Mathematics illuminated

28. Januar 2009 – 08:56 Ulrich Herb (4820x aufgerufen) |

Wenn Sie mehr ĂĽber Primzahlen wissen wollen,
wenn die vierte oder fĂĽnfte Dimension Sie nicht abschrecken,
wenn Sie dem Zufall auf den Grund gehen wollen,

dann ist diese Website genau das Richtige fĂĽr Sie. Mathematik auf hohem Niveau und mit multimedialer Ausgestaltung.

Das sind die Themen im einzelnen:

Dazu gibt es den Math Family Tree, der neben den wichtigsten Entdeckungen und Ereignissen auch bedeutende Mathematiker zu den behandelten Themen im zeitlichen Kontext darstellt. Es geht um 25.000 AD mit der Entdeckung des Isango Knochens los und reicht bis in die Gegenwart.

Lassen wir die Leute selbst zu Wort kommen:


Mathematics Illuminated is a 13-part, integrated-media resource created for adult learners and high school teachers. The series covers the broad scope of human knowledge through the study of mathematics and its relevance in the world today. It reaches beyond formulas and computations to explore the math of patterns, symmetry, relationships, multiple dimensions, and more, all the while uncovering the secrets and hidden delights of the ever-evolving world of mathematics.

Mathematics Illuminated unites the strengths of traditional and new media learning through the coordinated 13 half-hour videos, online texts, web interactive activities, and group activities.

Developed with an Advisory Board of leading scholars and high school teachers from across the United States, the course examines mathematics from a holistic perspective, offering an enthusiastic approach that will help learners understand the broad spectrum of disciplines that make up the field of mathematics. The information and activities will help all learners solidify unfamiliar and/or complex concepts by delving into the „why“ and not just the „how“ of approaching mathematical questions. Mathematics Illuminated explores many of the great historical figures in mathematics and the problems they confronted; it also introduces you to some of the fascinating people who are embracing and studying today’s emerging questions. Mathematics Illuminated provides an overview of how the content of the course connects and supports national and local standards in mathematics. Using these materials, teachers can simultaneously build content knowledge and explore and engage with new mathematical applications.


Several goals have guided all aspects of the development of the Mathematics Illuminated course materials.

The goals of the project are to help teachers and those with an interest in math to:

  • recognize the fundamental role of mathematics in all intellectual and artistic pursuits
  • appreciate that mathematics can help us illuminate, define, and predict the world around us
  • develop a better understanding of the nature of mathematics

The course approaches mathematics as a means to greater understanding, rather than as a successive set of skills to be mastered. The series is designed to awaken one’s senses to the power of math in one’s everyday life, while enriching one’s knowledge of the variety of inspiring subjects within the field of mathematics. The course integrates content throughout each medium (video, print, Web), in order to support different learning methods and styles.

The materials were specifically developed with two primary and one secondary audience in mind. In general, the materials were created to help interested, educated individuals, as well as high school teachers, develop a better understanding of the nature of mathematics. One primary target audience is educated adult learners who have either a mathematics undergraduate degree or an interest in mathematics (or both). The second primary target audience is in-service or pre-service high school mathematics teachers seeking a professional development experience focused on new, in-depth mathematical knowledge, as well as inspiration for viewing the world of math as an integrated whole.

The secondary audience for the series is non-teaching mathematicians who will use the materials informally for personal and professional development, or anyone interested in getting an overview of the mathematical landscape as it stands today.

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