## Friday, May 5, 2017

### Math Links for Week Ending May 5th, 2017

It was Star Wars day this week (May the 4th be with you). So why not actually try to figure out what kind of power The Force actually has? Thanks to @RJAllain we have the video analysis and the calculations. Though this is basically a physic problem, if you are working with curriculum that is about kids using formulas with exponents, then this could be a neat example to have them try. Thanks to @KmarkPet for pointing this one out.
Curriculum Tags: Gr7, Gr8, MPM1D, MFM1P
https://www.wired.com/2017/05/literally-calculate-power-force/

A while back I created a Desmos Activity to model Distance, Velocity and Acceleration in Calculus. Well, @bmorris76865383 took it an created a French version. So for all of you teaching Calculus in French, here you go.
Curriculum Tags: MCV4U
https://teacher.desmos.com/activitybuilder/custom/58d6d62df060280fbcc4ba1d

Here's a neat little random quiz on guessing correlation coefficients. It's pretty simple but it generates random sets of data so kids can get some practice in. Thanks to @mathequalslove for this one.
Curriculum Tags: MDM4U, MAP4C
http://istics.net/Correlations/

Here's a nice little probability game from @mathequalslove. So simple and a nice way to help kids connect theoretical and experimental probability while rolling two dice.
Curriculum Tags: Gr7, Gr8
http://mathequalslove.blogspot.ca/2017/04/blocko-game-for-practicing-experimental.html

Clearly I'm catching up on some @mathequalslove. This time with a very simple way to have kids connect with probability in the form of a mystery box where students have to guess the contents of a box of snap cubes as they are drawn.
Curriculum Tags: Gr7, Gr8
http://mathequalslove.blogspot.ca/2017/04/using-probability-to-find-contents-of.html

This is a few years old from @jamesgrime but if you ever have a keen kid who might be bored in class you might just have them build one of these
Curriculum Tags: All