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Author:James P. Dildine
Description: Interactive math lessons for exploring parabolas, triangle areas, Pythagorean triples, triangle angle sums (powered by a Cabri Java applet), cancer and mathematics (image analysis, and determining the area and perimeter of non-regular figures), systems of equations, wind chill, automotive repair and progress evaluation (statistical analysis of car repair data), VitalBase (a project that uses handhelds to collect vital signs such as blood pressure, and uses spreadsheets to analyze them), and the question "Can a geometric mean be nice?" The Mathematics Toolkit lists the JavaScript tools and calculators that power many of these activities. Dildine's presentations include "Mathematics and Multimedia," "Using the Palm Pilot in Mathematics Education," "Best Practices and Technology in Mathematics Education," and "The Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) - What are its implications for mathematics teaching at the post-secondary level?" Also, read about Dildine's teaching experience, current projects, and thesis research into handheld technologies such as PDAs.

Levels: Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12)
Languages: English
Resource Types: Lesson Plans and Activities, Internet-Based Projects, Documents/Sketches/Galleries, Cabri Geometry, Web Interactive/Java
Math Topics: Graphing Equations, Systems of Linear Equations, Basic Operations, Patterns/Relationships, Problem-Solving, Constructions, Triangles and Other Polygons, Trigonometry, Data Analysis, Data Sets, Statistics, Human Biology
Math Ed Topics: Computers, Reform

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