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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, 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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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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Design a Deluxe Container
A Challenge in SpherePacking 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
Posted in Common Core, Geometry, Technology
Tagged efficiency, geometry, maximum, minimum, sphere, sphere packing, spheres, volume
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Deluxe Containers – Student work
For project details… Design a Deluxe Container
Posted in Common Core, Geometry, Technology
Tagged assessment, Creativity, efficiency, geometry, Math, maximum, minimum, sphere, sphere packing, spheres, technology, volume
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