Assorted Articles, Documents and Publications about Space Math
Over the years, SpaceMath@NASA has written and published a number of articles that describe the history and goals of this NASA program.
Many of these documents give valuable tips, and step-by-step introductions on how to discover the math content behind NASA press releases and other resources.
Published Articles, or Articles In Press
Space Math @ NASA - Searching for Goldilocks Planets in the Milky Way by Dr. Sten Odenwald. To be published in the online journal 'The Classroom Astronomer', Fall 2011. [Visit the Site] [Download File: 3 Pages - 50 kBy - PDF]
Press Release Math: Discovering the math behind the science by Dr. Sten Odenwald and Ms. Sharon Bowers. To be published in the journal 'The Mathematics Teacher', Fall 2011.[Visit the Site] [Download File: 13 Pages - 296 kBy - PDF]
Press Release Math: Discovering the math behind the science by Dr. Sten Odenwald. To be published in the Astronomical Society of the Pacific online journal 'Astronomy Beat', Fall 2011. [Visit the Site] [Download File: 7 Pages - 316 kBy - PDF]
Books and Book Chapters
NASA Press Releases: Exploring the mathematics behind the science. To be published in the book 'The International Handbook of Innovation Education', edited by Dr. Larisa Shavinina, to be published by Taylor & Francis/Routledge in the Spring of 2012 (Draft: 34 Pages - 813 kBy - PDF)
Exploring the Cosmos with Just a Little Math!
Keynote Address Presented at the regional meeting of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Baltimore, Maryland, October 16, 2013. (PPT File: 93 pages - 36.4 megaBytes)
Introducing Space Math @ NASA
Presented at the annual meeting of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific, Baltimore, Maryland, August 3, 2011. (PPT File: 21 pages - 1.4 megaBytes)
Space Math @ NASA : The earth science connection
Invited talk at the American mathematical Society annual convention, Mathematics and Education Reform: Climate Change and Sustainability in the Classroom, San Francisco, California, January 15, 2010. (PPT File: 43 pages - 5.0 megaBytes)