All Blog Posts Tagged 'math' (50)

blogs, blogs, and more blogs

I've had the students create their blogs on the schools intranet worpressMU installation. So far I've got 25 of 60 blogs set up. Their were/are some minor problems, but I will get them all a blog eventually.



I had student reactions ranging from this is very cool ... all the way to you can't make us do this. It is math class and some of them are excited about reading and blogging and some not so much.



My blog about the book I'm reading:… Continue

Added by Geoff St. Pierre on September 26, 2009 at 4:24pm — 2 Comments

Open Source, Web, and Tools for Students and Teachers

Over the summer I installed worpressMU on the jasperstreet server. It was a success, and as a result I installed it on the school intranet server and will be offering blogs to any interested teachers, clubs, or whatever. If you want a blog you can have one too.



I am excited at the prospect. I am going to have my students blog about the books they read from the mini library in my class each student will have their own blog, which they… Continue

Added by Geoff St. Pierre on September 7, 2009 at 7:30pm — 1 Comment

Real Life Math, Any ideas???

Any ideas on what I should teach in a Real Life Math unit? Here are my ideas so far:
Making/Counting Change
Balancing a Checkbook
"Buying" a Stock
Cooking/Baking
Trip Cost (mpg, car rental)

Added by Misty Bradley on July 13, 2009 at 5:21pm — 1 Comment

A Walk Down Edutainment Lane: Or, What Target Taught Me About Serious Games

Apparently war game sims sell, even oldish ones. Last weekend I took a quick walk through the games section of our local Target to see what new Wii and DS games looked fun. After picking up a copy of Cooking Mama, I took a gander at some of the games on the next row of shelves. The next aisle over offered an extensive selection of games, each priced to move at $9.99.







It is kinda like the minor league for commercial video games. There are major league veterans,… Continue

Added by tjowens on July 11, 2009 at 6:59am — 1 Comment

Editing Equations on Web 2.0 Sites

What are your needs for editing and rendering equations or formulae on Web 2.0 sites? Social networks and Web 2.0 sites are the ideal forum for sharing, but they are not geared for academic use. Academic discussions would be considerably improved if Web 2.0 sites would add just three buttons: Superscript, Subscript and Greek letters to the HTML editing toolbar. Perhaps we should ask Ning and other social network providers for better support for this… Continue

Added by Colin McAllister on July 7, 2009 at 7:05pm — 1 Comment

Wiki How To

I created this video with the jing software on how to edit a wiki.





I plan to create some more videos in this series on Wiki Syntax, and advanced features..



I have also updated my math wiki text to include a section on linear systems: JS Math Linear… Continue

Added by Geoff St. Pierre on June 3, 2009 at 7:27pm — No Comments

updates: math wiki; functions ;; windows seven termination sequence

Small content update on the JS Math Wiki.

My write up of my windows seven beta test: http://jasperstreet.homeip.net/gff

Added by Geoff St. Pierre on May 30, 2009 at 10:29am — No Comments

Super Data Stacker Hacker: http://wolframalpha.com

Playing around with this: http://wolframalpha.com site. It has been brought to my attention by the abdbg; and he has made a more comprehensive post about look and features.



It has been showing up on the twit radar, and other places. I used it in class today to generate random numbers, but then gave up on it (for… Continue

Added by Geoff St. Pierre on May 19, 2009 at 4:29pm — No Comments

Successful Launch of JumpingJoey’s NumberLine™ at National Council of Teachers of Mathematics 2009 National Conference.

Successful Launch of JumpingJoey’s NumberLine™ at National Council of Teachers of Mathematics 2009 National Conference.



Elementary educators and university professors were impressed by the effectiveness

and ease of use!



May 7, 2009 - New York, NY



JumpingJoey’s NumberLine™ (www.jumpingjoeysnumberline.com), the child-centered, multi-sensory arithmetic learning system for Pre-K through Elementary, enjoyed a successful debut at the National Council of Teachers… Continue

Added by MATTHEW MANDELBAUM on May 19, 2009 at 4:40am — No Comments

Making Your Own Math Quiz Is So Easy

MathandFlash.com published an article about making math quiz with QuizCreator recently, which catches most educators' eyeballs.



As mathematics is used throughout the world as an essential tool in many fields, including natural science, engineering, medicine, etc, every math and science instructor will teach algebra and geometry with a lot of symbols, Greek letters and formulas. To improve the math knowledge and ability, students… Continue

Added by Tim on May 4, 2009 at 4:59am — No Comments

When are we going to do math?

We are nearing the end of the year in my first grade classroom and it's time for review, remediation, and advancement. Today we did a quick activity to review time on our iwb during math time. I used an activity on www.abcya.com for review. I put the girls against the boys because that always makes it more interesting.



About half way through while the girls are cheering their teammate on and the boys are watching hoping she gets her answer wrong one of my students looks at me and… Continue

Added by Matthew Allen on April 29, 2009 at 7:10pm — No Comments

js math wiki updated ... matrices

matrices updated, what is a scalar, vector, and matrix. 2×2’s and m x n’s … it is a work in progress… js math wiki

fun be where its at.
Geoff

Added by Geoff St. Pierre on April 1, 2009 at 6:14pm — No Comments

Definition of a Derivative

JS Wiki Math uptdated with more video.



Statement of the definition of a derivative, geometrical motivation, and two examples of application of the definition.







I welcome other video contributers to the wiki! Participate,… Continue

Added by Geoff St. Pierre on March 19, 2009 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Video and Extending the Classroom

here is the link: JS Wiki Math


building an interactive math text. SP

Added by Geoff St. Pierre on March 18, 2009 at 5:30pm — No Comments

MIT Open Courseware

Maybe I am behind the times here as MIT released this in 1999, but it is awesome.



One of the worlds greatest universities releasing their educational content for anyone in the world to view, study, and better themselves free of charge.



the site is: http://ocw.mit.edu



they have a lot of content; video lectures, problem sets, lecture notes, and more. Topics from many departments; Mathematics, History and many more.



I can… Continue

Added by Geoff St. Pierre on February 25, 2009 at 8:19pm — No Comments

Video in Wiki Maths Text

I have added video to the wiki, using EmbedVideo extension of mediawiki.



I have posted a video instructing an example of the Completing the Square technique.



I intend to record more video lessons and embed them into the math text, so it is like a book and a teacher all in one.

Of course you can not ask the video questions, but… Continue

Added by Geoff St. Pierre on February 24, 2009 at 5:59pm — No Comments

Math GPS sequencing is wonky

I am not, nor have I ever been a fan of the way the GPS was implemented. However, I have larger qualms with the sequencing of the topics in the middle grade mathematics curriculum.



The math curriculum was rolled out in middle school and because of this the 6th grade mathematics curriculum has, at last count, 11 units. I was told that this was done to bridge the massive gap that exists between elementary school and middle school....but I digress.



I understand the need to… Continue

Added by Jovan D. Miles on February 21, 2009 at 4:47pm — 1 Comment

MediaWiki, LaTeX and teTeX

Spent the greater part of the day getting matrices and \mathbb to work on my FreeBSD/MediaWiki install.



The issue is with amsfonts. I installed the latex port, but this does not include amsfonts. Deinstalled and installed teTeX, restarted apache and voila I now have vectors, matrices, and more.





Visit: Maths to see some matrices and \mathbb's



I posted what I did in some detail to:…

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Added by Geoff St. Pierre on February 20, 2009 at 6:31pm — No Comments

Maths; Rational Functions Update.

Maths ... on the move.

Updated rational functions with some graphs from Lybniz function plotter. Also wrote some text for Vertical Asymptote section.

Added by Geoff St. Pierre on February 18, 2009 at 8:32am — No Comments

Updated Maths

I have updated the Maths text to include a section on completing the square; some rearranging has occurred. And I added some nice graphs; some of the graphs need to be replaced with "more professional" looking graphs.



Does anybody know of a program for Linux or Mac where I can put multiple graphs, label points, put custom labels on the x and y-axis, and export as *.png files?



I am also going to try and make… Continue

Added by Geoff St. Pierre on February 17, 2009 at 7:14pm — No Comments

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