Items and resources for mathematics teacher education courses. These items can be used for in class discussions or as outside of class assignments. These items are relevant to any math educations course, elementary as well as secondary. I use these items when I teach this history of mathematics as well as math education courses at Montgomery College in Rockville, MD.
Items and resources for courses prior to calculus. In particular, conics and logs are highlighted.
Resources for a history of mathematics course. The images and items in this collection I use in my "History of Elementary Mathematics" course at Montgomery College, Rockville, MD.
Students will compare/contrast a slave's choice to runaway for freedom or wait for gradual emancipation.
Using the photos in this collection, students will work to answer analysis questions about the Civil War and the Battle of Gettysburg. Some of the photos in this collection are 3D. Students can use the the blue and red 3D glasses to see the images as they were meant to be viewed in the 1860's.
Lessons in this issue of Smithsonian in Your Classroom introduce students to the lives and works of Louisa May Alcott and Samuel Clemens through portraits as well as through their writings. Students come away with a better understanding of how the events of one's life can be an inspiration for creative writing.
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This issue of Smithsonian in Your Classroom includes two lessons from the Smithsonian Early Enrichment Center (SEEC). The first follows the SEEC model of introducing new concepts with familiar items. In early-algebra exercises, students organize a collection of random buttons, counting and multiplying them according to attributes. In the second lesson, the students work with a collection of seashells to see how sorting and classifying relates to the work of natural scientists.
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In a lesson plan in this 1986 issue of Art to Zoo, students analyze portraits for an idea of the family structure that was changing with industrialization, urbanization, immigrations, and other trends. Click the PDF icon to see the issue.
In what ways was Rachel Carson an innovator? She diligently pursued her goals as a female scientist and author and sparked the environmental movement with her book "Silent Spring." As you look through this collection, consider the characteristics of innovators. What innovative characteristics do you share with her?
For more on the characteristics that make up an innovator, look at the Heinz History Center website. You can even take a quiz and find out what innovator you are most like:
tags: Pittsburgh, science, environment,Silent Spring, Chatham, Maine, Fish and Wildlife Service, #BecauseOfHerStory