Parabolas under Pressure
author and his Algebra 1 students explore the quadratic behavior behind the
parabolic shape of fountains at the local family splash park. In this hands-on
discovery project, students gathered data on and used graphing calculators to
analysis of the beautiful symmetry of these fountains. This experience served
as a capstone project for a unit on quadratic equations.
Designing a WebQuest
is an inquiry-based lesson plan that uses the Internet. The article explains
what a WebQuest is, shows how to create one, and provides an example.
Using CAS to Solve Classical Mathematics Problems
Maurice Burke, Elizabeth Burroughs
the calculus has displaced many algebraic methods for solving classical
problems. This article illustrates how classroom use of a Computer Algebra
System can enable teachers to connect these historical methods to the
Cookies and Pi
students are in an advanced mathematics class, then at some point they enjoyed
mathematics and looked forward to learning and practicing it. There is no
reason that this passion and enjoyment should ever be lost because the subject
becomes more difficult or rigorous.
Walking a Radian
Kinesthetic explorations of the radian in a classroom setting help students internalize the concept.
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Classified Index, Volume 102, August 2008-May 2009- FREE PREVIEW!
Mathematics Teacher Classified Index, Volume 102, August 2008-May 2009