FUTURES was designed to motivate interest in mathematics by showing students that math is the language of the future–and a passport to creative and rewarding jobs in fields ranging from fashion and skateboard design to architecture and space exploration.
Cartography – From a remote peak where the US Geological Survey measures the angles and distances of distant ranges, to the powerful computers at the Environmental Systems Research Institute, cartographers collect and collate data about our environment, and find creative ways to present their data in two-dimensional and three-dimensional images. Other locations include the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, Thomas Brothers Maps, and the Planetary Sciences Department at the University of Arizona. Classroom guest: Edward James Olmos.
Watch a preview of FUTURES with Jaime Escalante
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