Saturday, May 27, 2017

Math Links for Week Ending May 26th, 2017

I love the idea that @ddmeyer has to make people new to Twitter feel welcomed. He commissioned a Chrome extension that scrapes Twitter and looks for certain criteria then pushes those Tweets his way where he can respond. I this case he gives them a "hello" from the Twittervers (specifically the MTBoS). Try it out
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This is a fun little activity that connects angles with fractions and proportional reasoning. It starts in that way that is becoming familiar in the Desmos world. That is, guessing followed by something structured followed by something algebraic. You could probably do the first few slides with younger students but the algebraic stuff would be more suitable with gr9 or above.
Curriculum Tags: MPM1D, MFM1P

With all the math wars (back to basics or let them investigate). Of course it really needs to be a balance. But how to make that work? That's the hard part. Some insights from @HTheijsmeijer on the topic.
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At the helm at Critical Math was @Roosloan sharing her curated list of research about that thing called math.
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I have always suspected that stickynote glue was stronger than you think. The trick, apparently, is the way that you apply the force. Check out the video and then the 3Act math task that @mathletepearce put together around it.
Curriculum Tags: Gr7, Gr8, MPM1D, MFM1P

A couple of image related puzzles on Five Thirty Eight's Riddler column. For example this one about trying to cut this figure into three pieces that can then create a square.
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The geometry of fruit
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Some fun animations. Click on the link to see them all
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