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
{This is a beta test version as of 1/20/03, comments welcome.}

David R. Hill, Temple University
Lila F. Roberts, Georgia Southern 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 

C
Calculator 
Calculus
         Area between two curves 
        Derivatives
                definition graphically
                partials
        Gallery of volume visualizations
       
Optimization
       
Related Rates 
        Riemann sums
                symbolic and graphical
                area between curves
Centroids 
Chocolate Chip Allocation
Ciphers
Circular-functions 
Conics
        eccentricity
        parabola via a motion sensor 
Constructing conics
        on a white board 
Cross Sections
Cryptography
        Vigenere Cipher
Curve fitting
Cycloids

D
Derivatives
        definition graphically
        partials
DERIVE
Differential equations
        Mechanical Vibrations
                via sound 
        Resonant filter
Disks
Dot Products

E
Eccentricity
Epicycloids 
Escalator Motion 
Excel

F

G
Gallery of volume visualizations
Geometer's Sketchpad

H
Homogeneous Coordinates
Hypocycloids

I
Inequalities
Infinite Series
        introduction using "food"

J
Java Applets

K

L
Leaky Faucet
Least Squares
Linear Combination 
Linear Transformations

Logistic Curve 

M
MAPLE
MATHCAD
MATHEMATICA
MATHWRIGHT

MATLAB
Matrices
        RGB color Linear Combination
        Reversals
Matrix Inverses 
Matrix-Vector Multiplication
Max-Min 
Mechanical Vibrations
        via sound 
Monte Carlo 
        for probability demos
        in area simulations
Motion sensor 
My Favorite Mug

N

O
Optimization

P
Parabola
        via a motion sensor 
Partial Derivatives 
Plinko
Probability 
Pump Network

Q

R
Rainbows 
Rate of growth
        logistics model
Related Rates 
Resonant filter
RGB color Linear Combination 
Riemann sums
        symbolic and graphical
        area between curves

S
Sail Construction
Secant line
Secret codes
Shells
Simulations
        for probability demos
        for area
Software
Sound 
        of mechanical vibrations

T
Tangent line
Taylor polynomials
Triangles
   
     in sail construction
        area 
Trig functions
        generation of sine and cosine

U

V
Vigenere Cipher
Visualizations
        for max-min problems
        for volumes of solids
   
      for word problems
Volumes of solids
        a light bulb  
        of revolution
              by cross sections              
  
             by disks
              by shells
              by washers

W
Washers
What you don't see
Word Problems

X

Y

Z