ERIC Number: ED061104
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Space Mathematics, A Resource for Teachers Outlining Supplementary Space-Related Problems in Mathematics.
Reynolds, Thomas D.; And Others
This compilation of 138 problems illustrating applications of high school mathematics to various aspects of space science is intended as a resource from which the teacher may select questions to supplement his regular course. None of the problems require a knowledge of calculus or physics, and solutions are presented along with the problem statement. The problems, which cover a very wide range of difficulty, are grouped into chapters as follows: Conversion Factors, Notation, and Units of Measurement; Elementary Algebra; Ratio, Proportion, and Variation; Quadratic Equations; Probability; Exponential and Logarithmic Functions; Geometry and Related Concepts; Trigonometry; Geometry and Trigonometry Related to the Sphere; and Conic Sections. A bibliography is provided. (MM)
Descriptors: Aerospace Education, Instruction, Instructional Materials, Mathematical Applications, Mathematical Enrichment, Mathematics Education, Resource Materials, Secondary School Mathematics
Superintendent of Documents, Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C., 20402 ($2.00, Stock Number 3300-0389)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Washington, DC.