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UK-- interactives NRich

Started Oct 24, 2010 0 Replies

I have found a few interesting problems on this site I am still plumbing the possibilities… here is one-- that requires thought….…Continue

Geometry - Flexagon

Started this discussion. Last reply by Arthur Weiss Oct 11, 2010. 2 Replies

Let's make a flexagonhttp://britton.disted.camosun.bc.ca/trihexaflexagon/flexagon.html This one is actually easy and…Continue

Tags: Flexagon, Geometry

Common Core aligning our curriculum - yet again

Started Sep 26, 2010 0 Replies

Having spent so much time aligning our curriculum over the past half dozen years..... here we go again.... Our school system has set aside 14 hours of school time to bring this latest alignment into…Continue

YouTube videos for every topic

Started this discussion. Last reply by Beverly George Sep 13, 2010. 2 Replies

The Khan Academy is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) with the mission of providing a world-class education to anyone, anywhere. Despite being the work of one man, Salman Khan, this 1600+ video library is…Continue

Tags: Statistics, Probability, Physics, Geometry, Algebra2

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Typing a ÷ sign --- the easy way

Posted on October 25, 2010 at 8:12pm 1 Comment

On your keyboard make sure the Num Lock is on, then hold down the Alt key and type 0247 on the number pad of your keyboard, release the Alt key and you should see ÷.

Or go to to the Start menu select Character Map from the Accessories, System Tools and use it to copy and paste your ÷.

marble drop that replicates a parabola and solves a real murder

Posted on September 12, 2010 at 8:27pm 0 Comments

One of the locals here was convicted of throwing his wife off pictured rocks in the UP

There were NO witnesses

The body did not drop or fall as an expected parabola would indicate.

The body fell too far away from the cliff to be "a naturally occuring " fall even if she had leapt

The husband was convicted by math.

That and he had recently taken out a $200,000 life insurance policy

and he had karate skills to have kicked her to…


Maturity - stumbling block to understanding

Posted on April 1, 2010 at 12:14pm 0 Comments

I have noticed that sometimes my student's struggle with Algebra concepts is in fact a maturity issue. The variable and slope concepts are particularly hard for them to digest. I am noticing that these concepts are being introduced earlier in the curriculum. I hope it will make a difference eventually. But sometimes it is a question of "a tincture of time"-- the students are just not mature enough to handle the abstract concepts. What do you do to deal with this?

Trouble shooting TI-83 and 84Plus

Posted on January 24, 2010 at 11:00am 0 Comments

The most frustrating thing I have come up against.....

--> I can’t graph more than one equation at a time. <---

Are there funny arrows at the left of your Y= screen?

The illustration and solution are courtesy of Jesse Phillips, who cites this page from the Texas Instruments support site:

In order to select additional graphs, the Transformation Graphing App will need to be uninstalled from the TI-83 Plus Family and TI-84 Plus Family. Uninstalling… Continue

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At 7:33pm on December 5, 2009, Jane Agren said…
OK, this is crazy. Spent one hour trying to find the video stream for what I missed last time and am now wasting time trying to find the homework assignment. HELP!!!

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