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Monthly Archives: November 2012
Solve this: 1/2+1/4+1/8+1/16+1/32+…=? and more with a piece of paper!
Students love to be able to solve hard problems (contrary to popular beliefs) and as a visual/handson learner, I loved this problem and the handson way of solving it. Many of my students have taken this problem home to challenge … Continue reading
Posted in Algebra, Common Core, Geometry
Tagged Algebra, calculus, fractions, geometric series, limits, Math, Math Modeling, paper folding, paper tearing, series, technology
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Inexpensive & Versatile Whiteboards
As a classroom teacher, learning was always most important and time often was the enemy. Passing things out and gathering them back at the end of class was too timeconsuming, even if it only takes a couple of minutes. It … Continue reading
Posted in Algebra, Common Core, Geometry, Math Education, Math Modeling, Uncategorized
Tagged file folders, graphing, inexpensive whiteboards, student work, whiteboards
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Design a Deluxe Container
A Challenge in SpherePacking Since college and my first year of teaching, I’ve been on the lookout for applications that would be accessible problems for my students but would stretch them mathematically and draw on their talents and creativity. I … Continue reading
Posted in Common Core, Geometry, Technology
Tagged efficiency, geometry, maximum, minimum, sphere, sphere packing, spheres, volume
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Deluxe Containers – Student work
For project details… Design a Deluxe Container
Posted in Common Core, Geometry, Technology
Tagged assessment, Creativity, efficiency, geometry, Math, maximum, minimum, sphere, sphere packing, spheres, technology, volume
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