Mathematics in Popular Culture: Essays on Appearances in Film, Fiction, Games, Television, and Other Media. P6 M395 M38 2012
Schrempp, Gregory. Science, Bread, and Circuses: Folkloristic Essays on Science for the Masses. 2014. Another electronic copy is available. A good companion to his Ancient Mythology of Modern Science (2012).
Van Riper, A. Bowdoin. Science in Popular Culture: A Reference Guide. Also available in print, Q172.5 P65 V36 2002
This Library Guide is intended to lead you to resources that make teaching and learning about science and math an enjoyable endeaver. They show you how to use sports, puzzles, movies, and more to teach and learn in interesting, sometimes downright exciting ways. Click on the tabs above to find suggestions in your specific area of interest.
These materials are only representative items of many more available in the Appalachian State University Library collection. To find more titles, search the Library's Catalog for subjects such as the ones listed below. Be you student or teacher, try them out and have fun!
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Most of the suggested items in this guide are books or web sites. There are also many articles, curriculum guides, and other materials that show you how to teach and learn about math and science in interesting ways. Check out the guide below for some of the best sources.
How Change Happens: Breaking the "Teach as You Were Taught" Cycle in Science and Math. Streaming video showcases innovative teaching techniques from Hampshire College, the University of Massachusetts.
Brockman, John, ed. This Idea Must Die: Scientific Theories that Are Blocking Progress. Q173 T54 2015. Excellent short essays on many topics that will stimulate spirited discussions.
Orzel, Chad. Eureka! Discovering Your Inner Scientist. Q162 O74 2014. A personal look by a physicist at how we can think like scientists in our everyday lives.