Getting students interested in applied and practical uses of math and science can be easier than having students just learn basic principles, although those remain very important to be sure. Almost ten years ago, NASA began their own online journal of just such examples for students, and titled it “Practical Uses of Math and Science”, or PUMAS. The project continues to be going strong, and educators and other members of the general public will appreciate looking over their archive of 64 examples currently available. On the site’s homepage, visitors can click on the “PUMAS Examples” area to read (and hopefully use) these pedagogical materials, which include such titles as “Coastal Threat: A Story in Unit Conversions” and “How Now, Pythagoras?”.


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