Using Internet Primary Sources to Teach Critical Thinking Skills in Mathematics, 1st Edition

  • Evan M. Glazer
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  • ISBN-10: 0313074348
  • ISBN-13: 9780313074349
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 222 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2001 | Published/Released October 2007
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2001

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A valuable resource for using the Web to promote critical thinking in the high school mathematics classroom. It is filled with instructional strategies and an expansive set of activities that cover a broad array of mathematics topics spanning from prealgebra through calculus.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Recent Titles in Greenwood Professional Guides in School Librarianship.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Other Frontmatter.
1: Using Critical Thinking Skills in Mathematics.
2: Using Primary Sources.
The Primary Source Sites.
Absolute Value of a Linear Function.
Airport Pattern Simulator.
The Ambiguous Case.
Amtrak Reservations and MapQuest.
Angles in Parallel Lines.
Area Probability.
Ask Jeeves: What Is the Distance?.
Auto Loan Monthly Payment Calculator.
Average Rate of Change and Derivatives.
Average Weekly Salaries.
Ball Parks.
Bank Interest Rates.
Bart Schedule Animation.
Baseball Millionaires.
Baseball Time Machine.
Bath Time with Archimedes.
The Billiards Simulation.
Binomial Distribution.
Birthday Problem.
Body Mass Calculator.
Braking and Stopping Distances.
Cam's Java Web Counter Applet: Dynamic Counter Applet.
Cartesian Coordinates.
Cereal Box Problem Simulation.
Changing Border Line.
CIA Map Collection.
Circle Solver.
Circle Theorem 2.
Circle Zap.
Classic Fallacies.
The Cliff-Hanger.
Complex Numbers in Polar Form.
Components for r.
Conic Sections as the Locus of Perpendicular Bisectors.
Consumer Price Indexes.
Copy Cat.
Dave's Short Trig Course.
Density Lab.
Determine the Derivative of an Unknown Function.
Distance Formula.
Edmunds Used Car Prices.
Effects of A, B, C, D on the Graph of y = a(sin bx + c) + d.
Eleven Times.
Euclid's Elements—Book 1.
Exponential Functions.
Factor Tree.
Fibonacci Sequence.
Figure and Ratio of Area.
Finding the Area Under a Curve.
Finding the Length of a Curve.
First and Second Derivative of f(x) = a + bx + cx2 + dx3.
Floor Tiles.
Forest Fire Simulation.
4th Degree Polynomial.
Galo Example (IQ Tests).
The Game of Chaos.
Gender Related Development Index.
Global Temperature Data.
Guess the Number.
Hobbes' Internet Timeline.
How Does Where You Live Shape Who You Are?.
The Interactive Math Puzzle Archives.
Interactive Pascal's Triangle.
Internet Access and Use, and Online Service Usage.
Internet Pizza Server Ordering Area.
Intuitively Understanding the Integral.
Inverse Square Law.
Investigating Parallelograms.
A Juggling Pattern Animator.
Least Squares Regression Applet.
The Limacon.
Linear Equations.
Linear Function Machine.
Locus of Critical Points.
Log Home Floorplans.
The Longevity Game.
Major League Baseball League Leaders.
Math Survey Project.
Mathematical Quotation Server.
Maximize Area.
Maximizing the Area of a Field with Fixed Diameter.
Measurement Converter.
Measuring Tree Height.
Midpoints of Any Quadrilateral.
Monte Carlo Estimation for Pi.
Monty Hall, Three Doors.
Moving Man.
Mysterious Mind Reader.
National Earthquake Information Center.
National Perinatal Statistics. Statistics.
Nonfarm Payroll Statistics from the Current Employment Statistics.
Normal Daily Maximum Temperature, Deg F.
Number of Prisoners Under Sentence of Death.
Off the Wall Math.
Oxygen Concentrations in Water and Seawater.
Packing Eggs.
Parabola Defined by Three Points.
Pollution Rankings.
Postage Rate Calculators.
Powers of Ten.
Predicting Old Faithful.
Projectile Motion Applet.
Projections of the Voting Age Population for States.
Proofs of the Pythagorean Theorem.
Pythagorean Theorem from IES.
Quadratic Equations 2.
Quadratics: Polynomial Form. Find a Home.
Reflections of Quadratic Functions.
Reliability of Search Engines.
Sight vs. Sound.
Simulated Ocean Dive.
Sliding Rod Problem.
Smoking and Cancer.
Solar System Data.
Squaring the Triangle.
Statistical Java.
Strawberry Macaw's 23 Matches Puzzle.
Sun or Moon Rise/Set Table for One Year.
System of Two Quadratic Inequalities.
Tangram Java Puzzle.
Teacher Pay by State.
Time Estimation.
Top 100 Ever Adjusted.
The Tortoise and the Hare Race.
Towers of Hanoi.
Transformation Golf.
Triangle's Treasures.
Trigonometric Identities.
2 × 2 Linear Systems.
Unit Circle.
The Universal Currency Converter.
U.S. Census Bureau.
The U.S. National Debt Clock.
U.S. Senate Votes on Clinton Removal.
USA Box Office Charts Archive.
Voltage Circuit Simulator.
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?.
World-Wide Track & Field Statistics On-Line.
Xfunctions Xpresso I.
Xfunctions Xpresso II.
Xfunctions Xpresso III.
Yahoo! Finance.
Yahoo! Shopping.
Your Weight on Other Worlds.
Zip Find Central.
Web Sites by Topic.
About the Author.