## Friday, December 29, 2017

### Math Links for Week Ending Dec. 29th, 2017

I love this activity from @Desmos for introducing probability concepts. Especially the 36 spinner slides.  So much goes into coding those pages so having someone do that for you is a gift. Have your kids try it out.
Curriculum Tags: Gr7, Gr8, MBF3C, MDM4U
https://teacher.desmos.com/activitybuilder/custom/59233c9aefd17610dbbd684e
I like this activity from @MathEqualsLove about continuous vs discrete data. Students are given six cards with three one of three representations on it (situation, graph and variables). The other two are blank. Great for discussion on the ideas of continuous vs discrete data.
Curriculum Tags: Gr8, MDM4U, MAP4C
https://mathequalslove.blogspot.ca/2017/12/introducing-discrete-vs-continuous-in.html

I really like the nature of randomness and as it turns out getting things to be truly random is pretty hard. This tech company that protects 10% of the websites on the net does so by requiring a regular stream of random numbers. And how do they do it? Lava lamps. Thanks to @Esping_Math for this one.
Curriculum Tags: Gr7, Gr8, MBF3C, MDM4U
https://nerdist.com/wall-of-lava-lamps-protect-internet-traffic/

Last week I posted a video about six fold symmetry and snowflakes. This week @vihartvihart mentions that but then makes snowflakes out of hexaflexagons
Curriculum Tags: All
http://vihart.com/hexaflexaflakes-and-how-to-twelve-tones/

This is a cool interactive infographic about the number of forest fires happening over the years.
Curriculum Tags: MDM4U
https://www.axios.com/wildfires-are-burning-longer-and-hotter-each-year-2517443690.html