Futures. Advanced Transportation


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Laser Disc
Created: 1994

Content

Interactions: Real Math- Real Careers. Module 5, Part 1. Designing a Product
Summary: "How does a classroom teacher bring the astonishing variety and creativity and science-related careers to vivid life for students? And spark student interest in basic curriculum by introducing compelling real-world challenges such as preserving endangered species, making music, designing products, exploring the ocean's floor, or exploring other planets?

"The Foundation for Advancements in Science and Education (FASE) has [harnessed] the best of current non-broadcast video technology to provide teachers with a tool to accomplish this task. In 12 interactive laserdisc episodes, Interactions: Real Math-Real Careers gives students a series of uniquely detailed portraits of professionals from the world of applied math and science. The social, economic, environmental and human elements of real-life math and science problems are interwoven throughout each episode, and seamlessly linked to specific math topics in the middle school curriculum.

"The laserdisc format makes it possible to review problem elements. Teacher materials that accompany the series allow students to become 'colleagues' of the professionals they have met and use math skills to face real-life problems.

"For helping students discover what artists, scientists, designers, engineers and others actually do to make their dreams become realties, FASE merits Peabody consideration."--1994 Peabody Award entry form.

Module 5 covers the math topics statistics, percents, geometry, patterns/functions. Part 1 of Module 5 is Designing a Product. It is accompanied by the Futures episode "Industrial Design."

Corporate Producers: Foundation for Advancements in Science and Education

Broadcast Date: 1994

Futures. Industrial Design
Summary: "How does a classroom teacher bring the astonishing variety and creativity and science-related careers to vivid life for students? And spark student interest in basic curriculum by introducing compelling real-world challenges such as preserving endangered species, making music, designing products, exploring the ocean's floor, or exploring other planets?

"The Foundation for Advancements in Science and Education (FASE) has [harnessed] the best of current non-broadcast video technology to provide teachers with a tool to accomplish this task. In 12 interactive laserdisc episodes, Interactions: Real Math-Real Careers gives students a series of uniquely detailed portraits of professionals from the world of applied math and science. The social, economic, environmental and human elements of real-life math and science problems are interwoven throughout each episode, and seamlessly linked to specific math topics in the middle school curriculum.

"The laserdisc format makes it possible to review problem elements. Teacher materials that accompany the series allow students to become 'colleagues' of the professionals they have met and use math skills to face real-life problems.

"For helping students discover what artists, scientists, designers, engineers and others actually do to make their dreams become realties, FASE merits Peabody consideration."--1994 Peabody Award entry form.

This is an episode of the Foundation for Advancements in Science and Education series Futures entitled "Industrial Design." It is submitted as a supplement to the entry and accompanies Part 1 of Module 5 of Real Math-Real Careers, Designing a Product. Futures profiles additional careers related to the topic of the module.

Corporate Producers: Foundation for Advancements in Science and Education | Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.)

Persons Appearing: Jaime Escalante (Host)

Broadcast Date: 1992

Interactions: Real Math- Real Careers. Module 5, Part 2. Building a Rover
Summary: "How does a classroom teacher bring the astonishing variety and creativity and science-related careers to vivid life for students? And spark student interest in basic curriculum by introducing compelling real-world challenges such as preserving endangered species, making music, designing products, exploring the ocean's floor, or exploring other planets?

"The Foundation for Advancements in Science and Education (FASE) has [harnessed] the best of current non-broadcast video technology to provide teachers with a tool to accomplish this task. In 12 interactive laserdisc episodes, Interactions: Real Math-Real Careers gives students a series of uniquely detailed portraits of professionals from the world of applied math and science. The social, economic, environmental and human elements of real-life math and science problems are interwoven throughout each episode, and seamlessly linked to specific math topics in the middle school curriculum.

"The laserdisc format makes it possible to review problem elements. Teacher materials that accompany the series allow students to become 'colleagues' of the professionals they have met and use math skills to face real-life problems.

"For helping students discover what artists, scientists, designers, engineers and others actually do to make their dreams become realties, FASE merits Peabody consideration."--1994 Peabody Award entry form.

Module 5 covers the math topics statistics, percents, geometry, patterns/functions. Part 2 of Module 5 is Building a Rover. It is accompanied by the Futures episode "Advanced Transportation."

Corporate Producers: Foundation for Advancements in Science and Education

Broadcast Date: 1994

Futures. Advanced Transportation
Summary: "How does a classroom teacher bring the astonishing variety and creativity and science-related careers to vivid life for students? And spark student interest in basic curriculum by introducing compelling real-world challenges such as preserving endangered species, making music, designing products, exploring the ocean's floor, or exploring other planets?

"The Foundation for Advancements in Science and Education (FASE) has [harnessed] the best of current non-broadcast video technology to provide teachers with a tool to accomplish this task. In 12 interactive laserdisc episodes, Interactions: Real Math-Real Careers gives students a series of uniquely detailed portraits of professionals from the world of applied math and science. The social, economic, environmental and human elements of real-life math and science problems are interwoven throughout each episode, and seamlessly linked to specific math topics in the middle school curriculum.

"The laserdisc format makes it possible to review problem elements. Teacher materials that accompany the series allow students to become 'colleagues' of the professionals they have met and use math skills to face real-life problems.

"For helping students discover what artists, scientists, designers, engineers and others actually do to make their dreams become realties, FASE merits Peabody consideration."--1994 Peabody Award entry form.

This is an episode of the Foundation for Advancements in Science and Education series Futures entitled "Advanced Transportation." It is submitted as a supplement to the entry and accompanies Part 2 of Module 5 of Real Math-Real Careers, Building a Rover. Futures profiles additional careers related to the topic of the module.

Corporate Producers: Foundation for Advancements in Science and Education | Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.)

Persons Appearing: Jaime Escalante (Host)

Broadcast Date: 1992