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My New Favorite Calculus App!

I was a Calculus teacher for years and I was always looking for ways to provide better visualization of concepts for students.  I used  colored chalk on the chalkboard, hand-built models, Mathematica, Geometer’s Sketchpad, TI and HP graphing calculators, and … Continue reading

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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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Academic Honesty in Question

Cheating? Really? Are you positive? Cheating is sometimes a hard call and other times it is not even questionable. Here’s my story: One day I decided once to give my students extra time on an exam the next day because … 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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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/hands-on learner, I loved this problem and the hands-on way of solving it.  Many of my students have taken this problem home to challenge … Continue reading

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Cell Phones, QR Codes, GPS and Tablets

I just read a post by Katie Stansberry at http://www.iste.org/connect/iste-connects/blog.aspx and how she used a a free QR code generator and created a scavenger hunt for her students with their cell phones at the University of Oregon.  It got me thinking… why not … Continue reading

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