Last fall I had the chance to work with Juan Pablo Castro and Tho Giang on their math projects for Julie Phelps’ Intensive College Algebra course. This year, I had the honor of working with Muhaimen Shaheed and Anael Ais. They were the first students to try out our new Lightboard. The lightboard is currently […]

# Posts Categorized: Math

### Classkick

Classkick is a learning platform that allows students to do their work and get help right when they need it most. This new tool can be used in the classroom to help monitor and differentiate instruction; it can be used for First 5 activities or Exit Tickets; It can be embedded into online learning management […]

### Lightboard Fun!

Special thanks to Juan Pablo Castro and Tho Giang for sharing their math projects with the Circles of Innovation team. Today, they recorded some instructional Videos for Julie Phelps’ Intensive College Algebra course. Here they are. If you would like to give lightboard a try, please feel free to contact me

### Mathematica for Education

Special Thanks to Joshua Guillemette, Professor of Mathematics, for sharing this teaching tool with Circles of Innovation. According to Joshua, Mathematica is a computational engine and data visualization tool that uses natural language input. Basically you use it to “compute” queries instead of “search” queries. For faculty across disciplines I think the best feature is that it has […]

### A Flipped Lesson: Fusing a Video with a Formative Assessment

The following post is a part of the Flipped Classroom series from the 2015 Summer Destination Program: Special thanks to Nicolas Navarro for submitting an example of a flipped lesson that he has prepared to teach geometry and unit conversions to students in his Developmental Math class. The basic idea of flipping a lesson is […]

### Math App that does the math: Good or Evil??

Hello friends, I just downloaded a new app called PhotoMath that I found on yahoo news (click on link Math App below to check on the latest updates for your device): Math App This app, as you can read, will solve math problems by just putting your phone over it. I am assuming many math […]

### Threaded Lesson- Linear Regression

Hello, Here is a threaded lesson that I created for my mathematics class. Step 1) I will have my students check out this infographic before class and be ready to discuss at the beginning of class. Step 2) I will show this youtube about the relationship between wealth and health. Step 3) After watching the […]

### Go the Distance with Space Aliens

Special Thanks to Shalini Gopalkrishnan for sharing aspects of her lesson on distance with Circles of Innovation. Class: Developmental math II Introduction: When we teach students about distance rate and time, it seems rather academic. This video will engage students on some applications to it. We all know about cars and speed etc. But what happens if we […]

### 9 Strategies for Motivating Students in Mathematics

Special thanks to Shalini Gopalkrishnan for sharing this Good Read with Circles of Innovation. According to Shalini, one of the biggest challenge in Mathematics is motivating students and this articles gives 9 ways to do that. Click here or on the image below to get to the article.

### “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 […]