HIP Series Now Available for Math

HIP Mathematics 1, developed by the University of Arizona's Image Processing for Teaching project, offers students in grades 5-8 lessons designed for exploration and directed inquiry. The package includes 10 hands-on, teacher-developed lessons for teaching mathematics.

Students use image processing software developed for scientists, along with images such as x-rays, satellite photos and digital elevation models to solve real-world problems. Using the tools of the imaging software NIH Image, students make measurements, collect and analyze data, and develop their own solutions as they work through problems -- often ones that cannot be replicated in a normal classroom environment.

"The success of our first two products has furthered our commitment to releasing quality educational software products that can be integrated in the curriculum," said Melanie Magisos, executive director of the Center for Image Processing in Education. "HIP Mathematics will excite students into learning mathematics and understanding the use of math in the real world."

HIP Mathematics 1 includes a CD-ROM of images and software plus a Guidebook containing 10 ready-to- use lessons. The Guidebook also contains technique tip sheets and additional images to explore. Each lesson runs approximately one class period and includes Student Instructions and Student Data Sheets.

Extensive Teaching Notes include background information on the technology used to produce images and national standards met by the lesson. Center for Image Processing in Education, Tucson, AZ, (520) 322- 0118, www.cipe.com.

This article originally appeared in the 02/01/1997 issue of THE Journal.