For each conceptual goal develop at least one page of notes, for each capability come up with at least three examples.

A Note About Computer Algebra Systems: I strongly advise the purchase of Mathematica Home Edition, it is about $300 and is an important addition to any amateur scientist's toolbox. From here on I will assume that you are using Mathematica. There are free computer algebra systems that you can use.

Once you have some idea of what science is all about, how do you actually go about doing it?

- The role of observation.
- Making measurements.
- Units of measurement.
- Unit conversions.
- How to study mathematics.

- Illustrate that a topic or study conforms to the scientific method.

- Start a notebook for studying. I recommend a bound sketchbook or journal, rather than a spiral-bound notebook. I also recommend that you take initial notes from reading, lectures, doing problems, meetings, and so on, on note paper or pads and then transfer the notes to your notebook. Your notebook is a permament record of your studies and you should be able to relearn the material after you have forgotten it.

- George E. Hrabovsky, (2006),
**Self-Instruction and Teaching: Science Education for the New Millenium**. This is available for purchase from http://stores.lulu.com/store.php?fAcctID=606172. **HOW TO STUDY MATH AND SCIENCE**, This is a free download for the website: http://www.engr.utexas.edu/eoe/PeerLeaders/Resources/HowToStudyMath&Science.pdf- Mayank N Vahia,
**How to study science**. This is a free download for the website: http://www.tifr.res.in/~vahia/how.pdf - S. Keshav, (2007),
**How to Read a Paper**, ACM SIGCOMM Computer Communication Review, Volume 37, Number 3, July 2007. This is a free download for the website: http://ccr.sigcomm.org/online/files/p83-keshavA.pdf - Alet Roux, (2003),
**How to Read Mathematics**. This is a free download from the website: www.math.ucdavis.edu/~tlewis/rfg/jclub/read_math.pdf - Cal Newport, (2009),
**The Notebook Method: How Pen and Paper Can Transform You Into a Star Student**. This is a free download from the website: http://calnewport.com/blog/2009/03/20/the-notebook-method-how-pen-and-paper-can-transform-you-into-an-star-student/

Being able to solve problems is at the heart of all scientific and mathematical work.

Unit 1 Elementary Mathematics and Science: Introduction to Mathematics and Science, and Unit 1 Elementary Practical Science: Introduction to Doing Science, and Unit 1 Independent Study: Introduction to Studying Mathematics and Science.

- The steps in problem solving.

- Identify the know and unknown quantities of a problem.
- Identify how the known quantities relate to the unknown(s).
- Develop a plan for solving the problem.
- Carry out the plan.
- Check that your answer is accurate.

- George E. Hrabovsky, (2009),
**The Steps in Mathematical and Scientific Problem Solving**. This is a free download for the website: http://www.madscitech.org/guide/Problem%20Solving.pdf

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