Friday, May 18, 2018

Math Links for Week Ending May 18th, 2018

 So last week I was tagged in couple of Tweets from @MathGeek76:


What followed is Twitter to the rescue. If you look in the comments to those Tweets then you will see many new versions of the original activity (see the first tweet for the original student version). And honestly I don't know where the latest version is now but I love the fact that how the versions show all the collaborators. It's turning into a nice little activity about estimation with some nice data management themes. Way to go Internet.
Curriculum Tags: Gr7, Gr8
https://teacher.desmos.com/activitybuilder/custom/5afd034967709753d5d377c4


There is a new resource in the Capacity Building Series. This one is on Fractions across the Curriculum. Fractions research is showing up all over the place now. It's good to know that we are on the forefront of this here in Ontario.
Curriculum Tags: All
http://www.edu.gov.on.ca/eng/literacynumeracy/inspire/research/cbs-fraction-across-curiculum-en.pdf





This reminds me that you don't have to make a grand activity to help students make sense of the world. Sometimes you just ned to ask the right question(s). Here @MrOrrGeek takes a simple question and then digs deep into proportional reasoning. Take a look
Curriculum Tags: Gr7, Gr8, MPM1D, MFM1P
https://mrorr-isageek.com/how-we-can-anticipate-to-fuel-sense-making-stretching-trees/

I posted some of this last week and although @MSBJacobs intended this to be for grade 6 students, I think you can use this with all students grade 6 and above to help students get more comfortable with fractions. By using Open Middle style questions, this helps students do these and be correct in many ways. And one simple thing I like about these is how he uses these number tiles to help students only choose a number once.
Curriculum Tags: Gr7, Gr8, MPM1D, MFM1P
http://themathguy.blogspot.ca/2018/05/open-middle-fraction-problems.html

An interesting puzzle connected to Pythagorean Triples
Curriculum Tags: Gr8, MPM1D, MFM1P
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1gBwexpG0IY


It's always fun to make fun of Nicholas Cage. But he's definitely been in a lot of movies. Here's some data about that.
Curriculum Tags: Gr7, Gr8, MDM4U
https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/the-five-types-of-nicolas-cage-movies/


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