A
caller
on
an
automotivethemed
radio
program
asked
for
help
with
a
problem.
It
seems
that
when
it
rained
her
windshield
wipers
sometimes
turned
themselves
on.
How
is
this
possible?
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resource
provides
an
explanation
by
exploring
electrical
currents.
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resource
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This
example
explains
how
contour
mapping
teaches
both
estimation
and
spatial
visualization
skills.
To
have
experience
visualizing
3dimensional
fields
from
a
2dimensional
map
helps
students
throughout
their
mathematical
career.
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resource
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and
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and
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You can find statistics in every day life  this example explains how to calculate the chance of a member of a committee is receiving a bribe. This resource is from PUMAS  Practical Uses of Math and Science  a collection of brief examples created by scientists and engineers showing how math and science topics taught in K12 classes have real world applications.



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In this example, students learn how to read a topographic map and understand map contours. This resource is from PUMAS  Practical Uses of Math and Science  a collection of brief examples created by scientists and engineers showing how math and science topics taught in K12 classes have real world applications.



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Mathematicians
often
argue
that
anything
which
can
be
represented
numerically
or
algebraically
can
also
be
represented
geometrically.
This
is
perhaps
true
even
to
the
extent
that
simple
numeric
calculations
can
be
demonstrated
geometrically.
This
example
illustrates
one
such
geometric
process
of
addition.
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resource
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In this example, a carpenter uses the Pythagorean theorem to make sure the corners of his cabinets are square. This resource is from PUMAS  Practical Uses of Math and Science  a collection of brief examples created by scientists and engineers showing how math and science topics taught in K12 classes have real world applications.



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Highlights
of
Laura
Ingalls
Wilder's
classic
children's
novel,
Little
House
on
the
Prairie,
provides
passages
where
hypothermia
is
evidenced.
It
is
suggested
that
these
passages
can
be
used
as
examples
within
a
general
unit
on
health
and
the
human
body,
or
even
as
an
introduction
to
a
writing
assignment
on
observations.
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resource
is
from
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This article is about the isoperimetric theorem. It states the theorem, explains its history and uses examples and exercises to demonstrate it. The resource is from PUMAS  Practical Uses of Math and Science  a collection of brief examples created by scientists and engineers showing how math and science topics taught in K12 classes have real world applications.



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This article describes key aspects of the nature of science by comparing the reactions to a sensational story between scientists and nonscientists. This resource is from PUMAS  Practical Uses of Math and Science  a collection of brief examples created by scientists and engineers showing how math and science topics taught in K12 classes have real world applications.



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In
this
resource,
the
author
uses
graphing
and
the
linear
scale
to
explain
what
logarithms
are
then
describes
examples
that
show
how
logarithms
are
used
in
the
field
of
engineering.
Examples
include
vibration
levels
in
the
Space
Shuttle
and
the
Richter
Scale
for
earthquakes.
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resource
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