By AAAS
Benchmarks
Using
Strand Map
By Other
Standards
Relating To
Instruction
Using Any
Criterion
View All
Home



TITLE
Private Universe in Project in Mathematics: Workshop 6: "Possibilities of Real Life Problems"

CLIP DESCRIPTION
In a voluntary two-week summer workshop, high school seniors from Kenilworth and New Brunswick work on a real-life problem ("The Catwalk") based on Eduard Muybridge's sequence of 24 photographs of a cat in motion. The question, “How fast is the cat moving in frame 10 and frame 20?,” deals with some of the fundamental ideas leading toward an understanding of calculus. Students find several ways to represent their growing understanding: visual, symbolic, and kinesthetic.

OTHER STANDARDS
PSSM . Develop and evaluate mathematical arguments and proofs (PSSM Reasoning and Proof Standard for Grades 9-12)



Back to search results


View Transcript  
LENGTH
00:25:00
 

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION
Students come up with a surprising array of strategies and representations to build their understanding of a real-life calculus problem—before they have ever taken calculus.

RIGHTS
Smithsonian Institution-Astrophysical Observatory. All Rights Reserved.

PUBLISHER
Annenberg/CPB

  Back to search results