The goal of Making Mathematics is to provide high school students and teachers with the materials and mentorship necessary for engaging in a mathematical research experience.
Prior to the start of research investigations, students are paired with a mathematician who serves as their mentor. Via regular email exchanges throughout the research process, mentors serve as distance learning guides for both teachers and students. Students gather data, investigate patterns, form hypotheses, and analyze conjectures, sharing their results with others and posing - and perhaps solving - new questions inspired by this work.
Apply online later this fall; read introductions and program descriptions available for students, teachers, mentors, and parents; and see research projects, completed student work, and more.
From The Museum of the History of Science in Oxford, a virtual version of an exhibition on the uses of geometry in the art of warfare during the Renaissance.
The site includes summaries that list the instruments and books in the exhibit and also provide a way into the Catalogue, with its figures illustrating every object. The summaries reflect the three main divisions of the exhibition - Gunnery, Rangefinding and Surveying, and Fortification - and also cover Troop Formations and the Telescope.
The introductory essay from the printed catalogue is also available in electronic form, as is the bibliography; a Name Index offers a further means of navigating the catalogue entries.
An educator's guide to instructional technology resources that support California's curriculum frameworks and standards. If an instructional program marketed to schools uses a computer, a VCR or laserdisc player, a network, or the Internet, or any combination of these, the Clearinghouse will evaluate it for use in California schools.
Whether you live in California or elsewhere, you may access this database of thousands of rated and annotated recommendations, including hundreds of mathematics software packages and other titles, to research and assess the instructional technology of your choice. Specify keyword, subject, technology, platform, language, grade level, or content standard to search the database. Review criteria may be read onsite.