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A Rise over Run, and a 10 versus 1
A diamond slope, or the slope of the angle bisector, is considered in this note as a generalization of two well-known slope relationships. This general approach is compared then with well-known approaches using various examples.
A Trig Exercise Inspired by the Use of a Graphing Calculator. (HTML or PDF)
An example of a problem in algebra or trigonometry that is motivated by an exercise with a graphing calculator. The graph leads to an exercise with a trigonometric identity.
An Arc Midpoint Computation Lesson
In this note the authors give an expression for locating the midpoint of a circular arc and a calculator for determining the midpoint.
An Arc Midpoint Computation Proof
In this note the authors give an proof of the expression for locating the midpoint of a circular arc that was given in his note with Gregory V. Akulov.
Arc Midpoint Algorithm
Gregory and Oleksandr have built on the arc midpoint resource and the proof of the arc midpoint formula by constructing an algorithm for finding the coordinates of the midpoint. It is hoped that teachers of high school Mathematics and Computer Science will use these resources to enrich the teaching and learning in both subject areas.
Deriving the Slopes of the Angle Bisectors
In this note Gregory uses a trig identity to develop an expression for the slopes of the angle bisectors of two lines in terms of the slopes of the lines that form the angle.
Diamond Slopes and Speedy Whales via… One Identity
A trigonometric identity is used to develop a formula for the slope of a rhombus diagonal. This expression is then used to find the velocity of a whale.
Frieze Designs in Indigenous Art
In this article Judi and Harley illustrate the seven frieze patterns using art of the indigenous peoples of North America. They then develope some of the mathematics of frieze patterns at a level that is accessible to many students. The teacher notes contain activities with frieze patterns for students at all levels.
Friezing at Washington State University
This article is part of the Mathematics Notes series at Washington State University. In the article, Judi and Harley start by determining the functions that map the plane back onto itself, while at the same time, mapping a specified line back onto itself and preserving the size and shape of any objects represented in the plane. These are the functions that preserve frieze patterns. The authors then look at the algebraic structure of this collection of functions under the operation of composition, show that there are only seven frieze groups, and illustrate how they are generated. Each frieze group is represented algebraically and geometrically. The article concludes with a tour of the Washington State University campus, looking at the ways in which frieze groups are exhibited and used in our immediate surroundings.
Making the Connection: Patterns and Relations
This one of the articles in the seventh edition of Ideas and Resources for Teachers of Mathematics, a newsletter published by the Saskatchewan Mathematics Teachers' Society. The theme of the seventh edition is patterning and algebra and in this article Alain shows how experiments can be used to make connections between formulas and real life situations.
Summer Short Courses
This note is in the twelth edition of Ideas and Resources for Teachers of Mathematics, a newsletter published by the Saskatchewan Mathematics Teachers' Society. It announces some short courses to be offered in Saskatoon in the Summer of 2000.
The Arc Midpoint Find
Continuing his discussion of circular arc midpoint computation Oleksandr develops an expression for the midpoint of a circular arc in n dimensions.
The art of Hamid Naderi Yeganeh
Hamid Naderi Yeganeh is a student of mathematics at University of Qom in Iran. He likes to create beautiful images by basic mathematical concepts.
Faire des Parallèles Autour le Monde
Géographie rencontre mathématiques à mi-chemin entre les latitudes.
Guide de l'enseignant sur la découverte des données
Le présent guide vise à soutenir les enseignants de l'élémentaire et du secondaire dans l'enseignement des compétences de base en statistique. Il fournit aux enseignants des instructions précises pour les aider à :
  • trouver des ensembles intéressants de données canadiennes qui répondent aux besoins des différents niveaux scolaires;
  • choisir les diagrammes convenant à différents types de données;
  • calculer des mesures statistiques de base avec l'utilisation ou non de logiciels.



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