Where in the World?
Learners explore how GPS works, the mathematics behind the technology, and how GPS is used. They find positions in one and two dimensions, and participate in a WebQuest that explores how math is used to find a location on Earth using GPS.
10th - 12th Math 3 Views 2 Downloads
Applying Laws of Sines and Cosines
How does the Law of Sines differ from the Law of Cosines? Learners, working cooperatively in small groups, try to gain insight into this question. The activities center around using both laws in different scenarios including real-world...
9th - 11th Math CCSS: Designed
Parabolas Are All Around Us
Moving parabolas off of graph paper and into the real world is the task at hand in this detailed poster project. First, learners perform a cumulative activity identifying many characteristics of an assigned quadratic equation. Next, they...
9th - 12th Math CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Sequences Represented as Functions
What comes next? Starting with concrete drawings and advancing to using function notation, learners work together to solve problems involving sequences. They predict the nth term in a sequence and write sequences in function notation.
9th - 12th Math CCSS: Designed
How Does Work...Work?
What makes a clock tick or a bulb light up? The concept of work is explained to a backdrop of clever animation. Physics fans learn that the amount of work equals the product of the force and distance, and that the rate equals the amount...
5 mins 7th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
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