In this problem set, students are led through a series of calculations to determine the best launch site for a TV satellite. 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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This
article
discusses
an
example
of
a
practical
use
of
the
square
root
of
2
by
explaining
how
this
irrational
number
figures
in
printing
two
pages
on
one
side
of
A
seriessized
paper.
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 a mechanical demonstration of the Pythagorean theorem, this example provides a practical, handson method for deriving square roots using a carpenter's 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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This
activity
shows
how
an
ordinary
ruler
can
measure
human
reaction
time
(RT).
Learners
will
convert
a
standard
ruler
into
a
time
ruler
(relating
time
and
distance)
and
measure
each
others
RT.
They
will
also
calculate
means
and
variances
and
the
RT
required
to
accomplish
a
specific
task.
Additional
resources
and
an
extension
to
this
activity
are
available.
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resource
is
from
PUMAS

Practical
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This
article
explores
how
statistics
can
be
interpreted
in
different
ways
to
yield
different
conclusions.
It
describes
the
outcome
and
discussion
of
two
class
activities.
In
the
first,
the
results
are
interpreted
to
"show"
that
taking
a
group
rather
than
an
individual
perspective
is
ultimately
beneficial
to
the
individual.
In
the
second,
a
variation
is
added
"showing"
that
telling
the
truth
is
better
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Scientists
use
estimates
as
a
check
on
more
precise
measurements;
estimation
is
an
easy
way
to
quantify
early
hypotheses
that
can
be
tested
or
checked
later
in
formal
analysis.
This
article
describes
a
number
of
examples
of
the
use
of
estimating
the
answers.
The
activity
is
from
PUMAS

Practical
Uses
of
Math
and
Science

a
collection
of
brief
examples
created
by
scientists
and
engineers
showing
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This
activity
lets
students
measure
distances
in
the
classroom
using
parallax.
The
exercise
can
be
done
either
at
a
high
school
level
using
trigonometric
functions,
or
at
a
middle
school
level
using
simple
arithmetic
approximations
to
the
trigonometric
functions.
A
work
sheet
is
provided
for
the
middleschoollevel
activity.The
resource
is
from
PUMAS

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Uses
of
Math
and
Science

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collection
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This is an activity about interpretation of a data graph. Learners will use mathematics to create a pie chart of percentages and answer accompanying questions. This is the fourth activity in the Solar Storms and You: Exploring Satellite Design educator guide.



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This
is
a
booklet
containing
20
problem
sets
that
involve
a
variety
of
math
skills,
including
equations
and
substitution,
time
calculations,
reading,
algebra,
and
more.
Each
set
of
problems
is
contained
on
one
page.
Learners
will
use
mathematics
to
explore
space
science
topics
related
to
our
Sun,
auroras,
solar
features,
space
weather,
sunspots,
and
solar
storms.
This
booklet
can
be
found
on
the
Space
...



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This is a booklet containing 24 problem sets that involve a variety of math skills, including scientific notation, simple algebra, and calculus. Each set of problems is contained on one page. Learners will use mathematics to explore varied space science topics including solar storms, solar energy, coronal mass ejections, and doppler shift, among others.



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