## Friday, June 2, 2017

### Math Links for Week Ending June 2nd, 2017

I like the idea of students working on intuitive thinking. And it seems so does @markchubb3. That is what his OAME 2017 talk was about. He breaks it down slide by slide in this post.
Curriculum Tags: All
https://buildingmathematicians.wordpress.com/2017/05/25/building-our-students-mathematical-intuition/
I have not seen this type of activity before. It's called a spider puzzle. In this case they are for mean, median and mode. Here there is a set of numbers in the middle with a missing value and then various scenarios around that have to be solved by choosing the correct value. I also like the idea of using dry erase pockets to work on these sheets without actually using them.
Curriculum Tags: Gr7, Gr8
http://mathequalslove.blogspot.ca/2017/05/mean-median-mode-and-range-spider.html

I love the theorem that if you take any quadrilateral, take the midpoints of each side and connect them and no matter what you will always create a parallelogram. Apparently this is called Varignon's theorem and thanks to @dpscher we now have a dynamic sketch to play around with it
http://www.sineofthetimes.org/digging-deep-into-varignons-theorem/

I like this little activity from the folks at @desmos. It's relatively simple but does a good job in visualizing proportional reasoning and direct variation
Curriculum Tags: MPM1D, MFM1P
http://blog.desmos.com/post/161108227092/friday-fave-for-may-26

This is old but if you are looking for a video demonstrating projectile motion ......
Curriculum Tags: MPM2D, MFM2P, MCR3U, MCF3M, MBF3C