Category Archives: Geometry

Delicious Lessons in Calculus

I gave a Calculus workshop.  The conference was full of hands-on math workshops for teachers, mostly from the city of Chicago – amazing teachers! I was asked to give a hands-on workshop for pre-calculus/calculus teachers and immediately thought of volume … Continue reading

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 hands-on math workshops for teachers, mostly from the city of Chicago  – amazing teachers!  I was asked to give a hands-on workshop for … Continue reading

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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

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