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Visit this site: http://www.motivate.maths.org/

Author:Univ. of Cambridge, UK
Description: MOTIVATE is a project incorporating a series of videoconferences, run by the Millennium Mathematics Project at Cambridge. The objectives of MOTIVATE are: to enrich the mathematical experience of school students, to broaden their mathematical horizons, to give them an experience of collaborative working on mathematical tasks and of presenting reports of their work to an audience, to raise aspirations and to improve mathematical thinking and communication skills; to set up a videoconferencing centre in a school and to develop guidelines for technical and media presentation that will alter serve other subjects across the curriculum and videoconferencing links with other schools around the world; and to develop new pedagogical applications of communication technology, to conduct an ongoing evaluation and to disseminate the findings widely. Videoconference topics include fractals and fractal dimensions, the sun and waves, chaos, taking chances, and statistics. The site contains mathematical articles and a summary of the conference material by the speaker, teacher's notes, helpful LOGO programs, other reference information, video clips, and students' solutions to the conference problems.

Levels: Elementary, Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12), College
Languages: English
Resource Types: Multimedia, Video, Course Notes, Lesson Plans and Activities, Problems/Puzzles, Articles, Topic Tools Miscellaneous
Math Topics: Problem-Solving, Chaos, Fractals, Probability, Statistics, Astronomy
Math Ed Topics: Simulations, Audiovisual/Multimedia, Writing/Communication in Math, Conferences, Community Outreach, Public Understanding of Math

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