involving space exploration that fit into the Precalculus Curriculum. The mathematics that is used includes using trigonometry to manipulate a robotic arm in space, modeling projectile motion, using spherical coordinates to track the ISS, investigating the elliptical orbits of rondevous to the ISS, and several other applications to NASA activities. Students are asked to read about the space exploration related application and then answer several questions that require these pre-calculus topics in order to successfully answer them.Sat, 9 Apr 2016 17:54:53 -0700Exploring Space Through Math
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This site provides several activities involving space exploration that fit into the geometry curriculum. The geometry that is used includes the Pythagorean Theorem, Similar Figures, Area and Volume, Symmetry, and more. Students are asked to read about the space exploration related application and then answer several questions that require these geometric topics in order to successfully answer them.Sat, 9 Apr 2016 17:44:30 -0700No Use Crying Over Split Grape Juice
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Science Experiment about grape juice stains and various detergents used to remove the stain.Mon, 21 Mar 2016 09:31:52 -0700What US State is This?
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Description from the website:"Printable maps with a simple clue that students use to determine what US State is outlined on the sheet. Best used with Google Earth. The clue might be a longitude or latitude, a key city, or a geographical feature. The task is simple, but the activity is challenging. And some maps involve a bit of problem solving by the student. Students can also use the shape of the State to help in working out the name of the country. A great source I used to make these worksheets was http://www.amcharts.com/svg-maps/. Here you can download the outline of the maps and import them into Illustrator and move states around or whatever you might like to do for your own worksheets. Just print and pass out. The worksheets have an answer key at the end. There are 14 maps in all." Great tool for interactive exercises!Mon, 15 Feb 2016 13:20:10 -0800AI Search: Lions and Gazelles
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This is an introduction to Artificial Intelligence (AI) ‘state-space search.’ It is a diversity sensitive version of “Missionaries and Cannibals” a very old problem solving puzzle. The entertaining story line provides necessary background justifying the classic rules. Students will write and perform a skit that solves the problem using pre-made paper props, as they explore the concept of state representation. This is followed by an informal analysis of state-space, state representations, depth- and breadth-first search, and shortest path. The history of the problem and the social/ethical issues involved in creating such puzzles is also discussed.Thu, 11 Feb 2016 13:08:52 -0800Concurrency Means Cooperation
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This lesson provides a number of kinesthetic exercises that illustrate how teamwork can contribute to efficient problem solutions. The lesson includes practice in figuring out how to divide up a problem, and reassemble it. Students also explore how scientists use the Internet and idle computing power to do calculations on volunteer machines. If possible, with sufficient teacher expertise, students set up a computer to contribute to solving such a problem.Thu, 11 Feb 2016 13:03:55 -0800Fibonacci via Recursion and Iteration
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This lesson introduces how to calculate an arithmetic series, specifically Fibonacci. In the first of two hour-long sessions, using a spreadsheet (e.g. Microsoft Excel or Google Drive Sheets), students are shown how to calculate a series based on two prior values (the iterative solution), and by using a user-defined function (the recursive solution). With a large enough domain, most computers will exhibit real delays in calculating the recursion for values greater than 30. In the second session, they will explore why the iterative solution is faster, and why the recursive solution significantly slows down for large values. This lesson assumes that the teacher is well versed in using spreadsheets, including copy-down formulas.Thu, 11 Feb 2016 12:56:55 -0800