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 Tagged: Math

### 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

### 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 […]

### History of Ideas – short podcasts

BBC animated podcasts, from 90 seconds to 12 minutes in length, can be useful discussion sparks or background reference material for your classes: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/3vVjcY47k2p5Wsnj3ZFHV5W/a-history-of-ideas

### 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 […]

### 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

### My favorite resources for teaching physics (can be used in any STEM)

Hello Everyone, Here are the links to a few of my favorite FREE resources for STEM: 1. Phet – Great Simulations Developed by the University of Colorado team. All free, can be downloaded anywhere. PHET 2.CWSEI – Carl Weiman Science Educational Initiative – great resources for K-16 STEM educators. In case you do not know, […]

### The infinite life of pi

This video would be perfect to showcase in many of my EET classes as pi seems to be lurking in the dark shadows of all of them. I am also thinking that this video would be quite powerful to show during our STEAM (Science-Technology-Engineering-Art-Math) Rocks! hands on workshops for 5th graders in the Central Florida […]

### 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.

### Lies, damned lies and statistics (about TEDTalks) – YouTube

Here is a great Ted Talk that I mixes statistics, presentation tips, and humor. Lies, damned lies and statistics (about TEDTalks) – YouTube.