## 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...

Read Moreby busynessgirl | Nov 30, 2018 | Algebra, Calculus (SV), Classroom Life, College Algebra, Curiosity, Data Visualization, Discussion Boards, Edge of Learning, Exploration, Interdisciplinary Studies, Learning Design, Math for Elem Teachers, Math for Liberal Arts, Probability and Statistics, Quantitative Reasoning, Studying Social Media | 0 |

I’ve been spending the first 5-10 minutes of every 2-hour math class discussing graphs in...

Read Moreby busynessgirl | Apr 12, 2013 | Data Visualization, Digital Literacy, Edge of Learning, Future of Math, Probability and Statistics, Secret Technology Club, Social Media | 0 |

This is a delightful exercise that everyone seems to love. WolframAlpha will provide you with an...

Read Moreby busynessgirl | Oct 6, 2011 | Algebra, Find and Use Data, Prealgebra, Probability and Statistics, Teaching Math | 0 |

If you ever needed a REASON to calculate the highest point of a parabola that opens downward, here’s one. Possibly Related Posts: These are a Few of my Favorite Graphs Battle of the (free) Digital Whiteboarding Tools Tips...

Read Moreby busynessgirl | Jul 3, 2009 | Calculus (SV), CAS, Edge of Learning, Future of Higher Ed, Future of Math, Probability and Statistics | 0 |

Arthur Benjamin has been on TED in the past (see Mathemagics) and has done a really phenomenal job. Here’s his latest 3-minute appearance, called “A Formula for Changing Math Education.” The problem is that the...

Read Moreby busynessgirl | Apr 13, 2009 | College Algebra, Probability and Statistics, Teaching Math | 0 |

Bruce Bueno de Mesquita, a consultant to the CIA and DOD, uses mathematical analysis to predict the outcome of “messy” human events in this 2009 TED Talk: Three predictions on the future of Iran, and the math to back...

Read Moreby busynessgirl | Mar 31, 2009 | Classroom Technology, Probability and Statistics, Teaching | 0 |

I haven’t talked a lot about clickers on this blog, mostly because there’s no easy way for me to try using them for a semester and because I’ve focused a lot of my free time on learning to teach math online. My...

Read Moreby busynessgirl | Feb 13, 2009 | Active Learning in Math, Algebra, Calculus (MV), Calculus (SV), Classroom Technology, College Algebra, Math for Elem Teachers, Prealgebra, Probability and Statistics, Teaching Math | 0 |

Today’s guest blogger is Derek Bruff, Assistant Director for the Center for Teaching at Vanderbilt University. Derek writes a blog you may have stumbled across called Teaching with Classroom Response Systems.Here’s a...

Read Moreby busynessgirl | Nov 4, 2008 | Algebra, Prealgebra, Probability and Statistics, Teaching Math | 0 |

Well, I guess you just have to visit 360 and read this post – a candidate in the U.S. could technically with the election with just under 25% of the vote! Many of us have taught a math class that involves voting methods,...

Read Moreby busynessgirl | Dec 22, 2007 | Probability and Statistics | 0 |

Here is a video that can be understood by all levels of mathematics students called the “Law of Large Numbers.” This one shows, in several situations, how the center of gravity of randomly-moving particles becomes...

Read Moreby busynessgirl | Dec 15, 2007 | Algebra, Math for Elem Teachers, Probability and Statistics | 0 |

This little 15-minute TedTalk, Arthur Benjamin races calculators from the audience doing the calculations in his head. He is very entertaining and I think students would enjoy the presentation, since they are often under the...

Read Moreby busynessgirl | Sep 26, 2007 | Algebra, Math for Elem Teachers, Probability and Statistics | 0 |

I stumbled across a nice website last week called Interactivate with 140 (or so) interactive Java-based activities for algebra, geometry, probability, statistics, etc. Many of the activities are modifications of other...

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