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Illuminating math with optics

Paper Abstract

Forty-five high school students engaged in hands-on optics applications of pre-calculus topics. Pre- and post-testing was conducted to determine changes in attitudes towards mathematics education. Experiments were performed in community college labs and in the high school classroom, facilitated by college and high school faculty and with the assistance of SPIE student chapter members. We will describe the structure and activities of the four-month program and pre/post test results.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 September 2014
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 9188, Optics Education and Outreach III, 918808 (15 September 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2058498
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Judith F. Donnelly, Three Rivers Community College (United States)
Matthew J. Donnelly, St. Bernard School (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9188:
Optics Education and Outreach III
G. Groot Gregory, Editor(s)

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