One of the things that Dan Meyer did this summer is called "Makeover Monday"

where he and his readers take various bits of textbook work and retool them. Here are the results:

Bedroom Area (Area, Rates) http://blog.mrmeyer.com/?p=17230

Checkerboard Boarder (Quadratics, Patterning) http://blog.mrmeyer.com/?p=17257

where he and his readers take various bits of textbook work and retool them. Here are the results:

Bedroom Area (Area, Rates) http://blog.mrmeyer.com/?p=17230

Checkerboard Boarder (Quadratics, Patterning) http://blog.mrmeyer.com/?p=17257

Bedroom Carpet (Composite Area, Rates) http://blog.mrmeyer.com/?p=17348

Internet Plans (Systems of Equations) http://blog.mrmeyer.com/?p=17391

Meatballs (Composite Volume) http://blog.mrmeyer.com/?p=17442

Tire Marks (Root Functions) http://blog.mrmeyer.com/?p=17499

Postage Rates (Piecewise Graphs) http://blog.mrmeyer.com/?p=17502

Ferris Wheel (Periodic Functions) http://blog.mrmeyer.com/?p=17501

Shipping Routes (Systems of Equations, Patterning) http://blog.mrmeyer.com/?p=17500

Boat Race (Vectors, Geometry) http://blog.mrmeyer.com/?p=17503

Penny Circle (Quadratics) http://blog.mrmeyer.com/?p=17153

Internet Plans (Systems of Equations) http://blog.mrmeyer.com/?p=17391

Meatballs (Composite Volume) http://blog.mrmeyer.com/?p=17442

Tire Marks (Root Functions) http://blog.mrmeyer.com/?p=17499

Postage Rates (Piecewise Graphs) http://blog.mrmeyer.com/?p=17502

Ferris Wheel (Periodic Functions) http://blog.mrmeyer.com/?p=17501

Shipping Routes (Systems of Equations, Patterning) http://blog.mrmeyer.com/?p=17500

Boat Race (Vectors, Geometry) http://blog.mrmeyer.com/?p=17503

Penny Circle (Quadratics) http://blog.mrmeyer.com/?p=17153

Curriculum Tags: MCF3M, MCR3U

One dot, one person. That is, over 300 million dots representing each person in the US. All plotted out and colour coded by race. Neat visualization. Here is the link to the large zoomable map.

http://www.coopercenter.org/demographics/Racial-Dot-Map

Curriculum Tags: MDM4U

I must be fascinated by these things because I know I have pointed them out before. These pictures made of curves are neat. But unrelated to this is a new feature of Wolfram Alpha to "Analyze My Facebook Data". To do this you have to give Wolfram Access to your Facebook page but then it does its magic. Give it a try.

Curriclum Tags: MDM4U, MCR3U

From Edudemic, a nod to McGraw Hill's Eglossary of math

http://www.freetech4teachers.com/2013/08/eglossary-math-glossary-for-middle-high.html

http://www.freetech4teachers.com/2013/08/eglossary-math-glossary-for-middle-high.html

Curriculum Tags: All

A whole pile of I Have, Who Has cards already premade for math.

http://www.mathwire.com/whohas/whohas.html

Curriculum Tags: Gr7, Gr8

Here is a really cool algebra puzzle that requires only generating and solving linear equations. Take a look here

http://letsplaymath.net/2013/08/22/puzzle-algebra-on-rectangles/

Curriculum Tags: MFM1P, MPM1D

A whole pile of I Have, Who Has cards already premade for math.

http://www.mathwire.com/whohas/whohas.html

Curriculum Tags: Gr7, Gr8

Here is a really cool algebra puzzle that requires only generating and solving linear equations. Take a look here

http://letsplaymath.net/2013/08/22/puzzle-algebra-on-rectangles/

Curriculum Tags: MFM1P, MPM1D

In this video the boys from Top Gear (UK) take a look at how models scale down in size but actually scale up in durability

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ioYE_6Lx_hA

Curriculum Tags: Gr7, Gr8, MPM1D, MFM1P

The Big Bang Theory has no shortage of math references. Here's one that could be used as a Minds On for solving linear equations or speed

Curriculum Tags: Gr8, MPM1D, MFM1P

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9s9td5kvK5c

I still don't know what the 2nd guy says but this is still kinda funny "street math"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=stXG3np-BWE

Curriculum Tags: All

I love this one from XKCD dealing with the idea of small probabilities and statements that sound sensational but really aren't

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