Chasing STEM ideas on the web, a talk by Douglas Butler
This session will start by exploring the world using Google Earth. There are many surprising, STEM-related objects that can be explored by school-level mathematics. Other matters to be considered include the problem of the ideal angle to throw the shot put (it is not 45°!), and what Pythagorean triples look like in 3D.
It is also important to know where to find relevant and easily downloaded data, to address the need for the analysis of real, large data sets. All links are listed in Douglas’ TSM Resources website, http://www.tsm-resources.com/class.html
After 30 years teaching secondary mathematics, Douglas Butler is concentrating on training teachers to make the most of the opportunities afforded by ICT, and running the development team for the popular dynamic software “Autograph”.
No charge is made to attend meeting; non-IMA members are welcome.
The talk is coordinated by East Midlands Branch Secretary, Dr Stephen Hibberd, School of Mathematical Sciences, University of Nottingham.