Projects here have the longterm goal of assisting students at
community colleges or other schools. One possibile direction is
in coming to UCLA,
particularly to study in Computer Science, Engineering and Applied Mathematics.
Another involves the large numbers of students all over the world who
are interested in learning about computing. That, and programs in the
university and industry, opens this to possibile work in remote or
distance learning, i.e., use of the web, and what is currently thought
of as "digital media": computer files as sources for animation, video,
sound and image streams.
A project could involve creating material to assist such people and
teachers. Students in such a project may interact with non-UCLA pupils
and use those interactions in their summary report.
These URLs could be sources of a coordinated program of independent
study for such students:
(4) is reachable by (1)->Sources->Wisdom. It has a series of pointers
to sayings that might interest faculty teaching and students studying English.
(5) is reachable by (1)->images. It has a series of pointers to
images, many which are my own personal sketches; it might interest
faculty teaching and students studying Media, Art, and other topics.
(6) is (1)->In-Progress. It lists pointers to many Math items.
is a long item. It also is reachable from (1)->In-Progress->Problems. It
suitable for faculty teaching and students studying Math and Computing.
is a student-created discussion of the Pythagorean Theorem with an
animated proof in one special case.
is a student-created series of pointers to a discussion of number
representation, hexadecimal, etc.
It could be used in concert with
which is text and images about numbers and their origination. (There is
more on this topic than what I've posted on the web.)
A complete comparison of number representations designed to explain
binary, octal, hexadecimal etc. is:
UCLA graduate student and SMC faculty member email addresses
are available. The students are interested in assisting outreach. There
is also a list of other nearby
community colleges. An amazingly large number of students in our
neighbor, Mexico, could benefit from this work.
A recent patent application based on a 199 report and prior 190 projects
in mathematical education could be the basis of this work. Interested
students would sign a confidentiality agreement ("nondisclosure" or
NDA). My working title for any project in that direction is "Open