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Category Archives: Geometry
Delicious Lessons in Calculus
I gave a Calculus workshop. The conference was full of handson math workshops for teachers, mostly from the city of Chicago – amazing teachers! I was asked to give a handson workshop for precalculus/calculus teachers and immediately thought of volume … Continue reading
Posted in Calculus, Common Core, Geometry, Math Education, Math Modeling, SMART Board, Technology
Tagged activities, calculus, crosssections, Food, handson activity, Math, Math Modeling, technology
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Tellagami – Think of the Possibilities….
While on Twitter I recently learned about the Tellagami App and immediately I started thinking about how much fun it would be for students while allowing them to create ways to share their learning. Formative and summative assessments might just … Continue reading
Posted in Algebra, Calculus, Common Core, Geometry, Technology
Tagged art, assessment, Language Arts, Math, Mathematics, Mobile App, Music, Science, Social Studies, technology
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Real Math + Students = Engagement
Students always ask, “When are we ever going to use math?” They often say, “I don’t need math for the job I want.” As teachers, we know that almost all jobs use math. This assignment helped my students realize that math was everywhere and … Continue reading
Posted in Algebra, Calculus, Common Core, Geometry, Math Education, Technology
Tagged applications, Real math, video, videos
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Origami + Math + Mobiles
So exactly how do origami and math relate to each other? The connection with geometry is clear and yet multifaceted; a folded model is both a piece of art and a geometric figure. Just unfold it and take a … Continue reading
What’s Math Got to do with it? – Video/Writing Assignment
Students always ask, “What jobs use math?” “When are we ever going to use math?” We know that the answer is almost all of them. However, when I started teaching, it became more important to have examples to share with students. As … Continue reading
Posted in Algebra, Calculus, Common Core, Geometry, Technology
Tagged Algebra, career, careers, geometry, Internet, Math, Real world, student work, technology, video, writing
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Eating Volumes: Delicious & Unexpected Lesson in Calculus
Yesterday I gave a workshop at the iMathination Conference in St. Charles,IL. The conference is full of handson math workshops for teachers, mostly from the city of Chicago – amazing teachers! I was asked to give a handson workshop for … Continue reading
Posted in Calculus, Common Core, Geometry, Math Education, SMART Board, Technology
Tagged area, calculus, Creativity, crosssections, design, integral, Math, models, sketchpad, smart board, solids with known crosssections, technology, visual calculus, volume
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7 Sites for Creating Word/Data Clouds
I’m a very visual person and love shapes. (Yes, I am a math person!!!) By putting words in shapes or visually displaying in a different way, they become more interesting to me. Sometimes, it becomes a puzzle to figure out … Continue reading
Posted in Geometry, Math Education, SMART Board, Technology
Tagged design, technology, vocabulary, word, word art, word clouds, wordart, words
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