## Friday, June 7, 2013

### Math Links for Week Ending June 7th, 2013

Fluid software is a suite of software for math manipulation. Graphs, solving equations, dynamic expressions all can be done and the interface is sweet. Perfect for iPads and Smartboards. Take a look. Thanks to Paul Haggart for this one
Curriculum Tags: All
http://www.fluiditysoftware.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=27&Itemid=7

Stupid Calculations is a blog "WHERE PRACTICAL FACTS GET RENDERED INTO UTTERLY USELESS ONES." It's relatively new and to give you a sense of what goes on here you don't have to go further than the first post: How big would a phone be if it was made from the screens of all of the iphones in the world.
Curriculum Tags: All
http://www.stupidcalculations.com/

Here is a very good site for Data Management that has a large number of simulations. From the basic rolling dice to the Birthday problem. Thanks to Sam Garrison for this one.
Curriculum Tags: MDM4U
http://socr.ucla.edu/
Here is a really great blog post about the difference between rote mathematics and what it me
ans to understand math. Take a look at the first two videos to get a sense of how kids have trouble with this. Below is the 3rd video that also shows the issue.
Curriculum Tags: All
http://robertkaplinsky.com/what-does-it-mean-to-understand-mathematics/

Do you need a super long assignment for your students. How about graphing 140 or so points. That might take a while but if it creates the shape of a cartoon character then it might be easier. Find a pile of different images that kids can create different cartoon characters. Thanks to Jenna Brescacin, Paul Clement & Laurie Hannan for this one.
Curriculum Tags: Gr7, Gr8, MFM1P, MPM1D
http://www.math-aids.com/Graphing/Four_Quadrant_Graphing.html

Here is an interactive online practice test that would be used for some of the state tests they have in the US. It's actually pretty interesting how the questions are interactive. They are more than just multiple
choice questions. Its pretty neat.
Curriculum Tags: MCR3U, MHF4U
https://sbacpt.tds.airast.org/student/login.aspx?c=SBAC_PT

Here is a nice series of videos on measurement and various places it shows up. Thanks to Jenna Brescacin, Paul Clement & Laurie Hannan for this one.
Curriculum Tags: Gr7, Gr8, MFM1P, MPM1D, MBF3C, MAP4C
Big or Small: Measure it All - land http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BivfeVBZ0Jo
Big or Small: Measure it All - sea http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1K_tty3FTSU
Big or Small: Measure it All - time http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lSsN1Ng_o_8
Big or Small: Measure it All - space http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-C62POLkdOU
Big or Small: Measure it All - air http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MCFBVPIOPqI