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Author:Apostol, Blinn, Corrigan, California Institute of Technology
Description: Videotape-and-workbook modules that explore basic topics in high school mathematics in ways that cannot be done at the chalkboard or in a textbook. The tapes use live action, music, special effects, and imaginative computer animation, and are distributed on a nonprofit basis. Each module consists of a videotape and a workbook, and explores a basic topic in mathematics that can be easily integrated into existing high school or community college curricula. The modules encourage interaction between students and teachers, and include: The Theorem of Pythagoras; The Story of Pi; Similarity; Polynomials; Sines and Cosines (Periodic functions, Trigonometry, Addition formulas); The Tunnel of Samos; and a Teachers Workshop. A 30-minute Early History of Mathematics videotape also traces some of the landmarks in mathematics.

Levels: High School (9-12), Early College
Languages: English
Resource Types: Multimedia, Video, Lesson Plans and Activities, Textbooks
Math Topics: Polynomials, Pi, Triangles and Other Polygons, Functions, Trigonometry
Math Ed Topics: Audiovisual/Multimedia, Curriculum/Materials Development

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