Category Archives: Math
Ever kept yourself awake at night thinking about a possible zombie apocalypse? I’ll admit that I do. But how fast would it all go down? How many days would I have before the entire globe is engulfed by brain-munching corpses? How many episodes are left of The Walking Dead?
While discussing zombies one day … Read more
Google Earth is a great tool for teaching geography and Social Studies content, but it becomes apparent very quickly that the almost endless features lend themselves to other subject areas and interdisciplinary activities.
Pi is an extremely interesting number, and the day to celebrate it is 3/14. The continuing pop culture references to Pi are evidence of the love people have for Math, and Math’s most widely known constant. Author of the Life of Pi, Yann Martel, said this of his choice of the name “Pi” for … Read more
The sample items found at Smarter Balanced are designed to prepare students for the next-generation Common Core assessment. These sample items and performance tasks provide an early look into the depth of understanding of the CCSS that will be measured by the Smarter Balanced assessment system. This online assessment contains many click-and-drag activities which work … Read more
The video below shows how SMART Notebook Math Tools can be paired with FluidMath Software to teach a math lesson. Two programs filled with great features, teaming to solve and teach systems of equations!
1. Use Fluid Math to teach acceleration due to gravity. The video below shows how FluidMath’s Animation feature allows you to write a function (such as ay= – 9.8t2) that describes an object’s motion, and then run a simulation of the movement along a path.
2. Use Algodoo to simulate the ascent … Read more
When we posted 5 Cool Features of FluidMath back in May, we focused on an overview of some of the incredibly smooth features of the FluidMath software. This post focuses on how Fluidmath can be used for Algebra lessons. We start with three random questions from Part 3 of the August 2009 Algebra Regents, and show how Fluidmath can be used … Read more
Educreations is an app for the iPad that many educators and students are using as a tool to explain concepts, present ideas. and share knowledge.
Recently, Educreations updated their app. You might want to check out the great new features that have been added:
- Text tool – tap on the “T” on the tool bar
A graphing calculator is an indispensable tool in the Math classroom. If you do not already have access to a graphing calculator on your SMART Board, you can use the free Desmos Graphing Calculator Google Chrome app.
It is an easy install to the Google Chrome browser from their app store.
Any graph or calculation … Read more