Math on a sphere: Making use of public displays in mathematics and programming education

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/11290/607828
Title:
Math on a sphere: Making use of public displays in mathematics and programming education
Authors:
Eisenberg, Michael; Basman, Antranig; Hsi, Sherry
Abstract:
Science on a Sphere (SoS) is a compelling educational display installed at numerous museums and planetariums around the world; essentially the SoS display is a large spherical surface on which multicolor high-resolution depictions of (e.g.) planetary weather maps may be depicted. Fascinating as the SoS display is, however, it is in practice restricted to the use of museum professionals; students (and for that matter, older museum visitors) are unable to create their own displays for the surface. This paper describes a working software system, Math on a Sphere (MoS), that democratizes the SoS display by providing a simple programming interface to the public, over the World Wide Web. Briefly, our system allows anyone to write programs for spherical graphics patterns, and then to upload those programs at a planetarium or museum site and see the result on the giant sphere. This paper describes the implementation of the MoS system; sketches a sample project; and concludes with a more wide-ranging discussion of our user testing to date, as well as strategies for empowering children and students with greater control of public displays.
Affiliation:
University of Colorado–Boulder (CO); University of California–Berkeley (CA)
Journal:
Knowledge Management & E-learning
Issue Date:
1-Jan-2014
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/11290/607828
Submitted date:
2016-03-13
Document Source:
Peer Reviewed
Language:
English Paper
Type Of Resource:
Curriculum/Program Report or Description
Learning Environment:
Informal
Research Setting:
Planetarium
Subjects:
Multi-aged Groups
Construct:
Quantitative Reasoning
Content:
Mathematics
Nation:
USA
Appears in Collections:
Astronomy Education Research

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dc.contributor.authorEisenberg, Michaelen
dc.contributor.authorBasman, Antranigen
dc.contributor.authorHsi, Sherryen
dc.date.accessioned2016-05-04T09:04:04Zen
dc.date.available2016-05-04T09:04:04Zen
dc.date.issued2014-01-01en
dc.date.submitted2016-03-13en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11290/607828en
dc.description.abstractScience on a Sphere (SoS) is a compelling educational display installed at numerous museums and planetariums around the world; essentially the SoS display is a large spherical surface on which multicolor high-resolution depictions of (e.g.) planetary weather maps may be depicted. Fascinating as the SoS display is, however, it is in practice restricted to the use of museum professionals; students (and for that matter, older museum visitors) are unable to create their own displays for the surface. This paper describes a working software system, Math on a Sphere (MoS), that democratizes the SoS display by providing a simple programming interface to the public, over the World Wide Web. Briefly, our system allows anyone to write programs for spherical graphics patterns, and then to upload those programs at a planetarium or museum site and see the result on the giant sphere. This paper describes the implementation of the MoS system; sketches a sample project; and concludes with a more wide-ranging discussion of our user testing to date, as well as strategies for empowering children and students with greater control of public displays.en
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dc.titleMath on a sphere: Making use of public displays in mathematics and programming educationen
dc.typePeer Revieweden
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Colorado–Boulder (CO)en
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of California–Berkeley (CA)en
dc.identifier.journalKnowledge Management & E-learningen
dc.type.resourceCurriculum/Program Report or Descriptionen
dc.istar.learningenvironmentInformalen
dc.istar.constructQuantitative Reasoningen
dc.istar.contentMathematicsen
dc.istar.nationUSAen
dc.istar.researchsettingPlanetariumen
dc.istar.subjectMulti-aged Groupsen
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