## Physics in the Mathematics Curriculum Summary## Tuesday, July 9, 2002
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: - Beans in the classroom
- Blowgun
- Bouncing Ball
- Magnetic Field Deflection
- Singing Tubes
- Addition of Vector Force
- Temperature Conversion
- Area of Irregular Shapes
Format of Web Site Activities - Use links for extensions, background, other web sites, etc. to keep format clean and brief.
- Notes to the teacher: what to do so the activity works, misconception
- Equipment list
- Objective (mathematics/physics)
- Setup (photos)
- Time required
- Procedure
- Extensions
Home page of Physics and Math Website - Mission statement
- Activity Matrix
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).
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