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The Brachistochrone Problem: Mathematics for a Broad Audience via a Large Context Problem
(Montana Council of Teachers of Mathematics & Information Age Publishing, 2008)
Large context problems (LCP) are useful in teaching the history of science. In this article we consider the brachistochrone problem in a context stretching from Euclid through the Bernoullis. We highlight a variety of ...
COVID-19’s Second Wave: How are teachers faring with the return to physical schools?
(Canadian Education Network, 2020-11-20)
Sliding Down Inclines with Fixed Descent Time: a Converse to Galileo's Law of Chords
(Canadian Mathematical Society, 2008-12)
A chrono-geographic look at Mesolithic burials: an initial study
(Landesamt für Denkmalpflege und Archäologie Sachsen-Anhalt, 2016)
Over the past decade we have focused on two interrelated topics within Mesolithic burial studies, the relationship between burial number and burial date, and the chronology of Mesolithic sites with burials. Related to this ...
Mathematical Concepts and Proofs from Nicole Oresme: Using the History of Calculus to Teach Mathematics
This paper examines the mathematical work of the French bishop, Nicole Oresme (c. 1323–1382), and his contributions towards the development of the concept of graphing functions and approaches to investigating infinite ...
The Aveline's Hole 9 Cranium: A Partial Solution to a Long Standing Enigma
(University of Bristol Spelaeological Society, 2012)
Aveline's Hole is both one of the best-known sites with early human skeletal material in Britain and one of the most problematic in its history. First discovered and explored at the close of the 18th century, it yielded ...
Avelines's Hole: An Unexpected Twist in the Tale
(University of Bristol Spelaeological Society, 2019)
Aveline’s Hole is the largest known Early Mesolithic cemetery in Britain, previously thought to have no evidence for subsequent burial activity. Thus, it came as some surprise when the results of a recent ancient human DNA ...
Opportunity solving: Ordinary people doing extraordinary things, every day
(Canadian Education Network, 2020-10-16)
Canadian teachers' attitudes toward change, efficacy, and burnout during the COVID-19 pandemic
Canadian teachers (N = 1626) took part in a longitudinal, national survey conducted at two points early in the COVID-19 pandemic. Results indicated that teacher efficacy, attitudes toward change, and perceptions of ...
It’s okay to be okay too. Why calling out teachers’ “toxic positivity” may backfire
(Canadian Education Network, 2020)