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Title: Math Machines
Alternate Title: Math Machines and Algebraic Thinking
Url: http://www.mathmachines.net/
Publisher: Math Machines
Description: The mission of the Math Machines organization is to "improve the quality of mathematical education, enhance the transfer of mathematical thinking into other classes, and increase students' ability to apply rigorous mathematics outside the classroom." Their website supports a National Science Foundation ATE grant-supported project designed to improve teaching in the areas of Mathematics, Science, and Technology at the high school and college levels. This improved learning results from using math, science, and technology principles to build and control various machines such as pointers and robots or "math machines", which are simple devices that provide an immediate, physical, dynamic expression to abstract mathematical equations. The website provides information links on Educational Theory, Classroom Activities, Project Workshops, Calculators & Programs, and Machine Construction Instructions for Building: Closed Circuits, Servo Motors, Controllers, Robot Boards and more. There is also contact information, an FAQ section, as well as upcoming events.
LC Classification: Science -- Mathematics
Science -- Mathematics -- Study and teaching. Research
GEM Subject: Science -- Engineering
Mathematics -- Instructional issues
Mathematics -- Applied mathematics
Vocational Education -- Technical
Key Concept: Mathematics -- Real-world applications
Mechanical engineering -- Machine design
Resource Type: Instructional Materials
Lesson Plans
Mathematical Models
Reading Materials
Science Materials
Format: html
Audience: College/University Instructors
Higher Education
Middle School Teachers
Secondary Education
Student Teachers
Teacher Educators
Teaching Professionals
Technical School First Cycle
Technical School Second Cycle
University First Cycle
University Postgrad
University Second Cycle
Vocational Training
Language: English
Rights: Math Machines, Ltd.
Access Rights: Free access
Source Type: NSF Award Database
Source: ATE Projects
Full Record Views: 44
Resource URL Clicks: 6
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