I gotta thank http://ccssmath.org/ for this list of resources for math educators. If you are deciding to front-load/flip your classroom, this is a great place to start.
I am familiar to approximately 98.6% of the list. So, this Labor Day weekend is a good time to explore!
- Class Zone
- K-5 Math Teaching Resources
- Khan Academy
- Kuta Software
- Henrico County Mathematics
- Illustrative Mathematics Project
- Learn Zillion
- Mathematics Assessment Project
- Mixing in Math
- NCTM Illuminations
- National Science Digital Library (NSDL)
- PBS Learning Media
- Purple Math
- Read Write Think
- Regents Prep
- Science Net Links
- Smithsonian Education
- Teach Engineering
- Ten Marks
- Texas Instruments
- Xpeditions by National Geographic
- XP Math
Love those videos by Vi Hart. We also love this guy Pythagoras. But do we really know him? There are two great reads that claims that this guy plagiarized the an African Theorem and flipped it as the Pythagoras Theorem.
1. “Stolen Legacy” by George GM James
Pythagoras of Samos
2. “Civilization or Barbarism” by Cheik Anta Diop.
If you really want to get weirded-out, do some research on his cult following.
Words that I am working on to increase in my classroom. The first quarter of school is almost over. In order for my student to stay engaged in learning, I must master these two things in my discipline of mathematics.
I guess I could make the excuse that I do not have enough time to plan such lessons, but in order to get my students where they need to be, I must make sacrifices to make connections to these two words.
So I guess I will attempt to dedicate my next few post to the aforementioned topics.
What’s up? This is what’s up…. this link will take you to a TI-73/83/84 FREE emulator called WabbitStudio Z80 Software tools!
It is not as good as TI SmartView, but if you are on a budget, this will do. Here are the directions to create your ROM image for your emulator after downloading the program. Try it out and may you have a great school year!
Can you actually believe that they are updating the TI-Nspire already? I don’t think that its worth going to Baltimore for NCTM to see it.
Well, maybe so… Looks like they just seperated the numeric and alpha keypad. Unfortunately the keypad is not in the QWERTY format. I wonder if the upgrade is only the keypad upgrade, not the whole kit and kaboodle. Also, I wonder when they will update the TI-84 OS on the TI-Nspire that will allow the cool features of version 2.53MP?!
TI… we need some answers!
Yes… YouTube is one of the best resources for math teacher! Why? During the Pre-YouTube years, you had to know a dynamite math teacher, attend workshops, conferences, or seminars to see demonstrations of (non-virtual) manipulatives in action.
You can ask any math teacher if they have seen or come across blocks, graphing calculators, protractors, compasses, die, spinners, or the whole frickin’ ETA/Cuisenaire catalog where training was not supplied and DID NOT HAVE A CLUE TO USE IT!
Now, as math educators, this gives us a great reason to create videos (if they are not in YouTube) of HOW to use those pentominoes, 24-Game cards, Ken-Ken/Suduko puzzles, integer chips or even tangrams that has collected dust in our closets and drawers buried underneath posters and miscellaneous teacher crap.
This weekend I picked up a few things from the teacher store in preparation of the 1st day of school. I passed by and ended up picking up this cool Unifix Sudoku game. As you can see, when I got home, I ended up placing the blocks in ROY G. BIV order and numbered the tops to match.
I also created a Smart Notebook file to go with this activity when modelling the activity with my students. This is a great hands-on activity for students of any age that has never played Sudoku. The purpose for placing the numbers on the cubes is for you to create your own puzzles with the help of online resources such as ultra-magnificent logic puzzle site of Vegard Hanssen. I will post later reflecting what the students thought about this game.