Aside from being funny, this is also an attention grabber when explaining information to students. Why is this information true? What behaviors lead to this? Why was a line graph used instead of a pie chart or bar graph? Be creative, I’m sure you can find a fun way to use this in your class […]

# Posts By: dsanders8

### “Why should I care about math?”

Course: Developmental Math I/II Introduction: My goal with this threaded assignment is to give encouragement to developmental math students as they begin the term. I have moved up the ranks from SL Leader, to Lab Instructor to Teacher and find the most common theme students share is in reference to “how bad they are at […]

### How YOUR Videos will revolutionize YOUR classroom

This posts discusses not just the use of including Youtube videos in your classes, but specifically mentions the benefits of the Professor actually making the videos themselves. Short videos of a teacher giving a lesson, primarily in an environment other than the classroom, seems to be more engaging not just compared to lectures, but is […]

### Common Core Standards for Math (Elementary to High School)

This infographic outlines the strategies for following the Common Core Standard of math from Elementary School to High School. This is helpful showing the basic process all students should follow in any subject really: Understanding the problem, coming up with a solution, verifying results, and ultimately being able to justify results. Image: http://media.routledgeweb.com/eoe/infographic/TexasJones_SMPs.png

### Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad, Math

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

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.