Daily Archives: Friday, May 16, 2014

Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad, Math

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The nice thing about math is that in general we always know there is going to be one answer, but sometimes we don’t know what that answer is but we’ll know when the answer “just doesn’t look right.”.  Take a look at this clip of Abbot & Costello, and see if you can figure out […]

Math and Media

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This video post shows just a little bit on how the math that students learn (geometry, trig, graphing) are used in media today such as the building of Disney’s Pixar characters such as Woody from Toy Story and Sulley from Monster’s Inc. Take a look at how math and technology are intertwined.

What color is Tuesday?

Posted by & filed under Brain-based Learning, Music, Science.

Some people have overlapping senses.  For example, a sound may trigger a taste.  In music, this sometimes manifests itself as seeing different colors when hearing specific pitches.  This is a specific form of synesthesia called “chromesthesia.”  It is a fascinating phenomenon that some of the greatest musicians in history have possessed.  

Brain power!

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What percentage of your brain do you use? – Richard E. Cytowic 1. Follow the link to watch a Ed Ted Talk about brain usage. 2. Study the graphics below to see what different parts of the brain do. 3. Do you use the left side of your brain more than the right side?  

How do I blog thee… let me count the ways

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  Arthur: Margaret Gonzalez Discipline:  Speech Communications Title: How do I blog thee…. let me count the ways Category(ies): strategy; faculty development; how to; ideas; technology; education; technology Tags:  education; technology Text:  Here is a list of 17 top educational blogs – all in one list.  No need to spend countless hours searching (like I […]

Permutations and Combinations

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This short video shows you how to do permutations and combinations with playing cards http://ed.ted.com/lessons/how-many-ways-can-you-arrange-a-deck-of-cards-yannay-khaikin#review