Friday, August 11, 2017

Math Links for Week Ending Aug. 11th, 2017

For a while @Desmos has been teasing us with their geometry app but it wasn't very useful because you couldn't save anything. Well now you can. Just log into your @desmos account and save away. Next step will be to make it available on Teacher.desmos.com.
Curriculum Tags: All
https://www.desmos.com/geometry

This is so simple and so easy to do. A nice and perplexing way to have kids work with adding decimals.
Curriculum Tags: Gr7
https://twitter.com/Jstevens009/status/894753416857010176

Having spent the last few posts talking about Twitter Math Camp, it seems fitting that @wheeler_laura did a sketchnote about @pgliljedahl and @judylarson3 's paper about the #MTBoS.
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https://mslwheeler.wordpress.com/2017/07/27/what-drives-the-collective-knowing-learning-of-the-mtbos-community/


A new video from @numberphile that might be useful when talking with students about factoring (especially if they like baseball).
Curriculum Tags: Gr7, Gr8
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aCq04N9it8U

Who doesn't like graphing memes
Curriculum Tags: MPM2D, MFM2P
https://twitter.com/BryanPenfound/status/893953882182701056




Saturday, August 5, 2017

Math Links for Week Ending Aug. 4th, 2017

A few more links left over from last weeks Twitter Math Camp. One of the flex sessions was from @jgough on how she uses sketchnoting. Below is her summary of @Gfletchy's keynote. Check her Twitter feed out for more like this.
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https://twitter.com/jgough

In my morning session I was introduced to this nice whiteboard activity from @kellyoshea. The simple premise is that students are given a problem and asked to write a solution that has one intentional mistake on a whiteboard. Everyone else plays the "Mistake Game" to find the mistake. See all the details at the link below. Thanks to @Stoodle @PiSpeak for this one
https://kellyoshea.blog/2012/07/05/whiteboarding-mistake-game-a-guide/

Also from Twitter Math Camp is a neat little idea from @Borschtwithanna. Use Desmos Activity builder as an entrance card. Check it out.
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https://teacher.desmos.com/activitybuilder/custom/57d82d6420bbe80309333268

The Global Math Project is coming up in the fall and will be using Exploding Dots as it's vehicle. Here @Giohio has created a neat little Geogebra app to simulate them.
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https://twitter.com/giohio/status/891402537810763777

We are all born mathematicians but somehow the education system beats it out of some of us.
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http://www.npr.org/sections/ed/2017/08/01/530053714/guess-what-were-all-born-with-mathematical-abilities
Some great ideas to help students in math class from @saravdwerf. It's a long post but well worth the read. thanks to @stoodle and @pispeak for this one
https://saravanderwerf.com/2016/05/24/the-1-thing-i-did-in-my-support-math-classes/
Some probability and permutations from Numberphile
Curriculum Tags: MDM4U
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pbXg5EI5t4c


A nice bar graph of the words spoken by each character on The Office.
Curriculum Tags: Gr7, Gr8, MDM4U,
https://twitter.com/DataIsBeautiful/status/891335764075827200
Good fraction stuff just appearing at Twitter Math Camp.
Curriculum Tags: Gr7, Gr8
https://twitter.com/gfletchy/status/890901548276092928

I saw this on America's Got Talent last week. You can surely ask some annuity questions.
Curriculum Tags: MCR3U, MBF3C, MCF3M
https://twitter.com/davidpetro314/status/892568662716108801


Apparently is was John Venn's birthday this week. Thanks to @mlbrackmartin for this one
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 https://www.facebook.com/Invesnecky/photos/a.469195666446184.107893.123854834313604/1613038612061878/?type=3&theater