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^{-8}. Check out the one that generates the Fibonacci sequence too. Note that to show these expansions you will definitely have to use Wolfram Alpha.

Curriculum Tags: Gr7, Gr8

http://aperiodical.com/2013/11/from-the-mailbag-dual-inversal-numbers/#comment-611141

I like this post on sampling error. I think when we teach this topic it can often get glossed over but here are several resources (including a video lesson) to help get the idea across on types of sampling error.

Curriculum Tags: MDM4U

http://learnandteachstatistics.wordpress.com/

I don't think this article is saying anything really ground breaking: "Make math interesting for students by showing them the beauty and by making it relevant". It's not a new article either (last year) but it sources both Steven Strogatz and Dan Meyer and points out that just by making a question about Justin Bieber, that won't make it relevant to students. They can see through that.

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http://blogs.kqed.org/mindshift/2013/10/finding-the-beauty-in-math/

I was in a workshop this week and we were given four different shapes (3 rectangles and a triangle of different colours) and asked to completely cover a regular piece of paper (without overlapping) using the pieces to create a "flag". At first thought this might have seemed like a lame activity for kids but further discussion revealed many different ways this could be connected to the elementary curriculum (fractions, percents, area, spacial geometry and more). The activity was developed by Dr. Cathy Bruce and you can download the instructions and template for cutting the shapes out here and the student BLM here that includes questions that can be asked.

Curriculum Tags: Gr7, Gr8

https://twitter.com/davidpetro314/status/511939184098283520/photo/1

I like this post on sampling error. I think when we teach this topic it can often get glossed over but here are several resources (including a video lesson) to help get the idea across on types of sampling error.

Curriculum Tags: MDM4U

http://learnandteachstatistics.wordpress.com/

Curriculum Tags: All

http://blogs.kqed.org/mindshift/2013/10/finding-the-beauty-in-math/

I was in a workshop this week and we were given four different shapes (3 rectangles and a triangle of different colours) and asked to completely cover a regular piece of paper (without overlapping) using the pieces to create a "flag". At first thought this might have seemed like a lame activity for kids but further discussion revealed many different ways this could be connected to the elementary curriculum (fractions, percents, area, spacial geometry and more). The activity was developed by Dr. Cathy Bruce and you can download the instructions and template for cutting the shapes out here and the student BLM here that includes questions that can be asked.

Curriculum Tags: Gr7, Gr8

https://twitter.com/davidpetro314/status/511939184098283520/photo/1

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How many math concepts could students touch on by making flags out of these shapes/colours? #mathchat pic.twitter.com/QIsv1krvy6
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— David Petro (@davidpetro314) September 16, 2014

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