Curriculum Tags: Gr7, Gr8, MPM2D, MFM2P, MDM4U

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A new blog has emerged from the MTBoS. Better Questions mission is to have an open discussion on how to ask better questions in math class. It will have possible questions to ask, what actually got asked, what students asked and what they wished they had asked. The blog has only been around for a few weeks but there are many posts already so head on over there to get a sense of the discussion or to contribute yourself. Thanks to @marybourassa for pointing this out

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I have been using and promoting the idea of a close line number line for a few years now (check out the banner image of my other blog to see an example). Andrew Stadel's recent blog post is about the different ways to use a number line. We like keeping them up in class all the time and they can be used in just about every grade. I personally am a fan of using them with functions (ie place x on a numberline - where would 2x go?)

Curriculum Tags: Allhttp://mr-stadel.blogspot.ca/2015/08/clothesline.html

I love when teachers are thoughtful enough to share a butt tonne of work. In this post @misscalcul8 shares her collection of class starters (she calls them Bell Ringers). They are made up of things I have mentioned before (which one doesn't belong, Estimation 180, SolveMe, 101qs) as well as some weekly Mental Math work. The great thing is that she has compiled them into a 180 page slideshow so you could literally do one of these a day for the entire year. Download the slideshow at the post below.

Curriculum Tags: AllI am a huge fan of the mashup of extreme sports and math. And @RobbieMaddison continues to give us examples of parabolas in real life. Below is the still, strobe image but at 6:15 in the video you get a perfect side shot of him dropping that could easily be analyzed with Tracker.

Curriculum Tags: MPM2D, MFM2P, MCR3U, MCF3M, MBF3C

https://www.youtube.com/watch?t=36&v=_VHaQeY88po

http://i.ytimg.com/vi/_VHaQeY88po/maxresdefault.jpg

I am not sure how long this existed but this Tumblr is new to me. Geometry Matters is a Tumblr that highlights geometry found. A recent post goes along with one I showed last week about a new pentagon that was found to tile the plane. Check out the blog here and the link on Tiling Planes (with a bunch of animated gifs at the link below)

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http://geometrymatters.tumblr.com/post/127314590769/npr-skunkbear-big-math-news-its-been

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