The best graphing calculator around is now available on Android (free). Get it on Google play here. (Desmos iOS apps have been available for some time). Maths students everywhere get this app! It’s great for younger students as it is easy … Continue reading →
Math Teachers at Play blog carnival #81 is now online at http://lifethroughamathematicianseyes.wordpress.com/2014/12/20/math-teachers-at-play-mtap-blog-carnival-81/I haven't yet had time to fully read and explore the articles but several of them look quite interesting. There's something about thinking outside the box, place value, teaching time, art & math, and much more :)Enjoy!
On the occasion of National Mathematics Day 2014, we had a conversation with Prof. Ken Ono, Professor of Mathematics at Emory University, USA. Prof. Ono is a world renowned number theorist and is an expert on the work of Ramanujan. For Gonit Sora, Manjil P. Saikia took part in the conversation.
Even setting my home-state bias aside, the two California math education conferences are best-in-class. This year’s Northern conference in Monterey, CA, was the best PD I’ve ever had. Michael Fenton has written up a comprehensive set of recaps of both the North and South conferences, including talks by Robert Kaplinsky, Jo Boaler, Max Ray, Tony […]
I find this fascinating. This student clearly knows how that multiplying the base and the height of a rectangle gives you its area. She even knows how to multiply fraction. But when it comes to part (d), she adds the numbers instead of multiplying them. In earlier writing I hypothesized that, when put in unfamiliar situations, students… Continue reading →