Friday, March 10, 2017

Math Links for Week Ending Mar. 10th, 2017

If you haven't been following @marybourassa's venture into a full thinking calculus classroom, she just posted her first full unit which was on derivative rules. Keep following her if you are looking to make your calculus class a thinking classroom too.
Curriculum Tags: MCV4U
This is kind of neat. This restaurant puts the calories, protein, fat and carbohydrates for exactly what you ate on your bill. You could do some fun proportional reasoning with this. Thanks to Janet Jacques for this one.
Curriculum Tags: Gr7, Gr8, MPM1D, MFM1P, MAT1L

I just finished this Desmos activity on position-velocity-acceleration functions. The reason I did it this way was because I always felt that students often didn't get that this was motion in a straight line. So it was nice to be able to show the motion explicitly.
Curriculum Tags: MCV4U

This past week we had International Women's Day. So it is appropriate to have at least one article to commemorate it.
Curriculum Tags: All

I don't think we can have enough stories and essays about loving math. Here's one from @mathgarden
Curriculum Tags: All

We've just done some PD at our board about formative assessment and we used some of Damian Cooper's stuff. Here @MarkChubb3 talks about a lot of what Cooper says along with some @marian_small and @JoeBoaler too. I love the first analogy that he relays from cooper about what made the biggest difference for figure skaters at the Olympics, the coaches or the judges. I'll let you read on in his post to find out.
Curriculum Tags: All

The link above about the calories on the restaurant bill reminded me of this @mathalicious video from a few years back.
Curriculum Tags: Gr7, Gr8, MPM1D, MFM1P

I love this visualizations of powers of ten from @gfletchy
Curriculum Tags: Gr7, Gr8
A couple from @DataIsBeautiful. The first is a bar graph of the fastest animals
Curriculum Tags: Gr7, Gr8,
The next one is a for you classic gamers out there with this data about the game Civilization.
Curriculum Tags: Gr7, Gr8

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