Saturday, June 23, 2018

Math Links for Week Ending Jun. 22nd, 2018

So, in general, I think that what we specifically teach is not too important. So when a student might ask "When will I ever need _______?" My usual response was "never" but it's good brain fodder if you try to learn something. But this response from @fjmubeen to "When will I ever need Pythagoras?" Definitely worth the read.
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If you are looking to exploit the fact that you can program in CL (computational layer) with Desmos then posts like this recent one on the Des-blog is for you. You can start to see the power of some of the things you can do with CL in your arsenal
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I like this graphic showing what mathematicians do from @NM_Petty. Especially because notice and wonder are there as well as play with ideas and above all, have fun. Read the post for more details and give yourself a pat on the back if you already do these things to help build mathematicians early.
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Some great ideas (9 points to be exact) from @MathforLove on rich tasks. I like that some of the examples are not that complex. Read here
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This is a slick app for making tessellations
Curriculum Tags: Gr7
And if you want dynamic tessellation then look no further than @sumdumthum
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This would work for some fraction fun for sure
Curriculum Tags: Gr7, Gr8

Here is some fun stuff from @benorlin on what if fairy tales were graphs.
Curriculum Tags: MPM1D, MFM1P

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