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Out on a Limb - A Guide to Getting Along Learn how to handle difficult situations and how to get along with others who see things differently. Work through problems with Maria, Cliff, Jim, and Ann and find the most effective ways of solving them. This University of Illinois Extension site provides an online program for younger students using Flash animation. Teacher notes available, and the animation can be paused for discussion time. High speed internet connection and Macromedia Shockwave player required. From EdNA Online on August 18, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..


Vega Schools Resources: Buckyball Workshop This page on the Vega Science Trust website has the downloads specifically released by Vega for use in Vega workshops. It has the Powerpoints used by Sir Harry Kroto in his Buckyballs workshops. The Worksheet Pack Archive has the worksheets that Sir Harry Kroto used in his National Science week workshop that was streamed live to schools Australia-wide on 17 August 2005 via Centra technology. From EdNA Online on August 18, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..


Computing Means Connecting This powerpoint conference presentation delivered by David Tosh, manager of the Elgg project, describes the e-portfolio and an individual's learning landscape, and the efforts of Elgg to connect up all the elements. From EdNA Online on August 18, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..


September Project The September Project is a grassroots effort to encourage public events on freedom, democracy, and citizenship in libraries on or around September 11. Libraries around the world are organizing public and campus events, such as: displays about human rights and historical documents; talks and performances about freedom and cultural difference; and film screenings about issues that matter. From Recent Items on August 18, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..


Win a Free Laptop Laptop Magazine are offering people the chance to win a free Systemax notebook PC. From Read laptop reviews and notebook news at the laptops weblog - Laptopical on August 18, 2005 at 5:30 p.m..


PCPow Prob/Statistics and Calculus Problems of the week This web site provides maths quizzes in calculus and statistics for Year 12 students. All users are invited to submit their answers. During the school year, the solutions are published at the end of the month and new problems posted, while past quizzes, back to 1999, are still available on the archive. The web site was developed by Dave Wright and Tom Robinson, maths teachers at Kentridge High School, Washington State, USA. From EEVL New Learning Materials on August 18, 2005 at 1:30 p.m..


The Implications of Godel's Theorem The full text of chapter 8 (25 pages) is extracted from the book "The Conceptual roots of mathematics" and provides in-depth analysis of mathematical proofs, including Godelian numbering, Church's and Turing's Theorems. The author is a former Fellow of Merton College, Oxford. The chapter has been made available in PDF format. From EEVL New Learning Materials on August 18, 2005 at 1:30 p.m..


Seeing Math This set of resources is aimed at mathematics teachers and includes interactive materials for use with students at high school level, as well as case studies in the effective teaching of algebra. The project which developed the materials was funded by the US Department of Education and developed by the Concord Consortium, a non-profit educational research body. From EEVL New Learning Materials on August 18, 2005 at 1:30 p.m..


National Curve Bank This resource bank of geometric and algebraic curves has been developed at the Beckman Foundation in the Department of Mathematics, California State University, Los Angeles, and includes many interactive and animated features. There is also an index to the birthdays of people associated with the history of mathematics and a powerpoint presentation on graph theory. Users are invited to submit their own additions to the resources bank. Those created by the Foundation have been built using Maplesoft, Java and Powerpoint. From EEVL New Learning Materials on August 18, 2005 at 12:30 p.m..


More Mathematics Than Science Mathematics and physics teacher Edward Zobel offers a range of interactive resources and online tutorials for high school students on a range of mathematical topics such as expressions and operators, variables, functions, geometry and trigonometry. Some of the Java applets require URML browser. Features include a data grapher and graphics calculator. From EEVL New Learning Materials on August 18, 2005 at 12:30 p.m..


MathMol This introduction to the mathematics of molecular modelling is in the form of a hypermedia textbook and is aimed at middle to high school grades. It contains Java applets, mpeg files and Flash to provide interactive elements. The site was developed by the NYU/ACE Scientific Visualization Laboratory at New York University and includes libraries of 3D images relating to molecular chemistry, biology and geometry. From EEVL New Learning Materials on August 18, 2005 at 12:30 p.m..


Maths4 Real 1 Series Aimed at KS4 students, this web site accompanies the Channel 4 educational programme and provides supplementary materials for mathematics at this level. For each programme in the series there are learning outcomes, details of curriculum relevance, key facts, exam tips, a glossary, worksheets (pdf format), notes (called NetNotes) and further ideas for more work on the topics covered. The units are particularly relevant to GCSE students across England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. From EEVL New Learning Materials on August 18, 2005 at 12:30 p.m..


Maths4 Real 2 Series Aimed at KS4 students, this web site accompanies the Channel 4 educational programme's second series and provides supplementary materials for mathematics at this level. For each programme in the series there are learning outcomes, details of curriculum relevance, key facts, exam tips, a glossary, worksheets (pdf format), notes (called NetNotes) and further ideas for more work on the topics covered. The units are particularly relevant to GCSE students across England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. From EEVL New Learning Materials on August 18, 2005 at 12:30 p.m..


Mathematics Magazine for Grades 1-12 This monthly magazine is aimed at schoolchildren of all ages providing resources for all levels of ability from basic numeracy to the equivalent of A'Level. Each issue contains articles, theory, exercises and mathematical problems for each grade. While the printed magazine requires a subscription, the web site offers free access to a selection from each issue, plus useful applications such as calculators, quadratic solvers, converters and a glossary. Javascript is used for some interactive features. The publishers are based in Canada. From EEVL New Learning Materials on August 18, 2005 at 12:30 p.m..


Geometry This extract from the book "The conceptual roots of mathematics" is the full text of chapter 2, discussing the principles behind Pythagorean, Euclidean and Non-Euclidean geometry. The author is a former Fellow of Merton College, Oxford. From EEVL New Learning Materials on August 18, 2005 at 12:21 p.m..


Advanced Functions and Modelling This collection of lesson plans, learning goals and selected handouts for students, with teacher's notes and solutions, illustrate the methods used in high schools across North Carolina to teach mathematics in a meaningful way, using real world applications. Many of the materials were developed by the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics, a specialist high school affiliated to the University of North Carolina. There are also materials brought in from other sources which have slightly different formats but are based on the same educational principles. The materials use pdf, From EEVL New Learning Materials on August 18, 2005 at 12:21 p.m..


Egg Math These learning resources, including interactive applets, for year 12 mathematics students uses the egg as a teaching tool. The egg shape and chicken growth are used to illustrate a wide range of mathematical principles from geometry (egg shapes, curves, axis of symmetry, topology) to exponential growth (embryo development) and the Number e. An offshoot of the Chickscope Project at the Beckman Institute, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, which researched chicken embryo development, the maths resources were the result of collaboration between the scientists, mathematicians in the U From EEVL New Learning Materials on August 18, 2005 at 12:21 p.m..


A Quick trip through some Greek Geometry As part of a series of lectures on the history of mathematics, this lecture focuses upon major principles of classical mathematics such as Euclid, Pappus, pons asinorum, and Lemma. This was presented as a lecture at the 2001 summer school held by the Mathematics Department of Kings College, London University for A Level students. The lecture is downloadable as a 42 page pdf file. From EEVL New Learning Materials on August 18, 2005 at 12:21 p.m..


Impossible Equations These lecture notes on the study of algebra in the 16th and 17th centuries explains the approach of Renaissance mathematicians to cubic and quadratic equations. The development of Arab and Medieval notation is also discussed. The lecture was given at the summer school on the history of mathematics held by the Mathematics Department of Kings College, University of London for A level students. From EEVL New Learning Materials on August 18, 2005 at 12:21 p.m..


Fuzzy Thinking This lecture is a discussion of the application of fuzzy thinking to mathematics in comparison to the use of set theory. The lecture was given at the summer school "A Mathematical Pot Pourri II" held in 2004 by the Mathematics Department of Kings College, University of London for A level students. From EEVL New Learning Materials on August 18, 2005 at 12:21 p.m..


Do large numbers really exist ? This lecture introduces number theory with particular reference to Fibonacci, Proposition Pn, peano arithmetic and prime numbers. The lecture was given at the Mathematics Summer School "A Mathematics Pot Pourri", held in 2003 by the Mathematics Department of Kings College, University of London to A level students. From EEVL New Learning Materials on August 18, 2005 at 12:21 p.m..


Adventures with Complex Numbers This lecture introduces the concept of complex numbers and is based on a presentation usually given to second year mathematics undergraduates. This revised version of the lecture was given at the summer school "A Mathematics Pot Pourri", held in 2003 by the Mathematics Department of Kings College, University of London for A level students. From EEVL New Learning Materials on August 18, 2005 at 12:21 p.m..


Figure it out This web site is provided by the BBC World Service's Science Department to help adult learners develop basic numeracy skills. The focus is on showing how much mathematics affects daily life using various case studies - for example, the Lottery illustrates probability, equations are used to analyse traffic flow and there is an explanation of how maths can be applied to the study of nature and art. The notes are supplemented by audio files (RealPlayer format. From EEVL New Learning Materials on August 18, 2005 at 12:21 p.m..


Famous curves index This list of mathematical curves is accompanied by diagrammes and notes on the history of their discovery and application, as well as links to pages on associated curves. Many of the notes include interactive features (using Java or Mathematical MacTutor software) allowing users to manipulate the curves. Part of the History Topic Index of the MacTutor History of Mathematics Archive, this website has been created by John O'Connor and Edmund Robertson of the School of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of St Andrews, Scotland. From EEVL New Learning Materials on August 18, 2005 at 12:21 p.m..


Godel's Incompleteness Theorem This set of lecture notes explores the work of Austrian mathematician, Kurt Godel (1906-1978), introducing major theories relating to set theory, mathematical logic and proof, and exploring the implications of his theorem. The notes are based on lectures given to students in the Mathematics Department at the University of Hawaii. From EEVL New Learning Materials on August 18, 2005 at 12:21 p.m..


Learning Through Indigenous Business: The Role of Vocational Education and Training in Indigenous Enterprise and Community Development This report explores the ways in which Indigenous Australians are learning through enterprise and small business development. It reveals that this learning will be more effective if it takes into account that Indigenous experience differs by location, with remote areas offering a significant challenge. Learning through Indigenous business is most effective where learning is tied to earning; the content is customised; it is carried out in parallel to real work; and is put into practice through employment in commercial business. From EdNA Online on August 18, 2005 at 5:30 a.m..


Asthma South Australia Asthma is the number one reason for children to attend an Emergency Department at a Hospital. The Asthma Foundation of SA has education and information services for people in the school and general community. Supporting people with an Asthma First Aid Program, Information line, Asthma Friendly Schools program & Country Visiting Program all featured on this Website. From EdNA Online on August 18, 2005 at 5:30 a.m..


Apprentice and Trainee Completion Rates This National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER) publication reports completion rates for apprentices and trainees who commenced their apprenticeship or traineeship in Australia between 1995 and 1999. Completion rates are provided by gender, age, highest school level, Indigenous ethnicity, presence of a disability, residential region, level of qualification, occupation and length of training contract. From EdNA Online on August 18, 2005 at 5:30 a.m..


Getting to Grips with Learning Styles This booklet gives teachers and trainers in vocational education and training some easily digestible information about learning styles. It provides practical tips on how to identify students' learning styles, and how to respond to individuals and groups based on their preferred methods of learning. There is not a 'best' theory about learning styles; however, understanding learning styles theories helps teachers to observe their students more systematically and be more methodical in experimenting with alternative teaching approaches. From EdNA Online on August 18, 2005 at 5:30 a.m..


Teachers' TV Teachers TV is a website of television programs that take you inside classrooms and schools across Britain, to see how good teachers are bringing the curriculum to life and improving schools. Weblinks to other resources are available for each video available online. From EdNA Online on August 18, 2005 at 3:30 a.m..


Grenadi School of Design renadi School of Design is a privately registered education provider, established in 1995, offering certificate to diploma courses in a wide range of graphic design and related subject areas and industry-standard software applications. The school is a member of the Australian Council for Private Education and Training and is an Adobe Certified Training Provider. Grenadi is Austudy approved and also a registered CRICOS institute for overseas students (CRICOS code 02212E). From EdNA Online on August 18, 2005 at 3:30 a.m..


Behaviour4Learning The Teacher Training Agency (http://www.tta.gov.uk/php/read.php?sectionid=1) has established a professional resource network in Behaviour Management for teachers. The Nottingham Trent University, in collaboration with a range of other partners, has successfully created a website that includes a range of topics; including practice related research, examples of effective training practices, new initiatives (including those developed internationally), and a 'glossary' of behaviour related topics. From EdNA Online on August 18, 2005 at 3:30 a.m..


The Sydney Business and Travel Academy The Sydney Business and Travel Academy offers courses in the fields of English, Travel and Tourism, Hospitality, Information Technology, Business and Childcare. It is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) delivering nationally recognised qualifications. It is also listed on the Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS). From EdNA Online on August 18, 2005 at 3:30 a.m..


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