Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Green Signal?

"angle versus frequency"
4D Studios mock-up

So my focus these days is whether the war colleges would have any objection to getting behind an initiative to improve the algebra and geometry curriculum for K12ers on USA military bases, as well as in the elite preparative academies, many of them gateways to West Point and so forth.

If not, then we should push ahead with a revitalization plan that nets us more sophisticated fare on the Pentagon Channel. This was the subject of my last two Internet posts, including one to the Math Forum.

Regarding the above graphic: the student slides a shape onto the pedestal, using a mouse. Holding angles (shape) constant, the student grows or shrinks the shape using the scroll bar. The graphs below plot the resulting changes in the linear, surface and volumetric dimensions (powers of 1, 2 and 3).