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Other

Description:

Using the simple example of calculating the probability of reaching a traffic light while green, students are shown how to build a mathematical model using a very commonly-taught formula (sum of first n integers) to solve a rather practical problem. This resource is from PUMAS - Practical Uses of Math and Science - a collection of brief examples created by scientists and engineers showing how math and science topics taught in K-12 classes have real world applications.

Subjects:

  • Mathematics > General

Education Levels:

  • Grade 1
  • Grade 2
  • Grade 3
  • Grade 4
  • Grade 5
  • Grade 6
  • Grade 7
  • Grade 8
  • Grade 9
  • Grade 10
  • Grade 11
  • Grade 12

Keywords:

Mathematics:Data collection, analysis and probability,NSDL,NSDL_SetSpec_ncs-NSDL-COLLECTION-000-003-112-115,High School,Vocational/Professional Development Education,Mathematics,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20140407123508350T,Geoscience,Earth Science

Language:

English

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Public - Available to anyone

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