Monthly Archives: October 2011

Students are like branches on a tall tree…

Why?  No, chances are they’re not covered with leaves.  Or needles (hopefully).  Maybe they bark, but that’s not it either.  No matter how hard you try, you just can’t reach ’em all.  The day after I was thrilled because someone … Continue reading

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Pi!

            This was on my board during classes today…I can’t take credit for it, unfortunately.  http://www.cadaeic.net/cadenza.htm One   A Poem         A Raven  Midnights so dreary, tired and weary,     Silently pondering volumes extolling all … Continue reading

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Someone reads my quotes, hurrah!

So each day I have a new quote somehow related to math on my board.  Some people comment on them in the moment, but I was never quite sure that anyone read and really thought about them.  Last week when … Continue reading

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Lesson Planning…

Well, this didn’t work out so well.  I tried doing a mind-map lesson plan a-la some other blog I read (sorry I can’t give credit where credit’s due, I completely forget where I saw it, but I liked the idea … Continue reading

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Confidence, people!

So a bonus on an Algebra 2 test I had was “A baseball diamond is a square with sides of 90 feet.  It is 60′ 6″ to from the pitcher’s mound to home plate (part of a diagonal).  How far … Continue reading

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Inequalities

I actually had fun making this!  (added 10/18:  …but the students did not have fun learning it) OK, so I’m a bit of a dork, but it comes with the territory I guess.  FYI – no interactive whiteboard.  Wide classroom, … Continue reading

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Hoorah!

“Archimedes will be remembered when Aeschylus is forgotten, because languages die and mathematical ideas do not.  ‘Immortality’ may be a silly word, but probably a mathematician has the best chance of whatever it may mean.” – G.H. Hardy   Someone … Continue reading

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