Math Machines 2013 Workshop:
“ Connecting Math, Science and Technology”

5-Day Institute: August 5-9, 2013 (Monday through Friday, 8:00 – 4:00)
One-Day Follow-Up: Saturday, Nov. 16th, 2013 (tentative date)
Mariemont High School -- Cincinnati, Ohio

Supported in part by National Science Foundation grant DUE-1003381 and the Duke Energy Foundation

Application Form
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Learn to incorporate brief, engineering design projects and authentic assessments as an integrated component of your math, science or technology class. Participants will receive and learn to use a Math Machines Function Plane and an RGB Color Mixer with a Vernier SensorDAQ interface, classroom materials and all necessary software. Students program a laser pointer, gauges, a penny pitcher, an earthquake simulator, color displays and more using only the language of algebra. For additional information about the hardware and software, see the videos on “Controlling a Laser,” “Earthquake,” “Penny Pitcher” and “Color Functions.”

Who Should Participate?
Applicants should be secondary school or introductory college teachers of Math, Science, Engineering or Technology who want to use authentic, real-world activities in their classrooms. Preference will be given to teams of teachers who can continue to collaborate during the school year. No prior experience with programming or electronics is required!

What Do Participants Provide?

Participants must bring a Windows laptop computer (XP or later) on which they can install the programs necessary to operate the Math Machines. Participants wishing to control the Function Plane with a calculator must also bring a TI-83 or TI-84 (any version) and either a CBL2 or a LabPro interface.

What Is the Cost?

Thanks to support from the Duke Energy Foundation, faculty teaching in Adams, Brown, Butler, Clermont, Hamilton or Warren Counties of Ohio can participate without charge. The registration fee for faculty from outside this 6-county area is $250—far less than the cost of the equipment alone. Travel, lodging and meals (including lunch) are the responsibility of participants or their school. No payment is needed to apply. Registration fees are due 3 weeks after you receive notice of acceptance.

Can I Earn Credit for the Workshop?

Participants have the option of receiving 3 semester hours of graduate credit through Ashland University at the reduced cost of $525 ($175 /credit hour). A representative of Ashland University will be present on the second day of the workshop to process course registration and tuition payment.

Workshop Facilitators:

Fred Thomas, Physical Science, Learning with Math Machines
Robert Chaney, Mathematics, Sinclair Community College
Jeff Radloff, local host, Mariemont High School

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For additional information, contact:
Dr. Fred Thomas

Learning with Math Machines, Inc. is an independent, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization

This project is supported in part by the National Science Foundation's Advanced Technological Education Program through grant DUE-1003381.