## Friday, August 22, 2014

### Math Links for Week Ending Aug 22nd, 2014

Though it may not be obvious at first, I think this new Numberphile video would be a perfect thing to show as an application of zeros of functions. Watch this video about how to use math to steady a wobbly table and see if you don't agree.
Curriculum Tags: MPM2D, MFM2P, MCR3U, MCF3M, MBF3C, MHF4U, MCV4U, MCT4C

At the Making Math Meaningful blog last semester @marybourassa took us through every day of her grade 10 applied course. She and her colleague @alexoverwijk developed a curriculum plan that intertwined (or spiralled as they say) all of the curriculum. They presented it at Twitter Math Camp, you can look at their Powerpt here. But check out the blog post below for a more detailed explanation and if you are teaching grade 10 applied then you might want to consider it.
Curriculum Tags: MFM2P
http://marybourassa.blogspot.ca/2014/07/a-summary-of-spiraling-through.html

Some nice unit conversion resources (specifically metric - imperial) here from Mr. Stadel. Includes a 3Act task dealing with speed conversions. Good for ratios too. Check it out below.
Curriculum Tags: Gr7, MFM1P, MFM2P

Teaching ratios? Then you probably may bring up the Golden Ratio. If so then why not wear your favourite jewelry?
Curriculum Tags: Gr7, Gr8, MPM1D, MFM1P
https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/177985181/small-fibonacci-golden-ratio-necklace

Talking about outliers? Then here is an example relating to playing scrabble. In fact, relating to the best scrabble player in the world. Spoiler alert he's the outlier.
Curriculum Tags: Gr8, MDM4U, MAP4C
http://fivethirtyeight.com/features/what-makes-nigel-richards-the-best-scrabble-player-on-earth/

Even the NY Subway collects data. This time on what kinds of things have been left behind on the trains. Not surprisingly, cell phones are #1. But click on the link below and see the graph of the weird stuff too. None the less, some more graphs to include in any data management unit
Curriculum Tags: Gr7, Gr8, MBF3C, MDM4U
http://fivethirtyeight.com/datalab/mta-new-york-lost-and-found-subway-most-common/