Physics in the Mathematics Curriculum Summary
Tuesday, July 9, 2002
Area of Unusual Shapes via Uniform Density of Paper
Cut out some irregular shape form card stock paper. Cut out a square from the same paper; this becomes the unit of area measurement.
Why do we measure area in unite squares? Unit triangles? Unit hexagons? Why wouldnÕt unit circles be practical for unit area measurement?
At this point, we have explored with the following activities:
Format of Web Site Activities
Home page of Physics and Math Website
Here is an example of Microsoft Word with embedded mathematics expressions through its equation editor. The first equation is: (missing graphic) Now we try another (missing graphic).
Mathematics through Physics Activities(Format)
Objective (include mathematics and physics concepts addressed)
Setup (include photos and/or diagrams)
Procedure (include time required)
Notes to the Teacher (include hints in setup, safety concerns, student misconceptions to watch for, background information on physics, etc.)
Use hyperlinks where possible to keep presentation clean and brief.
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This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 0314808 and Grant No. ESI-0554309. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.