Posts Tagged: Math

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

Posted by & filed under Education, Faculty Development, Good Reads, Information Technology, Math, Science, 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

Posted by & filed under Blackboard, Brain-based Learning.

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

Posted by & filed under Circles, Education, Math, Uncategorized, Video.

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.

SpaceX and the Future Tense

Posted by & filed under Sparks, Strategy.

Ever wish you had majored in a different field? After watching the video of SpaceX’s Falcon 9 reusable rocket, part of me wishes I had spent more time on my math homework. The video below is the Falcon 9 Reusable (F9R) taking its first test flight at the SpaceX rocket development facility. F9R lifts off from […]

Why Do We Solve for X?

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We have all solved for X in math classes, but have you ever wondered why X? Even beyond math, why is the letter X the word we use for the unknown (e.g. X-files, Project-X, TEDx, etc)? Check out Terry Moore’s 4 minute TED talk below to learn more. [ted id=1469]

Succeed with Math V2

Posted by & filed under Math, OER.

Special thanks to Al Groccia for sharing this with Circles from his trip to the Innovations Conference Welcome to the updated version of Succeed with Math! Succeed with Mathwill help you review key math concepts, and then apply these concepts to real world applications. Units available include: Math and You, Getting Down to the Basics, Numbers Everywhere, […]

Overcoming Math Anxiety Webshop

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Special thanks to Al Groccia for sharing this with us from his trip to the innovations conference Overcoming Math Anxiety: A Webshop This self-paced, interactive workshop is available to help individuals recognize and conquer math anxiety, to explore new approaches to learning math, and to discover how math experiences in the past may impact an […]