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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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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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A Sweet Treat for your HS Math Class

A basic premise of science is that much of the physical world can be described mathematically and that many physical phenomena are predictable.  This was part of the scientific revolution that took place in Europe during the late 1500’s.  So, … Continue reading

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Student String Art – A few examples

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Geometry Golf

There are three different kinds of golf activities that my students enjoyed, ranging from very simple to moderate to outrageous! Protractor Golf – Protractor Golfing2012 (click to download the project)- Protractor Golf is an activitiy that can be used with students … Continue reading

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