Friday, November 20, 2020

Math Links for Week Ending Nov 20th, 2020

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I really appreciate these long form videos from @StandUpMaths about election fraud and (my favourite) Benford's law. 
Curriculum Tags: MDM4U
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=etx0k1nLn78
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aokNwKx7gM8


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I have mentioned #SlowRevealGraphs before but it's worth mentioning again. It's a nice structure to get kids talking about Data Management topics. With this one from @JennaLaib we are looking at an infographic of wealth distribution in Toronto. 
Curriculum Tags: Gr7, Gr8, MDM4U
https://slowrevealgraphs.com/2020/10/26/income-inequality-in-toronto/


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It's always fun to watch @AnnieK_P create
Curriculum Tags: All
https://twitter.com/anniek_p/status/1327707566936367107
https://twitter.com/anniek_p/status/1327760269397942273

Nice dynamic tessellation 
Curriculum Tags: Gr7
https://twitter.com/KangarooPhysics/status/1327674314808832000

@Radiolab does their take on why Benford's law doesn't suggest there is election fraud and their original episode on Benford's law was tried to use as evidence that there was. 
Curriculum Tags: MDM4U
https://www.wnycstudios.org/podcasts/radiolab/articles/breaking-benford



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Some reference diagrams for teaching circle trig
Curriculum Tags: MCR3U
https://twitter.com/SegarRogers/status/1327923982796992512

Why not use what you have to model the area of a circle?
Curriculum Tags: Gr7
https://twitter.com/howie_hua/status/1326349817761558529

    

Friday, November 13, 2020

Math Links for Week Ending Nov. 13th, 2020

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Last week was #BlackInMathWeek and the participation was awesome on Twitter. Check out that hashtag and the #BlackInMathRollCall hashtags for all the great Tweets
Curriculum Tags: All
https://twitter.com/hashtag/BlackInMathWeek?src=hashtag_click&f=live
https://twitter.com/hashtag/BlackInMathRollCall?src=hashtag_click&f=live

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In this post @FawnPNguyen takes three "classic" math starters and tweaks them giving them fresh legs. Take a look. 
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http://fawnnguyen.com/changing-up-popular-warm-up-routines/






Last week I shared some of my resources from the @MakeMathMoments virtual conference and now @SaraVDWerf is sharing some of hers as well as resources from CMC South. You can always count on Sara to have great stuff. 
Curriculum Tags: All
https://www.saravanderwerf.com/cmc-south-make-math-moments-virtual-summit-resources/

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Oh man, who doesn't like and infinite fractal?
Curriculum Tags: All
https://twitter.com/pickover/status/1325989613211619328

It is problematic that so many people profess being bad at math. We have a lot of work to do
Curriculum Tags: All
https://twitter.com/Jason_To/status/1324922564100190208

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You can always count on @JamesTanton to give us a prompt to help us think about inequalities in such a fun way
Curriculum Tags: MHF4U
https://twitter.com/jamestanton/status/1326879298914054146


Friday, November 6, 2020

Math Links for Week Ending Nov 6th.

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This weekend I am part of the free @MakeMathMoments Virtual Summit. There is a pretty good slate of speakers (and me :-)  ) Some are live, some are pre recorded. Even if you read this a few days late, you can still see some of the recording (just do it before Nov13). Just go to the website and register. 
Curriculum Tags: All
https://summit.makemathmoments.com/schedule/  

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One of the things I'm talking about in my session is that I have been playing around with using a Desmos Activity to create online tests for students that are similar but have different values in the questions for each student. This activity isn't one of those tests. Instead it's a compilation of a bunch of possible types of questions that could be created. And by type, I don't mean the type of math but instead, how many random variables are needed to generate the questions. Check out the description for a couple of videos too. One on what the file is, in general, and the other on how you might use it to create your own questions.
Curriculum Tags: All
https://teacher.desmos.com/activitybuilder/custom/5f8c7349e0247f0cdae253ae

Though not as frequently as me, @Mathsgem posts some of her favourite found resources on the Internet. Here's her latest:
Curriculum Tags: All
https://twitter.com/mathsjem/status/1322826202252533760

I have always liked how @MathEqualsLove shares her stuff and now she has a new website to do it. Check it out.
Curriculum Tags:All
https://mathequalslove.net/
If you didn't know already, @pgliljedahl finally got a book about the Thinking Classroom and @wheeler_laura not only does some illustrations for the book but she's got the book club too
Curriculum Tags: All
https://ca.corwin.com/en-gb/nam/building-thinking-classrooms-in-mathematics-grades-k-12/book268862

New from @christophe_sew, practice on optimizing rectangles
Curriculum Tags: MPM1D, MCV4U
https://twitter.com/Christophe_Sew/status/1323492785530511360



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Although I wouldn't characterize exponential decay as obscure, here are 5 obscure math equations that rule the world. 
Curriculum Tags:All
https://www.discovermagazine.com/the-sciences/5-obscure-formulas-that-rule-the-world 

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My latest podcast is out with @Pi_Lab and @PeterTaylor77 talking about animations and exponential functions ahead of their upcoming webinar. 
Curriculum Tags: MHF4U, MCR3U
https://talks.oame.on.ca/season-3 





A couple of cool visualizations by @Matthen2
Curriculum Tags: MHF4U
https://twitter.com/matthen2/status/1322483571978760193

I like this one from @Matthen2 to prove Pythagorean Theorem
Curriculum Tags: Gr8, MPM1D, MFM1P
https://twitter.com/matthen2/status/1322843458566983680



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This is a fun way to have number sense be more play based. 
Curriculum Tags: Gr7 
https://twitter.com/MarkChubb3/status/1322554205295575042


Have you seen these image based solving equations puzzles on the Interwebs? Here is a fun idea to have your kids make them up using Google Slides (or similar)
Curriculum Tags: Gr7, Gr8
https://twitter.com/GiftedTawk/status/1322524994061127680

This is an awesome probability resource. 
Curriculum Tags: Gr7, Gr8, MBF3C, MDM4U
https://twitter.com/xkcdComic/status/1322376151226986496

Deep questions from @JamesTanton about parabolas
Curriculum Tags: MCR3U
https://twitter.com/jamestanton/status/1323971119838158848
You can always count on @MonaChalabi to give a unique perspective, in this case it's comparing winning the lottery to casting the winning vote. Neat comparison. 
Curriculum Tags: MDM4U
https://twitter.com/MonaChalabi/status/1323765548698710016
I thought this was an interesting way to look at how the voting was going in those slow to count states. Extrapolation to the rescue. 
Curriculum Tags: MPM1D, MFM1P, MDM4U
https://twitter.com/wayner99/status/1324188525114306561

Friday, October 30, 2020

Math Links for Week Ending Oct 30th, 2020

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Do you have a grade 10 or 11 student here in Canada who is interested in STEAM? Then they may want to apply to take part in the SHAD program. The Program runs in July but the deadline is this December. Students participate in this University based program that "provides a unique opportunity for students to access university academics, STEAM and entrepreneurship content and hands-on learning experiences that go way beyond the high school curriculum."
Curriculum Tags: All
https://www.shad.ca/shad2021-educators/

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You can take a look at this week's @Desmos Live video below where they released a new activity The Tortoise and the Hare (good for all of your describing linear motion needs). But what I wanted to point out is their list of all of their newly released activities all together in this collection. Some of these were even news to me. Check them out here:
Curriculum Tags:All
https://teacher.desmos.com/collection/5e44be054273ab1a7f4e7471


Here's a fun websketch from @DPScher based on a @JamesTanton problem. It's a puzzle based on balances where there is a connection to solving equations but with a bit more complexity. 
Curriculum Tags: Gr7, Gr8, MPM1D, MFM1P
http://www.sineofthetimes.org/tantons-two-pan-balance-puzzle/



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This week on Desmos Live, three things: a new activity, talk about online assessment and checking in with 5 educators doing their best this year. 
Curriculum Tags: All
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vsdVtAhR5Iw


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Here's a fun pattern prompt from (go figure) @FawnPNguyen. And don't forget to check out some of the work in the comments.
Curriculum Tags: MFM2P, MFM2P, MCR3U, MCF3M
https://twitter.com/fawnpnguyen/status/1319690854181662722


Here's another prompt from @DonFraser9 and in it he defines a new operator
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Friday, October 23, 2020

Math Links for Week Ending Oct 23rd, 2020

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Just in time for Halloween, @Desmos releases two new activities, one for solving inequalities and the other on plotting points to create an animated pumpkin. They were released at the most recent Desmos Live - see video below 
Curriculum Tags: MHF4U, Gr7, Gr8, MPM1D, MFM1P
https://teacher.desmos.com/activitybuilder/custom/5f8f9b53da3d9727dff0918f
https://teacher.desmos.com/activitybuilder/custom/5f80b2099c15a9270328b8c8

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Here is a great list of Desmos activities all aligned to Ontario math curriculum from @ChrisLeeCHSS.
Curriculum Tags: All
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1QdNQ5l8qaMXcn8fPy4UKvx5DxXdfKo_hwnRLe5POu9Y/edit#gid=0


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Desmos Live
Curriculum Tags: All
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mz4xDo7IRyc


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I like when simple conversations yield more resources. In this case, @DonFraser6 posts a prompt and then @MarkChubb3 jumps on board. 
Curriculum Tags: Gr7, Gr8
https://twitter.com/DonFraser9/status/1318659269689024514
https://twitter.com/MarkChubb3/status/1318943932521320450


Friday, October 16, 2020

Math Links for Week Ending Oct. 16th, 2020

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I think any time that you can contextualize math in a way that connects to students then you are probably on the right track. And so if you are working with cylinders, then you might like this task from @MrAspinal connecting cylinders to Super Mario. Have fun
Curriculum Tags: Gr7, Gr8
http://brianaspinall.com/3d-measurement-just-how-big-is-a-super-mario-pipe/

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Connecting right angled triangles to degrees and radians from @christophe_sew with this self checking activity

Curriculum Tags: MHF4U
https://twitter.com/Christophe_Sew/status/1316462673782075399
Are you looking for some sample slides to help you create your own @Desmos activities. Then @ChrisLeeCHSS has some of his favourite slides that you can copy into your own activities and modify. 
Curriculum Tags: MCR3U, MHF4U

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I was reminded of this video this week. It's a great connection between coding and mathematics and with the new Ontario math curriculum's inclusion of coding, it seems like it's a good fit. Though some of the math moves into high school, it could easily be used in elementary to spark interest. 
Curriculum Tags:All
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_IZMVMf4NQ0

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So that's how factoring quadratics works. Thanks to @Joe_Sisco for pointing this one out
Curriculum Tags: MPM2D, MFM2P, MCR3U, MCF3M, MBF3C
https://twitter.com/howie_hua/status/1316910572617797632/photo/1

A nice little @OpenMiddle Activity when dealing with angle relationships
Curriculum Tags: Gr8, MPM1D, MFM1P
https://twitter.com/MrJohnRowe/status/1316504184649183234


Friday, October 9, 2020

Math Links for Week Ending Oct 9th, 2020

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It's Global Math Week. For the last few years, lead by @JamesTanton and @GlobalMathProj, teachers around the world have been on a mission to spread joyous mathematics to their students. This year is no different and starting Oct 10 (10/10) we hope that you will bring the idea of Exploding Dots to your kids. Check out the website for all the activities. 
Curriculum Tags: All
https://globalmathproject.org/exploding-dots/


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Some of us are teaching face to face, some teaching fully online and some with a combination of the two. If you are doing anything online with your students then you might like this summary of tips and tricks for engaging your students online (or face to face) from @Wheeler_Laura
Curriculum Tags: All
https://sites.google.com/ocdsb.ca/wheeler/resources-tools-for-teachers/remote-learning

If you want some insight into the new Ontario math curriculum then you don't want to miss some of the webinars to help support them. 
Curriculum Tags: All
https://twitter.com/rossisen/status/1313526712207060993

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Just a reminder that, maybe, understanding data management is more important than calculus. And although there have been some concerns with the group Levitt got together for this for not having enough actual teachers, I still pretty much agree with the sentiment. Thanks to @Joe_Sisco for pointing this one out
Curriculum Tags: All
https://www.salon.com/2020/09/26/teaching-data-science-instead-of-calculus-high-schools-math-debate/

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Do you like basketball and dat visualizations? Then this is for you. Thanks to @JoelBezaire for this one. 
Curriculum Tags: MDM4U
https://twitter.com/kirkgoldsberry/status/1312902491286253568

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This could be a really quick math starter. 
Curriculum Tags: All
https://twitter.com/MarkChubb3/status/1312914605916659712

I feel like this trick has been done before with covid data already. Seems to be a popular "how to lie with statistics" method. 
Curriculum Tags: MDM4U
https://twitter.com/sturdyAlex/status/1314563677144657922