Design in Nature
Students choose a pattern from nature which is created through the phenomenon of the Golden Mean. They create an original work of art. They employ use of the Golden Mean in their art work.
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Allele and Phenotype Frequencies in Rock Pocket Mouse Populations
In the deserts of Arizona and New Mexico, some tiny creatures show just how quickly natural selection can turn a mutation into an advantageous adaptation. Watch a video about rock pocket mice, who show that one small change can make all...
9th - 12th Math CCSS: Designed
Module 3: Arithmetic and Geometric Sequences
Natural human interest in patterns and algebraic study of function notation are linked in this introductory unit on the properties of sequences. Once presented with a pattern or situation, the class works through how to justify...
8th - 10th Math CCSS: Adaptable
Module 5: Features of Functions
The language and features of functions get careful treatment in a complex but doable lesson. Learners get a lot of practice really figuring out what a graph means in context, and also identifying key features of graphs. Key ideas like...
8th - 10th Math CCSS: Designed
Is Math Discovered or Invented?
Did mankind invent mathematical concepts, or is math the native language of the universe itself? Discover the beliefs of famous philosophers such as Plato and Euclid with regard to the place of numbers in nature, and take a brief look at...
5 mins 8th - 12th Math CCSS: Adaptable