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Bringing the Real World to Your Math Class Every Day

I’ve been spending the first 5-10 minutes of every 2-hour math class discussing graphs in the news with my students. I’ll give you a few examples of what came up naturally week by week: Lots of social media graphs: Slope of the adoption rates for new users, the DAU (daily active users) and MAU (monthly active users) over time, and comparison of the adoption of new features in different platforms (Snapchat, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter) Tech industry: Growth of Amazon, Facebook, and Google, rise in employees at these companies, and comparison the money spent on Black Friday in the...

Collection of Math Games

To view the collections of Math Games, hover over the Games Menu, and go to one of the dropdown categories.   Possibly Related Posts: Contemporary Algebra Collection (new resources 2/4/2019) Add Graphs In The World to Courses Bringing the Real World to Your Math Class Every Day Taking the Algebra Out of College Algebra Group Exploration in...

Math Game: Antiderivative Block

Here’s a game I created last week called “Antiderivative Block” to encourage students to (1) learn their derivative rules well (2) begin thinking about derivatives backwards, and (3) to learn to be careful not to mix up derivatives and antiderivatives. Here’s the game board of a well-played game: The rules are very simple (they are described on the game pdf), but the game play is complex enough that you really have to be on your toes to play.  Here are a couple of students demonstrating how to play: I have to say that watching students play this game was the...

Playing to Learn Math (new version)

I am at the Kansas City Math Technology Expo this weekend doing two talks. Today’s talk was Playing to Learn Math? I gave this at TexMATYC in the spring, but just updated it to add some non-digital types of play that you can use in the classroom.  There are five great math games mentioned in this presentation. Direct links to these games are below: NLVM Circle Puzzles (there are actually several Circle games on this page) Line Gem Factortris Flower Power (also, I quite like Ice Ice Maybe, a game about estimation) Waker Machinarium (this wasn’t in the presentation,...

Calculus Tweetwars: The End

We hope you’ve enjoyed the production of “The Calculus Tweetwars” and thanks to all that participated by interacting with the characters. The Calculus Tweetwars: Act 3 from Maria Andersen Also, check out our mention in the Chronicle of Higher Education Newton and Leibniz Duke it out on Twitter   Possibly Related Posts: Teaching in Higher Ed Podcast about ESIL Lens Add Graphs In The World to Courses ESIL: A Learning Lens for the Digital Age Bringing the Real World to Your Math Class Every Day Understand in learning objectives – it’s the forest, not the...