Friday, July 6, 2018

Math Links for Week Ending July 6th, 2018

I have been doing a lot with Desmos Geometry lately, including things with tessellations and that appears to be what their latest blog post is about. There are some fun examples within so try not to play for too long
Curriculum Tags: Gr7
http://blog.desmos.com/post/175384214302/friday-fave-for-june-29

Do you need some help with Desmos, well @marybourassa presented at the Exeter Academy recently had has all kinds of tips and tricks available on her latest blog post.
Curriculum Tags: All
http://marybourassa.blogspot.com/2018/06/desmos-at-exeter-2018.html




Some fun with transformations (and Obama)
Curriculum Tags: Gr7, Gr8
https://twitter.com/LukeSelfwalker/status/1013956335044612096


"Maria Agnesi, the Greatest Female Mathematician You've Never Heard of"
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https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/maria-agnesi-the-greatest-female-mathematician-youve-never-heard-of/

From @MrOrr_Geek, some advice on the paradigm that often, in a classroom, you are hurrying up ro killing time. His solution ? Have you heard of Desmos? Specifically Activity Builder.
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https://mrorr-isageek.com/hurry/

Of course the world cup is going on and @standupmaths has you covered with the number of possible outcomes for any team. Some tree diagrams, powers, and combinatorics can be found here.
Curriculum Tags: Gr7, Gr8, MDM4U
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=btcVNMA7hYI

Who doesn't like a physical example of a square root?
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https://twitter.com/rinahyland/status/1013946117099282433

A poem from @mathgarden on what success in mathematics could be
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https://twitter.com/Mathgarden/status/1014566561770700800

This Fibonacci based kinetic sculpture is coo. Thanks to @bardprincess for pointing this one out. Check the link out for more info.
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http://www.thisiscolossal.com/2018/07/kinetic-sculpture-based-on-the-fibonacci-sequence/

A reminder that the real world doesn't often match up to our math classes.
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https://twitter.com/ddmeyer/status/1015296170803859456




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