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FACULTY DESIGNED UNITS & ACTIVITIES

» Slope Activity 1: Is CMS up to Code? [HTML] [PDF] [DOC]

Description: For both safety and comfort reasons, treads and risers in stairs must meet certain requirements by law. These laws allow for small errors in construction and settling of buildings over time. Within this activity, students investigates if stairs in their school building meets the requirements by law.

» Slope Activity 2: Is Aderhold up to Code? [HTML] [PDF] [DOC]

Description: Within this activity, students investigates if stairs in Aderhold Building meets the requirements by law.

» Slope Activity 3: Are the stairs in your home up to Code? [HTML] [PDF] [DOC]

Description: Within this activity, students investigates if stairs in their homes meet the requirements by law.

» Organizing Goods within a Distribution Center. [HTML] [PDF] [DOC]

Description: To fill orders for stores, distribution companies need systematic way to organize goods and products. Within this worksheet, students investigates a company's use of codes to identify all possible locations for products in the distribution center.

»» STUDENTS' RESPONSES TO THIS ACTIVITY [HTML]

» Turnover Rate. [HTML] [PDF] [DOC]

Description: In many industries and institutions, retaining workers is an important issue in building community and continuity. With this worksheet, students investigates turnover rates in a company over some years.

»» STUDENTS' RESPONSES TO TURNOVER RATE ACTIVITY [HTML]

» 7-11 Problem [HTML]

Description: A guy walks into a 7-11 store and selects four items to buy. The clerk at the counter informs the gentleman that the total cost of the four items is $7.11. He was completely surprised that the cost was the same as the name of the store. The clerk informed the man that he simply multiplied the cost of each item and arrived at the total. The customer calmly informed the clerk that the items should be added and not multiplied. The clerk then added the items together and informed the customer that the total was still exactly $7.11. What are the exact costs of each item?

»» STUDENTS' SOLUTIONS [HTML]

» Big Tires [HTML]

Description: My Ford Bronco was fitted at the factory with 30 inch diameter tires. That means its speedometer is calibrated for 30 inch diameter tires. I "enhanced" the vehicle with All Terrain tires that have a 31 inch diameter. How will this change the speedometer readings? Specifically, assuming the speedometer was accurate in the first place, what should I make the speedometer read as I drive with my 31 inch tires so that the actual speed is 55 mph?

»» STUDENTS' SOLUTIONS [HTML]

» Length of groove on an Long Play record [HTML]

Description: How long is the groove on one side of a long-play (33 1/3 rpm) phonograph record?

» Ladder and Box A ladder [HTML]

Description:5 meters long leans against a wall, reaching over the top of a box that is 1 meter on each side. The box is against the wall. What is the maximum height on the wall that the ladder can reach?

»» STUDENTS' SOLUTIONS [HTML]

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STUDENTS DESIGNED UNITS & ACTIVITIES

» Math in Motion [HTML]

Description: The purpose of the lesson is to emphasize the fundamental characteristics of functions, as well as let the students "experience" functions. The students will do this by graphing their movements with a CBL, and trying to evaluate which movements will create a particular type of function.

» Mathematics-in-Context Activity [HTML]

Description: The purpose of the lesson is to utilize some applications of linear and quadratic equations and show how these would apply in the real world, using hands-on investigations.

» A Risky Encounter [HTML]

Description: If a contagious disease is in existence, this disease can be transmitted through risky encounters and be spread throughout the entire population. This activity, using your class as a population that encounters one another during five stages, documents the risky encounters with other people.

» The Verhulst Model of the Population [HTML]

Description: If a contagious disease is in existence, this disease can be transmitted through risky encounters and be spread throughout the entire population. This activity, using your class as a population that encounters one another during five stages, documents the risky encounters with other people.

» Mama Sid's Pizza [HTML] [PDF]

Description: Every Friday night my friends and I go to Mama Sid's for dinner. If we want to order a different pizza every Friday for a whole year, how many toppings would Mama Sid's have to offer?

» Combinatorics [HTML] [PDF]

Description: A lesson plan investigating combinatorics in a restaurant environment.

» Public Transportation and Mathematics [HTML]

Description: A class activity involving experimentation, statistics, and network optimization.

» Renting a Car [ HTML]

Description: A car rental agency charges $37.50 per day and $0.23 per mile or fraction thereof to rent a car. A bus ticket cost $85.75 round trip. Under what circumstances is each option more economical?

» Modeling Linear and Non-linear Motion [ HTML]

Description: This is a unit on modeling linear and non-linear motion. It includes the fallowing concepts; vector, magnitude, direction, navigation, linear motion, non-linear motion, circular motion.

 

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WEB RESOURCES

» http://www.micron.com/education/math/intro.html

Description: MATH IN THE WORKPLACE: Lot's of examples of how math is used in real workplaces

» http://www.bced.gov.bc.ca/careers/aa/lessons/math.htm

Description: Lesson plans for applications of Mathematics: All Fired Up (Firefighter) Life Saver Anyone? (Lifeguard) Circuit Challenges (Electrical Engineer) Making Plans (Event Planner) Daunting Peaks (Vulcanologist) On a Roll (Roller Coaster Designer) Fit by Design or Design to Fit (Mechanical Drafter Designer) Paint by Numbers (House Painter) Formula for Success (Market Analyst) Pixelmaniacs (Computer Game Designer) Hearing is Believing (Audiologist) Record Breaking News (Sportscaster) In Dog Pounds (Animal Health Technologist) Teeing Off (Golf Pro) Let it Fly! (Aerospace Engineer) Tuning In (Piano Repair Technician)

» http://www.scas.bcit.bc.ca/scas/math/examples/table.htm

Description: Exactly How Math Used In Technology? Lots of examples on the use of basic mathematical principles ( in algebra & geometry, linear algebra & matrices, statistics, trig, log, etc) in Biomedical Eng., Food Tech., Building Tech., Robotics, Surveying, Environmental Health, etc.

» http://www.ecsu.ctstateu.edu/depts/edu/units/algebra.html

Description: The Algebra of Finance Using Math To Make Financial Decisions in Real Life

» http://www.learner.org/exhibits/dailymath/

Description: Math in Daily Life

» http://www.enc.org/topics/realworld/online/documents/0,1946,FOC-000706-index,00.shtm

Description: Using Technology and Real World Connections to Teach Secondary Mathematics Concepts.

» http://www.c3.lanl.gov/mega-math/workbk/dom/dobkgd.html

Description: Mathematics in Maps and Planning

» http://math.rice.edu/~lanius/pres/map/mapque.html

Description: Investigate four math problems related to the use of maps. Math content: Aalgebra (coordinates and linear equations), scale, etc.

» http://www.nap.edu/html/hs_math/ch5.html

Description: Working with Algebra: Algebra at workplace including an example (cost of cerpet) activity with spreadsheets.

» http://www.nap.edu/html/hs_math/ch2.html

Description: Market Launch: Example to Statistical Analysis in marketing.

» http://www.nap.edu/html/hs_math/ea.html

Description: Estimating Area: In medicine, calculation of body surface area is sometimes very important. For example, severe burns are usually described as covering a percentage of the body surface area. Some chemotherapy drug dosages are based on body surface area. How might body surface area be measured? What factors influence the accuracy of the estimates?

» http://www.nap.edu/html/hs_math/bu.html

Description: Buying a Used Car: How does the age of a used car affect its price? How does its age affect its repair costs? What is the best age at which to buy a used car?

» http://www.nap.edu/html/hs_math/bc.html

Description: Buying on Credit: A credit card company, whose motto is "see the world on credit," charges 1.387% interest on the unpaid balance in an account each month, and requires a minimum payment of 2% of the outstanding balance each month. Suppose you charge $100 each month and make only the minimum payment each month. How much will you owe at the time of your 24th bill? Assuming you pay the whole bill at the end of that period, how much will be interest?

» http://www.nap.edu/html/hs_math/lw.html

Description: Lottery Winnings: A lottery winner died after five of the twenty years in which he was to receive annual payments on a $5 million winning. At the time of his death, he had just received the fifth payment of $250,000. Because the man did not have a will, the judge ordered the remaining lottery proceeds to be auctioned and set the minimum bid at $1.3 million. Why was the minimum bid set so low? How much would you be willing to bid for the lottery proceeds?

» http://www.nap.edu/html/hs_math/hq.html

Description: Hospital Quality: As health care director for your company, your job is to select which of two local hospitals you will send your employees to in case of emergency.

» http://www.nap.edu/html/hs_math/ro.html

Description: Rounding Off: In a certain multi-million dollar company, Division Managers are required to submit monthly detail and summary expense reports on which the amounts are rounded, for ease of reading, to the closest $1,000. One month, a Division Manager's detail report shows $1,000 for printing and $1,000 for copying. In the summary report, the total for "printing and copying" is listed as $3,000. When questioned about it by the Vice President, he claims that the discrepancy is merely round-off error. In subsequent months, the Vice President notices that such round-off errors seem to happen often on this Division Manager's reports. Before the Vice President asks that the Division Manager re-create the reports without rounding, she wants to know how often this should happen.

» http://www.nap.edu/html/hs_math/rt.html

Description: Rules of Thumb: Some drivers learn the rule of thumb, "Follow two car lengths behind for every 10 miles per hour." Others learn, "Stay two seconds behind the car ahead." Do these two rules give the same results? Is one safer than the other? Is one better for roads with speed limits of 45 or 50 miles per hour and another for highways on which the speed limit is 65 or 70 miles per hour?

» http://riceinfo.rice.edu/armadillo/Vanishing/Corn/natrpat1.html

Description: Outdoor Math/Art: Nature's Patterns, Fibonacci Sequence, Golden Ratio

» http://library.thinkquest.org/12006/resources.shtml

Description: Math & Basketball

» http://education.qld.gov.au/tal/kla/finance/usingtec.htm

    http://education.qld.gov.au/tal/kla/finance/teaching.htm

Description: Financial Math in Context: Teaching, Assessment and Technology Applications (Excell, Graphing Calculator, etc.)

» http://iwe.coe.missouri.edu/Career_Paths/Lesson_Plans/Human/hs0001.html

Description: Grades 9-12. Calculating Restaurant Bill: Through role playing, students will take order from customer, place order and calculate price of meal ticket.

» http://www.showmecenter.missouri.edu/showme/mic.shtml

Description: Mathematics in Context Project sample lessons and teacher pages

» Art & Mathematics

http://archives.math.utk.edu/topics/artMusic.html (A Great Site for Math in Art&Music. Lot’s of examples.)

http://www.pd.astro.it/ars/arshtml/arstoc.html (The Art of Renaissance Science: Galileo and Perspective)

http://tlc.ai.org/fibonacc.htm#MUSIC (Fibonacci Numbers, Golden Ratio and Music)

http://www.ee.surrey.ac.uk/Personal/R.Knott/Fibonacci/fibnat.html (The Golden Section in Art, Architecture and Music)

http://library.thinkquest.org/3044/index.html (Works of Leonardo da Vinci)

http://archives.math.utk.edu/images.html (Images and Mathematics)

http://www.mathacademy.com/platonic_realms/minitext/escher.html#intro (Escher’s Art)

http://library.thinkquest.org/16661/history.html (History, instructions, and examples of tessellations)

http://www.dartmouth.edu/~matc/math5.pattern/pattern.html (Mathematical Patterns)

http://members.nbci.com/bsms/perspect.html (Mathematics in Art: Drawing in Perspective)

http://www.newyorkcarver.com/geometry/geometry.htm (Tips and Tricks to Gothic Geometry)

http://forum.swarthmore.edu/geometry/rugs/

Description: Symmetry and Pattern: The Art of Oriental Carpets. This site offers information on symmetry, pattern, carpets, and carpet-making. There are clear, concise definitions of terms and an extensive glossary. The site provides images of carpets and pictures and explanations of how they are made. There are also several activities for classroom use, a bibliography, and links to related Web sites.

http://www.bmalearningcenter.org/links.html

Description: Links to different cultural arts (African, American Painting & Sculpture, Asia, Ancient Egypt, European, Islamic)

http://forum.swarthmore.edu/sum95/suzanne/historytess.html

Description: Historical and Geographical Connections: Tessellations and Tilings (Egyptian, Persian, Byzantine, Arabian, Moresque, Indian, Hindoo, Chinese, Japan, Middle East, Spain, etc.)

http://library.thinkquest.org/16661/gallery/index.culture.html

Description: Real examples of tessellations and related designs in different cultures.

http://www.ee.bilkent.edu.tr/~history/geometry.html

Description: The Topkapi Scroll: geometry and ornament in Islamic architecture.

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