Curriculum Tags: Gr7, Gr8
This is an interesting video. It asks the questions "Does math exist?" That is, is it just a construct of the human mind or does it actually exist outside in the world.
Curriculum Tags: All
I love when we can give fun systems of equations questions. And I like this one for a couple of reasons. The first is the presentation. By giving the visuals rather than just giving the information helps the students own the question a bit more. The other thing I like is that it doesn't ask the standard question: "How much does one chocolate one bag of chips cost?" Instead it goes right to another scenario. Of course the other good thing is the fact that this is on the 101qs site that encourages exploring the 3Act task by first letting us ask questions about short videos and images. You should become a member. Thanks to @dydan for this one.
Curriculum Tags: MFM2P, MPM2D
Kyle at the Tap Into Teen Minds blog has been busy. Here are three of a bunch of new resources (more next week). First he has created a neat iBook on Pythagorean Theorem. It uses resources from the web (like a 3Act task) and interactive quizzes to teach through the idea of the Pythagorean Theorem. Obviously this will only work if you have an iPad or iPhone but it is free and its a nice interactive textbook.
Curriculum Tags: Gr8, MPM1D, MFM1P
Another one from Tap into Teen Minds. This time a nice review of the generation of the volume of a right triangular prism.
Curriculum Tags: Gr7, Gr8, MPM1D, MFM1P
And finally this week another visualization, this time of the area of a trapezoid. He has been really getting his Keynote on lately.
Curriculum Tags: Gr7
More or Less podcast (starting at about the 11min mark) to hear the story behind the story.
Curriculum Tags: Gr7, Gr8, MFM1P, MPM1D