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Tag Archives: calculus
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, handbuilt models, Mathematica, Geometer’s Sketchpad, TI and HP graphing calculators, and … Continue reading
Posted in Calculus, Common Core, Math Modeling, Technology
Tagged calculus, iPad, iPhone, Math, Math Modeling, Mobile App, PreCalculus, technology, transformation, translation, volume
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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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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
Posted in Calculus, Common Core, Math Education, Technology
Tagged academic honesty, calculus, cheating, copyright
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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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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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Cell Phones, QR Codes, GPS and Tablets
I just read a post by Katie Stansberry at http://www.iste.org/connect/isteconnects/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
Posted in Math Education, Technology
Tagged Algebra, assessment, calculus, design, geometry, Math, student work, technology
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