Friday, June 21, 2013

Math Links for Week Ending June 21st, 2013

Geez that Dan Meyer knows how to maximize his Klout score. This is a really great use of twitter. Here is his tweet:
Then what follows is a barrage of tweets with great real examples of something that is conceptually hard to find examples for. Well done Dan (and Twitter). See the discussion here:
Curriculum Tags: Gr7, Gr8

Might as well stick with Dan Meyer some more with this really nice real world metric/imperial conversion task. Nice rework of this basic textbook question. Once again, Twitter to the rescue. It is interesting how minor tweaks can spice a question up to be more problem solving.
http://blog.mrmeyer.com/?p=17230
Curriculum Tags: Gr7, Gr8, MPM2P

Chance News is a semi regular Wiki all about statistics and probability. Quotes, real data from all over the place. Probably most appropriate for MDM4U. Be sure to subscribe to the feed.
http://test.causeweb.org/wiki/chance/index.php/Chance_93
Curriculum Tags: MDM4U

The massive numbers that surround UPS (and any courier service). How about this for a Big number. \$30 Million: how much extra it
would cost if every driver went just one extra mile per day. This could be used to talk about the ide of big numbers or about combinatorics.
http://www.wired.com/business/2013/06/ups-astronomical-math/
Curriculum Tags: MDM4U

How about an activity about the longest NHL hockey matches. Yummy Math has it. Good for data and ratio and proportion. The activity is ready to go. Just download the PDF.
http://www.yummymath.com/2013/longest-nhl-matches-in-history/
Curriculum Tags: Gr7, Gr8, MFM1P

Forty resources that deal with dice. Need some ideas for probability, try here first.
http://kbkonnected.tumblr.com/post/12928926198/40-resources-for-dice-and-everything-dice
Curriculum Tags:Gr7, Gr8, MAT1L, MBF3C, MDM4U

This is actually from a year ago but its a neat visual representation of equivalent fractions.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a5z-OEIfw3s
Curriculum Tags: Gr7, Gr8

Last week I mentioned the heat map of the most popular birthdays. This week Data Viz revisits the data with a new visualization
http://thedailyviz.com/2013/06/08/birthday-heatmap-born-again/
Curriculum Tags: MDM4U

Why not end on some humor. Some real bad math here in a bunch of visual examples. For example, see if you can spot the error in the quadratic formula (its actually hard to see but its there):
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/06/18/work-math-fails_n_3442834.html
Curriculum Tags: All

1 comment:

1. Thanks for sharing my dice post. I've added your blog to my feedly. :)