We all want our kids to succeed in math. In most districts, standardized tests are the way understanding is measured, yet nobody wants to teach to the test. Over-reliance on test prep materials and “drill and kill” worksheets steals instructional time while also harming learning and motivation. But sound instruction and good test scores aren’t mutually exclusive. Being intentional and using creative approaches to your instruction can get students excited about math.
The entire field of mathematics summarised in a single map! This shows how pure mathematics and applied mathematics relate to each other and all of the sub-topics they are made from.
Can you find some errors on the map?
See the video on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OmJ-4B-mS-Y&t=2s
Can you ever travel from one place to another? Ancient Greek philosopher Zeno of Elea gave a convincing argument that all motion is impossible - but where's the flaw in his logic? Colm Kelleher illustrates how to resolve Zeno's Dichotomy Paradox.
Video is available here: https://www.ted.com/talks/colm_kelleher_what_is_zeno_s_dichotomy_paradox#t-20320
The Infinite Hotel, a thought experiment created by German mathematician David Hilbert, is a hotel with an infinite number of rooms. Easy to comprehend, right? Wrong. What if it's completely booked but one person wants to check in? What about 40? Or an infinitely full bus of people? Jeff Dekofsky solves these heady lodging issues using Hilbert's paradox.
There are an infinite number of ways to make math class fun! Why not start your class with some of these cheesy math jokes? You’ll have your students cracking up and ready to use their math brains.
40 Cheesy Math Jokes That’ll Make “Sum” of Your Students LOL: https://www.weareteachers.com/math-jokes/
Grades 7–12+ students in math, science, English, and social studies answer the following questions about timely graphs in which they can see themselves:
What do you notice?
What do you wonder?
What’s the story this graph is telling? Write a catchy headline that captures the main idea.
Schedule for most weeks during the school year:
Someone always asks the math teacher, "Am I going to use calculus in real life?" And for most of us, says Arthur Benjamin, the answer is no. He offers a bold proposal on how to make math education relevant in the digital age.
Danielle Feinberg, Pixar's director of photography, creates stories with soul and wonder using math, science and code. Go behind the scenes of Finding Nemo, Toy Story, Brave, WALL-E and more, and discover how Pixar interweaves art and science to create fantastic worlds where the things you imagine can become real. This talk comes from the PBS special "TED Talks: Science & Wonder."
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