Example JiTT WarmUp Exercises
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JiTT - Marine Archaeology and Technology part of Examples
1) How has technology helped marine archaeological investigations? How has it hurt? 2) What are some of the "costs" involved with using technology for marine archaeology? Are the "costs" worth ...
JiTT - The Legs of Snakes and Whales part of Examples
1) What are the adaptations needed to move from water to land (whether it be an arthropod or a "pioneering amphibian")? 2) Could snakes be linked to marine lizards? What your view and interpretations of ...
JiTT - Threats to Biodiversity part of Examples
1) How is climate change a threat to biodiversity? 2) What are the impacts of pesticides on animals (including insects) and humans? 3) Can human population growth really impact biodiversity? Explain your viewpoint.
JiTT - Should Elephants be in Zoos? part of Examples
1) What are some of the health problems elephants in captivity face? 2) Pickrell (2002) states that, "apart from their drawing power as major wildlife attractions, zoo elephants are important for conservation, ...
JiTT - Cambrian Explosion part of Examples
1) How do scientists come up with the number 2 billion years ago for the first branch of life? Explain the dating technique and information that is used. 2) Describe the evidence AGAINST the Cambrian Explosion. ...
Cartes Postales de TV5 Monde part of Examples
In this exercise, students will take a virtual tour of a city where French is spoken and write a postcard based on the places that they "visit". Postcards will be sent to classmates and the instructor. They will be judged for cultural interest and linguistic accuracy.
Facts and Myths about Citing References in Scholarly Work and Plagiarism part of Examples
This learning activity is designed to give the learner confidence and skill to avoid the use of plagiarism in scholarly papers.
Symmetry and Tilings: An Exploration part of Examples
Students are directed to read through a Web-based tutorial on Symmetry and Tilings in the form of an short and colorful article entitled Tilings and Tesselations; afterwards, they answer several questions on tilings (tessellations), tiling terminology, types of symmetry (isometries), periodic tilings and Penrose tilings.
Pythagorean Theorem Investigations part of Examples
Secondary Math Ed majors or Geometry students are directed to a Web site where they read through a rich and extensive collection of proofs of the Pythagorean Theorem, some accompanied by Java applets. Each student then selects two proofs to prepare to present to the class-a geometric proof and a visual proof-and writes a detailed outline of each proof. The student also indicates one additional proof that was of particular interest and the reason(s) for its selection.
History of Pi and Buffon's Needle part of Examples
Students are directed to visit the MacTutor History of Mathematics Archive and read an extensive online article entitled History of Pi; in addition, they make use of an interactive simulation of Buffon's Needle experiment. Afterwards, they answer several questions on how mathematicians calculated approximations for the value of pi and on the formulas that they used; they also discuss and analyze Buffon's experiment.