Friday, July 18, 2014

Math Links for Week Ending July 18th, 2014

This is a neat problem that you could have grade 7 or 8 students work on that fits really nicely into the geometry strand. The premiss is you have 5 points then there is always a way to create a convex quadrilateral and then extends from there.
Curriculum Tags: Gr7, Gr8

Here is a nice interview with Ed Frenkel on Science Friday where he talks about the importance of learning math. Going as far to say that it is your patriotic duty to learn math. Listen at the link below.
Curriculum Tags: All

Need some graph paper templates? Look no further than this site which has many to choose from (including calculator screens).
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If you have students who are Dr. Who fans then maybe you can use some of this data to deal with data management.
Curriculum Tags: Gr7, Gr8, MBF3C, MDM4U

If you are a fan of Archie (yes, the Archie of Archie comics) then you may be sad that (spoiler alert) he will be taking a bullet and dying in the latest issue (it's been a while since I looked an Archie Comic and it looks like things have been getting a bit darker). None the less, according to 538, Archie has been dying for years and here is the data to prove it.
Curriculum Tags: Gr7, Gr8, MBF3C, MDM4U

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