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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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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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Design a Deluxe Container

A Challenge in Sphere-Packing Since college and my first year of teaching, I’ve been on the lookout for applications that would be accessible problems for my students but would stretch them mathematically and draw on their talents and creativity. I … Continue reading

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Deluxe Containers – Student work

For project details…  Design a Deluxe Container

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