Tag Archives: transformation

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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String Art: An Adventure in Line Designs

Sometimes what starts out as a doodle can become an exploration in math and appreciated as art.  In my last post, Vi Hart  demonstrated the power of dots and lines and their connections to the conic sections – parabolas, hyperbolas, and … Continue reading

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Transformational Geometry

As teachers gear up for the Common Core State Standards, the importance of Transformation Geometry is growing. I think teachers are a little concerned about this new approach to geometry because of their lack of familiarity with the power of Transformational … Continue reading

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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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