iMATHination Conference 2013 Workshop Documents 

Janet Moore is a NASA Educator Ambassador (EA) and a Developmental Mathematics instructor at Illinois State University. As a NASA EA, she brings the excitement of NASA's high energy astrophysics missions into math and science classrooms by providing teachers with information and curriculum materials to use in their classrooms.
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NASA's Math in Motion The universe doesn't have the answers in the back of the book, and neither does this session. Use formal and informal strategies to make sense of the world around you using mathematical concepts. Analyze the motions of objects in space in order to predict the future, solve mysteries, and maybe even save the world! In this session, participants will investigate mathematical phenomena to identify planets in the night sky, determine whether or not an asteroid is in danger of hitting Earth, and discover a black hole. This session will give participants a preview of the process of mathematical modeling as a tool for incorporating many of the Common Core Standards for Mathematical Practice into the classroom. Resources for this workshop can be found at:
