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Escalante, Jaime

Overview
Works: 128 works in 212 publications in 3 languages and 7,437 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Biography  Biographical films  Educational television programs  Interviews  Independent films  Internet videos  Documentary films  Fiction 
Roles: Author, Speaker, Dedicatee
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Stand and Deliver by Edward James Olmos( Visual )

2 editions published between 1988 and 1998 in English and held by 675 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on the true story of Jaime Escalante, a math teacher from East Los Angeles' Garfield High School, who refuses to write off the inner-city students
Math, who needs it?!( Visual )

9 editions published between 1991 and 2010 in English and held by 354 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beginning in Jaime Escalante's East Los Angeles classroom, this video is a fun and exciting adventure showing how math is used in real life. With guest appearences by Bill Cosby, Dizzy Gillespie, Teri Garr, Joe Piscopo, Marla Gibbs, Paul Rodriguez, Jeff Altman, Rosana DeSoto, Paula Poundstone, Charles Fleischer, D.L. Hughley, world class professionals, engineers and designers, viewers are shown the applications of math from skateboard design to fashion, sports and music
Architecture & structural engineering ; Automotive design( Visual )

4 editions published between 1990 and 1992 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Frank Gehry joins Mr. Escalante to discuss architecture and engineering, making the point that skyscrapers and rollercoasters would not exist without applied practical mathematics. Designed to motivate students in grades 7-12 to study math and science
Futures( Visual )

2 editions published between 1990 and 1992 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discussions on a variety of vocations intended to motivate students in grades 7-12 to study mathematics
Statistics & sports performance( Visual )

3 editions published between 1990 and 1992 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Using statistics is a method which allows us to confidently project what could happen in the future based on past results. Highlights the increasing role of statistics in the census, in the music industry, in marketing, politics, and sports. Actor Arnold Schwarzenegger, Chairman of President Bush's Council on Physical Fitness visits the classroom to discuss the role of statistics in determining the physical fitness of our nation's youth. Athletic performance is being shaped by technological innovation. Students see mathematics used at Santa Cruz Skateboards, Nike, Dodger Stadium, Specialized Bicycles, and other venues. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Jackie Joyner-Kersee join Escalante in exploring the impact mathematics is having on world class athletics
Putting man in space & Sound engineering( Visual )

2 editions published between 1990 and 1992 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

America is committed to manning our first space station--an accomplishment of engineering and imagination. Astronaut Bonnie Dunbar joins Escalante to take students to Johnson Space Center in Houston to demonstrate how math is fundamental to the engineering that shapes our ability to operate in outer space. Students get a look at NASA's Mission Control, Weightless Environment Training Facility, Flight Simulation and Robotics Laboratory. The world of modern sound technology is designed and built using the language of mathematics. Students travel behind the scenes to a rock concert, recording studio, the world famous Hollywood Bowl, and meet film soundtrack composer Hans Zimmer. Students meet Dr. Elizabeth Cohen, sound acoustician for the Hollywood Bowl; Dr. Amar Bose, Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences at MIT, and president and founder of the Bose Corporation
Cartography ; Fashion( Visual )

2 editions published between 1990 and 1992 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Cartography, students learn how mapping requires the use of scale, rations, points and coordinates and the most important tool, the computer. Actor Edward James Olmos joins Escalante and Carlos Hagen-Lautrup, head of UCLA's Bruman (map) Library as this segment explores state-of-the-art mapping processes. In Fashion, students learn the importance of mathematics in the creation, manufacturing and marketing of clothing. Actor Kadeem Hardison and top model Cindy Crawford join Escalante and the students in discovering the realities behind designing and marketing "math" team jackets
Water engineering ; Optics( Visual )

2 editions published between 1990 and 1992 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Water engineering, students learn how mathematics is vital to the management of water, from flood control to the management of water supplies to large population areas. Film director Jame Cameron (The Abyss) joins Escalante to explore the water supply from New York to California where literally billions of gallons of water are needed daily. In Optics, students learn how lasers and fiber optics will revolutionize medicine, media and communications. Students see inside the University of Arizona, Tucson, Optical Sciences Center where they meet world famous astronomer Roger Angel. They also meet world renowned photo-journalist Mary Ellen Mark and photographer J.P. Morgan
Agriculture ; Aircraft design( Visual )

2 editions published between 1990 and 1992 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Part of a series designed to motivate students in grades 7 through 12 to study math and science. In Agriculture, students see how research and technology in the areas of agricultural engineering, aquaculture and hydroponics may pave the way to meeting the increasing food needs of the earth's population. In Aircraft design, students learn that only through an understanding of mathematics can engineers design aircraft that can stay in the air
Personal communication and mass communication( Visual )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first segment shows students how math relates to pagers, cellular phones, satellites, and fiber optics. The second segment discusses the role math plays in the mass communication industries including TV, radio, and satellite hook-ups
Animal care and fitness and physical performance( Visual )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First segment shows students how mathematics is used to develop more high-tech and efficient ways to care for animals. Second segment shows how math is important in sports (in the physics of shooting a basketball), dance (geometry), nutrition, biomechanics, etc
Future habitats and advanced transportation( Visual )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first segment explores how math is used to shape our vision of the future, including designing lunar landing stations, asteroid colonies, Mars outposts and other possibilities. The second segment explores advanced transportation and shows how math is used to help designers and visionaries develop cars, trains, and other transportation systems for the future
Renewable energy and environmental science and technology( Visual )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first segment takes students to Zond Industry's wind machines, to Sandia National Laboratories' solar tower, and to the Luz Corporation's solar collectors to learn how math is used in developing advanced energy concepts such as photovoltaics, geothermal, and biomass. The second segment explores the question of "What does math have to do with saving the planet?" Discusses how math concepts such as inequalities (greater-than, less-than) are applied to solar detoxification, biodiversity, global warming and the engineering of recycling and landfills
Graphic design ; Industrial design( Visual )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shows students how the graphic design profession offers practical applications of math in the forms of advertising, entertainment, and communication; and how geometric shapes and proportions are applied to every design
Meteorology and ocean exploration( Visual )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explains how math concepts help professionals in meteorology and physical, geological, chemical, and marine oceanography
Futures: Water engineering( Visual )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Futures( Visual )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discussions on a variety of vocations intended to motivate students in grades 7-12 to study mathematics
Graphic design( Visual )

3 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shows students how the graphic design profession offers practical applications of math in the forms of advertising, entertainment, and communication
Water engineering : & Optics( Visual )

2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shows how mathematics is vital to the management of water, from flood control to the management of water supplies to large population areas. James Cameron, guest. Focuses on the future of lasers and fiber optics as tools to revolutionize medicine, media and communications. Roger Angel and Mary Ellen Mark, guests
Agriculture & aircraft design( Visual )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Agriculture show students how math is used to help find ways of meeting the food needs of the earth's increasing human population. Aircraft design takes students into the fascinating world of flight to show why engineers need to know mathematics in order to design crafts that stay in the air
 
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Alternative Names
Escalante Gutiérrez, Jaime Alfonso

Gutiérrez, Jaime Alfonso Escalante

Jaime Escalante Bolivian educator, teacher and mathematician (1930-2010)

Jaime Escalante opvoeder uit Bolivia (1930-2010)

Хайме Эскаланте

ジェイミー・エスカランテ

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