## Friday, January 3, 2014

### Math Links for Week Ending Jan. 3rd, 2014

Any time you can connect video games to math, I like that. And if you can do it using Tracker, even better. Here its using video analysis to estimate how fast the cars are going in Angry Birds Go! There is enough in here so that you could include math from both grade 9 and 10 math depending on how deep you want to go.
Curriculum Tags: MFM1P, MPM1D, MFM2P, MPM2D
http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2013/12/how-fast-are-the-cars-in-angry-birds-go/

If you teach exponential growth you should watch this video. It doesn't use and fancy technology or have any bells and whistles but it does a great job of really putting the idea of exponentials in perspective. And if you like this video I suggest you watch the rest of the videos in the series. There are a lot of great ideas that you can use for sure. I really like the way he really drives home the idea of doubling.
Curriculum Tags: MCR3U, MCF3M, MHF4U, MAP4C
http://www.albartlett.org/presentations/arithmetic_population_energy_video1.html

It always seems like there aren't many Calculus resources. Well here is a nice paper and pencil resource for converting between f and f' from Math Teacher Mambo.
Curriculum Tags: MCV4U
http://mathteachermambo.blogspot.com/2014/01/calculus-f-and-f-graphs.html
Here is an interesting question. What height would we be if we continued to grow at the same rate we do in our first month of life? This is the latest question from the blog What if? (the creator of XKCD) Where crazy questions are treated with physics and mathematical treatment. This one would be good for linear relations or ratios.
Curriculum Tags: MFM1P, MPM1D
http://what-if.xkcd.com/77/

Planet Nutshell has a new series of videos called Math Shorts and they have created a handful of the 20 or so eventual videos. See them all here. Thanks to Free Technology for Teachers for this one.
Curriculum Tags: Gr7, Gr8
http://www.planetnutshell.com/skill/math-shorts/

Here is an interesting image that relates to algebraic fallacies. It could be used for some of those higher end students when dealing with the fine points of algebraic manipulations.
Curriculum Tags: MPM1D, MPM2D
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Bc-0INnIcAAdykP.jpg

For those who are into Malcom Gladwell's new book David & Goliath
Curriculum Tags: MBF3C, MDM4U
https://i.chzbgr.com/maxW500/7958374656/h5E5820CE/

#### 1 comment:

1. What a cool resource you are providing. Thanks for doing the leg work for finding links that may otherwise be missed.