Friday, January 11, 2019

Math Links for Week Ending Jan. 11th, 2019

Featured Links
You may not be into doing Twitter chats but even if you don't like to participate you can still reap the benefits (even if you don't have a Twitter account. It may take a little time to get used to that mode of discussion (basically a stream of conscious) but you can read the stream at any time. Just this week there was a Twitterchat for the hashtag #swdmathchat - that is students with disabilities math chat. They posted 8 prompts and people would then respond to them. A lot of good things discussed on this week's chat. and more to come in the coming months.
Curriculum Tags: All
https://twitter.com/hashtag/swdmathchat?f=tweets&vertical=default&src=hash

Resource Links
Just in case you missed some of these, @fivethirtyeight has compiled 45 of their best and weirdest charts from the year. Even though they do a fair bit of politically based graphs, there are enough sports and other pop culture related data to make things interesting for students.
Curriculum Tags: MDM4U
https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/the-45-best-and-weirdest-charts-we-made-in-2018/




Video/Audio Links
I created a dynamic tessellation that falls apart but can be put back together.
Curriculum Tags: Gr7
https://www.desmos.com/geometry/bzhkkarxgw

I think it is hugely important to give students hands on experiences that help develop their spatial reasoning skills. This video is part of the reason why
Curriculum Tags: All
https://twitter.com/MarkChubb3/status/1083550347786944512

In advanced functions when you are talking about combining functions, if you connect that with sound waves (I used to do that) then this video is a nice application of those wave additions.
Curriculum Tags: MHF4U
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eMgmJEaYs70

Lots of new podcasts episodes. They guys at @MakeMathMoments have added their 5th & 6th episode. They spend an episode helping a teacher manage her resources and also do a great interview with @JamesTanton who makes you want to do math no matter what mood you are in.
Curriculum Tags: All
http://makemathmoments.com/podcast/




There have been a bunch of new @MyFaveThm episodes but only a couple of them feel like they could have some relevance to secondary school math. One comes from @stecks who talks about her 1 cut theorem that she did on @numberphile. Fun stuff. Then the episode on Assigning a value to Teamwork. And although, at first, it may not seem like it connects to secondary math, later in the episode @anil_venkatesh talks about how he uses these theorems to design video games. Something some of your students might be interested in.
Curriculum Tags: All
https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/roots-of-unity/the-queen-of-the-fold-and-cut-alphabet/
https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/roots-of-unity/assigning-value-to-teamwork/

Finally, we released our second episode at @OAMETalks. This time with @Marian_Small. It was a fun conversation that served as a preview to her webinar. One of my favourite parts was when she said: "If you personally are uncomfortable with a piece of the math you have to teach....now you are the teacher. And you owe it to the students that you teach to now take the professional responsibility to learn that stuff that you didn't learn."
Curriculum Tags: All
https://sites.google.com/oame.on.ca/oame-talks/season-1


Image Links
Do you want your kids to learn about Domain and Range but have fun doing it? Or even if Domain and Range isn't the focus and linear equations is, this works too? Why not have them create their names using straight lines?
Curriculum Tags: MPM1D, MFM2P, MCR3U
https://twitter.com/PotterAMS/status/1081288439222468608
This simple prompt can get your kids solving quadratic relations (if they choose to do it that way)
Curriculum Tags: MCR3U
https://twitter.com/jamestanton/status/1081542566670065664

Some right prisms for the holidays
Curriculum Tags: Gr7, Gr8, MPM1D, MFM1P
https://twitter.com/davidpetro314/status/1082351188849426432

You can always count on @sumdumthum to create a super cool dynamic tessellation.
Curriculum Tags: Gr7
https://twitter.com/SumDumThum/status/1082967157137264643
Though it's not timely (I just saw it), a nice Demos generated animated gif
Curriculum Tags: All
https://twitter.com/LukeSelfwalker/status/1058808586695049216

Some fun with radians
Curriculum Tags: MHF4U
https://twitter.com/kyledevans/status/1077958858579083264





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