ERIC Number: ED474507
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999
Mission Mathematics Proportional Reasoning: Bridging and Stimulating a Diverse Student Population with the Mathematics of Space.
Farnsworth, Ralph Edward
This paper discusses the use of proportional reasoning and the mathematics of space to help bridge the gap from secondary school to university while stimulating the interest and mathematical appetite of a diverse student population. The five goals of NASA's Mission Mathematics program are adopted. An interactive lesson used with freshmen university students is presented. Additional applications and suggested follow-up lessons are listed. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Delta Conference (Australia, 1999).