Monthly Archives: August 2012

String Art: An Adventure in Line Designs

Sometimes what starts out as a doodle can become an exploration in math and appreciated as art.  In my last post, Vi Hart  demonstrated the power of dots and lines and their connections to the conic sections – parabolas, hyperbolas, and … Continue reading

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Student String Art – A few examples

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A Different Voice

As I was tweeting this past week, I was intrigued by the controversy over Khan Academy and its philosopy/videos. I’m not jumping into that messy discussion on this blog entry.  Instead, as I was trying to figure out what was going on, I stumbled upon a … Continue reading

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Five Thoughts on Twitter and Teaching

I’ve just recently started tweeting (it’s been 2 weeks). I learned the difference between using @ and #.I’m following more people than I thought I would and wonder why some people don’t put anything in their profiles to let others … Continue reading

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Transformational Geometry

As teachers gear up for the Common Core State Standards, the importance of Transformation Geometry is growing. I think teachers are a little concerned about this new approach to geometry because of their lack of familiarity with the power of Transformational … Continue reading

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