A Simple Geometry Poem

One of my students came up with this poem to help remember the difference between acute, obtuse, and right angles. Acute angles are small and cute below 90.  Obtuse angles are big and obtrusive and mighty, they stand tall over that perfect 90,but right in the middle none can compare the 90 degree angle holds a perfect square! ...
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MichMATYC Fall Conference Info

The MichMATYC (Michigan Association of Two-Year Colleges) Conference is coming up on October 7-8 (but you can choose to come only 1-day).  I will be presenting a talk at the conference on 'Capitalizing on Games and Activities in the Classroom'.  However, there are are lots of other useful talks, such as 'Advanced MyMathLab Tools,' that I am sure that many people may be interested in as well.  There is actually a group discount for registering by September 5.  If you would like more information on MichMATYC, please visit http://www.michmatyc.org/.  If you would like more information on the conference, please visit http://www.michmatyc.org/michmatyc2011/HomePage.htm.  The abstract for the talk that I will be giving is below.AbstractThis presentation will demonstrate some of the games and activities that I have created to use in my own classroom.  I expect that people who attend this session will ‘capitolize’ on games and activities in the classroom and leave with something that can be taken back for immediate classroom use...
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Videos for New Features in MyMathLab

My friendly Pearson rep passed these videos on to me that highlight some of the new features in MyMathLab. Assign Questions from Other Books Late Submission Penalty Show Work Questions “Or” Option for Prereqs Browser Lockdown Assign Questions from Other Books:  Late Submission Penalty:  Show Work Questions:  “Or” Option for Prereqs:  Browser Lockdown:  ...
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Fourth of July — Welcome to Summer!

It's the Fourth of July -- Welcome to Summer!  This definitely won't be the most thought-provoking post I've ever made, but it's not about you!  It's about me clearing out the thoughts that have been in my mind since I wrote this post about my Summer Plans two months ago back on May 4. I definitely could not have predicted any of what has happened to me this summer since I wrote that post.  I've completed only a fraction of what was on that list and the majority of the list has since been abandoned since I found out in late May that effective Fall 2011, I will be a full-time instructor of mathematics at this community college. So, here's a summary of what's happened this summer:1.  Conferences:MAA Conference, May 6 - 7, Kalamazoo, MI -- This conference went really well.  I enjoyed the fact that somehow I ended up sitting at the speaker's table during nearly...
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