## Friday, December 14, 2018

### Math Links for Week Ending Dec. 14th, 2018

There are many resources on the Centre for Education in Mathematics and Computing (CEMC). Not only are there years of past University of Waterloo math contests, but also course work for grade 7&8 math as well as grade 12 math (with more courses and grades on the way). But the newest thing that is on the sight (or at least new to me) is an online problem set generator that allows you to choose math topics and grade levels and it will generate a problem set of questions created from old math contests. Check it out.
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https://cemc2.math.uwaterloo.ca/contest/PSG/school/index.php

I've added a new math starter to my Best of the Web page called Number Search. These are images created with pattern blocks (and other shapes) and we ask a simple question like "if the white triangle was worth 1, what other numbers do you see?". Check out other examples at the link
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At the OAME we are trying to develop a podcast and webinar series on some of the speakers from our annual conference. We are calling it @OAMETalks and we have released our first podcast featuring @mathletePearce and @MrOrr_Geek. Check it out along with our line up at the link below
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I like the treatment that @msbjacobs gives to nets. I like the idea of coming up with different nets for the same 3D shape along with looking at whether a net is possible or not. Some good examples here.
Curriculum Tags: Gr7, Gr8
http://themathguy.blogspot.com/2018/12/nets-of-solids.html
Here is a great example of a "Same/Different" for function notation from @g_brgmn. I was introduced to this idea by @saravdwerf as an example of a type of Stand and Talk.
Curriculum Tags: MCR3U, MCF3M
https://countjoy12.wordpress.com/2018/12/08/function-notation-same-different/

This site has a series of 9 videos with a financial literacy theme. They were created by the people at Just for Laughs Gags and the Centre for Educational Economics. The videos themselves are more funny than informative. But they could be used as catalysts for financial literacy conversations. Each video has educational prompts and teaching materials associated with them.
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https://moneylaughs.com

A challenge from @MrOrr_Geek. He has given you a challenge in the skeleton of a 3 Act task. He has given you the videos and some images with measurements but nothing else. No hints as to what this task could be about. Follow the link to see all the videos and get all the info and let him know what your lesson idea would be.
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https://mrorr-isageek.com/doublejenga/

Here's another starter that came from @berkleyeverett called CrossNumberPuzzles where the point is to make each row or column sum to a specific number.
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