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This material is based in part upon work supported by the National Science Foundation's ATE program under Grants No. DUE-0202202 and DUE-1003381

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OhioMATYC, "The Mathematics of Ohio's Earthquakes," April 8, 2017, 10:00 am at Mohican State Park Ohio.

AAPT Summer Meeting.. "Designing Earthquakes for a Low-Cost Shake Table," July 22-26, 2017, Cincinnati,Ohio

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The mission of our organization is to improve the quality of mathematical education, enhance the transfer of mathematical thinking into other classes, and increase students’ ability to apply rigorous mathematics outside the classroom. Our primary tool for carrying out this mission is “math machines”—simple devices which give an immediate, physical, dynamic expression to “abstract” mathematical equations. FIRST TIME HERE? You might want to read the rationale behind this project and view photos and evaluations from past workshops.

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April 6, 2017.
A pdf of our presentation at OhioMATYC, "The Mathematics of Ohio's Earthquakes," is available here.

Our article, Math Machines: Using Actuators in Physics Classes, has been accepted for publication in The Physics Teacher, with expected publication late this calendar year. The article describes some of our 20+ years of experience under NSF's Advanced Technological Education program and gives credit to the many teachers who have joined in our workshop. It also describes our latest software and hardware.

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