Friday, April 14, 2017

Math Links for Week Ending Apr. 14th, 2017

Though still in beta form it's pretty cool that Desmos has started to move into the dynamic geometry area. It's not so much that we need another dynamic geometry platform (Geogebra and Geometer's Sketchpad are already awesome) but, hopefully, this will mean that soon we can incorporate dynamic sketches into Activity Builder. Right now, however, you can just play around, there are just a few building tools and you can't save your sketches. But who knows where this will lead. It didn't take long for me to make something simple (below) that shows some mathematical properties. Thanks to @dpscher for pointing this out.
Curriculum Tags: All
https://www.desmos.com/geometry
http://blog.desmos.com/post/159378912247/the-desmos-geometry-tool

When I saw Splat for the first time as a friendly way to solve equations. I loved how it could be used for just about any grade. And now @SteveWyborney has put out slides for Splat with Fractions. So good. Watch the how to videos and download the PPT files.
Curriculum Tags: MPM1D, MFM1P
http://www.stevewyborney.com/?p=1028

"I've felt like I'm always assessing" - says @MrOrr_Geek. As a teacher I think, if you are doing your job, then that has to be true. In his latest post about connecting formative assessment and 3Act tasks. Some of the best assessment you can do with students is formative. Take a look at this post for some insights as to how to handle it
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Two Easter themed activities from our Engaging Math Blog. Both are review activities. One is for analytic geometry and the other for proportional reasoning. It's a good time to stock up on those plastic Easter eggs from the Dollar store
Curriculum Tags: MPM1D, MFM1P
http://engaging-math.blogspot.ca/search/label/Easter

I tweeted this out a couple of weeks ago but forgot to add it to the weekly links. It's @standupmaths doing the math behind the double domino. I didn't know that this was a thing that could happen and was surprised at what happens - you will be to Great for connections to similar triangles, ratios and Pythagorean Theorem.
Curriculum Tags: Gr7, Gr8, MPM1D, MFM1P

And I was so inspired by it that I did my own double brick experiment. As you can see at the end, I was quite proud of the result.
Curriculum Tags: Gr7, Gr8, MPM1D, MFM1P

If you haven't heard, the Global Math Project is prepping for Global Math Week this fall. The third of the webinars was last week but you can see it and the rest of the webinars at the link below
Curriculum Tags: All
https://www.theglobalmathproject.org/global-math-week-webinars

Ooh I like this one. A cool fraction question dealing with areas of triangles.
Curriculum Tags: Gr7, Gr8

Are you doing rotations in class? Why not turn Twitter into Batman?
Curriculum Tags: Gr7, Gr8