DEMOS with POSITIVE IMPACT
NSF DUE 9952306

A project to connect Mathematics instructors with effective teaching tools.

Catalog of Classroom Demonstrations
Contributions from Mathematics Educators

David R. Hill, Temple University
Lila F. Roberts, Georgia College and State University

A  B  C  D  E  F  G  I  J  K  L  M  N  O  P  Q  R  S  T  U  V  W  X  Z

A
Animations
Animating Transformations

Applets
Area
of triangles and other regions
Area between two curves
Area Estimates
Area Simulations
Average Rates of Change

B
Bacteria Allocation
Beer Mug
Best Fit Experimenters
Biorythms

C
Calculator
TI-83, optimizing sinusoids
Calculus
Area between two curves
Derivatives
definition graphically
partials
Families of Functions and Curves
Gallery of volume visualizations

Optimization with a gallery of demos

Related Rates with a gallery of demos
Riemann sums
symbolic and graphical
area between curves
Carpenter
divides a rectangle
draws a circle
draws an ellipse
jig
square
Catenary
Cell phone
base station
signal of
signal-to-interference ratio
Celluar network
Centroids
Chocolate Chip Allocation
Ciphers
Circle
construction using a carpenter's square
Circular-functions
Congruent triangles (application)
Conics
eccentricity
ellipse drawn by a carpenter
parabola via a motion sensor
gallery of conic section graphs/animations
Constructing conics
on a white board
Continuity
of piecewise functions
interactive Excel demos
interactive Java demos
Cross Sections
Cryptography
Vigenere Cipher
Curve fitting
Curved Cube
Cycloids

D
Decreasing functions
Deductive reasoning
Derivatives
definition graphically
of piecewise functions
interactive Excel demos
interactive Java demos
partials
DERIVE
Differential equations
Mechanical Vibrations
via sound
Resonant filter
Disks
Dividing a rectangle
Domain
of functions defined by formulas (animations)
of functions defined piecewise (animations)
Dot Products
Drawing a circle
using a carpenter's sqaure

E
Eccentricity
Electric utility cables
Ellipse drawn by a carpenter
Engine sinusoid
Epicycloids
Escalator Motion
Excel
Exponential functions graphs/animations

F
Families of Functions and Curves
Gallery of conic sections graphs/animations
Gallery of exponential and logarithmic graphs/animations
Gallery of polar graphs/animations
Gallery of polynomial and rational function graphs/animations
Gallery of trigonometric and inverse graphs/animations
Ferris wheel
Framing square

G
Gallery of conic sections graphs/animations

Gallery of exponential and logarithmic graphs/animations
Gallery of partial derivative animations
Gallery of polar graphs/animations
Gallery of polynomial and rational function graphs/animations
Gallery of trigonometric and inverse graphs/animations
Gallery of volume visualizations
Gas bill model using sinusoids

H
Hanging cable
Homogeneous Coordinates
Hours of daylight
Hypocycloids

I
Increasing functions
Induction
geometric example
hypothesis
mathematical
principle of
Inequalities
Infinite Series
introduction using "food"
Interactive routines
in Excel
continuity
differentiability
hours of daylight
monotonicity
in Java
continuity
differentiability
Interpolation applications
of a light bulb
of a sea worm
of a wine bottle
Inverse trigonometric functions graphs/animations
J
Java Applets

K

L
Leaky Faucet
Least Squares
Linear Combination
Linear Transformations

Logarithmic functions graphs/animations

Logistic Curve
animation
M
MAPLE
MATHEMATICA
MATHWRIGHT

MATLAB
Matrices
RGB color Linear Combination
Reversals
Matrix Inverses
Matrix-Vector Multiplication
Max-Min with a gallery of demos
Mechanical Vibrations
via sound
Modeling electric utility lines
Monotonicity
gallery of animations
interactive Excel demos
Monte Carlo
for probability demos
in area simulations
Morse code
Motion sensor
My Favorite Mug

N

O
Optimization with a gallery of demos
Optimization on a TI-83

P
Parabola
via a motion sensor
Partial Derivatives
Pendulum motion and sinusoids
Polar curves graphs/animations
Polynomial functions graphs/animations
Probability
Pump Network
Puzzle
tromino

Q

R
Rafter square
Rainbows
Range
of functions defined by formulas (animations)
of functions defined piecewise (animations)
Rate of growth
logistics model
Rational functions graphs/animations
Related Rates with a gallery of demos
Resonant filter
RGB color Linear Combination
Riemann sums
symbolic and graphical
area between curves
Rotating (curved) Cube

S
Sail Construction
Secant line
Secret codes
Shells
Signal
of a cell phone
primary
secondary
-to-interference ratio
Simulations
for probability demos
for area
Sinusoids
applications and modeling
biorythms
engine
Ferris wheel
(in your) gas bill
hours of daylight
pendulum motion
using optimization on a TI-83
Software
Sound
of mechanical vibrations
Square
2n by 2n
carpenter's
framing
rafter
steel
Steel square
Student participation

T
Tangent line
Taylor polynomials
Tile
Triangles

in sail construction
area
Trig functions
generation of sine and cosine
graphs/animations
Tromino puzzle
geometric example of induction

U

V
Vigenere Cipher
Visualizations
for max-min problems
for volumes of solids

for word problems
for families of functions and curves
Volumes of physical objects
Volumes of solids
a light bulb
of revolution
by cross sections

by disks
by shells
by washers
of sea worm
of a wine bottle

W
Washers
What you don't see
Word Problems with a gallery of demos

X

Y

Z

Last updated 2/23/2005     DRH

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