SpaceMath@NASA introduces students to the use of mathematics in todays scientific discoveries.
Through press releases and other articles, we explore how many kinds of mathematics skills come together in
exploring the universe.
A behind-the-scenes look at the math in NASA press releases
Problem 461: Cassini delivers holiday treats from Saturn
Students explore proportions and angular size using images of Saturn's moons Titan and Dione (PDF)
Problem 460: Fermi explores the high-energy universe
Students work with percentages to explore the identities of the 1873 gamma-ray sources detected by NASAs Fermi Observatory
Problem 459: A piece of history - space shuttle thermal tiles
[Free Shuttle Tiles]
Students explore volume density and mass using the Space Shuttle thermal tiles. Get your own free tile from NASA too!