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One Resource a Day  Posted on 06/20/2014
It's the summer!!!!!! I am trying to figure out what I am going to do with all my free time, since Geoff doesn't approve of when I hibernate in the summer time. (It has happened. I can sleep ~20 hours a day when I channel my...
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Calculus Buttons  Posted on 05/31/2014
I noticed today that1. My blog got hacked! (oops. How long had it been redirecting you to another math website? And, why would they bother??).2. May is almost over and I never blogged!Anyway, here is a little mathy art project I had been...
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Parametric Equations Project - All the Mathy Details  Posted on 04/12/2014
So, I decided to do a parametric equations animation project in Precalc this year. I decided to structure this in phases. Day 1, everyone had to design some motion in their head and get it "checked off" by me as feasible. The...
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Precalculus Parametric Projects - a Sneak Peek  Posted on 04/10/2014
Here is another parametric equations playground, this time with some of my students' work! geogebratube.org/student/mX8LkY8Om I plan to write soon about why I liked this assignment and how I used these particular ones to stretch our...
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Algebra 2 Picture of Functions Project  Posted on 04/05/2014
This is definitely not a new idea on the web, but this is my first time doing a functions pictures project with my students! I am really excited to see the final outcome. What a GREAT way to teach restricted domain, technology / math...
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My Turtle Adventure  Posted on 04/02/2014
This is off-topic, but here is my recent personal pet project: I made a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle costume for Geoff and me, in preparation for a local Comic-Con!I had seen some photos of someone else's home-made TMNT costume, and...
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Exponential Growth and Sustainability  Posted on 03/20/2014
I recently got interested in the idea of exponential growth in the "real world," and a little bit of research got me thinking about the possibility of framing a math project surrounding the idea of exponential growth and...
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Parametric Playground  Posted on 03/15/2014
I'm playing around with the idea of letting kids design and create an animation via parametric equations in GeoGebra. To play around with the idea myself, I tried to come up with some possible motions. Basically, I think that any...
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Creative Problem-Solving on the Rollercoaster Project  Posted on 03/14/2014
This is going to be a fuzzy-wuzzy post maybe. But, I wanted to write down how much I loved reading through the math work of my Calculus students, who completed those wonderful rollercoasters!In the end, they took a variety of approaches:*...
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