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Math Momentum in Science Centers
Jan Mokros, et al.
TERC 2006
#151

Math Momentum in Science Centers is the final product of a three-year, NSF-funded initiative led by TERC in partnership with ASTC. The book is based on the experiences of 13 U.S. science centers and aquariums that took on the challenge of making mathematics not only more visible in their institutions, but also more engaging, inquiry-based, and broadly accessible. It emphasizes the central role in scientific inquiry of making measurements, analyzing data, and recognizing patterns and encourages readers to explore mathematics for themselves in preparation for incorporating more math into their exhibits and programs. 168 pp.

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Table of Contents

Foreword—George Hein
Acknowledgements
Chapter 1: Why Math in Science Centers—Jan Mokros
Chapter 2: Getting Started: Math Momentum Begins with You!—Jan Mokros
Chapter 3: The Quest for Mathematical Equity—Jan Mokros and Ricardo Nemirovsky
Chapter 4: Mathematical Challenges in Science Centers—Jan Mokros
Chapter 5: Building Math into Exhibits—Jan Mokros and Ricardo Nemirovsky
Chapter 6: Math, Families, and Science Centers: Opportunities and
Issues—Andee Rubin
Chapter 7: Connecting Schools and Science Centers Through
Mathematics—Tracey Wright
Chapter 8: Feeling Math Confident Outside of School: Math in Youth and
Outreach Programs—Jamie Bell
Appendix:Math Projects from Thirteen Science Centers—Compiled by Bronwyn Low


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