After our TMC14 Algebra 2 session, Brooke and I decided to reorder our pacing guide together in a way that was similar to Glenn's.Here is a poster of the functions in the order we plan to teach them.The idea is to start the course with asking what they notice and wonder about the equations. Then as we study that equation, we have a giant You Are Here arrow.Hopefully the students will see more connections and realize that only the pictures are changing.Here is the powerpoint if you want to […]
For the first time in 15 years both PD1 & PD2 will join us on vacation. Space is crammed, so drastic decisions are required… ThePartner and I travel down south 4 or 5 times a year and we usually take along a huge pile of books. Not that we intend to read them all, but ...
Try as I might to focus this post on other things, I think I first need to address the fact that up until TMC14 I considered myself a math outsider. I've been working at the intersection of math, dance and learning for a decade now. Quite truthfully it's been a lonely road. My initial collaboration with an elementary math specialist was the foundation and the frame for Math in Your Feet, but I essentially was in charge of every other detail. For over six years I worked in individual […]
Here’s a Moss Egg drawing Using GeoGebra. The idea came from a book by Dixon, Robert, called Mathographics. There’s an online source by Freyja Hreinsdóttir called Euclidean Eggs, University of Iceland, Lifelong Learning Programme. Here’s a link to her version which was very helpful when creating this drawing. She also has other styles of eggs for [...]