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Title: Bouncing Balls and Geometric Series
Url: https://www.maa.org/press/periodicals/loci/joma/bouncing-balls-and-geo...
Creator: Besson, Morgan
Styer, Robert
Publisher: Mathematical Association of America
 Description: The introduction to this intriguing exercise and article begins "If a ball bounces an infinite number of times, it must take an infinite amount of time to finish bouncing!" This piece appeared in The Journal of Online Mathematics and Its Applications in May 2007, and it was authored by Robert Styer and Morgan Besson of Villanova University. This particular article and its accompanying teaching module "explore the time and distance of a bouncing ball and leads to a study of the geometric series." Along with the actual article, this site also includes a video clip and several interactive Flash mathlets. It's a fun way to get students thinking about geometric series, and mathematics educators will definitely want to tell colleagues about the site as well. [KMG]
LC Classification: Science -- Mathematics -- Geometry -- Elementary geometry -- Problems, exercises, examinations
Science -- Mathematics -- Geometry -- Elementary geometry -- Study and teaching. Research
Science -- Physics -- Atomic physics. Constitution and properties of matter -- Properties of matter and antimatter (General) -- Special topics, A-Z -- Momentum distributions
Science -- Physics -- Force and energy (General) -- Study and teaching. Research -- Conservation of energy
Science -- Physics -- Mathematical physics -- Special topics, A-Z -- Geometry
GEM Subject: Science
Mathematics
Mathematics -- Instructional issues
Science -- Physics
Science -- Instructional issues
Mathematics -- Geometry
Resource Type: Reference Material
Instructional Material
Instructional Material -- Model
Audio/Visual -- Movie/Animation
Instructional Material -- Demonstration
Instructional Material -- Instructor Guide/Manual
Format: Video -- WMV
Audio -- Real media
Audience: Educator
Learner
Education Level: High School
Higher Education -- Undergraduate (Lower Division)
Higher Education -- Technical Education (Lower Division)
Language: English
Rights: Robert Styer and Morgan Besson.
Access Rights: Free access
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