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Ashline, George – PRIMUS, 2017
We describe the context for and implementation of a departmental alumni network. More than a database compiling facts about graduates, this network provides students with information and inspiration. It also offers a wonderful opportunity to support lifelong learning through the development of collaborative relationships between alumni and faculty…
Descriptors: Alumni, Networks, Lifelong Learning, Cooperation
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Ashline, George; Ellis-Monaghan, Joanna – PRIMUS, 2006
We describe an easy and fun project using water rockets to demonstrate applications of single variable calculus concepts. We provide procedures and a supplies list for launching and videotaping a water rocket flight to provide the experimental data. Because of factors such as fuel expulsion and wind effects, the water rocket does not follow the…
Descriptors: Calculus, Student Projects, Mathematical Concepts, Visual Aids
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Ashline, George; Ellis-Monaghan, Joanna – PRIMUS, 2004
We present a lottery project for lower level mathematics courses that demonstrates financial decision making in a context familiar to students. Students use elementary principals of probability and financial mathematics to compare the expected values of buying Powerball lottery tickets to some basic savings plans. Then, they compare the expected…
Descriptors: Probability, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematical Concepts, Comparative Analysis
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Ashline, George; Ellis-Monaghan, Joanna – Primus, 2001
Describes a house-buying active learning project designed to motivate students in lower level college mathematics courses. Discusses the mathematical content, implementation, evaluation, and benefits of the project. (Author/ASK)
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Higher Education, Homeowners, Mathematical Applications
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Ashline, George; Ellis-Monaghan, Joanna – Primus, 1999
Discusses how applications from microbiology and sociology can be used to involve students. Presents a physical context for critical concepts in a first-semester calculus course. (Author/ASK)
Descriptors: Calculus, Computer Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Graphing Calculators