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105 resources with the concept history of math

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The Mathematical Secrets of Pascal’s Triangle

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
This modern animation and discussion of the ancient secrets of Pascal's triangle manages to be topical, engaging, and mathematically deep all at the same time. A great introduction to the power of number theory across multiple math...
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Prime Numbers and Prime Factorization

For Students 7th - 10th
Clarify prime numbers, composite numbers, and prime factorization with this worksheet. After looking over definitions, working through prime numbers, and making composite numbers, learners are introduced to prime factorization and the...
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Where Do Math Symbols Come From?

For Students 6th - 12th
Why does the equal sign look that way? The resource explains the reason several of the math symbols look the way they do. Using a few specific examples, the video points out that some symbols are rooted in their meanings and others are...
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A Brief History of Banned Numbers

For Students 6th - 12th
What numbers should not be shared? Numbers thoughout history have been banned for one reason or another. The resource provides details of illegal numbers and compares them to the written and spoken word. Discussion brings the idea of...
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The Map of Mathematics

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
How does all this math fit together? The resource creates a graphical view of the extent of mathematics. The map shows the pure and applied sides of studying mathematics and breaks them down into their many disciplines.
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The Motion of the Moon, Sun, and Stars—Motivating Mathematics

For Students 10th - 12th Standards
What does math have to do with the behavior of the earth and sun? Learn how the movement of celestial bodies has influenced the development of trigonometry. Scholars connects the details in mathematics to their real-world meaning.
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Mayan Mathematics and Architecture

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
Take young scholars on a trip through history with this unit on the mathematics and architecture of the Mayan civilization. Starting with a introduction to their base twenty number system and the symbols they used, this eight-lesson unit...
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Mathematical Treasure Hunt

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
The hunt is on! Young mathematicians follow clues and complete a series of ten math puzzles as they try to crack Dr. Integer's code and find the location of his hidden treasure.
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The Sieve of Eratosthenes

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
Employing an over 2,000 year old method for determining prime numbers, young mathematicians deepen their number sense in a lesson on factors and multiples. Using the included 100 chart and following the given steps, learners...
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Partition Into thousands, hundreds, tens and ones

For Students 4th - 5th
An abacus may be old, but it's still a great visual tool. Young mathemeticians look at, study and analyze 8 abacus images. They look at each image to determine how many beads are in each place value. They work with thousands, hundreds,...
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Learning Unit: The Pythagorean Theorem

For Teachers 8th - 10th
Middle and high schoolers research the life of Pythagoras and the Pythagorean theorem. They write a short biography of Pythagoras and learn to apply the theorem in their study of right triangles.
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How to Use an Abacus

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Explore the many mathematical uses of the Suan Pan or Chinese Abacus. Learners use the abacus to demonstrate the commutative, associative, and distributive properties. They also use it to  demonstrate place value. A great way to mix math...
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Three-Digit Addition

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Students work with hundreds place value, create and manipulate three-digit addition problems, and add three-digit numbers.
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Prime Numbers: Eratosthenes' Sieve

For Teachers 4th - 6th
By offering a step-by-step explanation of how to identify prime numbers, this presentation would be a terrific way to give learners a visual example of prime numbers. This is a simple, and easy way, for students to understand the "why"...
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Abacus Abracadabra

For Students 4th - 6th
Using their knowledge of patterns, mathematicians can simulate working on an abacus in this worksheet. First, students study the patterns created in numbers 1 through 14, and then apply this pattern to higher numbers, ranging from 2 to...
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Electricity: Crash Course History of Science #27

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
It's almost impossible to imagine living without electricity, but it isn't that long ago that was the norm. An informative video lesson briefly discusses each important discovery related to electricity. The narrator highlights each...
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For Students 6th - 8th
In this physics worksheet, students use the clues at the bottom of the sheet to complete the crossword related to pressure. There are 15 clues to solve in the puzzle.
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Euler's Method Introduction

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Young mathematicians define and use Euler's method to solve problems in this calculus lesson. Learners visualize graphs and solve differential equations. They create these visuals on the TI calculator.
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Approxiamte Solutions to Differential Equations-Slope Fields (graphical) and Euler's Method (numeric)

For Teachers 12th
Twelfth graders explore differential equations.  In this calculus lesson, 12th graders explore Euler’s Methods of solving differential equations.  Students use the symbolic capacity of the TI-89 to compare Euler’s Method of numeric...
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Solving Differential Equations via the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Students use their TI-89 calculator to compute derivatives and anti-derivatives. In this differential equation lesson, students follow detailed directions to complete one table of derivative/anti-derivative values. They compute the...
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Pythagoras and Distance Formula

For Students 9th - 11th
In this Pythagoras and Distance Formula worksheet, students read real-life story problems, determine needed information, write equations, and then solve the problem. Students use the Pythagorean Theorem and Distance Formula to compute...
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Decimals, Percent and Scientific Notation

For Students 9th
In this decimals, percent and scientific notation learning exercise, 9th graders solve various types of problems that range from shading an indicated part of a shape to calculating using scientific notation to express their answer. They...
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Newton's Law of Cooling

For Students Higher Ed
In this Newton's Law of Cooling worksheet, students complete an essay format write up of a convection model. They write the purpose and assumptions of their lab. Students complete three rate of change problems. They describe a model in...
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Introduction to Mathematical Modeling

For Students Higher Ed
In this mathematical modeling worksheet, students answer two essay questions. They describe Newton's Law of Cooling by describing and constructing a model and answering seven essay questions about the process.