<H2><B> Pointers</B></H2>
9/5/99 Version



Projects here have the longterm goal of assisting students at community colleges or other schools. One possibile direction is assisting them 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 their 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:

http://www.cs.ucla.edu/~klinger (1)
http://www.engineer.ucla.edu/faculty/computer/klinger.html (2)
http://sites.netscape.net/allenklinger/homepage (3)

http://www.cs.ucla.edu/~klinger/tenpp/index2.html (4)
(4) is reachable by (1)->Sources->Wisdom. It has a series of pointers to sayings that might interest faculty teaching and students studying English.
http://www.cs.ucla.edu/~klinger/images.html (5)
(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.
http://www.cs.ucla.edu/~klinger/indmath.html (6)
(6) is (1)->In-Progress. It lists pointers to many Math items.

http://www.cs.ucla.edu/~klinger/query1.html (7)
is a long item. It also is reachable from (1)->In-Progress->Problems. It is suitable for faculty teaching and students studying Math and Computing.
http://www.cs.ucla.edu/~klinger/dorene/math1.htm (8)
is a student-created discussion of the Pythagorean Theorem with an animated proof in one special case.
http://www.cs.ucla.edu/~klinger/O_navidwww/navid/ (9)
is a student-created series of pointers to a discussion of number representation, hexadecimal, etc.
It could be used in concert with
http://www.cs.ucla.edu/~klinger/association.html (10)
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:
http://www.cs.ucla.edu/~klinger/tabbed.html (11)

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 Pyramid".