Category Archives: Math
In first grade I learned to “program” using the logo software. That was my last encounter with coding until 2002. I had no idea what Computer Science was when I got to college. I thought it meant that I got to fix and build computers but it doesn’t, those are actually two other … Read more
Did you know that Heinz Ketchup was first introduced to the public at the 1876 World’s Fair in Philadelphia? That event provided the theme for our second Teq calendar lesson for September.
Created for middle school math, this lesson also includes cross-curricular content that introduces students to what rates and unit rates are and how … Read more
Inspired by Brent Yorgey Factorization Diagrams, Stephen Von Worley wrote an algorithm which creates visuals on the fly for all natural numbers. The result is a mesmerizing dance of primes, composites, and their constituents. Watch primes (represented as circular arrays) as they become rarer in the higher numbers. Even rarer, watch for “Twin Primes” – primes that differ by … Read more
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